Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Limited Recruitment Other:
Open to current Facilities Services employees only
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Facilities Services is the large and diverse organization that operates and maintains the Seattle campus facilities, grounds, utility distribution, transportation, waste management and environmental sustainability programs, and provides engineering direction for campus construction. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff share a strong sense of stewardship and take pride in working together to support the University's teaching, research and public service programs.
Our Finance and Business Services department has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director to manage the Facilities Services Minor Capital and Energy Conservation Investment Program at the University of Washington Seattle Campus. Working under the general direction of the Facilities Services Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent is responsible for providing comprehensive planning, analysis, prioritization and implementation of strategies, initiatives and investments pertaining to a $30M Minor Capital Program and a $2M Energy Conservation Program within the 643 acre, 14 million gross square foot physical plant comprising the Seattle campus. Program responsibility involves management of the minor capital investment portfolio of needs and opportunities that align and optimize multiple variable fund sources with multiple competing capital and fixed asset, building, grounds, ADA, transportation and utility infrastructure needs. Fund sources include state minor capital allocations, local revenues and utility rebate reinvestment revolving funds. Capital asset and infrastructure needs include deferred maintenance, asset preservation, facility renewal, operational enhancements, life safety modernization and energy resource conservation. Program outcomes include measured improvement in the level of facility service based on national industry standards, reductions in deferred maintenance backlog, reductions in campus energy and water use, reduced O&M cost and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions related to the operation of the UW Seattle campus. This position also assists in providing campus senior leadership and the UW campus community at large with information relative to the needs, cost, benefits, planned and actual outcomes of the Program. Program deliverables include capital needs assessments, investment opportunity reports, business case pro forma, 10 and 2 year investment plans and metrics including financial reporting relative to the progress, status and results of the program over time. The incumbent works collaboratively with subject matter experts, stakeholders and strategic partners across campus organizations to insure an inclusive, collaborative and holistic program is communicated, approved, implemented and maintained consistent with overall campus planning objectives and financial constraints. This position supervises four positions.
Develops and maintains the UW's 10 and 2 Year, Facilities Capital Investment Plan as the guiding document of the program.
Identifies, initiates and tracks long-term and near-term facility needs, including schedule, cost, O&M savings, energy/water savings, institutional efficiency benefits and carbon reduction.
Recommends practical and obtainable investment strategies, initiatives, and project delivery methods.
Manages energy and water metering/monitoring of campus facilities, and develops methods to use the data to influence campus energy behavior and to identify best opportunities for conservation projects.
Provides reports related to capital investment needs, plans, and projects including resource conservation and carbon reduction benefits to internal and external stakeholders.
Provides periodic quantitative and qualitative reports which demonstrate the continued value of the Program (i.e. Bi-annual Report).
Works closely with Facilities Services Engineering Services Staff, Facilities Maintenance Construction Staff, skilled-trade shop leads and technicians, to assess, plan, and implement maintenance related initiatives, strategies and investment in a cost effective, timely manner.
Determines best method of delivery for resource conservation measures (i.e. in-house staff, traditional contracting, Energy Services Contractor, etc.)
Performs cost-savings/payback analyses on potential resource conservation project to inform prioritization and project viability. Working with senior management, sets criteria for evaluating viability of potential resource conservation measures, including savings/cost avoidance, carbon reduction, and achievement of sustainability goals/policies.
Develops justification and prepares budget requests for funding of viable resource conservation projects.
Provides technical design reviews for energy efficient opportunities for lighting, HVAC, controls and industrial systems, for technical and financial feasibility and implementation.
Provides technical program management that includes building energy efficiency audits, technical energy system improvements, ESCO loan submissions and oversight, and project delivery.
Understands and utilizes LEED project management requirements.
Chairs a Resource Conservation Project Development Committee to facilitate identification of conservation opportunities.
Develops prioritization criteria and recommends project priorities to best support the overall campus requirements.
Coordinates the energy rebate program.
Oversees a building energy/resource auditing program.
Works with building managers/coordinators throughout campus to optimize conservation practices by building occupants.
Coordinates with local utility providers to identify and implement effective demand-side conservation measures. Also negotiate and apply for utility conservation rebates.
Identify and recommend opportunities for implementation of resource conservation measures in new construction and major renovations on campus.
Supervise 4 professional staff positions comprised of a project manager, 2 energy engineers, and a program operations analyst.
Perform other duties incidental and as directed.
Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management, Architecture, Engineering, Finance, Natural Sciences or related field or equivalent AND 10 years' professional experience in capital management, capital development and/or energy/resource management field related to facilities.
Demonstrated experience with laboratory, research or higher educational facilities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proven leadership and interpersonal skills, and ability to develop and maintain credible and effective working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate solutions between many different stakeholders with competing interests.
Organizational skills to establish priorities and follow through of projects in a dynamic environment.
Ability to recognize problems, and to find workable means for solving those problems
Experience with, and knowledge of safety regulations, building codes, environmental agency requirements, life safety standards, etc.
Ability to perform and evaluate technical and financial evaluation of capital assets including facilities maintenance, facilities design, construction technologies and energy/resource conservation measures.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
USGBC LEED Accreditation
AEE Certified Energy Manager credential
Architectural registration or professional engineering license in the state of Washington.
Extensive experience in planning, designing, and/or managing a capital investment program in a complex institutional environment.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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