The Department of A&F Utilities Distribution Operations at the University of Cincinnati provides utilities for over 100 buildings and over 12 million gross square feet. Our Utilities Department has two plants on campus that provide electric, steam, and chilled water service to the University, local hospitals and surrounding areas. The plants burn a variety of fuels to ensure our reliability and cost effectiveness. Our staff are trained to efficiently operate and maintain the facilities and equipment, resulting in dependable utilities every day of the year. The University of Cincinnati is currently seeking an Assistant Director who will assist with the administration and direction of the Universities Utility Plant Operations. The Utility Plant includes the Central Utility Plant and the East Utility Plant that serve all of UC's buildings and six hospitals.
Primary duties include
Assist with development, implementation and administration of goals to achieve strategic objectives; assume management responsibility for a wide range of projects/tasks associated with utility plant distribution and production management.
Oversee activities related to the utility plant as it relates to engineering design and operational aspects of each building system. Communicates deficiencies including shut-downs, managing security and risk. Monitor the allocation of building systems capability to various clients.
Assist with development and implementation of technical enhancement to improve building operations; identifies equipment which may require replacement or reconditioning resulting in university investment; works closely with other units in the review of design documents, specifications, and plans including code compliance, installation, and maintenance and repairs procedures for electric production, steam production, chilled water production, and thermal energy storage.
Assist in developing internal policies, procedures, records, controls, and manage processes for the plant management function; assist in the organization and management of administrative functions of the department including budget control, team productivity, quality assurance, purchasing and inventory control; may be responsible for collaborating efforts with administrative units (i.e., Facilities, Campus Planning, Purchasing, General Council, etc.) and external business partners; consult with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments.
Prepare reports, disseminate/interpret information, provide advice, write proposals, deliver presentations, construct contractual agreements, and ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state and federal regulations. Serve on various university, division and departmental committees and may represent the department at various state and national associations; may function for the Director or Associate Director in his/her absence, as required.
Assist with administrative leadership and supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff; hire, orient, train, mentor and evaluate assigned staff; monitor and coordinate staff development and training programs.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Bachelor's degree with five (5) years experience; -OR- Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; -OR- nine (9) years experience.
Experience must be in plant operations and management.
At least three (3) years supervision experience.
A current EPA Refrigeration Certification and a Third Class Stationary Engineer License are required.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.