Director of Engineering

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7100116 (Ref.No. 3070388)
Posted: May 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2015-1603401
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Physical Plant
Closing: 6/12/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


As a member of the Facilities Services Leadership Team, this position supports the college's mission to educate by ensuring the physical sustainability of the campus through the management and support of all utilities, long and short range planning to address deferred maintenance, implementing preventative maintenance schedules preventing critical failures, and working to improve the efficiencies of each system. This role requires a strong technical background with the ability to manage a team of support staff and operating budget

Daily management and support of utilities (HVAC, electrical, gas, water, and sewer infrastructure).

Leading, managing, and supporting the team of trades staff and outside contractors.

Long and short range planning. Tracking equipment life cycles, maintenance schedules, budget management, utility usage, and workflow.

Emergency and crisis management - management in outages, natural disasters, and other major events that impact the community as needed.

Experience and Qualifications

Education (e.g., High school diploma, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's)

Required: Bachelor's in related field

Preferred: Degree in Engineering

Experience (years required and applicable field of experience):

Minimum of 5 years technical experience (e.g., engineering, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, sustainability).

3-5 yrs experience leading and managing teams.

Skills/Abilities (e.g., computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical):
Knowledge of building codes, technical understandings, basic computer skills, data management, and understanding of equipment controls.

Other Requirements: (e.g., travel, weekend/evening work):

On call, some weekends and evenings, limited travel.

Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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We envision a community that goes beyond tolerance of differences to one guided by social justice, cultural competence and engaged citizenship. We know we can reach greater heights of excellence by learning from diverse people.