Director - Engineering and Infrastructure - Facilities Management

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

ID: 7252948
Posted: June 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary:
The Director of Engineering and Infrastructure is responsible for the oversight, strategic planning, and management of all campus infrastructure. Oversees operation of the central energy plant, energy management program, and utility engineering. This position will support the Facilities Management department needs by providing oversight for the design, estimating, construction administration and coordination of outside contractors and consultants to ensure the standards and master plan criteria of the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) are being met. The director will be responsible for the performance and managerial oversight of a group of multidisciplined technical service team members including technicians, utility plant operators, design engineers, and front-line project managers. The organization of team resources and priorities are expected to align with the university’s business needs including project support and continuous improvement activities, e.g., improve safety/compliance, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies in support of various Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Job Description:
Conditions of Employment:

Must have a license to practice engineering in the State of Kansas

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering or closely related field or relevant job experience.

Work Experience:

Ten or more years of relevant experience in building systems and facilities engineering with a specific emphasis on experience with commercial building systems in a campus setting.
Direct oversight experience of the design and construction management of multi-million-dollar size capital projects


Master’s degree in engineering, finance, or an MBA
Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP), or Project Management Professional (PMP)
Work Experience:

Extensive knowledge of building codes and standards and engineering practices
In depth experience with equipment selection using efficiency comparison methods

Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

Other Job Duties Outlined

Ensure annual and long-term operating plans and budgets are thorough and completed timely; includes review and participation in campus master plan and deferred maintenance database updates.
Implement approved operating and budget plans assuring departmental budgets are maintained.
Develop organizational staffing plans and ensure employees with the appropriate experience and skills are hired, onboarded, trained, supervised, have individual goals and development plans; receive annual performance evaluations and where necessary implement appropriate employee discipline.
Ensure policies, procedures and employee actions of the departments are performed in accordance with KUMC Policies and applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Ensure all work performed by employees in the area is done in a safe and secure manner.
Ensure coordination of departmental work with other departments and areas of KUMC to ensure integration and support of KUMC goals and objectives.
Maintain personal level of subject matter expertise necessary to ensure the department activities are carried out on a best practice basis.
Ensure all activities of the department are performed in accordance with KUMC confidentiality policies.
Ensure department employees receive departmental and KUMC information necessary to perform their responsibilities by conducting appropriate communication and soliciting employee feedback.
Participate in and lead appropriate committees, task force and other similar activities assuring optimal resource utilization.
Seek external funding for department activities as appropriate. Where external funding through grants or other funding, assure the conditions of the funding are met in departmental activities.
Ensure necessary electronic data collection, storage and retrieval systems are implemented and used by department personnel in an appropriate fashion.
Ensure contracts for external services are appropriately obtained and implemented to receive optimal results for KUMC.
Ensure the appropriate extradepartmental training on departmental activities and systems occurs in a timely and efficient fashion.
Ensure the department maintains any certifications desired by KUMC to further promote quality education and research.

Project Management and Contract Administration:

Provide oversight of project management and construction administration for deferred maintenance and/or capital construction projects within areas of responsibility.
Ensure projects are completed, timely, efficiently, and within budget
Ensure Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) rules and policies are being adhered to by contractors and employees.
Performance Management:

Ensure effective and efficient operation of the central utility plant, energy management program, and the engineering and infrastructure program
Direct a staff of technical service team members, engineers and/or support staff responsible for all facets of the identification, assessment, planning, design, and estimating of capital infrastructure planning and management.
Offer technical guidance and direction to service team members in the performance of their assigned duties, e.g., Automation, Energy Management, Sustainability, Project Management, Maintenance Management, Utilities and Applegate Energy Center
Provide consultation and guidance to Maintenance Managers and their teams on matters pertaining to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems including HVAC and utilities