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Unit: Facilities Management, Engineering & Energy

Position #: 101656

Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Under general supervision of the Facilities Performance Operations Manager, the Facilities Performance Specialist is a key contributor to the University effort to improve occupant comfort and reduce energy use at all campus buildings.  The Specialist is responsible for installing, programming, calibrating and commissioning Utility Meters and Data Acquisition Systems that measure campus energy.  The Specialist maintains the equipment and calibration archive of these systems in the campus FMS while working closely with the Manager and various campus groups to establish and maintain connectivity of multiple data acquisition systems to the Utility Billing System and the campus energy dashboard.  The Specialist also commissions, retunes, Test Adjust and Balances and installs HVAC, Lighting and Building Automation equipment to improve building performance as well as documents the correct performance of these activities when performed by others.  

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience required. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience with HVAC, lighting, controls, metering and flow computers; ten (10) years without a Bachelor's. Minimum two (2) years of experience with Building Automation Systems.

Salary/Benefits: UMD offers a competitive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is Essential and subject to 24-hour/day, 7-day/week span of operation. Benefits include health, dental, vision and prescription insurance plans, tuition remission for employees and dependents, and participation in the State pension system.  EOE/AA

To Apply: For a complete listing of the position description and minimum qualifications and to apply for the position, please visit the University job site: https://ejobs.umd.edu and search for Position 101656; for best consideration apply by 4/17/2017. 

Posted 3/17/17



North Carolina State University

This position will provide supervision, leadership and guidance to the utilities distribution shop for the operations and maintenance of the underground utility systems on the NCSU campuses. These systems include domestic water, steam/condensate, chilled water, sanitary/storm sewer and natural gas. This position will also provide project management duties for utility distribution system projects.
Must possess knowledge of steam, chilled water, potable and storm/sanitary system design/construction methods, principles and practices of maintenance and operation. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and support maintenance staff.

To learn more about the position and apply, visit our website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/80394. Position number is 00140966.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted 3/17/17



University of Michigan

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Description: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus has an opening for an Operations Superintendent at the Central Power Plant (CPP) whose mission is to provide utility services to the University of Michigan Central Campus. This position leads the Central Power Plant Operations Team to include all aspects of the University's mission and goals, ensuring that all staff is empowered to carry out their daily work. This includes building and maintaining a strong team to continuously improve the primary goals of safety, reliability, and efficiency. The Operations Superintendent is responsible for determining the operating philosophy for attaining the goals both over the long term and on a day-to-day basis. As a member of the Central Power Plant Management Team, the Operations Superintendent is expected to act in accordance with the Utilities department's values of focus, integrity, respect for people, empowerment, innovation, and responsibility to the environment, bringing a high level of energy, team building attitude, environmental awareness, fiscal responsibility, customer service, and above all personnel safety to this position.

To see full job details, requirements and how to apply please visit:


Posted 3/8/17



Texas State University

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

General Description:

Responsible for operating and managing the cost effective and efficient production and distribution of steam, hot water, chilled water and potable water. Responsible for maintenance, renewal, and expansion of utility infrastructure distribution systems, storm and sanitary sewer systems, cisterns and all system components for university buildings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Technical Background;
  • Experience with Utility Systems;
  • Minimum five years' supervisory experience;
  • Strong computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Construction regulations and standards, federal and state laws pertaining to emissions, discharges and safety;
  • Design parameters, machinery capabilities, heat rates, safety and testing procedures;
  • -Preparing technical papers, memos, letters, specifications, procedures and standards;
  • Effectively directing the work and establishing a rapport with others;
  • Dealing with regulatory agencies;
  • Operation and maintenance of emergency generators and piping modifications;
  • Assuring a safe working environment;
  • Systems planning and testing;
  • Personnel management and supervision;
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints, OEM manuals, technical papers, memos, letters and related correspondence;
  • Calculate heat rates, building costs, emission levels, fuel usage, volume;
  • Give technical presentations and daily verbal communication and supervision.
  • Texas Registered Professional Engineers License (PE);
  • Ability to interact with employees, other departments, and the public;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of potable water, steam, and chilled water distribution and electrical distribution lines, metering, and other utility systems operations;
  • Thorough knowledge of the local, state and federal laws and regulations relating to potable and storm water systems;
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish

For full details & to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/953713

Posted 2/1/17



Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University has an opening for Facilities Infrastructure Engineer in our Facilities department. Please visit our website for additional information and to apply at www.wfu.careers.

Posted 1/5/17



University of Florida

The University of Florida is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and technical leader for the University's Main Campus Utility Operations Departments in Gainesville, Florida.  The Utility Operations Department is comprised of over 60 employees and serve the following utilities to 22M GSFT of buildings:

  • Electrical Systems: Operation of all electrical distribution and transmission infrastructure from the point of utility company delivery to campus buildings. Systems include medium voltage (5KV, 15KV, and 23KV) cable, substations, transformers, and switchgear in both overhead and underground distribution.
  • Chilled Water Production and Distribution: Operation of district network of 9 chiller plants (42000 Tons) serving the campus wide distribution system.
  • Steam Production and Distribution: Operation of central boiler plant (220,000 Lb/hr) and all steam distribution infrastructure
  • Water Distribution: Operation of all water distribution infrastructure from the point of utility company delivery to campus buildings.
  • Waste Water Treatment: Operations of the 3MGD water reclamation facility serving the campus wide collection system. In addition to the plant, the roles is responsible the sewer lift stations and storm water system network.

Qualified applications should apply at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu

or using the following link: http://goo.gl/7bl9VT

Salary commensurate with experience.

Posted 12/23/16




University of Maryland, College Park

Facilities Management at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks an Assistant Director for HVAC Operations to manage a $3.4 Million zone operations unit of the HVAC Services unit comprised of two (2) zone superintendents and forty-two (42) mechanics. The zone operations unit is responsible for servicing, installing, maintaining and designing HVAC Systems in 300+ buildings totaling approximately 13 million square feet. The Assistant Director HVAC Operations manages facility renewal projects totaling approximately $1 million for the HVAC Services Operations unit.                                  

Will be responsible for ensuring maintenance, service, installation, and repair of all HVAC equipment and systems at the University of Maryland, College Park and related facilities (11.5 M sq. ft.) to including but not limited to chillers, chilled water and D/X, rooftop, package units, fan coils, cooling towers, low temp refrigeration, growth chambers, environmental systems,  calibration and control of air distribution systems, heating systems, domestic hot water, VFDs, humidifiers, and meters. Provides seamless customer service; assures assigned projects stay on schedule and within the approved Scope of Work; anticipates potential problems and identify and implement solutions. Will manage and/or coordinate activities of in-house technical team members, O&M personnel; coordinate equipment material requirements; maintain project data in automated project management and work order systems; maintain good working relationships with design and construction components within a large facilities management organization; manage the HVAC Operations unit's staffing, performance review and development and disciplinary processes; and, interact with the campus community to identify and assess operational needs and increase customer satisfaction.


Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Technologies Management, Mechanical Engineering or a related field with demonstrated knowledge of HVAC principles and applications.

Ten (10) years experience in progressively more responsible positions in design and management of steam fitting, refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating and ventilation within the commercial and industrial service/construction industry.

Experience must include a minimum of five (5) years in supervisory capacity, directing the work of HVAC supervisors, foreman, and mechanics.  Experience with procurement processes required.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is Essential and subject to 24-hour/day, 7-day/week span of operation. Benefits include health, dental, vision and prescription insurance plans, tuition remission for employees and dependents, and participation in the State pension system.

TO APPLY: To apply, please visit the University's employment web site at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position 101765. For position description, call (301)405-3214. EOE/AA

Posted 11/29/16



FVB Energy Inc.

Location:  Minneapolis, MN

Are you looking for a different energy career?

FVB Energy is a leading consulting engineering firm specializing in sustainable energy solutions.  FVB designs and develops European style district energy systems.

FVB's expertise lies in the study, design and construction of district heating and cooling and combined heat and power systems .  We are looking for a senior consultant with a sound technical background and a genuine interest in using environmentally responsible energy sources such as combined heat and power, industrial waste heat and renewable energy sources such as biomass, geothermal and natural sources of heating and cooling to join our specialist team of consultants.


  • A university degree in engineering or equivalent
  • 10 to 15 years of consulting industry experience
  • Experience in the district energy industry or alternate energy projects such as combined heat and power, biomass or waste to energy.  Good understanding of the key technical and economic factors and challenges with such technologies.
  • Effective communication and problem solving skills
  • Proven project management experience
  • Proven marketing experience in the consulting industry

FVB offers a competitive salary package based on experience.

If you are interested in a forward-thinking career with growth potential and working with like-minded individuals then please submit your resume with a cover letter to the contact information below.

FVB Energy Inc.

Attn: Karl Marietta

Email:  kmarietta@fvbenergy.com

Fax: 612-338-3427

Please no agency referrals or phone calls.  FVB will only contact those individuals selected for an interview.

Website:  www.fvbenergy.com

Posted 8/25/16






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