Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.
The Division of Facilities, Planning, and Operations at Rowan University is a growing enterprise. The Division’s mission is to create and sustain a vibrant, safe, supportive environment at Rowan’s campuses. The Division is dedicated to providing leadership in facilities development and management, campus planning, and business operations. This division is led by the Vice President of Facilities, Planning, and Operations.
The Department of Facilities Operations is a part of the Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations. Through collaboration and partnership with the rest of the Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations and campus community, this Department leads the overall management of facilities operations including Trades Staff, Central Plant Operations, Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Fire Safety, and Custodial Operations.
Under the limited supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations, the Director of Utility Management directs and manages the overall operation of the central plant and distribution of utilities (3 water tube steam boilers – 150 psi, 4 Chillers (2 steam and 2 electric) chilled water, natural gas distribution, domestic water distribution, 2 cogeneration units, 12,470 volt and 4,160 volt electrical systems), the maintenance of these system within all University owned properties, including guidance for CMSRU and SOM, contracted Building Environmental Control services, and an Energy Management program. The Director of Utility Management meets these responsibilities through supervisory staff and skilled trades including Operating Engineers, Control BAS, and HVAC shops. The Director of Utility Management is responsible for maintaining State compliance with regards to permitting (Title V) and reporting to regulatory agencies. The Director of Utility Management ensures that all assigned University facilities are structurally sound, mechanically operational, and electrically efficient and safe. The Director of Utility Management supervises the work performance of trades assigned to various supervisory personnel. The Director of Utility Management develops long range plans for upgrading assigned mechanical and electrical equipment and develops, documents, and administers preventive maintenance programs for all assigned mechanical and electrical equipment. The Director of Utility Management develops, documents, and administers the in-house commissioning of assigned equipment in new buildings and retro-commissioning of assigned equipment in existing buildings. The Director of Utility Management serves as project manager and coordinates and sometimes directly supervises utility outages and the performance of emergency and routine maintenance on campus utilities and facilities. The Director of Utility Management enforces federal regulations governing environmental protection, the handling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste, and the use of chemical substances and materials.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in establishing and evaluating department programs and goals; develops policies and procedures in accordance with University policies, goals, and objectives.
Prepares or supervises the preparation of report and studies containing findings and recommendations for review of the AVP of Facilities Operations.
Reviews data and prepares the departmental budget; monitors expenditures, evaluates spending patterns, and recommends approval or disapproval of expenditure requests.
Assists the Division in preparing specifications for contract services for utility-related maintenance and repair projects that are beyond the capability of the University to perform.
Administers and interprets applicable federal, and/or state laws, and regulations affecting the department; formulates resultant policies and procedures. Support Safety program for Plant operations.
Evaluates operations and performance; recommends changes as required. Supervises the work operations, and has responsibility for employee evaluations, and for effectively recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.
Advises students and parents regarding activities and services; provides guidance and assistance when unusual problems occur including utility outages or emergency shut downs.
Manage peak load contribution to minimize electricity costs.
Compiles and summarizes statistical and other data and creates monthly reports for the AVP of Operations.
Develops public relations initiatives as needed related to dash board development and inputting and management of data.
Consults with the AVP to resolve problems or concerns of the department.
Participates in conferences, seminars, or meetings; represents the AVP as required.
Supervises the establishment and maintenance of essential record and files. May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the University or regulatory agencies. Maintain campus energy system as built documentation in AutoCAD. This includes site plans and one line diagrams for power steam and chilled water. Maintain hydraulic studies and coordinate updates.
Helps to maintain an energy efficient campus environment by ensuring all energy management system devices are maintained in accordance with the applicable standards and that all systems are operational at all times.
Assists the AVP regarding the improvement of University utility-related facilities by developing long range plans for upgrading systems within the area of responsibility and recommending replacement of equipment within the area of responsibility.
Ensures that the Central Utility Plant is operated within all federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines for the proper production and distribution of high pressure steam and chilled water and related equipment systems. Interface with Insurance inspection requirements.
Helps to reduce the likelihood of a significant disruption of utilities (i.e., heating, cooling, electricity, water) provided to the University campus and assures around-the-clock responsiveness to mechanical failures or emergency situations by anticipating requirements for exceptional mechanical maintenance efforts, assisting in developing appropriate contingency plans to respond to those needs and other emergency conditions, assisting in the coordination of contracted services beyond the capabilities of the University to handle, remaining available for on-call technical support for emergency responses, and assisting with efforts to restore the University environment to normalcy.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in an engineering related field is required. Master’s degree in Energy Management is preferred.
Experience: Minimum 7 years of experience in energy management, central plant and cogeneration operations and oversight, sustainability management, or related field. Higher Education experience is preferred.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of supervisory techniques, and the principles of the University and unionized personnel management and knowledge of a higher education system.
Knowledge of the principles of budget planning, development, and administration.
Ability to interpret and administer established laws, regulations, and policies affecting department.
Ability to assist in the administration of department, establish goals, plan and implement work programs, and develop policies and procedures.
Ability to evaluate personnel performance, develop alternative methods for improvement, and meet established objectives.
Ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff, develop performance standards, provide performance evaluations, and recommend personnel actions.
Ability to develop program ideas, concepts and policies, and prepare proposals for funding.
Ability to establish liaison and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff or organizations.
Ability to advise and counsel students and others affected by the functions of the department.
Ability to develop, administer, and monitor a department budget.
Ability to organize assigned work, analyze problems, and develop effective work plans.
Ability to prepare and/or supervise the preparation of clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to prepare correspondence.
Ability to supervise the establishment and maintenance of essential records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the University or regulatory agency.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
This position in on-call twenty-four hours a day and seven days per week as needed to be informed of complications and create a form of response within the department. Individual must have a valid driver’s license and regular access to a private reliable means of transportation in order to maneuver through the campuses when operationally necessary. Work may occasionally involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Internal Number: 493114
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.