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Associate Director, Physical Plant
As one of the key administrators of facilities services, the Associate Director is responsible for various operations of the department to include management, supervision, and coordination of overall physical plant operations. This position reports to the Director of the Physical Plant.
Primarily responsible for project management of capital construction projects, including estimating, scheduling, coordination with university personnel, contract administration, and quality control of the construction process. Also provides direct and indirect supervision of Physical Plant personnel; sets the direction for greater efficiency and effectiveness of physical plant operations; provides budgeting and planning guidance; oversees job/worker order operations to ensure accurate cost estimates; develops preventive maintenance programs. Serves as a representative on the Risk Management Committee.
Moderate physical activity required with occasional lifting of objects weighing more than fifty pounds. Must be able to crawl, stoop, and stand for extended periods of time. A physical examination is a requirement for employment in this position.
Eight years experience to include management and supervision of the following areas: building construction oversight; building maintenance (electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC); environmental safety /risk management (desirable); and office operations. Experience working in a university environment is preferred.
Proficient with AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheet and database computer programs. Knowledge in all aspects of building systems, operation, materials, methods, and technology.
Bachelor’s degree in one of the recognized engineering disciplines, required. Master's degree, preferred. Professional registration is preferred, but not required.
Skill in planning and effectively managing multiple projects to completion. Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to deal with contractors, vendors, university administrators, and a diverse workforce with courtesy and professionalism. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *A physical examination is a requirement for employment in this position. *A valid Texas driver's license is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.