The Director, Engineering & Utilities establishes objectives and work plans and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources. Involved in developing, modifying and executing energy and water policies and programs that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have organization-wide impact. Manages large 12Kw power plant, design engineering, and commission and controls areas.
UCSF is a leader in environmental sustainability and a large part of its sustainable operations is the generation and use of efficient energy systems. A major part of this effort is the central power, heat, and chilled water plant on the Parnassus Campus which, combined with the university's district heating, provides high overall efficiency and reduced utility costs for UCSF Parnassus campus. Engineers operate the Parnassus Central Utilities Plant (PCUP) and maintain the campus normal power system, emergency electrical power generators and distribution, central chilled water distribution, steam distribution, high pressure condensate, campus supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA), and energy management systems. Because the PCUP serves all of the UCSF Parnassus campus including the medical center, it is critical that the PCUP supplies continuous, uninterrupted, high quality energy/utility supply to this hospital and biomedical research laboratory environment.
At the Mission Bay campus, studies are underway to plan for long range central heating and chilled water requirements. The first phase, the Preliminary Utility Plant (PUP) was completed in 2008 and provides chilled water and heating hot water. The second phase which is currently being studied will be to build a permanent Central Utility Plant (Mission Bay CUP) that will also provide steam and power to Mission Bay facilities. Once again, the need for continuous, uninterrupted and high-quality power supply to the Mission Bay is critical to the biomedical research laboratory and patient care mission of the campus, however, these decisions must be balanced with UCSF's carbon neutrality mandates.
As a senior leader within Facilities Services, the individual is expected to provide goal setting and performance management, strategic planning, budget preparation, resource management, and other activities consistent with leading a $40+ million per year engineering and utilities department. The individual is expected to set an example as a member of the FS Leadership Team and is expected to drive overall organizational performance for the entire department, above and beyond the needs of just the Engineering & Utilities Unit (E&U).
The Director, Engineering & Utilities will provide leadership and expertise in a variety of utility procurement activities including managing contract utility vendors, natural gas special purchases, electricity purchases and carbon allowance or offset purchases. The individual will be expected to lead UCSF in becoming carbon neutral by 2025, per UC Systemwide Sustainability policy, through purchases of renewable electricity, biogas, carbon offsets and other mechanisms. The individual will lead the effort in developing cost effective energy efficiency retrofit projects, monitoring based commissioning projects and various energy efficient operations and occupant education campaigns to minimize the campus' carbon footprint. The individual will also lead Facilities Services efforts to reduce water consumption at UCSF campus facilities.
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor - Facilities Services (AVC), the Director, Engineering & Utilities is responsible for representing FS's interest in the campus long range development plan process; developing and maintaining a capital asset management plan for FS; interacting with the UC Office of the President (UCOP) and legislative and regulatory agencies; and coordinating FS's response to Building Post-occupancy Surveys. In coordination with UCSF Real Estate, the Budget Office, major customers, and other campus partners, the individual is responsible for overseeing the development and prioritization of deferred maintenance, energy efficiency projects, and various infrastructure capital improvement plans related to utilities; and working to continuously improve new construction/renovation design criteria and guidelines with lesson's learned from Facilities Services operational and engineering staff.
The Director, Engineering & Utilities assures sound financial, human resource, and environmental sustainability practices in all areas of management consistent with the Facilities Services values of: excellent customer service; innovative, high quality, cost-effective services; teamwork, collaboration, and accountability; ethics, integrity, and professionalism; supportive work environment; and diversity/inclusion. The AVC and Facilities Services (FS) Leadership Team set the standards of the entire Facilities Services department as being committed to continuous improvement and metrics driven in each of the following areas: safety; employee engagement; facilities stewardship; environmental sustainability; high customer satisfaction; and financial performance.
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About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.