California State University, Chico
ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER (Administrator I)
Date posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017
ASSISTANT CHIEF ENGINEER (Administrator I)
05/04/17 - 05/25/17
On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity
Salary Range (From $ to $)
Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $70,000 - $75,000 per year).
FMS Building & Mechanical Trades
Number of Positions
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)
M80 - Management Personnel Plan
Hours Per Day
8 hours during the school year/10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week
5 days during the school year/4 days during the summer
Under the direction of the Manager of Engineering Trades/Chief Engineer, the Assistant Chief Engineer will assist with managing the daily requirements of various energy efficiency programs and initiatives. Activities will include project management, report writing, utility bill analysis, authorizing invoices for payment, securing energy rebate incentives, maintaining and operating the energy and utility database tracking and reporting system, and preparing monthly financial reports for plant operations as well as review of energy efficiency goals, annual climate registry requirements, sustainability policies, plant operational practices, and strategic energy plans for the campus. Will also assist with supervision of the boiler chiller plant staff and maintenance of all HVAC related equipment. The incumbent will work with staff and assume lead roles in various teams and committees that are formed to facilitate and achieve energy efficiency and conservation goals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess:
Thorough knowledge of:
- Principles, practices, methods and materials of the construction of commercial buildings and facilities as well as sustainable building principles and techniques.
- Principles, processes and methods of construction project management.
- Energy systems such as lighting, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Energy Management Systems (EMS), TES.
- Office methods, procedures and practices.
General Knowledge of:
- Safety protocols.
- State building, fire and safety, energy, public work and sanitary codes and regulations that affect the construction of commercial buildings.
- Processes and methods of building site development.
Basic Knowledge of:
- Methods of technical report writing.
- Sustainable building principles and techniques.
- Fluency in using standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones) and standard office software packages such as, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and MS Project with a working knowledge of database applications, query/report generation as well as word processing, spreadsheets, and project tracking.
The incumbent must possess:
- Estimating costs to verify construction designs and estimates as well as scheduling of projects.
- Monitoring and reconciling complex project budgets with multiple funding sources.
- Excellent analytical, communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to choose the best solution.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Evaluating complex - commercial facility construction plans, drawings, estimates and contract documents for accuracy and useful design; and compliance with regulations and project requirements.
- Evaluating the work of contractors for adherence to contract plans and specifications.
- Speaking to groups or individuals to effectively communicate technical information and explain project requirements.
- Motivating, developing and providing leadership direction for staff, identifying the best people for the job to accomplish goals in a timely manner.
Incumbent must have the ability to:
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships both within the CSU system including faculty, staff, students, as well as with outside agencies and private firms.
- Gain agreement among disagreeing parties.
- Inspect HVAC and energy-saving equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems and defects.
- Establish long range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.
- Write effective memorandums and reports typical to the job assignment.
- Follow all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
- Represent the university in a highly professional manner.
- Move about on a construction site, outdoors without heating or cooling capabilities.
- Ascend and descent stairs, ladders, and unprotected surfaces.
- Maintain composure and respond pro-actively to safety and emergency issues.
- Apply a variety of complex policies and procedures, and able to identify deviations from applicable policies to carry out responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Visualize needed changes and improvements in program.
- Use tact, diplomacy and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters or materials.
- Respond to questions in a highly effective manner.
- Make and implement decisions.
- Manage heavy workload with multiple priorities and projects with frequent interruptions and changes with effectively providing excellent customer service.
- Apply and utilize various statistical and research methods.
- Prioritize and organize resources.
- Adjust to change (e.g., work environment, technology).
Required Education and/or Experience
Requirements include the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Science, Environmental Technology or related field and a minimum of one year of successful work experience in the energy and/or utility industry.
Four years of experience in facilities management and two years of experience with energy management, HVAC, and/or utility industries.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Certified Energy Manager Certification.
- Registered Professional Engineer License.
- A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Science, Environmental Technology.
- The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
- This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- This position is a member of the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
- The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
- Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.
- A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This is considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted.
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office. Incumbent must be able to move about on a construction site, outdoors without heating or cooling capabilities. Must be able to ascend and descent stairs, ladders, and unprotected surfaces in order to check on a building situation during construction. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events.
Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to access roofs, manholes, steam tunnels, basements, attic spaces, and work on uneven ground. Work is on-site during all seasons. Uneven ground, noisy, hazardous materials, works in groups or in isolation, flexible hours, ladder climbing. Hard Hat, Eye Protection and Steel toed shoes requirement during on-site management.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
About the University and Community
Detailed information is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/pa/chico-facts.shtml. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment - see http://www.csuchico.edu/sustainability/index.shtml.
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
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