Job Information

University of Utah Associate Director – Facilities Energy and Sustainability in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/21/2022

Requisition Number PRN31575B

Job Title Assoc Dir, Ops & Logistics

Working Title Associate Director – Facilities Energy and Sustainability

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday normal day shift business hours.

VP Area President

Department 00769 - Sustainability and Energy

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 115300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Energy and Sustainability Associate Director is a professional management position, responsible for providing leadership and technical support in the analysis, development and implementation of programs including, energy efficiency, water efficiency, carbon reductions, air quality, waste management and recycling This position will work closely with the University Leadership, University’s Sustainability Office, University Planning, Design, and Construction, and University Health Care Facilities. This position is instrumental achieving the University’s Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2040.


This position has the primary responsibility to lead the University of Utah Energy Management and Sustainability Program. This position will be responsible for defining and executing plans to achieve the University’s goal of Zero Carbon by 2040.

Duties include defining and implement projects and operating procedures to reduce the University’s Carbon footprint while maintaining energy supply reliability and controlling utility costs.

Initiatives may include energy procurement, utility rate analysis, tracking and reporting energy use, determining benchmarks, and renewable energy strategies and procurement.

Create standard processes to analyze, review, and benchmark recommendations for the design and planning of energy systems for new facilities and for renovations of old building systems. Collaborate with Campus Planning Design and Construction to assure facility and construction adheres to University and State of Utah standards.

Implement processes to Identify potential cost savings and rebate opportunities with utility companies. Oversee building energy audits to identify potential cost saving project initiatives. Designate personnel to assist in the gathering of data to be used in the economic analysis of future conversions, replacement and containment systems. Manage a team of project coordinators and contracted resources.

Define staffing needs and operating and maintenance budgets for the Department. Hire personnel to achieve the Department and University goals.

This position reports directly to the Director of Utility Systems & Services or his designee.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent. In lieu of an Engineering Degree, a Bachelor’s degree in Business with extensive Energy Management experience would be considered. Master’s Degree preferred.

Energy Management experience and project management experience required.

Experience leading employees that are responsible for initiation, implementation, measurement and verification ( IPM &V), reporting and closeout of energy projects. Knowledge of applicable building energy codes and standards, as well as knowledge of compliance tracking and reporting.

Working knowledge of large scale commercial mechanical and electrical systems including chillers, boilers, air handlers, exhaust systems, building automation systems, metering, and Sky Spark data analysis. Able to work in conditions which are adverse (hot, dusty, cramped, wet, dirty, enclosed); work from heights and in areas where climbing is required up to 10 feet. Needed for site inspections and M&V work. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.

Experience in the preparation and administration of contracts for energy consultation, services, and performances contracts. Good analytical skills with ability to effectively manage and maintain a budget.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to effectively handle conflict resolution and problem solving.

Experience presenting to senior management and stakeholders. Strong leadership skills. Ability to multi-task with strong prioritization, scheduling and delegation abilities. Must maintain a valid Utah Driver’s License with good driving record. Necessary to drive a State vehicle which is needed. Advanced knowledge of data analysis and computer skills (to include: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Auto Cad). Excellent customer service, communications and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates that hold a Professional Engineers license in the State of Utah.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.