Job Information

University of Utah Director - Utility Systems and Services in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/12/2023

Requisition Number PRN33485B

Job Title Director, Operations & Logistics

Working Title Director - Utility Systems and Services

Job Grade H

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-Friday, 8AM-5PM, with some ability to flex hours, and periodic requirements to work beyond normal hours.

VP Area President

Department 01739 - Facility Management

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Maximum $148100

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University of Utah Facilities Management seeks a customer and results-oriented individual to lead a team responsible for the Academic, Research and Healthcare Campus Utility Systems and Services.


  1. Reports to the Chief Facilities Officer
  2. Manages four areas of campus service:
  • Academic, Research and Healthcare Campus Utility infrastructure
  • Central Utility Plants
  • Technical Resources including Civil, MEP , Emergency Generation, Fire Protection Systems, Controls and Elevators
  • Sustainability and Energy
  1. Leadership
  • Key member of the Facilities Management Leadership team
  • Assists the Chief Facilities Officer with overall leadership and coordination of the University’s Facilities Operations in the development of operating plans, systems, and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Facilities Officer, establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Staff and Team Management

  • Defines staffing needs, capabilities and capacity to meet University operating needs

  • Develops programs and initiatives that meet the professional and technical training needs of the Facilities staff. Institutes a plan that advances these programs on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for staff Performance Management
  • Financial

  • Responsible for Utilities budget including: labor, supplies, contracted services, management and administration, and utilities. This process encompasses the development, reforecast, monthly and end-of-year reviews, cost containment, and other adjustments or recommendations required by the University resources.

  • Evaluates University facilities operations; provides recommendations to ensure activities and initiatives are consistent with the University’s strategic, operational, and fiscal needs and objectives. Recommends and makes changes as needed.
  • Annual O&M budgeting and spending tracking.
  • Communication and Community Engagement

  • Maintains comprehensive, regular contact with the university community concerning their needs for facilities support; monitors relative satisfaction; ensures good working relations between the Facilities departments and administrative and academic offices.

  • Shares and promotes University’s sustainability achievements and leadership.
  • Campus Utility Infrastructure & Central Utility Plants

  • Owns, operates, maintains, and optimizes Campus Utility infrastructure including Central Heating and Cooling, High Voltage and Medium Voltage Electrical Distribution, naturals gas, culinary water, irrigation water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer.

  • Provides and maintains utility services to the University Health system including hospitals, clinics and supports buildings. Complies with all regulatory and accreditation requirements for healthcare facilities.
  • Manages connections to Municipal and Public Utilities.
  • Utility Reliability and cost from external sources to the Campus Building tie in.
  • Provides and maintains reliable cost-effective utility systems including water, electric power, natural gas, chilled water, and heating water.
  • Leads and maintains Utility Condition Assessment program and utility system reliability.
  • Campus Technical Resources

  • Maintains and supports the Campus Utility Infrastructure.

  • Civil, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Controls, Fire Systems and Elevators support campus-wide.
  • Air Emissions Compliance.
  • Storm Water Infrastructure.
  • Fire Protection Testing.
  • FCC License Management.
  • Energy and Sustainability

  • Utility Budgeting and Spending Tracking.

  • Renewable Energy/ PPA Procurement and Management.
  • Oversees the University’s Facilities’ Energy and Sustainability program.
  • Oversees the University’s Facilities’ program to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2040.
  • Measures and monitors program effectiveness related to the University’s energy and sustainability policies, including its climate commitments.
  • Researches and presents relevant and timely information to the administration and campus community regarding opportunities to improve energy and sustainability performance of the institution.
  • Planning, Design and Construction Support

  • Prioritizes utilities Capital Improvement projects.

  • Participates in new construction and renovation efforts providing leadership for all infrastructure, energy and sustainability expectations for facility planning.
  • Defines and maintains Utility Systems design standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency; eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related area preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Master’s Degree preferred in Engineering or a related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, and the ability to communicate with members of the administrative, academic, scientific and healthcare communities.
  • Experience with institutional, academic and healthcare building and infrastructure.
  • Well-developed organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and management skills.
  • The ability to lead collaborative, high-performing teams.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.