Brown University — Manager, HVAC and Controls

Job Description:

Position Purpose
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

The Manager, HVAC and Controls will lead the effective and efficient utilization of personnel and materials, overseeing all staff activities. The Manager will work with the Director of MEP in developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives for the HVAC and Controls divisions.

Job Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Management or related field.
  • 8-12 years of progressive management experience in Facilities Management
  • Experience in supervision of employees, including training, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Significant Direct Digital Control Experience
  • Significant Building Automation Software Experience
  • Significant experience in mechanical HVAC systems
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must maintain required license(s) as a condition of employment
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials of the trade
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects
  • Extensive knowledge of building trades management principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of building controls systems and programming
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of processes/practices used to measure performance and develop systemic improvement models
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise facility repair contractors.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of construction and service contract documents and specifications.
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex issues and develop creative, responsive solutions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google platforms, familiar with FAMIS or similar CMMS
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, team centered environment
  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • Physical demands: Regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to feel and use hands and arms to reach. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment to include steel toed shoes, or non – slippery shoes, eye protection, nitrile and leather gloves.
  • Must be able to walk, stand climb stairs for long durations of time during and outside of shifts
  • Must be able to work under adverse temperatures and /or weather conditions
  • Incumbents are required to work evenings, weekends and holiday rotations
  • This position is classified as on-site
  • May be required to perform duties in the Animal Care Facility
  • Position subject to pre-employment screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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Job Posting Title:
Manager, HVAC and Controls

Facilities Management

Grade 12

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities.

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