Job Description

Extended Job Title
Senior Director (Physical Plant)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Manages and directs the day to day operations of a research center/institute or medium sized department. Plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of the center/institute/department. Develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Develops, interprets and monitors policies and procedures governing the administration of energy, utilities and related programs for TTUHSCEP. Manages TTUHSCEP energy management & conservation programs including setting design & operational parameters and implementing policies, goals and objectives for optimization of energy resources. Establishes and maintains energy conservation committee and initiatives.
  • Project Management including oversight for institutional construction projects as assigned by supervisor. Develops and completes necessary RFQ's, RFP's and similar processes to execute work/projects. Manage resources for all assigned projects and related work.
  • As it relates to utilities, maintains current information, e.g. databases and processes to analyze and determine correctness of billings, institutional requirements and prepares annual energy/utility budgets & projections for TTUHSCEP. Administers & monitors all utility budgets and related expenditures. Performs regular assessments & analysis of utility costs & consumption with respect to projections; provides recommendations, strategic feedback and implements improvements based on this analysis & work in order to optimize resources. Coordinates, supplements and verifies this work with field observations and facility audits.
  • Identify and implement potential methods, strategies, tactics, initiatives & processes to reduce energy consumption, improve efficiencies of building systems, and minimize/optimize utility rates while maintaining acceptable environmental conditions and reliability.  Monitors utility industry actions and trends, pending legislation and forthcoming changes to determine impact on institution and mitigation strategies, as appropriate.
  • Performs technical/engineering studies & reports; building and utility system evaluations and economic analysis. Provides special information, notifications and reports relating to energy management programs, equipment upgrades, consumption data, monitoring and evaluation of results, programs and forecasts.
  • Provides or engages and manages professional engineering consulting services to complete requested/necessary technical scope of work, TTUHSCEP work.  Additionally engages other services such as architects and consultants, e.g. asbestos as necessary. Develops and implements programs and processes to facilitate and optimize these services and related.
  • Able to complete reporting an analyze facility information such as that used for space an building inventory and management. Maintain and submit accurate records and reports in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Supports Plant Operations and Facilities Groups with engineering & Technical support as it relates to work such as mechanical/electrical design for repair, minor alteration, renovation and retrofit projects. Coordinates associated activities of outside consulting engineering firms engaged in design and preparation of these plans and specifications for projects including equipment, system installation, controls, and infrastructure at TTUHSCEP.
  • Reviews properties for state leasing and acquisition and ensures due diligence is completed for regulatory compliance and develops recommendations. Coordinates external and internal support for these responsibilities.  Prepares and submits written and verbal reports. Field inspects leases and potential acquisitions.
  • Monitors processes and interacts with other business partners, to trend energy/utility usage and project impact as relates to new and added leased space/facilities and program changes. work includes monitoring usage and evaluating utility purchases. Provides technical input and recommendations on related agreements. e.g.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or closely related engineering discipline from an accredited college or university (ABET).
  • Five to ten years engineering experience in design and/or operation of building systems, utilities, etc. of similar scope & complexity. Use of computer with spreadsheets.
  • Five to ten years leadership, management and technical experience in mechanical or electrical system design, construction/project management, performance of energy studies, specification writing, financial analysis, management and planning.
  • Proven supervisory and interpersonal skills should be demonstrated, to include verbal and written communications.
  • Successful competition of testing process and obtaining of Certified Energy Manager designation as provided by the Association of Energy Engineers or equivalent.
  • CEM designation will supersede the Bachelor's Degree.

HSC - El Paso

Physical Plant Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
First Line Other Admn

Occasional Duties
  • Conducts and serves on energy related committees to review energy consumption/costs to establish energy goals for TTUHSCEP, and development and maintaining an Energy Management Plan.  Attends other related meetings, both internal and external of institution.  Attends seminars and other training opportunities, Physical Plant internal meetings and represents the organization at external meetings.
  • Coordinates, interacts and assists with external agency requirements, e.g. regulatory and  state agencies such as the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) and THECB.  As it relates to SECO, monitors potential funding opportunities and rebates.  As it relates to regulatory agencies, keeps up to date on changes/updates and completes/participates in necessary compliance and reporting requirements. Prepares and maintains State reports including REP.
  • Coordinates and supports efforts and work associated with TTU & TTUS. Such as Capital Construction and CHACP II optimizing plant and distribution operations to minimize operational costs.
  • Actively continues training, personal development and continuing education. Particularly as it relates to codes and standards, such as International Building Codes, NFPA and ASHRAE. Develops and  maintains similar plan/program for subordinates to include recognition.
  • Must have and maintain valid State of Texas Drivers License and be listed as an approved driver as determined by Risk Management and insurance carrier.  Must be able to pass the employee Criminal Background Check.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred
  • Six years progressively responsible management experience.
  • Additional education beyond Bachelor's may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

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