Facilities Management at the University of Virginia (UVA) is hiring an Associate Director for Automation Services. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position provides leadership, strategic planning, and program management of the Automation Services team responsible for the planning, design, installation, renewal and maintenance of building automation system (BAS) controls in new construction, major and minor renovation projects, and existing buildings and infrastructure. Responsibilities include strategic planning, enterprise management, directing BAS programs and projects, managing BAS operation and maintenance, leading and developing teams, developing and managing construction budgets, administering team budgets, and partnering with other teams to advance sustainability and organizational goals. To be effective and successful, the individual in this position must have strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; extensive technical knowledge and expertise; and the ability to form collaborative partnerships with project managers, consultants, contractors, and facilities staff.
Sustainability is a strong focus of this team and the individual in this position is responsible for working with the sustainability group to ensure control strategies and HVAC systems are implemented in a way that reduces energy consumption and provides for the best life cycle operation of the systems.
The successful candidate possesses a demonstrated record of creative, inspiring, and accomplished leadership in complex environments with the highest level of commitment to advancing the organization’s goals. Candidates must have at least 7 years of experience in the field of building automation systems; operations and management; building mechanical, electrical or controls; complex industrial setting, or a similar setting. Compelling candidates will have experience leading and developing teams. They will demonstrate excellent communication, organizational and project management skills with the ability to interface with all levels. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, computer science, math, physics or a similar field is required. Preferred candidates will be licensed engineers with LEED certification.
Applications should include a resume and letter of interest. The search will be carried out with full confidentiality; candidates will be notified before references are contacted.
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