The Director of Utilities for Infrastructure Planning and Facilities will provide leadership and strategic vision to approximately 60 support and professional staff (which includes temporaries, on-calls and students). This position is responsible for oversight of the annual operating budget for fuel, salaries and supplies and services (approximately $70 million). This position is responsible for shaping the department to reinforce collaboration, accountability, and responsibility. This position provides senior leadership for the integrated planning, operation and maintenance of the campus utility supply and delivery infrastructure. This position also promotes an environment that recognizes and supports diversity, creates a climate that values and recognizes initiative, innovation, service excellence, continual learning, stewardship, and the achievement of results.
The business area(s) under this group include:
Power and Water operates the Simon Power Plant and the campus potable water system (reservoir and wells) which provide water, steam and electricity to MSU’s campus. The T.B. Simon Power Plant is a co-generation natural gas-fired plant that provides steam, heat and electricity for the university. Also known as “combined heat and power,” the plant utilizes steam to generate electricity. Boilers create steam that passes through a turbine generator. The electricity and the steam are then distributed across campus. The steam is mainly used to heat and cool buildings. An easy way to think of the process is with the analogy of a tea kettle.
There are five boilers inside the power plant and two steam lines serving campus. The two steam lines ensure that, in case one line needs to be serviced, the campus will never be without heat.
The IPF business areas that partner with this group include:
The external business areas that partner with this group include:
Local utilities provide contracted energy supply to Michigan State University.
The Business environment for this group is as follows:
As part of their responsibilities, and in order to add value and assist all levels of administration in achieving University goals and objectives, the Director of Planning, Design, and Construction will be responsible for creating a high-performing, transparent and customer-focused organizational group. Specific responsibilities include: Culture & Engagement, Organizational Development and Functional Responsibilities.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies and attributes:
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's degree in engineering, or equivalent;
10+ years of progressively challenging professional experience, in a functional leadership role managing a team of diverse professionals with varied backgrounds and capabilities all working toward measurable bottom-line results and successes.
Experience aligning, mission, vision and values, implementing strategic frameworks, and action plans.
Experience leading within a complex, interdisciplinary, union environment that deploys business intelligence tools for reporting, queries, and analysis.
A Professional Engineer (PE) license is desired; Experience in a large, complex organization or facilities is desired; Experience in contract interpretation, negotiation, grievance process and managing a unionized work force;
Required Application Materials
Applicants will be required to submit CV and Cover Letter/Letter of Interest