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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director, Utilities - Campus Services in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Senior Director of Energy Strategy and Utilities, this position leads, prioritizes, and manages the overall operations and maintenance of the Utility Systems for the university, including electrical distribution, water and natural gas distribution, steam and chilled water distribution, and steam and chilled water production.


  • Develops and maintains utility systems' operational and maintenance standards, departmental guidelines, policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to utilities that ensure Emory ranks in the highest tier with peer institutions for system reliability and efficiency.

  • Establishes and maintains the campus' Utility Master Plan in conjunction with the Director of Engineering to ensure availability and reliability of utility systems are maintained to support daily and critical operations as well as the campus' Master Plan.

  • Works closely with Engineering Services to ensure design standards are maintained and operational efficiency is achieved. Identifies opportunities for use of renewable energy technologies, and oversees management of the interruptible natural gas contract.

  • Responsible for reporting monthly and quarterly operational and reliability data to senior management on the effectiveness of the plants. Is responsible for the planning, budgeting, construction, and documentation for all campus utility infrastructure projects with support from Engineering and Planning, Design and Construction.

  • Represents the department by serving on various campus, community, and county committees. Works with constituents on long-range campus planning issues and takes initiative to develop improvement plans.

  • Plans, organizes and assigns work and special projects to effectively utilize available resources. Hires, supervises, evaluates, and promotes professional development and mentoring of staff. Establishes and manages the department's budget through monthly review of financial reports. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, and seven years of experience involving design, construction, or operation of a central steam plant and district steam and chilled water systems or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of three years of related supervisory experience with demonstration of ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities; excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • General knowledge of pressure vessel codes, and applicable state and federal regulations. Prior operational experience of a comparable steam and chilled water distribution system preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 113350

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Campus Services

Department FM Energy Services

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Facility Support & Building Maintenance

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor