Associate Director of Engineering

Employer
Highline College
Location
Des Moines, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

General Summary

This posting will remain open until the position is filled, priority consider will be given for application received by March 20, 2022.

Reporting directly to the Director of Facilities the Associate Director of Engineering will oversee the daily operations of Highline’s buildings, machinery, team and safety. This position will provide leadership and operational direction to Facilities staff through training, performance management, assigning work/priorities, and project oversight. The Assoc. Director serves as a leader within the Facilities Department, calculating costs, planning special projects, and executing plans safely and efficiently. The position requires a sound understanding of engineering principles to ensure safety and compliance in Highline’s 600,000 square feet of building space and systems infrastructure.

This position is an exempt, at-will, full-time position.

Please be advised beginning October 18, 2021 of the Washington State employees requirement to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Additional details located in the Supplemental Information section.

Essential Tasks

Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Operations, this position will:
Supervision and Program Oversight (65%)

  • Plan and organize the department’s daily work and special campus projects:
      Determine the work methods to be employed;Assist in determining priorities and deadlines with Facilities Director and Facility Manager;
  • Coordinate with customers, management, vendors, project contractor and mechanics;
  • Meet with vendors, contractors for projects and/or inspections;
  • During the planning process for capital and smaller-scale projects, make recommendation for the campus standards, material, labor, and time required for the project;
  • Collaborate in organizational decision making;
  • Provide onsite management of small-scale projects with multiple vendors from beginning to end;
  • Keep mandatory inspections up to date and ensure that maintenance activities are in compliance with Local, State and Federal requirements;
  • Maintain a friendly working relationship with customers, coworkers, outside contractors and management;
  • Develop, maintain and implement Megamations (CMMS) to be able to be used:
      Constant creation of asset database;Creation of entire PM program;Scheduling, issuing and ensuring mechanics follow through on work orders/pm;
  • Develop/implement a complete safety program in accordance with current Codes:
      Conduct safety training/meetings, with documentation and reports;Conduct safety inspections and insure compliance;
  • Maintain and administer College’s ACM/Hazardous Materials database and records;
  • Assist in the development of the departmental budget;
  • Use professional discretion and independent judgement to develop standards, order materials and maintain as adequate inventory of required materials;
  • Supervise preventative maintenance on buildings, facilities and equipment;
  • Maintain records on work orders performed, as well as items purchased; write reports as required:
  • Develop and implement a workflow management strategy:
      Conduct area walkthroughs;Provide on the spot feedback to team and identify any further work as necessary;Inspect buildings to determine maintenance needs and job assignment;Identify, report and take corrective action to resolve maintenance problems; report and act upon building security, maintenance and potential safety hazards;
  • Provide leadership and direction to Maintenance staff:
      Identify areas for continued professional education and recommend education needed to keep up with changing technology;Provide on the job training to Maintenance staff or other Facilities workers;Lead or direct journey level trades workers engaged in repair and maintenance activities.
  • Building and Equipment Maintenance (35%)
    • Inspect and initiate corrective action on a variety of mechanical, electrical and air-conditioning equipment; determine need to call in and coordinate other mechanics as necessary to resolve emergency conditions;
    • Develop and conduct a preventative maintenance (PM) program for assigned machinery and equipment;
    • Perform emergency maintenance, operation and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings and utility systems;
    • Respond to and establish alternate operating modes for malfunctions of utility systems and personnel service systems, e.g., elevators, escalators, food service equipment;
    • Coordinate as a primary response team member with Campus Safety during off-hour emergencies, e.g., during fires, campus closures, snow removal, bomb threats and disruptions of primary utility systems;
    • Coordinate with campus operations personnel and initiate operating procedures to maintain building environmental systems and achieve optimal levels of energy consumption including initiating changes in campus operation through computerized Central Supervisory Control System;
    • Operate energy management systems (DDC Controls); setting set points and run schedules for lights/HVAC equipment;
    • Develop and participate in equipment identification program;
    • Adhere to and enforce safety rules, regulations and precautions;
    • Order supplies/materials to maintain an adequate inventory of required stock to carry on Shop or maintenance work;
    • Respond to general maintenance clean-ups, requests and miscellaneous duties as assigned.
    Ability to:
    • Maintain a positive attitude and restore morale to the team;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities;
    • Support people from diverse backgrounds;
    • Creates and supports an inclusive workplace for people of different backgrounds and identities, such as sexual orientations, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities.
    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant field; AND
    • One year of supervisor experience; OR
    • Fours years of experience in maintenance, engineering, or construction management.
    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Asbestos Worker Certification;
    • Boiler Operator 4 License;
    • Has worked in a Higher Education or institutional setting;
    • A sound understanding of engineering principles;
    • Forklift and Scissor lift training/certifications.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • Must have, or successfully obtain both a Boiler Operator 4 License and an Asbestos Worker Certification within 6 months of employment;
    • Physical ability to handle heavy equipment;
    • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.
    Supplemental Information

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.Conditions of Employment
    Highline College does require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty –– with waivers for specific exemptions –– for those who physically attend courses, operations, or other in-person activities. This decision was made in accordance with higher education proclamation 20-12.4. A candidate will not be asked to report their vaccination status unless they are hired by the college. If a candidate chosen for hiring is not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and plans to submit a medical or religious exemption to this employment condition, the hiring process will be suspended until a decision has been made regarding any exemption application which is submitted. A candidate will not be allowed to do any work for Highline College or be onboarded as a new employee during the time period when the exemption is being considered. The request for an exemption does not guarantee approval.
    THE COLLEGEHighline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.MISSION AND VISIONAs an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.APPLICATION PROCEDUREYour online application must include the following to be considered complete:1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;2. A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for theposition;3. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    National Criminal Background Check may be required.APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highlineNEED APPLICATION HELP?Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524- 5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time.HIGHLINE COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERHighline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONSThe College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.TITLE IX POLICYHighline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website https://humanresources.highline.edu/faculty-and-staff/policies/title-ix/The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

    Organization

    Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

    MISSION AND VISION
    As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

    Find Us
    Website
    Telephone
    2065923270
    Location
    2400 S. 240th St.
    Des Moines
    Washington
    98198
    United States

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