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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Utilities Engineer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170212
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Utilities, the Utilities Engineer supervises all activities pertaining to the operation of the Chilled Water Plants and supports other activities such as distribution systems to ensure safe and reliable operation of utilities serving the Virginia Tech campus. The Utilities Engineer will strive to ensure reliable operation of chilled water plants through development of sound business practices, appropriate procedures, routine maintenance, emergency maintenance, and other preventative maintenance. The incumbent in this position may also be assigned special projects in support of the Central Steam Plant and Virginia Tech Electric Service by the Senior Associate Director of Utilities. The Utilities Engineer will be responsible for all administrative functions, budgeting, and safe operation of the Chilled Water Plants, to include supervision of maintenance technicians. The incumbent will work to develop a collaborative relationship with other units within Facilities and with campus customers.

Required Qualifications:

- Advanced degree in Engineering or related field; or Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
– Significant experience in a major utilities operation that includes operation of large chilled water plants.
– Experience at the management level with facilities management, budgeting, human resource management, fiscal administration, client management, and project planning. Experience should demonstrate knowledge of facilities services issues in a higher education or institutional setting.
– Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards relating to the operation of chilled water plants.
– Excellent communication skills including the ability to interact with a diverse customer base in a variety of settings.
– The incumbent must demonstrate a commitment to excellent service delivery to customers, administrators, colleagues, employees, students, and other constituent groups.
– Other qualifications include a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities; excellent leadership and delegations skills; ability to work effectively to achieve unit goals with minimal supervision and administrative support, and ability to function effectively on a team of peer professionals.
– Working knowledge of software such as WORD, EXCEL and POWER POINT.
- Must have a valid drivers’ license.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Professional Engineer (PE).
- Experience with Instrumentation and Process Controls.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”. Must be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to provide support during planned, or emergency situations or events to include being physically on site if deemed necessary.
- May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #AP0170212. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online application. Review of applications will begin on September 11th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: FS - Mechanical Utilities
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Job Posting Date: 07/25/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/27/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/78288

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
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    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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