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University of Utah Chief Building Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/23/2023

Requisition Number PRN36177B

Job Title Supervisor, Systems Operations

Working Title Chief Building Engineer

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, on-site.

VP Area President

Department 01393 - Real Estate Administration Ops

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $62,000 - $68,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Oversees the acquisition, installation, maintenance and proper operation of the University computer based building automation/energy management system and individual building automatic temperature controls. Supervises the scheduling and operating of all campus heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems on a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week basis. Manages a staff of building engineers and directs daily work.



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Reviews the current status of system operations to ascertain any malfunctions and repair needs, and to provide guidance or information to Building Engineers in solving problems.
  2. Provides work guidance to Building Engineers in determining solutions to system problems and in setting priorities for repairs.
  3. Reviews systems alarm codes, maintenance reports, etc., with the Program Administrator, making changes needed to improve the efficiency of the system.
  4. Schedules preventive and deferred maintenance on the system computer and Automatic Temperature Controls ( ATC ).
  5. Performs all necessary functions in the established CMMS system, including developing new assets, procedures, work orders and other reporting.
  6. Reviews new facility and remodeling plans, inspects projects, and creates punch lists for project completion assuring system compatibility and proper operation.
  7. Visits facilities to evaluate recurring problems to find solutions that will restore the system to normal working order.
  8. Inspects existing facilities checking the quality and progress of work being done and to locate minor problems before they grow.
  9. Oversees the acknowledgment and dispatching of workers to answer the alarms that cannot be reset.
  10. Attends bi-weekly staff meetings with the director to review problem areas, budget matters, review progress of repairs etc.
  11. Audits purchase requisitions and reviews budget reports insuring that needed supplies are ordered, received and paid for within the budget guidelines.
  12. Evaluates and reviews new products and equipment insuring up-to-date maintenance and operation of the system.
  13. Ensures that the system is operating at top efficiency and that all malfunction alarms are responded to in an expedient manner.
  14. Provides expertise in the repair and calibration of pneumatic and electronic temperature controls.
  15. Ensures that expenditures are maintained within established budget guidelines.
  16. Participates as a member of the department’s management team, contributes to the creation an inclusive and highly productive team culture.

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of progressively more responsible experience in industrial electronic repair and electronic and pneumatic instrumentation or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); demonstrated oral and written communications skills; previous supervisory experience; demonstrated customer services skills; and oral and written communications skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • At least two of the accepted certifications or licensures that fall under any of the following categories: Professional trade license (plumbing, electrical, etc.), Professional trade certification ( HVAC , contractor, MedGas, OSHA , Building Operator), or another applicable certification or license as approved by Real Estate Administration.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills; and oral and written communications skills.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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