Director, Physical Plant

Uconn Dental School   •  

Farmington, CT

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 104 days ago

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Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health. Our organization is seeking a Director of Physical Plant, Engineering and Control to join our team and to share these same values. If you have proven experience in this field, as well as a passion for results and employee engagement, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary: This position is accountable for directing the management of physical plant systems and equipment, buildings and grounds, work planning and control programs, energy conservation programs, providing design input and review for construction projects, and management of personnel, budget, policies and procedures related to UConn Health physical plant operations.Areas of responsibility include Central Steam and Chilled Water Plants, electricalpower distribution, and building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), controls, fire protection, and plumbing systems.



  • Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability

  • Generous vacation and sick-time plans

  • Major and Minor Holidays off

  • Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options)

  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members

  • Quick commute access from I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding areas

  • State of the art facility and campus environments

  • Progressive leadership and educational development programs available


Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Associate Vice President, Facilities Management & Operations.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs the management of all phases of operations, maintenance, and repairs performed by the skilled trades and administration of associated engineering, work control, service contract management, energy conservation programs departmental business services, and related functions.

  • The Director is responsible for directing management of the UConn Health Physical Plant including, but not limited to utility and environmental control systems and buildings and grounds operations, maintenance, and engineering support, and a staff of over 150 FTE, over three million square feet of building space

  • Acts as the mechanical engineering liaison for campus improvement projects.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirement:

  • Considerable knowledge of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection systems, carpentry and building trades in health care and institutional settings; strong knowledge of institutional building mechanical and central plant systems, building automation and direct digital controls (DDC), energy conservation and commissioning practices, and water treatment practices. ; Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes, healthcare and other regulations and healthcare and research industry standards; customer service programs and work standards;

  • Adept at working with computerized systems; excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; interpreting construction documents and contracts.


Qualification/Experience & Training:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of mechanical or facilities engineering.

  • Seven (7) years’ experience in facilities management, e.g. building system operations and maintenance and administration.

  • At least two (2) of the seven (7) years must have been in a director or managerial capacity


Preferred certifications:

  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license in the field of Mechanical Engineering

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM)– (American Society of Healthcare Engineers) or Certified Facility Manager (CFM) – (International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)