Chief Facilities Engineer

Stanford University - Residential & Dining Enterprises - Stanford, CA (30+ days ago)

Chief Facilities Engineer

Stanford University - Residential & Dining Enterprises

Residential & Dining Enterprises, the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. R&DE has an annual operating budget of over $270 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, provides housing for over 12,000 students, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 500,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. R&DE comprises 1100+ staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost (SAVP), Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and Strategic Communications.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description


Manage facilities operations and maintenance staff, including other supervisors/managers, over assigned area(s) or facilities, engaged in facilities, building, and/or equipment management or maintenance. Lead department/unit strategic management, and participate in long-range planning. Perform the job functions of a Chief Facilities Engineer for all R&DE facilities.


  • Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Maintenance Operations, the Chief Facilities Engineer provides leadership and direction in the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and operations of assigned buildings and develops strategic plans to further improve the effectiveness of the Maintenance Operations group.
  • Oversee all facets of building automation systems standards development, systems selection criteria, systems performance comparison, systems implementation, building automation systems staff selection, training, operational process development, and supervision.
  • Develop systems selection criteria, development of systems standards, operational processes and goals
  • Supervise the installation, operation, and maintenance of building automation systems controlling various building systems including lighting, HVAC, and water heating; troubleshoot and repair automation systems
  • Develop staff selection criteria, staff training plan, perform staff training, oversee staff work quality and systems effectiveness
  • Evaluate controls systems options, develop systems standards/explanation of standards. Provide system operation training to staff. Provide cost estimates for systems, system installations, modifications, check software parameters.
  • Keep current with evolving technology in the building systems controls field providing recommendation for specific systems in specific applications, systems upgrades, existing systems replacement with appropriate justification.
  • Oversee the management of assigned facilities and programs staff (technically, operationally, and administratively), including: planning and directing the activities of department(s); monitoring maintenance activities for timely completion and quality; overseeing staffing, performance evaluation, and staff management; forecasting department or division staffing needs.
  • Create, develop, and manage budget for assigned area(s).
  • Participate in annual and multiyear project prioritization, planning, and funding; lead department/unit strategic management; may lead planning in some areas or segments; develop and review recommendations regarding short-term and long-range programs and projects, long-range financial and programmatic planning and development.
  • Develop and review policies and procedures; interpret and manage policies and procedures for assigned area.
  • Clarify and resolve complex problems spanning multiple areas or technical fields; develop or oversee program implementation within assigned area. Implement and oversee condition assessment programs. Manage assigned projects.
  • Research and develop new initiatives and technology to improve service, enhance revenue, and realize system wide opportunities.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


*Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in engineering or other appropriate technical area, or combination of technical education, training, and experience. Five or more years of extensive relevant professional and managerial experience in an environment with a variety of building types (administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, residential & dining facilities, auditoriums, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical knowledge of best practices in facilities management discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets and service contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, developing, and implementing programs.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding and applying relevant codes, regulations, and processes.

Certifications and Licenses:
Preferred: Registration as PE, Mechanical Engineering


  • Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.
  • May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.
  • May work at heights 4 - 10 ft.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Possess the necessary skills to effectively train staff on the use of systems and explain to colleagues the essential elements of systems operation
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

_Job Code: 4363
Job Grade: L

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 to $105,000.00 /year


  • Extensive and Managerial: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)