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Utilities and Energy, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75133
  • Pay Grade: P12
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Facilities Operations Services


This position is responsible for the technical engineering assessment, review and oversight of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems projects for the Boise State University Facilities Department. Serves as the campus liaison, for all projects involving mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and construction.

Level Scope

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years experience or equivalent  including 5 years’ managerial

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of major building and utility systems, components, maintenance and testing requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable building codes, standards and guidelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability for reviewing construction plans for code, compliance, clearances, maintenance, and accessibility
  • Ability to lead projects and coordinate with campus partners to ensure success
  • Ability to work safely and use personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Ability to think critically and exercise sound judgment when making decisions to ensure the safety of personnel and the campus community

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Utilities and Energy, Director

    • Provides detailed engineering review of design drawings, specifications, and submittals for construction projects for code compliance.
    • Attends design review meetings and site visits to ensure appropriate information is being collected and discussed regarding existing systems and future system integration.
    • Coordinate with all stakeholders on projects involving mechanical, electrical, or plumbing.
  • Collaborate to develop the department’s deferred maintenance project list. Ensures the project list is up to date, tracked, and prioritized.
  • Serves as the facilities representative for the State of Idaho, Department of Public Works (DPW) projects involving mechanical, electrical or plumbing improvements.


35% of the Time the Utilities and Energy, Director

Determined by department needs

5% of the Time the Utilities and Energy, Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

May be required to travel with overnight stay

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.