Job Description - Director, Environmental Stewardship Description View created on 09/01/2014
Director, Environmental Stewardship
Executive Director, Facilities
To oversee the District's efforts to promote responsible use of natural resources and protection of the natural environment, principally through reduction in the use of utilities, sustainable design and operation of facilities, promotion of recycling, and promotion of efficient modes of transportation.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Evaluates and recommends appropriate sustainable design concepts for new facilities, expansion and renovation projects. Evaluations must focus on the suitability of the design concepts for the intended use of the space, and the life cycle cost of implementation.
Evaluates existing construction to recommend and evaluate possible cost-effective retrofits to existing systems which will improve energy efficiency and / or functionality of the system.
Seeks and obtains rebates, grants and other alternative funding to defray installation costs.
Manages contracts for utilities to ensure that the District is acquiring the utilities under the optimum rate structure.
Manages the tracking of progress in reducing utility usage and other environmental impacts, and the preparation of reports of the progress.
Coordinates with others in Facilities & Construction, Buildings & Grounds, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Management, educational department staff, students, local community members, and others to ensure that the sustainable design concepts integrate completely with the functional needs of the District.
Establishes specific needs and project scope requirements; evaluates alternatives, prepares budget estimates, and obtains concurrence of initial scope of work.
Prepares initial project scope, budget and delivery schedule; secures project funding and procures service of design consultants or service vendors required to complete project scope of work; prepares and negotiates contracts; approves payments to vendors; ensures compliance with all applicable local ordinances, state and federal codes and laws.
Presents and reviews proposed solutions with educational department representatives, design consultants, and service vendors to ensure project scope meets client's needs; reviews design progress to ensure compliance with project budget, delivery schedule, and quality requirements in accordance with college standards and applicable codes.
Directs and manages the overall design and construction phases to meet the established project scope, budget and schedule; meets with local community committees and stakeholders to resolve potential problems and address concerns.
Schedules progress coordination meetings and periodic field inspections to ensure completed work in place is acceptable and in accordance with the design intent and satisfies the clientās needs and completion timeline; addresses or corrects discovered conditions to ensure efficient operation, life safety and security of the educational environment.
Prepares reports to update project status to facilities and construction department, campus managers, District leadership and other stakeholders, including any community committees.
Reviews, suspends/rejects or approves all services invoices and commodity procurements; monitors payment processing with other departments to ensure timely processing of vendor payments; verifies that services or commodities invoices are complete and satisfactory.
Manages and promotes the District's recycling program.
Manages and promotes the District's efforts to reduce utility usage by improvement in operational practice.
Manages and promotes the District's efforts to encourage use of transit, bicycling and other alternative means of transportation by students, faculty and staff.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, and construction management.
Principles of sustainable design and operation of facilities.
Regulations regarding accessibility and hazardous materials found in buildings.
Laws and ordinances regulating building construction and operation.
Project planning and management principles, including management of schedule.
Budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, and expense control.
Evaluation of life-cycle costs.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule, with occasional nights and weekends.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Preparing budgets and monitoring the disbursement of funds.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
Interpreting legal descriptions of leases, easements, restrictive covenants, and all similar documents affecting real property.
Performing all facets of projects such as the coordination, demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, materials testing, furnishings, moving, permits, etc.
Managing multiple projects and maintaining focus on priorities.
Making presentations related to facilities and projects.
Collaborating with others to reach mutually beneficial goals and objectives.
Negotiating, evaluating and administering contracts.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications and applications for facilities management systems including scheduling and presentation software.
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping, pushing and pulling.
Work is performed in both an internal and external environment with occasional exposure to inclement weather and varying temperatures.
Four years related work experience, including two years of related project management experience.
Five years experience managing complex construction projects.Experience as a Project Manager on projects for educational institutions.Experience using AutoCAD or REVIT.
Bachelorās degree in Architecture or Engineering (in a building-related discipline), or a closely related field.
License as a professional Architect or Engineer (in a building-related discipline), or additional work experience in a similar position.LEED Accredited Professional (either prior to hire or within 90 days of hire).Valid Texas Driverās License.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.