SCUP

Director of Utilities and Energy Management

Austin, TX

Posted: 10/19/21
Deadline: 12/15/21

About This Organization

What starts here changes the world.
Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

Top-Ranked Academics
Whether you’re a scholar of the sciences, humanities or arts, we offer dozens of top-ranked programs with a proven record of success. But you don’t have to take our word for it: The university is one of the top 20 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report, with the No. 1 accounting, Latin American history and petroleum engineering graduate programs in the country — plus more than 15 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 nationally. No matter where you look, it’s clear that academic excellence is an essential part of the UT Austin experience.

Texas Pride
UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. As a public university, we take seriously our charge to serve the great state of Texas that supports us — and with billions of dollars in added state income every year, not to mention countless other benefits to local and statewide communities, The University of Texas at Austin provides an exceptional return on investment. An enduring symbol of the spirit of Texas, we drive economic and social progress, all while serving our city, state and nation as a leading center of knowledge and creativity.

Longhorns for Life
Our large student body, storied history, strong community and richness of tradition have given rise to a proud alumni base of more than 482,000, which includes industry leaders like Michael Dell and Rex Tillerson, entertainers like Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden and film director Robert Rodriguez, journalists like Bill Moyers and Walter Cronkite, and politicians like Sam Rayburn, James Baker and Kay Bailey Hutchison. In addition to providing great networking opportunities, our alumni connectedness ensures that you can find fellow Longhorns no matter where you go after graduation.

Job Duties

Director of Utilities and Energy Management

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Utilities and Energy Management.

Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) is part of the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) portfolio at UT Austin and has a budget of $60 million and approximately 200 employees in five divisions: Electrical Distribution and Elevator Services, Energy Management and Optimization, Mechanical Distribution, Power Plant and Chilling Stations, and Support Services. UEM is an integral part of the organization and provides reliable and cost-effective electricity, chilled water, steam, deionized water, compressed air, emergency power, and elevator services for The University of Texas at Austin.

Utilities and Energy Management uses innovation and technology to provide reliable and cost-effective utilities to support the tradition of teaching and research excellence at The University of Texas at Austin. UEM supports education, research, and public service at The University of Texas at Austin by providing efficient, resilient, and reliable services.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Utilities and Energy Management manages all functions related to supporting the missions of the University, Financial and Administrative Services and UEM including long range planning for utility infrastructure and vertical transportation for the main campus and the J.J. Pickle Research Campus.

The director will be an expert leader who has proven experience in the utilities and energy management field and is adept at complex decision-making in a high-risk environment and has a record of being collaborative and innovative in their approach to meeting the needs of partners and customers. UT Austin has set a global standard amongst their peers by maintaining a reliable and sustainable power infrastructure and is ranked among the largest and most competitive research universities.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

utaustindirectoruem@storbecksearch.com

For more information, please visit UT Austin’s home page at https://www.utexas.edu/ and the full position description: https://assets.storbecksearch.com/files/resources/utaustin-duem-pd.pdf

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can learn, research, create, work and thrive free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UT Austin complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Required Qualifications

The director will be an expert leader who has proven experience in the utilities and energy management field and is adept at complex decision-making in a high-risk environment and has a record of being collaborative and innovative in their approach to meeting the needs of partners and customers. UT Austin has set a global standard amongst their peers by maintaining a reliable and sustainable power infrastructure and is ranked among the largest and most competitive research universities.


Other Info

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

utaustindirectoruem@storbecksearch.com