Director, Utilities Services

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR, UTILITIESFacilities-Utilities, to be responsible for the operation of the Institute’s central utility plant and campus utility distribution systems and for the implementation of utility-related projects (including over $275M in current projects) that support the MIT2030 Capital Plan. Will focus on the global picture and direction with an understanding of and attention to the everyday details and utility operations throughout the campus; provide overall direction for the Facilities Department’s utility groups; and act as a sounding board and mentor to help managers effectively manage to each individual and their team.  Will report to the VP of campus services and stewardship.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a B.S. in engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical; at least five year’s executive-level management experience in utility design, construction, or operations; at least fifteen years of engineering experience and hands-on technical experience in mechanical, electrical, and operations with utility systems; experience with large capital project initiatives and smaller renovation and campus renewal activities; short- and long-term campus master planning, engineering, and architectural experience; experience managing multidisciplinary engineering teams; ability to foster a positive work environment, develop relationships across the Institute, and lead a group of engineers and other staff; excellent interpersonal skills; financial acumen and ability to understand complex budgets and contractual agreements; meticulous attention to detail; a data-driven approach to work; and a desire to learn and improve the Utilities Department. PREFERRED:  registration as a professional engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts, advanced degree, and experience leading a unionized workforce  Job #18865-14

Helbling Associates is conducting the search for this position.  Interested candidates may obtain a full description and additional application instructions at 

Please apply both via the MIT website and the link above.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.