Program Manager, Utilities

Massachusetts, United States
07 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Number: 17068
Functional Area: Facilities
Department: Facilities Administration
School Area: Department of Facilities
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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.

PROGRAM MANAGER, UTILITIES, Facilities, to provide overall direction to the Project Management and Design and Operations Group.  Will be responsible for the operation of the Institute’s electrical and mechanical utility distribution systems, management of all utility projects, and supporting large and small utilities-related construction projects and institutional initiatives.  Will represent the Institute and the department with clients, suppliers, and outside engineering/architectural firms to address important internal/external challenges; focus on the global picture and direction while understanding and monitoring everyday details and operations throughout the campus; and support and develop a department structure that ensures the Institute is provided with the necessary utility support in a professional, safe, reliable, cost-effective manner with the lowest carbon footprint and that meets sustainability goals/objectives.  Distribution systems include steam, electric, chilled water, hot water, compressed air, natural gas, fire suppression water loop, and storm water. 

Job Requirements


B.S. in engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical; at least fifteen years‘ engineering experience in mechanical, electrical, and operations; hands-on technical knowledge of utility systems; at least five years’ executive-level management experience in utility design, construction, or operations; experience with large capital project initiatives, smaller renovation and campus renewal activities, and with short and long-term campus master planning, engineering, and architectural projects; experience managing multidisciplinary engineering teams; ability to deliver utility services to building, maintenance, and management clients; ability to foster a positive work environment and lead a group of engineers and other staff in a team-centered organization; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with people at all levels.  Professional engineer (PE) registration in the state of Massachusetts preferred.  Advanced degree desirable.  Job #17068-R


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.