Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P7009 / Assoc Dir,Eng & Energy Svcs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Oversees planning, development, coordination, implementation, and management of engineering and energy services activities for UNM campus buildings, infrastructure, and facilities. Oversees the engineering component of strategic planning of buildings and infrastructure, campus physical plant projects, and renewal of the existing campus environment. Directs the Engineering Support program for the University's Physical Plant and Project Management departments, and directs the development and operation of the University's energy management system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and coordinates a multidisciplined staff of facilities engineers engaged in the the development, design, and planning of systems to increase the quality and efficiency of services provided.
  2. Approves plans, specifications, and design strategies for engineering and utility projects submitted by design and/or engineering consultants.
  3. Reviews and approves construction drawings for capital projects to ensure compliance with UNM policies and standards.
  4. Directs the development, operation, and management of the University's Energy Management System to ensure optimum facility performance campus-wide.
  5. Directs the commissioning of energy systems in new capital projects and existing facilities.
  6. Assists in the initiation of strategic energy projects, evaluation of referred projects, selection of projects, management of project implementation, and monitoring of results.
  7. Develops and establishes engineering and energy services policies, objectives, and systems consistent with the achievement of overall UNM goals, objectives, and strategic plans.
  8. Directs the development of utilities master plans for all campuses, and coordinates planning requirements with technical consultants, other Physical Plant units, and representatives of various user components, as appropriate.
  9. Oversees the project management of utility and engineering construction projects, as assigned, to ensure that quality, budget, and scheduling requirements are achieved.
  10. Serves as the University's primary source of engineering expertise; provides high-level engineering consultation and systems design services, and oversees, coordinates, and monitors the quality of internal engineering consulting services provided to faculty and staff.
  11. Oversees quality assurance for construction projects, and performs on-site construction inspections; develops and implements remedial action programs as appropriate.
  12. Develops and manages the unit's annual operating and assigned project budgets.
  13. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  14. Assists in the development and implementation of University design and construction standards; ensures compliance with University standards, as well as with local, state, and federal codes and ordinances.
  15. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a directly related Engineering field; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure Current Professional Engineer License.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to prepare engineering documents, specifications and cost estimates for projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering design principles as applicable to construction/renovation.
  • Knowledge of energy management systems and energy services, to include building commissioning and energy retrofit.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of capital and operating budgets and budgeting practices.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Ability to analyze complex engineering problems and devise creative and effective solutions.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Strategic planning and leadership skills.
  • Ability to make objective business and administrative decisions based on comparative cost-benefit analyses.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to make objective business and administrative decisions based on life cycle cost analyses.
  • Ability to direct engineering and construction project inspection programs and ensure contractor compliance with codes.
  • Advanced skills in project planning and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and manage both technical and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction records management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of engineering and energy systems records management principles and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • New Mexico certification as a Professional Engineer (PE) is required within 6 months of date of hire.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain Professional Engineer License.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. May require physical effort including lifting up to 25 pounds and some extended periods of standing or walking.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017