Ball State University seeks a Director of Engineering
Location: Muncie, Indiana
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The Director of Engineering will join a highly collaborative and forward-thinking Facilities Planning and Management Department. The Department strives to be the benchmark of excellence for facilities engineering while being mindful stewards of the university’s resources. A successful director will be a reliable and creative individual with a keen understanding of industry standards, trends, and best practices. He/she will have a positive and can-do attitude and a common-sense approach to problem-solving.
The Director will develop assigned design projects from client contact and design development through construction drawings and specifications. The Director will provide construction management including all necessary mechanical, electrical, and plumbing aspects of the development and remodeling of all university facilities; compile, correlate, and maintain energy consumption data for all campus facilities; and provide recommendations for energy conservation.
The Director of Engineering will report to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Facilities Planning and Management. The Director will supervise two Facilities Engineers.
Why Consider the Opportunity?
Facilities Planning and Management:
Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) provides timely, cost-effective quality facilities-related support to the Ball State University community. With over 300 employees, FPM designs, renovates, and builds flexible learning spaces that are conducive to innovative pedagogical models. The updated campus master plan aligns with FPM’s mission, goals, strategic imperatives, and enduring commitments to environmental stewardship and inclusive excellence. FPM is a highly collaborative and forward-thinking department, with a high standard of quality and expected longevity for its facilities. Currently, there is nearly $300M worth of construction activity underway, with additional funding in the pipeline.
Ball State’s main campus is over 790-acres and includes 120 academic, administrative, auxiliary, and residential buildings valued at more than $2B and totaling over $7.3M Gross Square Feet (GSF). The university also has just over 400 additional acres of property located near the main campus. The campus contains over 25 acres of parking lots, including three parking garages. Eleven residence hall complexes and two apartment communities comprise nearly 7,000 traditional beds and 520 apartment units. The FPM’s mission is “To provide safe, well maintained, highly functional, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable buildings and grounds which support the mission of Ball State University.”
Areas within Facilities Planning and Management:
Ball State’s 2015 Campus Master Plan guides the physical environment of the campus for the next 15 to 25 years and aligns the university’s strategic, academic, and physical plant goals. Click here to view the Campus Master Plan.
About the Institution:
Founded in 1918, Ball State is a residential state university in Muncie, Indiana, a midsized Midwestern city one hour northeast of Indianapolis. A doctoral research university (Research Higher), Ball State serves approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year in diverse academic programs, both on and off-campus. Ball State has a long history of service and collaboration, including immersive learning opportunities that allow students to apply classroom knowledge to solve real problems for businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Muncie, Indiana, was listed among the “30 Best College Towns in America” in 24/7 Wall Street (2019).
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Respected organizations have repeatedly been impressed by Ball State’s academic programs, supportive environment, cutting-edge facilities and technology, investment in emerging media, and commitment to sustainability. Some highlights include:
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by March 15, 2020, will be given first consideration. Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for this position. To apply online, go to https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su193.
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Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If you have any questions about the University’s Affirmative Action efforts, please contact the Employee Relations and Affirmative Action Office at 765-285-1822.