University of Pennsylvania - Chief Building Engineer

The University of Pennsylvania, University Museum offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

CHIEF BUILDING ENGINEER, Reference Number 26-24777

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Building Engineer at the Penn Museum will be responsible for the management of design, engineering, construction and other professionals employed in the planning, design and construction of capital projects. The Museum is about to embark upon a multi-year renovation project, which includes a significant amount of building systems work, and the Building Engineer will coordinate and monitor the work of outside contractors and service providers for the capital project work being done in the building. This person also has the primary responsibility for ensuring the building’s systems are maintained in proper working condition, monitoring and supervising the systems’ operations of the building, establishing and maintaining standard procedures for the operation and maintenance of building infrastructure, including: building controls, air handlers, steam and chilled water piping, primary electrical, plumbing, mechanical and fire protection systems. The Chief Building Engineer will supervise and work closely with the Director of Building Operations and the Building Operations team in order to provide a high level of service and comfort to the Museum staff and visitors. The Chief Building Engineer will also work closely with other departments to ensure that project updates and the effects on public spaces are effectively communicated to Museum staff and visitors. This is a five-year, term-funded position, with renewal subject to available funding.
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