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Job ID: 210732

Lee College

Date Posted May 12, 2023
Title Director
University Lee College
Baytown, TX, United States
Department Physical Plant
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Facilities Operations

Director, Physical Plant

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: FY2300234
Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
Division: Finance & Administration

Position Overview

Starting Salary Range is $73,798 -$84,863. The initial salary offer is commensurate with education and related work experience.

The director of Physical Plant reports to the Executive Director of Facilities and is responsible to help manage the operation, maintenance, repair, and renovation of 655,000 square feet of campus facilities and 69 acres of campus grounds. The Director provides leadership for the planning and coordination of the maintenance, custodial, grounds, and fleet functions of the Physical Plant. The Director may also be assigned to help the Executive Director to manage AE Design and Construction Services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Helps oversee repairs and preventative maintenance to existing buildings and equipment; helps oversee major and minor renovations to existing facilities and assists in the planning and coordination of new construction.
  • Helps create, implement, and maintain the Physical Plant annual budget; ensures compliance with budgetary constraints; forecasts and plan facility improvements.
  • Helps manage and supervise all full-time craft persons, grounds, and custodial personnel.
  • Helps plan, develop, and prioritize projects and weekly work plans; ensures materials are ordered, projects are designed and planned, and monies are available.
  • Helps plan work/staff schedules; evaluates and monitors projects with regard to progress and costs.
  • Helps oversee the maintenance of chillers, boilers, air handlers, electro/pneumatic controls, high voltage and medium voltage switchgear, electrical panels, and other electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Requisition purchases of equipment, material, labor, and supplies relating to the physical plants.
  • Coordinates the activities of outside vendors and compliance with the college's preventative maintenance program for all HVAC and selected MEP equipment.
  • Helps directs and inspect facilities for regulatory compliance; ensures compliance with applicable building and safety codes, OSHA, fire codes, city ordinance, and other regulations.
  • Helps monitor campus emergencies, including equipment breakdowns, malfunctions, and alarm calls.
  • Establishes, implements, and updates facilities-related policies and procedures to insure they comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and APPA standards.
  • Manages and provides training and development opportunities for department personnel.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Stay informed of new technologies and trends in facilities engineering.
  • Represent the College and/or department on committees and professional organization memberships.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree
  • Seven (7) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in physical plant operation
  • Five (5) years of managerial responsibility for a physical plant operation
  • Knowledge of all phases of Physical Plant operation, maintenance and repair, planning, scheduling, management, and administration of the plant; federal, state, and local regulations; record keeping and report writing experience
  • Thorough knowledge of building systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural systems
  • Skills in areas of budgeting and finance administration
  • Ability to read blueprints, graphs, and charts
  • Knowledge of institutional custodial services and grounds care
  • Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes
  • Knowledge of computerized energy management systems and computerized preventative maintenance programs
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in presenting ideas and concepts both in verbal and written form, including preparation of legible and accurate reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively utilizing interpersonal skills to maintain effective relationships with Maintenance staff, College staff/faculty, students, vendors, and the public
  • Must be customer-focused; continually improving customer service
  • Must be able to climb ladders; inspect roof and rooftop equipment
  • Ability to meet flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays and available on-call for emergencies by phone
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows environment
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, wet, and cold conditions as warranted
  • Able to work individually and/or in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Must be customer focused; continually improving customer service


  • Previous work experience in a higher education setting

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