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CUNY Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Engineering in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Engineering

Job ID: 21465

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College, a vibrant senior college of the City University of New York, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Engineering. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (SVPFA), with latitude for independent judgment and decision making, the Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Engineering is responsible for overseeing activities related to the facilities physical plant. The incumbent must work closely with the SVPFA’s Cabinet, key leadership, and management across the College to provide information and services.

The Executive Director of Operations duties include but are not limited to:

  • Direct daily operations of Facilities Planning and Project Management/Architectural functions.

  • Direct daily operations of the Heating Plant, the Chiller Plant, and Engineering functions. This includes the physical plant infrastructure, HVAC, engineering specifications, and project oversight.

  • Direct administrative functions related to personnel appointments, time and attendance, OTPS processing (requisitions, receipts, procurement card entry), and customer service.

  • Serve as campus lead for the implementation of the Fresh Eyes recommendations from the energy efficiency study done by Aramark and for Facilities Infrastructure improvements. Work collaboratively with the University’s Office of Facilities Planning and Construction Management, Office of Sustainable CUNY – CUNY Conserves, Energy Consultant, and New York Power Authority (NYPA). Track progress of initiatives.

  • Act as campus liaison for all capital projects managed through University’s Office of Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management (FPCM).

  • Oversee campus in-house facilities projects.

  • Responsible for elevator maintenance to ensure safety and compliance.

  • Develop standard operating procedures for facilities project management and engineering operations that including the development and monitoring of key performance indicators.

  • Create and implement an outcomes assessment plan for areas under the Executive Director’s jurisdiction.

  • Review budget, staffing and OTPS, for areas under the Executive Director’s jurisdiction and make appropriate recommendations related to daily operations and emergency needs.

  • Drive collaborative campus effort to implement a successful space management strategy.

  • Synthesize complex information into presentations and reports for various audiences.

  • Work with the Office of Human Resources Services to implement customer service and communications plan for employees under the Executive Director’s portfolio.

  • Assist the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration in the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans.

  • Document all processes, policies, and procedures.

  • Attend University meetings and communicate relevant information.

  • Perform all other tasks assigned by the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in engineering, architecture, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.

  • Five to ten years’ experience at a managerial level position in engineering or facilities project management.

  • Experience and knowledge in facilities planning, design and construction, utilities and infrastructure operations, energy management, and the supervision of these areas.

  • Demonstrated evidence of ability in the management of a multi-facility complex and the delivery of responsive customer service.

  • Experience in team building and staff development.

  • Experience in providing exceptional customer service.

  • The ability to establish effective and productive working relationships with diverse campus constituents, CUNY, and other agencies.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact.

  • Proven record of working successfully with people from diverse backgrounds in a collaborative manner.


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Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Applicants must upload a cover letter (referenced Job ID # 21465), current resume, and contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references in doc or pdf format.



Review of applications to begin January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.