Responsible for managing all engineering functions of the museum providing consistency and reliability of all mechanical systems by ensuring consistent and reliable environmental control in all museum buildings that best preserves the works of art.  Responsible for maintain entire museum campus mechanical and electrical infrastructure.  This position will require highly trained and experienced hands on HVAC mechanic with management and supervisory skills to maintain, troubleshoot, repair, PM and install all types of HVAC equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and manage the annual operating budget for Engineering ensuring accuracy, expense controls and appropriate administration of resources.
  • Work with the Direction of Building Operations to develop, implement and annual Plant Fund Capital budged for engineering related repairs.
  • Recruit, train, develop, evaluate and lead a strong engineering staff committed to quality and efficiency in support of the museum’s mission.
  • Provide direction and oversee all engineering aspects of the museum operations including, but not limited to, HVAC, electrical plumbing for all museum buildings.
  • Evaluate price quotations for service and repair work by outside contractors.
  • Direct and oversee the planning and utilization of PM management software for the preventative maintenance of all equipment and systems leading to effective diagnosis, energy efficiency and appropriate systems operations.
  • Manage compliance with all federal and state operational and safety regulations. Maintain accurate and up to date documentation of all tests and inspections required by all regulatory agencies.
  • Monitor environmental conditions ensuring a consistent and reliable environment that best preserves the work of art by monitoring the Museum Energy Management System “Metasys”: to identify environmental problems.
  • Maintaining the preventive maintenance program.
  • Scheduling of engineering staff to perform necessary preventive maintenance and repair, including the on-call program that addresses off-hour environmental issues.
  • Evaluate and trouble shoot all HVAC and infrastructure systems to identify and problems, scheduling repairs and requisitioning parts and supplies.
  • Prepare, implement and manage the 5-year capital improvement plan ensuring that capital budgeted projects and repairs are addressed in a timely and productive manner and within budget.
  • Revise, where necessary, annual capital budget priorities on a quarterly basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 plus years of progressive experience managing a building infrastructure and operations, including HVAC, boilers, electrical and related systems and equipment in a multi-building institutional environment.
  • Background in HVAC operation and repair.
  • HVAC equipment and systems installation
  • Facilities/Engineering Management in a commercial, institutional or historic site environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively manage multiple and large-scale projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve working with a diverse staff.
  • Able to interface positively with city and state officials as well as vendors and contractors.
  • Ability to prepare, implement and manage operating and capital budgets.
  • Minimum AA degree in HVAC Technology or Equivalent.

Job Type: Full-time

The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, subsidized transportation and parking, museum membership, FSA (flexible spending account), 457b retirement, and free professional financial management counseling.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send your résumé and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@thewalters.org.

The Walters Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. Our policy prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status, mental or physical disabilities, or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy applies to all employment actions and complies with all provisions of federal, state, and local laws enforcing nondiscrimination in employment practices. Volunteering opportunities and employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at-will employer.

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