Director, Mechanical Operations

George Mason University   Fairfax, VA   Full-time     Management
Posted on June 14, 2022
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The George Mason University, Facilities Department, invites applications for a Director of Mechanical Operations. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



The Director is responsible for the programmatic oversight of the University’s energy management, HVAC, preventive maintenance, building automation, and utility management. This position will ensure comfort and indoor air quality reliability while minimizing utilities costs and reducing our carbon footprint by constant review of existing systems and implementation of cutting-edge technologies available to the University. In addition, this position will ensure the proper commissioning of newly constructed or renovated buildings and replaced or upgraded facility systems.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a BS degree or master’s degree and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. Equivalent experience generally includes 6+ years’ Associate Director level experience, or 10+ years’ experience in field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Significant full-time professional experience (minimum of 10 years is strongly desired) in facilities management with demonstrated knowledge in the design, operation, and replacement of mechanical and energy management equipment;
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator’s license that meets all of GMU’s requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason’s Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver’s licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.


Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation preferred;

Proven successful track record overseeing a large-scale energy management program with continuous improvements to service delivery to customers, comfort, indoor air quality, and cost reduction.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA34EZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.