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Director, Maintenance & Engineering


The Director of Engineering and Maintenance is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling Maintenance and Engineering functions. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities, Engineering and Maintenance.


  • The Director is directly responsible for the establishment and maintenance of all hospital and facilities maintenance. This is to include, but not limited to, hospital wide preventive maintenance program, all power house operations, all grounds maintenance, the repair of all facilities, as well as the management of in-house maintenance staff and responsibility for renovations and facelifts.
  • It is the Director's responsibility to carry out the systems operating goals and objectives administering all programs within the System meeting standards set forth by JCAHO, federal codes, state codes and city codes. Understanding that failure to meet these standards may place the facility and/or its employees in jeopardy and/or risk.
  • The Director is responsible for all personnel reporting to or through his designees. This is to include the development of proper and timely performance appraisals, the establishment of annual review and job descriptions, the establishment of a training and educational program including monthly inservices to meet JCAHO, safety and departmental needs, as well as craft inservices on specific hospital equipment as required for the proper performance of all craftsmen and staff.
  • The Director is directly responsible for the management of all Engineering and Maintenance information systems as required to meet JCAHO codes, etc. This is to include, but not be limited to, maintenance information systems, preventive maintenance systems, building automated control systems, material management systems and financial systems.
  • The Director is directly responsible for the timely and accurate development of annual capital offering budgets for those hospitals he maintains direct responsibility for and shall participate and assist other UPMC Hospitals in the development of annual operating budgets.
  • Maintains UPMC Hospital's comprehensive preventive maintenance program to ensure it provides reliable and economical operations and promotes patient, employee safety while complying with all standards.
  • Effectively meet and communicate with various department heads to maintain consistent facilities interface with others and maintain an efficient and safe facility.
  • The Director is directly responsible for the timely development and implementation of an operating plan for Engineering and Maintenance to include energy management, product and service acquisition and organizational redesign and structure.
  • Provides project management services to ensure that internal projects are within budget and completed in a timely manner avoiding unnecessary delays while providing a safe operation of the existing facility.
  • The Director shall establish and maintain departmental organization through the development of a sound organizational structure, policies and procedures for operational standards, safety, training, energy management, information systems, working standards, etc. noting quantifiable expectations for quality and quantity of work.
  • Achieve satisfactory rapport and communication throughout the UPMC System and the furtherance of departmental goals, objectives and responsibilities.
  • To achieve economic and efficient operations consistent with various hospitals' missions, goals and objectives maintaining the principles of cost containment.
  • Plans, organizes and implements successful conservation program at the best interest of employees, patient welfare, minimizing waste wherever possible through the efficient use of utilities, equipment, etc.
  • To develop and maintain an organizational structure appropriate to achieve the organizational objectives of the Engineering and Maintenance Department .



  • Bachelor's degree required; preferred in Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture or related field.
  • 8 years progressive experience in a large hospital, medical center, or research/academic center's Engineering and Maintenance Department with working knowledge of construction, information systems and financial systems.
  • At least five of the ten years must be in a management position.
  • Must have excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Must have visual acuity and verbal ability in order to communicate with Hospital Health Care and Utility personnel.
  • Must have appropriate computer skills and knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Must have a thorough understating of hospital compliance regulations as related to facilities operations, The Joint Commission, PA Department of Health, AIA guidelines for Healthcare Facilities, NFPA and local/city regulations and codes.
  • Solid business and personnel management ability.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
PE, AIA, and CFM certifications preferred.

  • Act 34 with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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