Director of Utilities and Energy Management

Director of Utilities and Energy Management

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Utilities and Energy Management.

Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) is part of the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) portfolio at UT Austin and has a budget of $60 million and approximately 200 employees in five divisions: Electrical Distribution and Elevator Services, Energy Management and Optimization, Mechanical Distribution, Power Plant and Chilling Stations, and Support Services. UEM is an integral part of the organization and provides reliable and cost-effective electricity, chilled water, steam, deionized water, compressed air, emergency power, and elevator services for The University of Texas at Austin.

Utilities and Energy Management uses innovation and technology to provide reliable and cost-effective utilities to support the tradition of teaching and research excellence at The University of Texas at Austin. UEM supports education, research, and public service at The University of Texas at Austin by providing efficient, resilient, and reliable services.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Utilities and Energy Management manages all functions related to supporting the missions of the University, Financial and Administrative Services and UEM including long range planning for utility infrastructure and vertical transportation for the main campus and the J.J. Pickle Research Campus.

The director will be an expert leader who has proven experience in the utilities and energy management field and is adept at complex decision-making in a high-risk environment and has a record of being collaborative and innovative in their approach to meeting the needs of partners and customers. UT Austin has set a global standard amongst their peers by maintaining a reliable and sustainable power infrastructure and is ranked among the largest and most competitive research universities.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

For more information, please visit UT Austin’s home page at and the full position description:

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