Northern Arizona University - Director, Utility Services

By District Energy posted 02-08-2023 15:04


Northern Arizona University

Director, Utility Services




Job Description

Northern Arizona University's Facility Services: Utility Services is hiring a Director, Utility Services. This leader will direct campus operations to ensure effective job performance and quality services are provided to the campus community. They will support the planning of university operational strategy, as well as the implementation of current operations.


The Utility Services division includes production, procurement, and distribution of 12.4 kV electricity, steam and condensate, high temperature hot water, compressed air, chilled water, and natural gas. This position also coordinates the management of the outdoor lighting, potable and fire water, reclaimed water, irrigation water, sanitary sewers and storm drainage utility programs.


The Utility Services work unit is also accountable for mapping, locate services, metering, monitoring and recording cost and consumption data, billing, estimating, sales agreements, budgetary planning, maintenance (breakdown, corrective and planned), minor and major repairs and remedial measures, construction administration, environmental and regulatory compliance, system optimization, system testing and code compliance, and capital and utility master planning.


Northern Arizona University is committed to sustainable stewardship of resources by developing a Climate Action Plan and Sustainable Smart Campus Master Plan as part of NAU 2025-Elevating Excellence.  This position will be instrumental in assisting Northern Arizona University achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.  


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree or PhD in relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience OR
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis



Salary range begins at $95,809. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.


Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.