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Director of Engineering - Houston Astros (Houston, TX)

Department:        Engineering

Supervisor:          VP, Stadium Operations

Classification:      Full-Time/Exempt


The Director of Engineering’s primary role is to oversee, assist, and provide technical training to Engineering Staff as well as review and perform work for all preventative maintenance and repair work. Duties will include but are not limited to: project estimates, contractor coordination, project management, and tracking work orders. Develop, oversee and continually refine preventive maintenance program(s). Perform safety inspections. Stay current on State and local codes and changes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.

  • Initiate and review work requests, prioritize projects, develop and maintain work schedule, plan, coordinate, delegate and monitor projects. Ensure that an adequate stock of tools and materials are available for the completion of the assigned workload. 

  • Provide technical training, guidance, leadership, coaching, mentoring and effective performance feedback. Monitor work practices to ensure safety practices are being utilized. Assist with disciplinary actions. Ensure that department policies and regulations are followed.

  • Serve as subject matter expert and interface with project coordinators on contracted work. Perform inspections as needed. 

  • Communicate with all staff and contractors to coordinate maintenance, operation activities and programs, resolve issues, conflicts and exchange information. Identify potential energy saving projects.

  • Identify the scope and requirements of anticipated projects, contact and identify suppliers and contractors, if necessary, conduct pre-bid walk-through and/or conferences. Perform quality control inspections, inspect delivered products and certify completed work.    

  • Serve as acting supervisor in supervisor’s absence.

  • Assist in the evaluation of all assigned personnel.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education and/or Experience:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires high school diploma or GED plus vocational or technical training after high school, or equivalent experience, resulting in master level expertise.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Requires over five and up to and including ten years of experience in construction, building maintenance, mechanical systems, and leadership. Experience as a maintenance and repair technician in industry is strongly preferred.
  • Basic ability to understand documents, define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Requires knowledge and skill in the use of forklifts, man lifts, and hand and power tools required in the related trade.
  • Requires ability to perform math computations needed in trade; ability to read blueprints; basic building code knowledge as it relates to work in the related trade.
  • Operating knowledge and experience with work order systems and Microsoft Office software, including Outlook email.
  • Experience and/or certification in Project Management, LEAN principles and/or 5S preferred.
  • Knowledge of building automation system software must be acquired within six months of hire.
  • English language skills required. Oral and written fluency.

Personal Attributes

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, compute, evaluate, and use interpersonal skills to instruct, collaborate and/or negotiate.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Exceptional customer service orientation.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate a team.

Work Conditions

  • Work hours will be flexible around spring training, minor league, and major league seasons.

  • Must be available to work on both a scheduled and an emergency basis. This position supports all activities within the stadium, games and other events on-site, and will include evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.

  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee

  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate power tools and handle wiring as well as other electrical components.

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