Partnering with a higher education institution in the Northeast that has both academic and medical campuses, Helbling consultants secured a Director of Utilities & Energy Management who our client says "has turned the ship around". Within 18 months, the successful candidate has revamped the entire utilities and energy department resulting in improved processes and procedures, increased efficiency, and enhanced employee morale and engagement.
After a comprehensive search for an individual who could overcome our client’s challenges and assume the extensive responsibilities of the position, we were successful in attracting and securing a professional who had more than twenty years of comprehensive facilities experience, a Professional Engineer’s license, and who was LEED accredited. The candidate was familiar with capital projects, budgeting, utilities, deferred maintenance, and working within union and non-union environments.
Due to high turnover among his predecessors, the individual had to quickly prove that he would be diligent and persistent in working to achieve the department's objectives. In follow-up conversations, our client has stated that the candidate made an immediate impact, has successfully built trust in the department, brought transparency to the entire process, and has “turned the ship around”. Within 18 months, he has successfully revamped the entire utilities and energy department, established facility-wide procedures, improved procurement processes with increased accountability, successfully negotiated a new labor union contract, increased efficiency, and enhanced employee morale and engagement.
After a comprehensive search for an individual who had the technical experience and soft skills to effective address our client’s challenges, we successfully attracted a professional who had more than twenty years of comprehensive facilities experience, a Professional Engineer’s license, and who was LEED accredited.Matt Lesher, Senior Managing Consultant