New Executive Director for Facilities Services Named

Welcome to Jeffrey L. Benjamin, P.E.


Jeffrey L. Benjamin, P.E. has been named Executive Director of Facilities Services for the University of Houston.

A licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, Jeff Benjamin began his career as an Electrician’s Mate in the United States Navy in Denver, Colorado.  He retired after 24 years of service as a Lieutenant Commander with the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps in 2013.  Most recently, he was the Project Director for the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project, a $1.5 Billion, 320 million gallon per day expansion to the City’s Northeast plant and currently the largest design-build water purification plant project in the world.

Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and from North Carolina State with a Master’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management.  He is currently serving on the board of directors of the Southwest Region of the Design-Build Institute of America and continues to have a strong commitment to public service.

With over 20 years of experience managing projects and facilities worldwide for the Navy and Marine Corps in austere environments, Jeff brings a diverse and seasoned facilities related background to the University.

As Executive Director, Jeff looks forward to providing leadership and direction to Facilities Services which includes custodial services, grounds maintenance, facilities management, as well as operation and maintenance of the central plant.

“I am extremely excited to become a part of the University of Houston team.  I look forward to doing my part to build upon this University’s great reputation.”