Executive Director of Facilities Management
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Work type: Full-time exempt
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand the University’s vision and execute operationally in support of it.
Work with senior management to strategically plan the physical plant investment.
Plan, develop and manage capital construction and renovations, including, but not limited to scope development, project scheduling, specification approval, daily contractor management, move, telecommunications, and data coordination.
Coordinate and manage project meetings and occupant notifications, budget and punch list completion.
Responsible for overall appearance and operation of the University; provide safe, attractive and high quality facilities and grounds for the campus community.
Oversee all construction, renovations, groundwork, and aesthetics of University’s three campuses in Chester (100 acres), Wilmington (35 acres) and Harrisburg (5 acres).
Manage day-to-day operations, maintenance, and environmental health and safety departments.
Generate, negotiate, execute and manage contracts with external vendors, appropriately following University procurement policies and procedures.
Create a tracking system to manage contracts and vendor agreements.
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility for all expenses related to maintenance, operations and utilities. Prepare and effectively manage operations and project budgets. Research discrepancies to ensure accuracy before approving payments.
Enforce safety work rules and procedures in accordance with OSHA regulations, EPA, PA DEP, and all applicable local, state, and federal government laws and regulations.
Lead, develop and supervise a total staff of approximately 55 team members.
Prepare staffing plans. Ensure quality hires, training of personnel to departmental standards, assigning work and evaluating employees’ performance.
Manage overall combined capital, operating and wage budget of approximately $25 million.
Demonstrate leadership and expertise through training, service delivery and excellence. Identify opportunities for improving department and procedures; implement improvements and conduct quality reviews periodically.
Develop policies, plans and procedures for the effective operations of the Department, including preventative maintenance planning and inspection schedules.
Develop equipment inventory list and ensure maintenance of all departmental assets at each location.
Collaborate with and work in an advisory capacity to senior leadership of University to determine long-term goals, resource planning, operational expectations and best practices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required):
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering, facilities management or related field
Seven (7+) plus years in senior leadership role in facilities/operations management, preferably in higher education
Demonstrated supervisory success with skilled labor, exempt and non-exempt staff
Demonstrated experience in complex, multi-location organizations
Excellent project management skills
Demonstrated written, verbal and presentation skills
Demonstrated strength in collaboration and listening skills to understand and clarify issues raised and offer solutions that meet the client’s needs
Commitment to excellent results
Ability to work with and advise senior leadership
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while adhering to deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Valid driver’s license
Ability to travel domestically (regionally)
Strong problem solving
Master’s degree in business management, engineering or related field
Knowledge of emerging technologies in the areas of sustainability and environmental safety.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
This job requires significant night and weekend work. Ability to work behind a computer for long periods. Mobility between campus building, on and off-site facilities.
This role serves as essential personnel, which may require on-campus residence during community, local, state or national emergencies.
*Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.
Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time 29 Jul 2019
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