Director of Facilities Operations & Maintenance, Medford - (19001213)
The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts University facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities Services plays a critical role in planning for the $30M/year deferred maintenance investment.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental safety and security, planning, design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovation and new construction
Reporting to the Senior Director of Facilities Services and overseeing a diverse team of facilities and grounds management and staff, the Director of Facilities Operations & Maintenance - Medford is responsible for providing a physical environment that enables the University to conduct its teaching, research and educational mission. The director oversees campus facilities services including the planning, execution, and implementation of operations, grounds, maintenance and customer service best practices for all aspects of campus academic and residential facilities, and campus mail services. She/he will work on a daily basis as part of a cohesive and influential team in collaboration with the Directors overseeing, campus planning, capital programs and campus engineering functions. She/He also interacts with campus leaders, communicating timely and accurate data regarding campus conditions and work status.
Develop, execute, communicate and maintain staffing and an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the departmental function; recruit, employ, supervise and evaluate departmental staff; direct the implementation of management development, skills training, safety and labor relations programs; coordinate with other university entities initiatives/programs regarding affirmative action, union negotiation, and equal opportunity.
Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effect changes required for improvement.
Advise the University administration on funding needs to adequately maintain the physical facilities of the institution, and assist the administration in the allocation of fiscal resources for various capital improvement and maintenance projects on campus.
Work with University administrators, faculty and staff to analyze and assess maintenance, growth, and facilities needs pertaining to programmatic changes. Develop and implement written programs, strategies and plans to meet those needs departments, and staff with monthly reports on various performance metrics. Reports should reflect the strategy, planning, implementation, executing and monitoring of trends, anomalies, and opportunities for continuous improvement, enhanced workflows, and optimized processes
10 -15 years' experience in facilities management including comprehensive knowledge of buildings and equipment with ability to foresee problems, implement solutions and complete ordinary repairs in a timely manner
Demonstrated knowledge of building trades including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry
Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations related to facilities, residential facilities in a University setting and building system operations
Planning, fiscal, and forecasting experience with an understanding of how to keep costs to a minimum while providing best care for facilities
Bachelor's Degree in a facilities and/or engineering discipline
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to foster effective working relationships at all levels
Microsoft Outlook Office, Maximo or other work order management system, CAD and or Revit, Microsoft Project, JCI Metasys
Master's degree in an appropriate, related discipline.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Organization: Facilities Services - Medford
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 11, 2019, 1:06:19 PM
Internal Number: 95540
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