Job Description

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Architecture or a related field of study, or comparable work experience
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience providing facility management services in a leadership capacity
  • Facilities management experience in the area of laboratory-based scientific research is desired, including familiarity with wet lab, dry lab, lab support, bio-repositories, and vivarium facilities.
  • Advanced mechanical skills and knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other building systems.  Ability to troubleshoot issues and maintain continuous operations in support of research environment.
  • Computer literacy; especially as related to building control/management systems; including use of alerts, trend analysis, etc.
  • Proficiency with repair tools and techniques; able to troubleshoot issues and make minor emergency repairs or adjustments using hand tools or control system adjustments.
  • Ability to understand building plans, specifications, submittals and O&M manuals.
  • Experience in building construction and maintenance; budget management and financial modeling. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in the management of design and construction service providers.
  • Experience in campus master planning a plus

Description of Duties:

  • Coordinate and oversee building maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.  Analyze and diagnose problems and devise effective long-term solutions.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with building users.  Attend to needs related to ongoing building services, safety, security and comfort.
  • Maintain cooperative and productive relationships with vendors and service providers.
  • Provide 24x7 on-call, potentially onsite support in emergency situations
  • As the organization’s subject matter expert, provide competency for BMS/HVAC management, fire alarm, access control, security/CCTV and lighting control systems.
  • Manage all capital projects from development to completion, including determining scope, design, bid solicitation and analysis, contractor/consultant selection and oversight.
  • Assure compliance with applicable codes and regulations relating to capital projects and on-going maintenance of facilities.
  • Update and implement long-term capital improvement plan to support the Institute’s Strategic Plan.
  • Assure critical systems (freezers, data centers) are protected from failure through effective maintenance programs, design safeguards, redundancies and backup systems.
  • Oversee facilities repair and maintenance and custodial services personnel.
  • Assure preventive maintenance programs are in place and operational for key assets
  • Develop and administer the annual facilities management operating budget.
  • Develop and facilitate building and maintenance policies and procedures


Application Instructions

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