Director of Physical Plant

Position Summary:

The Director of Physical Plant is responsible for management, oversight and supervision of the College’s maintenance operations, including but not limited to: facilities, grounds, energy management systems, staffing and budgeting. The Director creates and maintains a safe and effective living and learning environment, through collaboration with other campus leaders. The Director of Physical Plant reports to the Vice President of Administrative Operations and is additionally responsible for oversight of areas that include deferred maintenance, scheduled maintenance, capital projects and facility and equipment condition analysis.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

· Oversees the planning and implementation of 24/7 facility management services which include but are not limited to: grounds, HVAC-including energy management systems, key management, deferred and preventive maintenance, capital improvements, construction/renovation management, campus signage, oversight of vendors related to facilities and grounds, management of third-party custodial service provider, daily maintenance requests and work orders, moving, receiving, waste management including chemical disposal and maintenance of all department equipment.

· Directs the development, maintenance and execution of facility services policies and procedures, data systems and informs the Vice President of Administrative Operations on any variances.

· Assists with budget development, implementation, and continuous analysis for operations.

· Leads, supervises, and trains employees including performance reviews, approving time off, assigning work, recruitment, and other employee related transactions

· Leads the continuous improvement of operations that coincide with strategic planning and collaboration with the College’s senior leadership.

· Supports the administrative goals for energy management and sustainability, campus safety, campus planning and capital projects.

· Serves on campus wide and ad hoc committees, task forces and work groups, specifically the Crisis Management Team and Lab Safety Committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge and ability to lead organizational structure, workflow, and operating protocols.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively develop working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to prepare strategic plans which are integrated with budget plans and resource allocation.
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality, customer service, staff development and safety.
  • Ability to understand blueprints and schematics and interpret and apply complex legal and technical documents.
  • Must have excellent negotiation, oral and written communication skills and computer skills and be competent with word processing, email and calendaring software.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or closely related field.
  • Minimum of five years of successful and progressive experience in administrative, supervisory, and/or project management experience related to maintenance, including utilities, contract preparation/administration, fiscal planning, construction management, improvement or repair of buildings, facilities or equipment.
  • An understanding of commercial HVAC building controls including their design, installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Analytical skills to acquire energy data, analyze it, and develop energy reduction strategies.
  • In depth knowledge of maintenance trades.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid and current driver’s license
  • Preference to candidates with experience related to the oversight and/or management of higher education facilities.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The College complies with all local, state, federal and OSHA standards and provides the proper equipment and training for employees to perform their duties.

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