The Associate Director of Building Operations is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, (MEP), roofing, paint and carpentry operations and maintenance within the buildings on the Homewood Campus. This includes supervision of these shops and oversight and accountability for their respective budgets. Additionally, the manager supports new building design and renovation projects with design review and works with the Design & Construction (D&C) group to ensure appropriate quality for equipment and that preferred operational schemes are employed. This position reports to the Director of Plant Operations.
Essential Job Functions:
Plan, coordinate, and direct all MEP maintenance and operations related to buildings on the Homewood Campus. This requires direct oversight of six maintenance shops comprised of five supervisors, thirty-six union employees and eight technical staff members. It also requires selecting and providing direction for the supervision of contract labor and outside contractors.
Prepares and manages six shop budgets totaling approximately $6 million dollars. This includes oversight of expenditures and reconciliation of expenses.
Troubleshoots mechanical, electrical, and plumbing problems and implements corrective action through the use of in-house and contractual staff.
Communicate with all levels across the university community, including students, bargaining unit employees and staff members, department heads and directors, Deans, and may be called on for presentations to staff up to and including Vice Presidents. Communicate with entities outside the university including government agencies and groups doing business with the university.
Works with architects, engineers, general and subcontractors, and D&C on major and minor construction projects.
Develop and implement operations standards for building automation and HVAC systems.
Responsible for hiring, motivating, and disciplining staff.
Provide training to personnel and assist with the development and implementation of Plant Operations annual training program.
Negotiate and manage all MEP related contractual services for Homewood buildings; includes assisting in the development of RFPs and sole responsibility for ensuring awarded contracts are fully executed. Typical contracts include building automation controls and HVAC, electrical maintenance, life safety systems and emergency generator maintenance. Assist in developing and implementing annual and long-term capital renewal projects through the use of proprietary capital renewal software program, which necessitates performing periodic building inspections and priority updates.
Develop and manage preventive maintenance program for Homewood buildings. This includes data collection, prioritization and scheduling of maintenance tasks.
Monitor and analyze energy usage and trends; recommend operational and/or equipment changes designed to improve efficiencies.
Manages the construction of an average of ten capital projects annually totaling approximately $1.0 million dollars. Projects include deferred maintenance, capital replacement and capital improvements.
Evaluate and select outside vendors, contractors and consultants that best meet the needs of the university. Procure supplies and equipment necessary to maintain effective and efficient shop operations.
Act as liaison between Plant Operations and the other department representatives for resolving MEP related issues and promoting operations ideas.
Ensure compliance with OSHA, BOCA, State and Federal regulations, and JHU safety standards for all work occurring in Homewood buildings.
Participate in MEP and department operations comparisons with peer institutions to ensure best practices are being employed.
On-call at all times and is expected to be able to either physically or verbally respond to emergencies, depending upon the scope of the problem.
Performs annual performance evaluations and determines merit increases for supervisory staff.
Assist the Director of Plant Operations with special projects as requested.
Must be computer literate and able to read and interpret plans, specifications, and technical manuals. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies and must possess strong communication skills.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering or a technical equivalent. Extensive experience may be substituted.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Ten years related experience required with a minimum of 5 years experience in Facilities Management and 5 years experience in a supervisory role is required. Prior experience with Building Automation Control Systems is preferred.
Must be able to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
Ability to operate a computer and other equipment on a frequent basis.
Ability to frequently communicate with coworkers.
Ability to move about.
Ability to lift or move objects up to 50 lbs.
Role/Level/Range: L, 4, LE
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Fulltime
Schedule: M-F 7.5
Employee subgroup: Salaried, Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: JHFRE Building Operations & Maintenance
Personnel area: UN10
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