The Facilities Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, and operational management of a diverse group of biology research and teaching facilities, involving both endowed and contract college funding. Duties include: oversight and management of facilities operation and repair, supervision of facility staff, equipment fabrication, computer systems and phone connections, animal rooms usage and performance, and safety functions for two departments (i.e., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; and Neurobiology & Behavior) which are housed in five different buildings.
Guide planning and implementation of construction/renovation and/or capital projects. Oversee purchasing functions as applicable. Recommend methods to ensure expenses are monitored against project budgets to measure cost effectiveness and efficiency of purchased services. Consult with department chairs, department managers, and other relevant offices regarding costs of design, construction, and other related building support activities.
Oversee and ensure the implementation of required safety and training programs adhering to university policies, federal, state and local regulations.
Bachelor's degree required, biology and/or engineering or related field preferred; 5 – 7 years of experience as operational manager, relevant experience with building maintenance, renovations and mechanical systems, with the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems or equivalent combination of education and experience. A thorough knowledge and understanding facilities systems technologies and of utilities within building facilities (e.g., HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Electric, Steam and Chilled Water, etc.), and the ability to read blueprints are required. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are necessary. Must have excellent customer service skills and be able to effectively communicate and handle multiple priorities, situations and demands, and prioritize effectively. Must have supervisory experience. Experience leading and collaborating with diverse teams and demonstrated effective communication with different audiences. Facility with general computing programs (Office, FileMaker, Adobe, etc.) as well as CAD programs.
Master's degree in biology or engineering is highly desirable.
Familiarity with Cornell systems (Maximo, Kronos, Space Inventory, etc.) and with Cornell policies on Endowed and State sides is preferable.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. To be considered, please submit both a cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save both in one document before attaching. Review of applications will begin by mid-October with an anticipated start date in mid-February.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance is provided for this position.
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