The Facilities Manager reports to the senior director for administration of the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in collaboration with the chair of MBG and the executive director of the Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies. The Facilities Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, and operation of the facility. Space renovation and rehabilitation involves both endowed and contract college funding and requires significant interaction with the facilities management in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Agriculture and Life Sciences, along with the University Research Division. Operations involve approximately 170,000 square feet in the Biotechnology building, its property and surrounding grounds, along with remote spaces belonging to in-house programs in Wing Hall, Stimson Hall, and the Plant Science Building.) The Facilities Manager must meet the needs of a diverse/complex group of researchers, faculty, investigators, postdoctoral fellows and associates, visiting scientists, staff and students (estimated at 500+). Manage two support staff.
The Facilities Manager must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of utilities (i.e., HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Electric, Steam, Chilled Water, etc.) how they operate, what they serve, and the importance of what infrastructure is critical to operations/research. Recognize/diagnose facility/utility problems. Inspect and report necessary corrective routine maintenance of the facility as well as schedule preventative maintenance.
Must have knowledge of University physical plant operations and managerial structure. Maintain good working relationships with Facilities & Campus Services (F&CS) shops, individual trades, and Zone management.
On-call 24x7 for after hour emergencies or utility problems. Responsible for renovations and construction within building, including obtaining estimates, quotes, ordering material, equipment and furniture. Work closely to minimize downtime. Track maintenance requests and assure timely and satisfactory completion. Verify appropriate charges on monthly facilities billings.
Bachelor's degree; more than 3 but less than 5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years related facilities work – preferably in a biotechnology or science research facility. Familiarity with HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and other utilities; ability to read blueprints. Familiarity with basic building codes, OSHA requirements, code enforcement knowledge, and Cornell Facilities Services organization, trades and management structure. Supervisory experience. Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment in a large, diverse, research and teaching facility that encompasses both statutory and endowed components. Demonstrated record of successfully providing exceptional customer services. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external constituents. Experience that demonstrates sound judgement, creativity and problem solving skills. Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team while fostering a respectful work environment. Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple areas, events and deadlines. Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure, use sound judgement in accomplishing tasks that are urgent; balance conflicting priorities. Ability to use different technology for inventory, the ticketing system (Maximo), and various facility operations-related software.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with ALC and Card Access Software; three-five years' experience working with basic and/or applied research community. High level communication and public relations skills. Sense of humor.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews anticipated to begin late January. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document before attaching to your application.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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