Director of Facilities Operations, Boston Campus - Operations - (20001195)
The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts University facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities Services plays a critical role in planning for the $35M/year deferred maintenance investment.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental safety and security, planning, design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovation and new construction.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Facilities Services and overseeing a diverse team of facilities managers and staff, the Director of Facilities Operations Boston/SMFA is responsible for providing a physical environment that enables the University to conduct its teaching, research and educational mission. The director oversees campus facilities services including the planning, execution, and implementation of best practices for all aspects of campus academic and residential facilities. She/he will work on a daily basis as part of a cohesive and influential team in collaboration with the Directors/Managers overseeing, capital programs and campus engineering functions. She/He also interacts with campus leaders, communicating timely and accurate data regarding campus conditions and work status.
The Director is responsible for ensuring that facilities programs and tasks are properly authorized and funded, environmentally sound, and completed on time and in a cost-effective manner. He/She is responsible for ensuring that new and ongoing building systems and MEP specifications are developed and implemented consistent with university efficiency and sustainability standards and in accordance with workplace and regulatory safety standards, rules and regulations.
The successful candidate will bring broad-based facilities management experience and a proven record of leading change, managing resources, and streamlining processes and systems. He/She will be a person of the highest integrity, with a collegial style that engenders trust and enables collaboration, along with an enthusiasm for the day-to-day management of efficient, responsive operations.
7 -10 years' experience in facilities management including comprehensive knowledge of buildings and equipment with ability to foresee problems, implement solutions and complete ordinary repairs in a timely manner
Demonstrated knowledge of building trades including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry
Knowledge of applicable codes and regulations related to facilities, residential facilities in a University setting and building system operations
Planning, fiscal, and forecasting experience with an understanding of how to keep costs to a minimum while providing best care for facilities
Bachelor's degree in a facilities and/or engineering discipline
Valid driver's license
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to foster effective working relationships at all levels
Microsoft Outlook Office, Maximo or other work order management system, CAD and or Revit, Microsoft Project, JCI Metasys
Experience managing a research and development facility or health sciences campus
Continued Education Classes in operating and programming JCI Metasys system
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Facilities Services - Boston
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 21, 2020, 8:28:57 PM
Internal Number: 20001195
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