The Plumbing Manager will manage the Plumbing, Automatic Sprinkler and Gas Fitting activities for Boston University. The Manager will be responsible for maintenance, repair and operation of facilities, as well as applying for plumbing permits, Boston Water and Sewer, and BFD permits and Impairment Orders.
Evaluate backlog and emergencies and call in outside contractors to supplement in-house staffing when deemed necessary. Oversee the performance of outside contractors for quality of workmanship, accuracy of billing, and timely completion of work. Approve vendor invoices.
Provide cost estimates for both in-house and third party jobs. Advise and recommend courses of action to achieve desired results in a cost efficient manner which is in compliance with federal, state, and city codes and regulations.
Oversee maintenance of and verify accuracy of records pertaining to outstanding and completed jobs, overtime and payroll time sheets, daily travel vouchers, contractor's time and material sheets, and plumbing inventory.
Prioritize outstanding requests for services, estimate labor hours to complete each request, and assign requests to appropriate tradesmen. Expedite emergency requests as received, utilizing available manpower, and when necessary re-establish priority of daily assignments as emergency requests are received. Evaluate and estimate supplies needed to complete requests, measure against in-house inventory and order as needed. Distribute supplies to tradesmen as necessary and allocate inventory costs to proper jobs. Monitor performance of tradesmen.
Coordinate all plumbing related special projects and renovations, supervise completion of work and coordination with other trades areas. Coordinate these activities with schedules mandated by other University departments involved in these projects. Manage automatic sprinkler testing, repairs, and record keeping, NFPA 25
Establish and reinforce safety guidelines for tradesmen to minimize risk of injury and related workmen's compensation claims.
This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, retirement, tuition remission and more!
Vocational/technical training required; bachelor's preferred with 8 years of related work experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.