Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The Director, Trades Services plays the critical and central role in the renewal and maintenance of all buildings and most utilities systems on a 7.5 million sqft Research 1 University campus and works closely with the Director of Engineering and Energy Management on all utilities related issues. Also is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Athletics facilities for a NCAA Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference program. The Director oversees a 75 person department made up of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry/Painting and Lock shops staffed by union employees and led by Supervisors and Managers operating in three shifts 24/7/365. They also oversee a large number of contractors and vendors conducting all maintenance operations.
The Director provides daily leadership and management responsibility for the maintenance and operation of all campus facilities and continuously develops and implements methods to improve overall productivity and improve customer satisfaction. They set annual goals and objectives for all functional units and plan operating expenses and maintain budgets for personnel, supplies and contracted services.
The Director co-chairs a team that nominates, develops, plans and executes small to medium sized MEP capital renewal projects with an annual budget of approximately $6 million. Identification and prioritization of these projects plays a central role in the overall support of the university mission and requires collaboration and communications over a wide range of university stakeholders.
Salary Hiring Range: $121,200 $151,500
A Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical) is preferred, but a degree in Construction Management, or a related technical field is acceptable. However, this may be waived through a combination of similar experience and a valid trade license.
Union management experience is preferred.
Demonstrated successful leadership in a Facilities Management organization and knowledge of facilities operations and maintenance crafts, services and systems is critical. Candidates should have at least 8 years of progressive experience in leadership positions within a Facilities Management organization, preferably in higher education.
A willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends in order to complete projects, especially during peak periods is essential.
The requirements of this job merit the hiring of an active individual that would be required to walk the University's buildings and grounds on a daily basis. Ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders is required.
This position is considered essential and will respond to most campus emergencies either in person or direct response from a remote location.
Must maintain a valid driver's license.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.