Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as "Caretakers of a Legacy."
The Associate Director of Engineering trades, under the supervision of the Director of Engineering Trades, is responsible for assisting in planning, organizing, directing, and managing the maintenance activities for the academic campus. The Associate Director will be responsible for the operation of the department in the Director's absence.
Articulate MEP's (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) Mission to technicians and greater community.
In conjunction with the Director, directs, establishes, implements, and monitors the District Work Center's (DWC) maintenance programs.
Focus on trade development for MEP, expand existing training matrix framework to help capture training efforts within department.
Support daily operations of the HUB Maintenance Supervisors.
Meet regularly with supervisors and staff to plan and coordinate maintenance related activities, mitigate higher level problems.
Help establish a communication framework within MEP.
Align with existing efforts to successfully execute emergency maintenance situations both locally and campus wide through documentation and planning.
Partner with stakeholders to improve the work order and work requisitioning system to meet the day-to-day maintenance operations.
Provide partnership in personnel management to include evaluation, coaching, mentoring, due process, and necessary recommendations for hiring, termination, etc.
Works with Safety office to improve safety programs for department.
Develop and maintains positive staff morale through various initiatives and programming efforts.
Promote sensitivity and fairness in dealing with staff from a diverse cultural background by highlighting campus offerings and celebrating diversity and inclusion.
Develops, monitors, and ensures compliance with department's policies, operating procedures, bidding requirements and other Federal, State and Local rules, regulations and requirements.
Research new products, laws, regulations, etc. for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts, and proper maintenance of LBRE/MEP/DWC-wide services.
Actively partner with related stakeholders to ensure immediate backfill of key personnel.
Other duties as assigned.
Considerable knowledge of facilities maintenance and repairs especially the area of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local building, environmental, security, and fire/life safety requirements applicable to a public/private school environment.
Skill in determining and ensuring effective utilization of maintenance personnel on projects and repairs.
Skill in determining corrective action in emergency situations.
Ability to interpret facility maintenance and repair contracts, plans, specifications, and schematics.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Effectively uses counseling techniques and coaching skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to operate personal computer and word processing and spreadsheet software packages.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to work.
Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Strong problem solving, pro-active and critical thinking skills.
Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in engineering or other appropriate technical area, or combination of technical education, training, and experience. Five or more years of extensive relevant professional and managerial experience in an environment with a variety of building types (administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, residential & dining facilities, auditoriums, etc.).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Technical knowledge of best practices in facilities management discipline.
Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets and service contracts.
Demonstrated experience planning, developing, and implementing programs.
Demonstrated experience understanding and applying relevant codes, regulations, and processes.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.
May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.
May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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