Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Facility Operations Department Head to join the team. In this role, you will be responsible for the safe and effective operations of approximately 100 facilities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in support of world-class science. The Laboratory is located on over 200 acres, has over 4,000 personnel (and more than 10,000 visitors per year) and comprises laboratories, scientific user centers, research support facilities, utility infrastructures, and administrative buildings. This position oversees between $5M - $10M in facility operational funding annually with a staff of 30-40 employees.
This key department head position provides leadership for the professional Facility Management program and staff who serve as liaisons between Researchers/tenants and the Facilities Division to ensure that facilities are equipped with the needed capabilities and are in a ready state to support the critical science missions of the Laboratory. This position also provides leadership for work management including work planning and control, outage management, preventive/predictive maintenance program administration, subcontracted maintenance work, small projects managed by department personnel, and stores operations. This position has routine interactions with internal and external management, supervisors, staff, suppliers, contractors, and tenants including Berkeley Site Office, UCOP and DOE leaders. This position provides management and direction over first line management, supervisors, and subcontractors.
What You Will Do:
Directs and controls the activities of Facility Management and Work Management functional areas through line managers. Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.
Serves as a steward of LBNL infrastructure and oversees the prioritization, scheduling and coordination of maintenance work for LBNL buildings, grounds, and equipment which includes major utility systems such as high-pressure boilers, steam lines, water, sewer gas, electrical, HVAC and distribution systems.
Responsible for the implementation of DOE Contract requirements and laws applicable to work management and worker safety and health. Establish, implement, maintain and measure department wide standards, best practices, procedures, and training programs to ensure compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and Laboratory standards. Ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, contracts, ordinances, permits, Federal and State codes, and administrative rules and regulations affecting departmental operations and personnel matters.
Responsible for maintaining effective processes and tools that integrate safety into work planning and execution and provide value-added work control documents in support of operations, maintenance, facility/equipment start-ups, and equipment installations.
Defines, develops and maintains existing and new technologies and provides vision, enhancements and short/long-term development for technical/process improvement across the Facility Operations Department.
Develops and maintains processes for approval, authorization, release, and briefing of operations and maintenance work.
Provides site-wide leadership and communication for the coordination of outages for facility and utility systems.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining an efficient and effective process/system to manage parts and materials needed for corrective and preventive maintenance. Responsible for ensuring that critical spare parts are identified and managed to minimize downtime of critical infrastructure.
Partners with engineering and maintenance organizations to analyze operations and maintenance issues/risks, evaluate alternative solutions, develop sound conclusions and recommend a course of action.
Develops and defines standards for the highest quality customer service practices and holds staff accountable to the standards.
Develop and implement training and qualification programs to ensure staff is competent commensurate with responsibilities and ensures staff maintains training and qualifications currently.
Responsible for the maintenance of the Master Equipment List and the Computerized Maintenance Management System including asset data management and effective maintenance planning to minimize downtime of facilities.
Direct and manage staff functions and participate in personnel actions for Department employees including hiring selection, training, performance management, salary administration, employee development, promotions, general welfare and disciplinary actions.
Actively support, promote and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through the organization, division and laboratory.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Facility Management related discipline and 10 yrs, or an Advanced degree and 7 years of progressive experience in industrial maintenance/facilities operation, maintenance, engineering and prior supervisory experience. Experience or a combination of experience and education may be substituted in lieu of Degree. Must have experience in facilities operations/maintenance management, work management, and hazards analysis in a complex industrial plant or laboratory facility with multiple buildings.
In-depth knowledge of office building and scientific laboratory building operations/maintenance required.
Project Management training and experience preferred.
Operations/General Manager and Leader with a demonstrated track record of outstanding operations/management experience, including broad and diverse areas of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and other primary building systems.
Proven leadership/management abilities with a diverse work group.
Proven abilities to delegate to staff and manage change for both organizational and process improvements.
Experience implementing and managing Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and measuring success through metrics/analytics.
Substantial and broad-based experience implementing work planning and controls methodologies into a maintenance and facility operations organization.
Proven skills in conflict resolution, balancing workloads, and performing effectively under challenging conditions such as fluctuating priorities, changing assignments, and resources.
Must possess a strong bias for action, be a self-starter with initiative, exceptional communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to manage competing priorities. Must be effective at communicating regularly with all operations and maintenance personnel, both individually and as a group, to ensure good two-way communication concerning maintenance and facility issues.
Excellent customer service skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a variety of internal and external staff at levels is essential.
Must be knowledgeable of disaster planning, emergency preparedness and general facility safety.
Working knowledge and direct experience with DOE policies and procedures including demonstrated knowledge and application of DOE orders preferred.
Experience working in a research, university or academic environment with direct DOE or government agency work experience preferred.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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