The successful candidate will collaborate with Property Management, Leasing, Development and third party vendors to ensure the functional capability of buildings and systems and help transition properties from development/construction to operating phase.
- Responsibilities include managing facilities staff and third party service providers who are responsible for ongoing, day-to-day management of the facility.
- Overseeing budget planning for assigned portfolio including providing various reports summarizing the financial, operating and capital expenditure activity related to each property.
- Selecting vendors and secure bids on approved, operating and capital budget items that pertain to maintenance, engineering and tenant services.
- Ensuring completion of maintenance work in accordance with established standards and in compliance with safety regulations and building codes.
- Reviewing and approving maintenance, engineering and utility invoices for cost, allocation, account coding, amount and completion and construction work performed by contractors.
- Participating in the acquisition/due diligence process of properties located in the region and in target markets.
- Conducting site inspections to assess the physical condition of buildings and systems.
- Overseeing preparation and filing of periodic reports with government/regulatory authorities including environmental permitting, i.e.: water treatment, hazardous waste disposal, air permits, underground tank permits, etc.
- Implementing a preventative maintenance program to maximize the value of company assets.
Skills / Experience:
- BA/BS in engineering, facilities management or related field required. Certification in facilities management a plus.
- Seven to ten years of progressive facilities management preferably in life science and/or laboratory facilities properties including start-up and commissioning of life science laboratory and manufacturing. Experience managing vivarium or animal facility preferred.
- Experience through technical education and hands-on-experience in the following disciplines: HVAC design and engineering, electrical design and engineering, plumbing design and engineering, and other building support systems including but not limited to fire/life safety systems and security.
- Knowledge of financial terms and principles relating to facilities management.
- Experience forecasting and preparing budgets and reports summarizing financial, operating and capital performance data.
- Experience with managing 24/7 operations with both union and non-union engineering and maintenance staffs a plus.
- Excellent leadership and managerial skills and desire to train, supervise and lead maintenance staff and contractors.
- Proven experience with sustainability and energy conservation programs in commercial or institutional buildings required, with LEED accreditation desirable.
- Computer literate including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Project, AutoCad and maintenance management systems.
- Ability to read and understand building plans and specifications.
- Strong customer service focus and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regulatory agencies, vendors, contractors, tenants and employees.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate in a clear concise manner.
- Organized, task and detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with multiple deadlines.
- Must be flexible to travel on occasion.