Facilities Manager
Columbia University - New York, NY

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The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) seeks an experienced Facilities Manager. The Manager will report to the Director of Facilities and Space Planning and is responsible for the provision of effective facilities-related services to the entire School. The incumbent will work with the Director on long-range planning and to establish priorities for facilities maintenance, repairs, and improvements. Additional responsibilities include administering contracts, enforcing contract requirements, client management, project reporting including correspondence, budget, and scheduling. In partnership with University Facilities the Facilities Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality services to clients while maximizing the efficient use of University resources. The Facilities Manager will manage service requests and respond to emergencies. S/he will participate in the planning and execution of building projects that include renovations, upgrades of space, interior reconfigurations, and cosmetic improvement and related projects. Conduct safety audits at SEAS and monitor building systems. Provide a conduit for effective communication and relations between SEAS and CU Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Public Safety, Real Estate, Fire Safety, and Trade Shops to ensure a well-coordinated effort to respond to issues pertaining to facilities maintenance.

(1) Service Ticket Management: in partnership with University Facilities the Facilities Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality services to clients while maximizing the efficient use of University resources. The Facilities Manager will manage service requests and respond to emergencies. 30%

(2) Participate in the planning and execution of building projects that include renovations, upgrades of space, interior reconfigurations, and cosmetic improvement and related projects. Manage small renovation projects independently including coordination of various trades. 20%

(3) Responsible for the provision of effective facilities-related services to the entire School, the incumbent will work with the Director on long-range planning and to establish priorities for facilities maintenance, repairs, and improvements: administering contracts, enforcing contract requirements, client management, project reporting including correspondence, budget, and scheduling. 20%

(4) Conduct safety reviews at SEAS, monitor building operations. 15%

(5) Provide a conduit for effective communication and relations between SEAS and CU Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Public Safety, Real Estate, Fire Safety, and Trade Shops to ensure a well-coordinated effort to respond to issues pertaining to facilities maintenance. 10%

(6) Other duties as assigned. 5%

Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's Degree and/or the equivalent required.

A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in one of the following is required: management of physical plant operations and maintenance; institutional project management; or higher education planning/design.

Knowledge of the practices, methods, and equipment utilized in all phases of facilities management, including familiarity with HVAC, mechanical, electrical, monitoring, and control systems preferred.

Must have excellent communication and customer service skills to work effectively in a strong service environment that is subject to changing priorities. Strong organizational skills are a must.

Ability to work independently, take initiative, and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

Position typically involves moderate to heavy physical activity and exertion, including heavy lifting.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Professional customer service orientation a must. Excellence in editing written materials is required. Be able to set a climate of decorum and professionalism is essential. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work efficiency in a highly pressured environment. Must have keen interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent judgment. Must be able to react to time-sensitive matters as well as manage complex, longer-term initiatives. Excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to relate to all levels of personnel required. Must be highly detail oriented with excellent word processing skills. At all times, must exhibit a high degree of diplomacy, tact, and a strong sense of discretion with the ability to identify internal and external politics that impact the work of the school.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education environment preferred.

Special Instructions

Special Indications

This position works with:
HIPAA Compliance training required

No

Participation in Medical Surveillance required

No

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?

Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date

11-01-2013

Requisition Close Date

Open Until Filled

Quick Link

jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=139026

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