Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the position of Director of
Facilities Maintenance. The Facilities Management Services (FMS) Division
consists of more than 250 personnel including more than 100 in-house maintenance
personnel and more than 100 contracted housekeeping personnel. FMS is the
primary steward of Carnegie Mellon's physical infrastructure and is charged with
providing utility services, deferred maintenance planning, facility repairs,
facility maintenance and facility services to the nearly 100 university owned
buildings in Pittsburgh. The total aggregate annual FMS budget is approximately
The Director of Facilities Maintenance position is a senior
management position in FMS and is responsible for a diverse, multi-functional
organization. The incumbent leverages an annual budget of more than $12M and 100
personnel to direct FMS Maintenance supervisors, their bargaining unit staff and
maintenance related service contract personnel in the completion of more than
60,000 facility related work orders each year. The Director is accountable for
meeting the needs of the university through direct services to Facilities
Management Services customers, through the integrated support of other FMS
departments and through collaborative support to other university facilities
organizations such as Campus Design and Facilities Development, which manages
new construction and major renovation. Success will require a very high degree
of collaboration and consensus building across the complete range of the
university's academic and administrative functions.
The position requires
a mastery and broad understanding of facility operations and maintenance
management practices, alternatives, and issues. Successfully leading this large
organization in the understanding and accomplishment of organizational goals and
objectives will require the development and implementation broad initiatives
incorporating both strategic and tactical actions coupled with the ability to
respond quickly and effectively to changing situations and priorities.
Analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning, problem-solving, and
conflict resolution skills are at the forefront of daily operations.
Carnegie Mellon's highly collaborative environment requires the ability to
function fluidly across work groups and divisions and to communicate effectively
within the campus and neighborhood communities.
An undergraduate degree in
engineering or a related field and registration as an Engineer-in-Training is
required. An advanced degree in engineering, business or other applicable
discipline especially when coupled with Registration as a Professional Engineer
is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will posses a minimum of ten
(10) years experience in the management of facility operations and maintenance
services in an environment that is comparable - in its customer base, size,
organization, and workforce - to Carnegie Mellon University.
consideration, application materials should be received before January 21, 2011.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment
is made. Application materials should include a letter of interest, a resume,
and contact information for five professional references.
is a highly selective university with 5,700 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate
students in the colleges of Business Administration, Computer Science,
Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Policy &
Information Systems, and Science. For more information about Carnegie Mellon
University and Facilities Management Services, visit our websites at
http://www.cmu.edu and http://www.cmu.edu/fms/
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