Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Director to work with the AVP and the FS senior leadership team in the continuing deployment of the Balanced Score Card and the implementation of Lean principle with the FMC organization. The Director will serve as the liaison for FMC with units within Finance & Administration, the Office of Planning & Budgeting, the Capital Planning & Development office and other organizations and units across campus.
The position directs all aspects of the operational, fiscal, planning and personnel activities of FMC, an organization of approximately 300 FTE and biennial funding exceeding $50 million dedicated to the maintenance, repair, alteration, renovation and preservation of Seattle campus buildings (approximately 295 buildings exceeding 14 million gsf) and grounds (643 acres) in support of the University's teaching, research and public service mission. It also directs and ensures well-managed and cost effective maintenance, renovation, facilities renewal and continual stewardship of valuable and historical facilities with a replacement value of approximately $5.5 billion.
The Director is supported by the eight senior level managers. The Director sets strategic direction for the FMC organization in accordance with Facilities Services and University of Washington strategic objectives; and serves as part of the Facilities Services senior leadership team to effect the success of Facilities Services in serving the University's overall mission. This position coordinates and interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of University constituents, consultants, contractors and regulatory officials.
Direct the development, implementation and application of policies and procedures for all aspects of the operation of FMC, an organization of more than 300 FTE and total funding exceeding $50 million per biennium
Develop and implement departmental programs to comply with University, State and Federal regulations; ensure compliance
Prepare and manage an operating / maintenance budget in excess of $27 million per biennium
Direct and manage a rechargeable maintenance program for self-sustaining units on the campus that exceeds $7 million per biennium
Direct the operation of a self-sustaining alterations unit, accomplishing minor construction/renovation projects (<$75,000 improvement value per project) that total more than $16 million per biennium
Monitor to ensure that a highly diverse unit of skilled and semi-skilled trades personnel work in an environment that provides equitable and fair treatment and opportunity
Direct personnel administration including broad issues of classification/compensation, recruitment, training, discipline and labor relations, including collective bargaining negotiations
Identify facilities and system deficiencies and/or improvements and develop appropriate corrective actions
Develop and direct initiatives and activities to effect pro-active regulatory compliance, environmental stewardship, and sustainability to achieve the long-term protection and preservation of the environment, the University's capital assets, and the safety and quality of the workplace
Direct the Management Accountability Program for FMC ensuring that the program is effective in developing and maintaining individual accountability throughout the organization
Prepare Capital Budget requests, specifically the Minor Repairs request, for buildings, building infrastructure systems and grounds
Advise clients on preparation of departmental budget requests relating to facilities
Direct and manage the submittal, review, prioritization, cost estimation and accomplishment of building and infrastructure projects for the University, including integration of asbestos work
Represent the organization's interests in committees both within the University and outside
Perform other duties as assigned
Regular and predictable attendance is required
Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
Be responsible and accountable.
Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude.
Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous.
Exhibit a professional work ethic.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration or a related field, and a minimum of ten years increasingly responsible experience managing a large organization responsible for the maintenance, repair and alterations of building and grounds in an institutional setting. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Demonstrated leadership abilities and effective management skills, including an ability to work effectively in a large and complex organization are essential Have knowledge and understanding of safe work practices and policies. Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license / certification / registration. Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. Be responsible and accountable. Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude. Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous. Exhibit a professional work ethic. Continuously promote a safe work environment.
Management experience should include experience in unionized personnel administration, fiscal management, project design and management, and material inventory control.
Experience managing complex facilities and or at a large research university is desired.
Experience in using strategic planning instruments (i.e. balance scorecard with an understanding of Lean principles is desirable).
Condition of Employment:
Position requires a flexible work schedule to deal with emergency issues and meetings related to University facilities and operations.
Recurring workloads, seasonal peaks and short lead time deadlines routinely require work beyond 40 hours per week.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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