ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of PLANT OPERATIONS
Status Update: 2-15-13 The filling of this position has been deferred indefinately.
DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management, Planning, and Construction (FMP&C)
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for management and execution of all activities related to the overall processes/procedures associated with the operations of the Department within a multi-building, non-profit institution including but not limited to: oversight, training, support and leadership for skilled trades support staff, computerized work order, key control and energy management systems, routine, preventive and unscheduled/emergency maintenance, management/execution of Environmental, Health and Safety and other regulatory requirements and project and contract management and execution through internal and external personnel.
This position is a full-time, 12 months, and eligible for full benefits.
- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership, train and manage skilled trades staff personnel, develop and implement policies and procedures utilizing the full potential of the physical and human resources of the College.
- In association with the Associate Director – Project Management and Plant Operations, screen, interview and provide recommendations for employment of prospective employees and develop/oversee training activities. Provide performance evaluations, corrective procedures, and recommendations for promotions, demotions, retention or termination of employees.
- Develop, document, negotiate and manage: annual and project budgets, operational policies and procedures, internal and external constituencies affiliated with operational maintenance and project management activities and outsourcing. As required, provide service and functions related to basic responsibilities outside normal working hours.
- Participate in committees as assigned, develop and provide presentation materials associated with various internal and external constituencies i.e. Committees, City Officials, Boards of Trustees, President’s Office, etc.
- As a member of the FMPC project team, provide leadership and management for projects assigned and assist in the planning and execution of various aspects of projects under the leadership of other team members.
- Skills associated with multi-tasking and teamwork: Simultaneous management of daily operational activities and multiple projects through both independent and inter-Departmental resources and collaboration. Associated responsibilities include planning, documentation, programming and expediting through various internal and external constituencies; process management for the management/selection of skilled trades staff, contractors, architects, engineers, and consultants; review of daily and routine maintenance requirements; review of project plans and specifications for completeness, clarity and compliance with City, State and Federal laws, guidelines, codes and regulations and interpretation of technical provisions of contracts; review and approval of design and change orders; verify applications for payment; provide inspections from initiation through commissioning of assigned projects and maintenance activities.
- Comply with all safety procedures encountered in the operation of the institution.
- Position is considered “essential personnel” and is required to provide administrative, management, individual support and various other duties, as required, during and outside normal working hours including institution closures and duties associated with emergencies, and scheduled and unscheduled events.
QUALIFICATIONS: Baccalaureate degree required. Emphasis on facilities management and/or engineering is preferred. A demonstrated progressive growth in management responsibilities including direct personnel management within an organization associated with the facility service and/or construction industry during a minimum of a 5-year period is required. Recent administrative and/or managerial experience in an educational or similar institution preferred. Effective leadership, personnel management and qualities reflective of a collaborative teamwork environment are crucial. The position demands excellent organizational skills as well as superior interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), and an ability and desire to work closely with all constituencies of the College and Seminary and various external constituencies. Demonstrated abilities and knowledge regarding a high level of independence and collaboration in the performance of responsibilities and strong analytical and reasoning skills are required. The abilities required to effectively work in a fast paced, multi-building, service oriented environment and establish/maintain relationships with diverse constituencies within an academic community are critical. Above average understanding and skills related to PC-based hardware and software related to facilities management is essential – Microsoft Office, work order, energy management software, etc. A working knowledge of construction, architectural and engineering plans and specifications and building, fire, safety and environmental codes and a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required. Average physical strength and climbing, bending, lifting is required.
Moravian College is located near New York and Philadelphia, which affords easy access to many colleges and universities, as well as other scholarly and cultural resources. As a member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, Moravian is engaged in a variety of cooperative programs with Lehigh and DeSales Universities, Cedar Crest, Lafayette, and Muhlenberg Colleges.
TO APPLY: If your experience qualifies you for this challenging position, please send a letter of application describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume/ curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
Candidates are instructed to email their qualifications electronically. All application materials are to be combined into one document and submitted as a PDF file (preferred) or MS Word Document to: email@example.com, type 'Assistant Director of Plant Operations' in the subject line.
Posting Date: 10/24/12
Questions about the position may be directed to 610/861-1459.
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Moravian College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes health, life, and disability insurance, pension, generous vacation, and tuition remission.
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