Director of Operations and Maintenance

Denver, CO

Posted: 10/17/19
Deadline: 12/31/19

About This Organization

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

Job Duties

Leadership and Strategic Planning – 40%

-Develop, formalize, and implement both short-term and long-term plans, goals, and objectives for the Office of Operations and Maintenance, and Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
-Develop and implement maintenance strategies and protocols to maintain effective operation of buildings and grounds.
-Develop and implement policies, plans, and procedures for managing customer initiated work requests.
-Oversee development and implementation of policies, plans, and procedures that ensure operational continuity of University facilities in the event of emergency events.
-Research, plan, and implement improvements in building products or systems which will serve to better utilize University human and financial resources (i.e. energy saving systems and labor saving products and methods).
-Lead and direct Office resources in achieving continuous process improvement objectives.

Management – 30%

-Direct and take action on facility needs, including actions related to planned and deferred maintenance.
-Direct facility audits to examine building structures and systems; evaluate conditions and determine quality scores.
-Direct, supervise, and approve expenditures for maintenance specific projects.
-Direct and oversee selection of external vendors including but not limited to painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and HVAC .
-Work in close collaboration with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction Management during the capital project planning and delivery processes to ensure appropriate level of alignment with O&M and EH&S requirements, goals, and objectives.
-Develop and coordinate the annual Capital Construction Program, Capital Renewal Program, Capital Outlay Program, and Controlled Maintenance Program.
-Remain up-to-date on, and ensure full compliance with, all regulatory laws, rules, and regulations which affect hazardous chemicals that are used, generated, handled, disposed, or controlled by the departments under the responsibility of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
-Act in role of primary facilities operation and maintenance interest in support of ongoing development and application of University design and construction standards.
-Direct all required engagement activities with tri-institutional (AHEC ) campus representatives.
-Direct event scheduling and management functions for institutional spaces falling under Department control and oversight.

Supervision – 15%

-Supervise staff (currently 4 direct reports), including hiring, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, training and professional development, and recommend and/or implement salary increases, promotions, transfers, demotions, or terminations.
-Supervise, hire, train, and provide work direction and problem-solving assistance for student workers.

Finance – 10%

-Direct and oversee all Departmental processes, policies, and procedures related to operational budget management, analysis, and reporting.
-Plan and budget for expenditures in collaboration with senior management and service partners.
-Monitor and control budgetary variances.

Reporting and Other – 5%

-Provide reporting to various internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to, regulatory agencies, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, and University senior leadership.
-Serve on University committees and task forces as assigned.
-Perform other tasks or special projects as required.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in Facilities, Operations, Engineering, or related field.
-Experience in directing multi-facility operations and maintenance programs.
-Experience overseeing the management of multi-facility operational budgets.

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