Sr. Manager, Operations (WIT)

Location
Kansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Position Title

Sr. Manager, Operations (WIT)

Position Number

K00115

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Facilities Services at Washburn University, this position is responsible for overseeing the operational and maintenance procedures at Washburn University Institute of Technology ( WIT ). This includes facilities services, warehousing operations, and capital project management for all three WIT campuses in partnership with Washburn University. Partners with Washburn University Police Department on security initiatives and matters, and partners with Washburn University Purchasing Department on procurement operations. This position serves as a member of the WIT leadership team.

Position will oversee the Building/Grounds Maintenance Manager, whose team consists of approximately 8 full-time and 1 part-time staff member.

Essential Job Functions of Position

• Understand and comply with all Washburn University policies, regulations, and procedures pertaining to budgeting, purchasing, and inventory control.

• Work with Washburn Tech Facilities Services department and/or vendors to coordinate repairs, building maintenance and/or modifications as requested.

• In partnership with University Facilities and WIT administration, manage budget control, contract negotiation and coordination of material procurement.

• Plan and administer capital improvement projects and renovations.

• Review and analyze project cost data and other numeric data. Accomplish assigned results for projects, or for significant aspects of complex assignments on time and budget

• Monitor budget activity and warehouse inventory levels to remain apprised of expenditures, concerns and issues with each area.

• Work with stakeholders as needed to resolve issues as they develop.

• Coordinate and represent the university in working with outside vendors and contractors.

• Review plans and specifications for new and proposed projects to insure quality end products.

• Assist in the preparation of the yearly capital project program for WIT .

• Assist in the project bidding process and oversee projects through completion.

• Monitor and control costs on tools, instruments, material, overtime and contractor services. Keep accurate records on contractor services and payments.

• Partner with the Washburn University Police Department ( WUPD ) to ensure security initiatives and matters are effectively provided to all WIT locations.

• Employee may be on-call during non-office hours to meet operational requirements.

• Perform additional job related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree AND a minimum three years’ related experience leading work teams
OR
• A combination of post-secondary education and related experience equivalent to seven (7) years, with a minimum three years’ experience leading work teams.

Preferred:
• Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, management, construction management or related field.
• Experience with procurement or commodity management including inventory, budgets and vendor relations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of fire, electrical, HVAC systems, building automation systems, plumbing and mechanical systems OSHA, safety and hazardous materials handling required.
• Ability to prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks while maintaining high degree of accuracy, speed
• Effective interpersonal communication
• Experience working in a dynamic work environment

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable by the university’s standards

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority

No

Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

$60,000 - $65,000

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours

Full-time/Part-time

Full Time

Average Hours per Week

Months per Year

FLSA

Exempt

FTE

EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Posting Number

S0207P

Background Check Required?

Yes

Driving History Checked?

Yes

Drug Screen Required?

No

Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

For earliest consideration apply by

04/05/2021

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled?

Yes

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

https://washburn.peopleadmin.com/postings/3198
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree AND a minimum three years’ related experience leading work teams; OR do you have a combination of post-secondary education and related experience equivalent to seven (7) years, with a minimum three years’ experience leading work teams?
    • Yes - I have a Bachelor’s Degree AND a minimum three years’ related experience leading work teams.
    • Yes - I have a combination of post-secondary education and related experience equivalent to seven (7) years, with a minimum three years’ experience leading work teams.
    • No I do not.
  2. Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, management, construction management or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have experience with procurement or commodity management including inventory, budgets and vendor relations?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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