Director of Campus Facilities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is looking to hire a Director of Campus Facilities to join the Facilities Management Department. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

This position is responsible for management of all aspects of the Facilities Department Management including fiscal and capital facilities budget, personnel, and for the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the construction, maintenance, repair and remodeling of campus buildings and grounds, operation and maintenance of the physical facilities of ERAU at the Prescott, AZ campus which includes buildings and building systems, electrical, natural gas, water, sewer, and communication utility infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, grounds maintenance, custodial maintenance, motor pool operation and management and fleet reservations, space planning, interior design, materials management, shipping and receiving, locksmith, event setup support, and planning, design and construction of capital remodel and renovation projects. Provide an environment which is aesthetically pleasing and conducive to the learning process.

Job Duties:

  • Plans, di rects, ove r sees, and participates in the development of d i visional work plans to include construction projects and all facilities services operation s (motorpool, materials management, shipping & receiving, locksmith .

  • Assigns work activities to Managers and Supervisors.

  • Analyzes problems, trouble-shoots and i dentifies alternative solu ti ons, project consequences of proposed actions, and implements recommendations in support of accomplishing desired results.

  • Assist in establishing p ri orities for major maintenance projects and renovations and make recommendations for Improvements in P hysical Plant programs.

  • Develop and manage deferred maintenance plan .

  • Supervises and participates in the development and administration of facilities services and construction project budgets. Monitors and approves expenditures as necessary.

  • Supervises the development of construction documents, RFPs, bids, contracts and proposals for construction and facilities related services. Negotiates and administers contracts with outside vendors, architects and other.

  • Provides staff assistance to the Chief Business Officer, confers and advises professional staff regarding areas of responsibility and college-wide issues.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates programs and strategies designed to create and maintain safe, functional, secure, clean and orderly facilities to ensure efficient and economical operation.

  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel. Provides for or coordinates staff safety training and professional development; counsels with employees to correct deficiencies in performance; Implements disciplinary and termination procedures if necessary.

  • Assist campus leadership with campus space and functional use planning. Oversee space management module in AIM. Makes floor plans changes and HEGIS code changes to show physical changes.

  • Assures compliance with OSHA, fire codes, building codes, city and county ordinances, etc.

  • Develops and implements programs and schedules for preventive maintenance, equipment replacement and energy conservation.

  • Coordinates the administration of service contracts for maintenance, repair and other services affecting facilities, equipment and furnishings

  • Maintains liaison with architects, engineers and contractors/ subcontractors engaged in plant expansion, renovation, or other major projects. Acts as principal point of contact in such efforts to insure the interests of University are protected.

  • Maintains the repository for all plant blueprints and drawings.

  • Maintains central key controls for the plant.

  • Assists the Director of Security and Safety Officer in the maintenance of adequate fire, safety, security, insurance, health, and other related campus programs.

  • Maintains sufficient records, files, controls, procedures to insure management and work production.

  • Direct event setup support for campus events.

  • Direct snow and ice removal during winter storm events .

  • Respond to after hour emergency calls and facilitate callout for repairs as necessary.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation Assistance provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights

  • Bachelor’s degree. Area of study: facilities, construction, engineering, architecture, or related.

  • Five to ten years of work related experience is required.

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Consideration will be given for licensure/certification in engineering, architecture, or construction.

Required skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of facility management and/or auxiliary services principles and practices

  • Knowledge of construction rules and regulations for compliance

  • Knowledge of RFP and bidding process, contractual terms and conditions

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents

  • Ability to negotiate terms of contracts

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal or external customers.

  • Ability to write and speak effectively and make presentations.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Knowledge and understanding of college operations.

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team.

  • Supervisor/ leadership skills.

  • Proficiency with office software and equipment.

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