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Company: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Duties: Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Operations and Maintenance for Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES), the Director of Trades provides leadership to the maintenance staff supporting over 14 million square feet of campus facilities. The Director shall lead and motivate 5 managers directly and 24 Supervisors and over 250 unionized tradespersons and hardsurface/grounds staff to effectively maintain the campus. S/he shall operate and maintain campus' chilled water generation equipment and over 30 miles of underground electrical, steam, and chilled water distributions systems. The Director is responsible for the management of facilities staff, including any combination of the following functions: routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, customer projects, customer relations, service contracts, trash/recycling, and grounds maintenance. S/he shall oversee over $50 million dollars per year of labor, materials, and contracted expenses. This position shall drive productivity and effectiveness of maintenance actions to minimize long term costs while improving system reliability. The Director shall develop a collaborative team environment among the assigned staff, FRES Divisions, and the various school/center customers. S/he shall create a culture of continuous improvement and proactivity. Monitor organizational activities to ensure worker safety is maintained and the University's Climate Action Plan goals are supported. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field and 7 to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. At least 7 years of experience, in a large setting or corporate campus, preferably an academic environment, utility, manufacturing, or government institution, dealing with client relations, management of large operating staffs, and budgetary control, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA or related Masters degree, Professional Registration, and 10 years of experience strongly preferred. Must have an extensive knowledge of building operations, general maintenance, utility operations, building automation systems, and computerized Maintenance Management systems (CMMS). Experience in strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, contracting, staff development, and process improvement strongly desired. Must have strong leadership experience in utilizing information management systems and performance metrics to drive progress, accountability, and performance. Must have a proven record of excellent internal and external customer service; collaboration and teamwork demonstrated excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; and an ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Experience and knowledge working with in-house unionized workforce is preferred. Reference Number: 96-29358 Salary Grade: 030 Employment Type: Exempt Org: Operations and Maintenance Administration Special Requirements: Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration

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