The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts University facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, asset management, fault detection, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities Services plays a critical role in planning for the $30M/year deferred maintenance investment.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental safety and security, planning, design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovation and new construction.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Facilities Operations, Medford and overseeing a diverse team of facilities staff, the Facilities Manager is responsible for providing a physical environment that enables the University to conduct its teaching, research and educational mission. The manager oversees campus facilities services including the planning, execution, and implementation of best practices for all aspects of campus academic and administrative facilities. She/he will work on a daily basis as part of a cohesive and influential team in collaboration with other operation departments that manage campus grounds, capital programs and campus engineering functions. She/he also interacts with campus leaders, communicating timely and accurate data regarding campus conditions and work status.
The manager is responsible for ensuring that facilities programs and tasks are properly authorized and funded, environmentally sound, and completed on time and in a cost-effective manner. She/he is responsible for ensuring that new and ongoing building systems and MEP specifications are developed and implemented consistent with university efficiency and sustainability standards and in accordance with workplace and regulatory safety standards, rules and regulations.
The Facilities Manager will be the primary University liaison with outside service vendors. The
Facilities Manager will assume responsibility for monitoring and inspecting the quality and quantity of work as outlined in the University’s service contracts.
The Facilities Manager will provide input in developing the three-year capital maintenance plan, deferred maintenance plan and executes the projects which are approved by the schools.