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Facilities Manager - Facilities Services, Grafton
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 1, 2020
Title Facilities Manager - Facilities Services, Grafton
University Tufts University
Grafton, MA, United States
Department Department of Facilities Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Department Summary :
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, 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.

Job Summary :
Reporting to the Director of Facilities Operations, Grafton 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 the Directors overseeing 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 custodial service vendor. The Facilities Manager will assume responsibility for monitoring and inspecting the quality and quantity of work as outlined in the University’s custodial contract.  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.

Responsible for assisting in the overall operation, maintenance and future planning of the various unique facilities on the Grafton Campus. Will assist in leading a group of union skilled and unskilled trades personnel in operating and maintaining campus facilities on a day to day basis. She or he will work with customers (faculty, staff, students and school administrations), contractors and fellow Facilities members to provide facilities that are conducive to meeting the unique needs of a first-class graduate teaching and research environment.

The successful candidate will bring broad-based facilities management experience and a proven record of leading change, managing resources, and streamlining processes and systems. She/he will be a person of the highest integrity, with a collegial style that engenders trust and enables collaboration, along with an enthusiasm for the day-to-day management of efficient, responsive operations.

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