B & G Manager - Structural

Massachusetts General Hospital   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 165 days ago

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Reporting to the Director of Buildings & Grounds, responsibilities include managing three B&G shops (Carpenter/Paint, General Construction, and Metal shops), supervising, coordinating, and expediting renovations and construction projects involving MGH personnel and outside contractors.

Assuring the proper balance of resources is allocated to hospital operations and maintenance as well as renovations and construction projects.

Ensures projects are completed with the proper workmanship, comply with regulatory codes, plans and specifications, and completed within budget and in a timely fashion.

Act as an intermediary between the hospital and regulatory agencies such as TJC, CMS, DPH, City, State, and Federal. Work with City of Boston Inspectional Services to obtain necessary building permits.

Oversee a budget in excess of $7 million (both operating and capital) and ensuring revenue commitments are met while controlling expenses.


Exercises technical knowledge of plant engineering and maintenance as well as supervisor skills to maintain buildings/grounds/equipment, to generate utilities and maintain their distribution systems and to coordinate these activities with other departments to ensure safe and efficient operations.

· Manage the Metals Shop (15 FTEs), Carpenter/Paint Shop (35 FTEs), and General Construction Shop (17 FTEs)

· Lead, mentor, and challenge personnel in ways that improve Department communications and help people reach their potential.

· Mentor Shop Foremen to improve their supervisory skills and effectiveness

· Evaluate the roles of the shops and make improvements that increase productivity and effectiveness.

· Develop efficient, effective workload processes for each of the shops

· Improve efficiency and effectiveness of project scheduling

· Budget development and accountability

· Work with Administrative personnel on budget compliance and cost controls.

· Improve data collection and reporting.

· Collaborate with other Department Managers to improve communication.

· Provides construction management services for the Planning Office and Facility Engineering Department. Participates in the design process with consultants.

· Prepare RFPs and solicit competitive bids. Make final approval on the best quotation.

· Coordinates the integration of construction activities to assure minimum operations interruption to the department and the hospital.

· Prepares written recommendations relative to construction projects feasibility, methods, procedures, as well as detailed cost estimates of scheduled completion for requisitions from individual hospital department.

· Manages and supervises all new roof installation, roof warranties and preventive maintenance of the roofing systems.

· Acts as a liaison with outside contractors and code officials on behalf of the hospital to assure a smooth operation without any interruption of patient care services.

· Monitors construction progress with shop supervisors to assure the completion of project within stated time frame and budget.

· Supervises installation of all satellite dishes and antennas on all roofs. Selects locations and maintains them throughout the MGH.

· Prepare and make presentations to departmental and hospital leadership on topics and issues related to this position.

· Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


· Directly supervises 3 Foremen and Indirectly supervises 67 FTEs.

· Oversee inside and outside construction workers. Depending on the projects could be as many as 30 workers from all the various trades including but are not limited to carpenters, electricians, sheet metal workers, plumbers, HVAC workers, laborers, construction mechanics and painters.


$4 million operating and/or capital budget


· Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Ability to provide effective leadership to departmental trades people and supervisors.

· Ability to effectively communicate to people outside B&G both in house and outside the hospital.

· Represent the B&G Department and the hospital in a professional manner.

· Good construction knowledge, including estimating and scheduling.

· Requires knowledge of all applicable codes and regulations of accrediting and governmental agencies.

· Must apply independent judgment and experience to approve exceptions and provide interpretation to existing policies and procedures.

· Failure to perform would significantly disrupt the operation of the Hospital and could result in lost revenues, bad public relations and excessively costly facility operations, repairs and projects.

· Must be physically able to use a respirator.