Manager, Structural Trades

5 - 7 years experience  •  Education

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/14/17
Providence, RI
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/14/17

Job Description:

The Manager, Structural Trades will lead the effective and efficient utilization of personnel and materials, overseeing all staff activities. The Manager will work with the Director of Maintenance Operations in developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives for the Structural Trades division.  The Manager will supervise, instruct, direct, and manage the Structural Trades division Supervisor; contribute to decisions in the division relative to hiring, discharge, layoffs, suspensions, disciplinary actions, employee performance evaluations, and the adjustment of grievances. Assign work activities, projects, and programs to the division. Monitor work flow and project progress. Monitor workload, service order backlog, and scheduling issues with the Supervisor to assure compliance with the department's mission. Oversee emergencies and special projects. Act as a subject matter expert for staff with repairs and installations. Determine requirements for personnel, supplies, materials, equipment and maintenance contract hire; monitor expenditures to ensure consistency with departmental objectives and compliance with established budgets. Create and manage processes regarding RFPs, purchase orders, professional services agreements, and otherfinancial processes. Create, analyze, and present reports concerning staffing, work order management, productivity, equipment condition, and other relevant issues. Assist in the insurance claims process for university properties and equipment by reporting on losses and damages, and collecting and submitting data, photos, etc. to support claims. Work with vendors to ensure that work performed meets expectations.

Also the Manager will develop productivity standards and expectations, and manage the selection and implementation of new techniques for cost effective management systems/processes.  Develop programs and processes regarding the safety and improvement of University facilities by assessing the condition of facilities, establishing priorities, and developing long range plans for upgrading systems, replacing equipment, and making structural repair/replacement recommendations to the Director of Facilities  Operations. Manage building systems and create technical assessments specific to leak management, roof maintenance, key control and door hardware, painting cycles, exterior/interior building maintenance, roof snow removal, door maintenance, means of egress, and other relevant systems.  

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of progressive management experience in Facilities Management, or equivalent.  Requires the ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects; extensive knowledge of building trades management principles, methods, and techniques; extensive knowledge of the structural trades, including carpentry, masonry, locksmithing,  etc; skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures; knowledge of processes/practices used to measure performance and develop systemic improvement models; ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals; ability to create and manage budgets and knowledge of financial practices and processes; ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare reports, statements and/or projections; ability to coordinate and/or supervise facility repair contractors; ability to analyze and evaluate complex issues and develop creative, responsive solutions; proficiency with Microsoft Office, familiar with FAMIS or similar CMMS; experience in supervision of employees, including training, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; ability to foster a collaborative, team centered environment; must be able to work effectively with a diverse population.

Final candidate will be required to pass an education, criminal and DMV background check.


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