University Housing and Dining at The University of Iowa is seeking a Facility Manager to coordinate, direct and assist with the management of facilities for University Housing & Dining which are comprised of over 2.1 million sq. ft. with 6800 beds in 11 residence halls as well as three dining halls and multiple retail dining operations throughout campus. Work includes construction project oversight, maintenance repair coordination, troubleshooting of building equipment and systems as well as communicating information regarding the effects of project and repair work to stakeholders.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC JOB TASKS
Review and control the inventory level of maintenance supplies and equipment and approve requisitions for all such purchases.
Estimate small project requirements, including equipment, cost estimates, and supplies.
Perform administrative activities including the preparation of specific and periodic reports, project cost information and review of vendor charges.
Workforce Resource Management
Assist with the directing and control of work schedules and priorities for emergency and routine maintenance repairs.
Inform employees of maintenance and project work that will affect their areas.
Assist with scheduling, assigning, and monitoring the work of the maintenance staff.
Strategic Planning Initiatives
Participate in short and long-range planning and program review for UH&D
Oversee the construction project plan archives so that it up-to-date and functional.
Review project documents to identify materials used in projects so they can be matched in new, renovation and repair work.
Direct and oversee the work of the contract painting vendor for paint work in the residence halls.
Recommend measures to improve production/service methods, equipment performance, scheduling, quality control, and suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency and safety of the unit.
Conduct routine inspections of the building, equipment, to ensure proper use and maintenance.
Review and respond to inquiries and complaints made by staff, residents and public.
Inspire and motivate others to high performance by exercising strong stewardship of University resource, setting expectation, measuring success through driving organizational results.
Assist with the planning, directing, and control of maintenance work performed by outside vendors including, but not limited to, contracted services and with University Facilities Management.
Determine access needed by outside vendors and provide them with the appropriate keys and card access.
Maintain safety and sanitation standards in compliance with University, State and Federal codes and regulations.
Act as liaison with the city of Iowa City on projects impacting UH&D.
Project or Event Design and Management
Assist with building renovation projects as a resource or liaison with University service departments, engineers, and architectural firms on a regular basis.
Review and provide input on construction drawings and monitor projects to ensure compliance to specifications and project budget.
Participate in construction project review meetings and lead pre-bid meeting tours.
Provide appropriate follow up and inspections to ensure work is done to expectation.
NOTE TO APPLICANT:Please assure your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills you have that meet each of the required qualifications . The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be able to perform the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included.
Definitions of proficiency levels: Expert/Leader : Seen as an expert and/or leader; guides, troubleshoots; has strategic focus; applies knowledge and skill across or in leading multiple projects/orgs; demonstrates knowledge of trends in field; leads in developing new processes. Extensive Experience : Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to other; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.