The Zone Manager is part of the Facilities Department at Vanderbilt University and is a manager directly responsible for managing and coordinating the operational and administrative functions for specific facilities of an organizational area of Plant Operations/Plant Services. This position will supervise staff and supervisors, coordinate projects, direct staff functions and develop policies and procedures. Additional responsibilities will include developing programs, procedures, etc., for cost containment and space assessment, and monitor budget. This role will coordinate intra- and inter-departmental facility services. This position will supervise 10 - 15 employees. This position reports administratively and functionally to the Assistant Director of Facilities.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Facilities' annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees.Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling ~$125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling ~$20 million annually.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages administrative activities of the department to include organization, work assignments, staffing level recommendations, recruitment, discipline, union contract, and departmental compliance.
Identifies department training needs, securing training resources and implementing training programs.
Oversees compliance to all local codes, Southern Building Codes, Life Safety Codes, NFPA, OSHA, and TOSHA standards. This compliance effort includes, but is not limited to, employee training areas listed above and enforcement of these standards within the manager's area of responsibility.
Prevents excessive deferred maintenance backlogs through continuous life-cycle analysis of equipment. Evaluating and recommending options to Administration such as repair, replace, etc.
Assists with the design and planning of new buildings and renovation of existing spaces. This function includes, but is not limited to,
(1) advising planning staff with regards to preferred equipment types, manufacturers, etc.,
(2) advising engineering staff concerning best design practices within particular building envelopes, and
(3) assisting planning staff in value engineering decisions for the purposes of cost control and energy savings.
Participates in department-wide strategic planning, manage operating expenditures, and make budget recommendations for the manager's area of responsibility.
Internal Number: 2000505
About Vanderbilt University
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