Facilities Manager of 1st Shift HVACR, Plumbing and EMS Shops/2nd & 3rd Shifts-All Trades (Faciliti

Job Title: Facilities Manager of 1st Shift HVACR, Plumbing and EMS Shops/2nd & 3rd Shifts-All Trades (Facilities Professional 4), UCP 10
Job ID: 2018068
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Facilities Operations & Building Services is seeking applicants for a Facilities Manager at the Storrs Campus. Under the administrative review of the Director of Facilities Building Trades, the Facilities Manager manages and coordinates the daily activities of the HVACR, Plumbing and Energy Management Systems (EMS), 2nd Shift, and 3rd Shift Shops. This manager serves as the primary contact for University customers with a focus on communicating work order status, the efficient delivery of repair service, preventative maintenance planning, procurement of parts, inventory control, vehicle management and is responsible for the management, coordination and administration of the technical trade staff within the above mentioned shops. When the demand for services exceeds the capacity or skill of existing staff, the Facilities Manager is responsible for managing third party service contractors retained to provide such services.

The Facilities Manager ensures the trade shops are organized in a way that maximizes the strengths of the trade technicians and creates a climate of ownership for work performed. The Facilities Manager is expected to evaluate the type of work being performed and develop a comprehensive University plan to create Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) improvements aimed at reducing service calls and improving customer comfort. The Facilities Manager collaborates with the Storrs-based support teams including engineers, resource planners, directors, managers, maintenance engineers, trade supervisors, user groups and customers.

The incumbent in this position participates in the selection and hiring of staff and supervises and evaluates technical trade staff. The Facilities Manager is responsible for handling personnel actions utilizing collective bargaining agreements, human resources policies and procedures and University policies.

  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education needed to meet the requirements of the position.
  2. Must have at least ten years of progressive responsibility managing multiple crews in related trades that demonstrates the ability to work in the UConn environment described in the background information.
  3. Leadership skills and experience that shows significant accomplishments in improving the operational efficiency of a large crew.
  4. An exhibited ability to plan and respond to emergency failures in buildings with technically sophisticated systems and infrastructure.
  5. Experience executing a planned maintenance program.
  6. Must have thorough understanding of failure modes of HVACR and Plumbing components and the consequences of the failures, and a thorough understanding of Planning, Procurement, Scheduling and Field Execution processes.
  7. Must be able to create a scope of work, and be able to read and interpret complex engineering/architectural drawings and contract documents.
  8. Extensive working knowledge of HVACR, Plumbing, and EMS equipment and computerized systems.
  9. Ability to troubleshoot building and mechanical systems problems and the ability to make recommendations to mitigate systemic issues.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work without supervision to resolve problems of both a technical and administrative nature.
  11. Must be proficient in the use of computers and have skills in MS Office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, internet applications and computerized maintenance management software programs.
  12. Must have the ability to positively interact with a variety of individuals through direct and non-direct interactions and communications in order to build relationships with a broad spectrum of customers. Must be able to think and work independently, as well as be a team player, and have sound judgment to delegate effectively. Must be capable of working efficiently under critical deadlines while handling tasks simultaneously in a busy environment.
  13. Must have the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written communication with a diverse audience both internal and external to the University. Must be able to produce effective maintenance procedures. Must be self-motivated and enthusiastic, have flexibility in thought and style and possess a high tolerance for change, ambiguity and differences of opinion.
  14. Must have the ability to prioritize the importance of assets and maintenance tasks and link the importance of assets to strategic goals.
  15. Must have reliable transportation. Must be willing and able to be on-call to report to work during emergency closures, inclement weather or significant events that effect campus operations.

  1. Experience working in a unionized environment.
  2. Knowledge and the ability to apply the Project Management Institute's project standards.
  3. A current Professional Engineer (PE) License.
  4. Experience at a large college or university or other organization of similar size and complexity.
  5. Familiarity with quality assurance methods.
  6. Working knowledge of Key Performance Indicators for maintenance management and productivity.
  7. Working knowledge of the management and removal of regulated materials including asbestos, mold, lead and PCBs. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, nationally recognized standards and guidelines such as OSHA, NFPA, EPA etc.
  8. Familiarity with the International Building Code's mechanical provisions.
  9. Working knowledge of AutoCad and the capability to use for take-offs.
  10. Demonstrated skill set for estimating resource hours, material and sequencing for maintenance tasks.
  11. Line management experience directly supervising trade crews in a 24/7/365 day operation.


Incumbent must be able to frequently walk up and down stairs, climb ladders, etc. in a mechanical room and/or construction site setting. Must be able to utilize ladders, scaffolding, high-lifts and enter confined spaces. May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary. Must be able to inspect and review facilities issues near electrical equipment, rotating machinery and other mechanical systems.


This is a full-time, permanent position. Work schedule is Monday through Friday and occasionally requires a 7:00 a.m. start time as well as evening and weekend hours. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. For a full description of the position, please visit the Facilities Operations & Building Services website at http://fo.uconn.edu/employment-opportunities/.


Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, qualifications statement, and contact information for three (3) professional references at www.jobs.uconn.edu . Please identify in your cover letter Search #2018068 and ensure that your qualifications statement demonstrates, point by point, how you meet the stated (15) minimum qualifications and any of the preferred qualifications you may have. Screening will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and criminal background check. (Search # 2018068)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 17, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honor students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and instates serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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