Building Trades Manager

Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Basic Functions: Oversee the operation, maintenance and minor alteration of building architectural systems, including but not limited to: roofs; building envelopes; fenestration; interior walls & flooring; structural elements; interior and exterior paint, doors, hardware; keys and access control systems. Manage direct reports and service and supply contracts and contractors to address building needs. Support campus events and other departments and develop and administer a campus-wide architectural system building assessment, inspection and preventive maintenance program. Assist in developing and supervising renovation and repair projects related to the architectural trades.

Essential Job Functions: Provide direct leadership to Carpenters, Locksmith and Access Control Technicians. Manage day to day operations, maintenance, and repair of architectural and access control systems. Make independent decisions on how assignments are to be performed; devise or revise ways of doing work; approve and establish work area priorities for subordinates; assign work schedules using a computerized software program (TMA); authorize overtime and time off; assess and monitor work load, quantity, quality and performance; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems; identify opportunities for improvement and direct and implement changes. Responsible for the professional development; training; safety; personnel management; providing regular performance feedback; and progressive discipline of subordinates in a supportive and professional manner, consistent with established University policies and procedures. Implement and monitor policies, plans and programs (e.g. campus building assessment, etc.) for improving, operating and maintaining buildings in a cost effective, environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner. Meet regularly with customers and work with other Facilities and University Departments to coordinate and schedule maintenance and repair work in support of the mission of the University. Develop standardized preventive maintenance programs for architectural building systems. Identify equipment and/or building components that need attention for replacement and preventative and predictive maintenance and opportunities for new technologies to be installed in new construction, renovations or current equipment and buildings. Assist in long-range strategic Capital Planning; review major and minor capital project designs for conformity with campus engineering design standards and best practices. Responsible for record keeping, tracking, and reporting regulatory compliance related to building operations, maintenance, and construction activities; which includes implementing and monitoring the compliance with federal, state, and OSHA safety standards and procedures. Develop and maintain the Campus Accessibility Program and Policies related the ADA regulations. Maintain a variety of organized files, assessment and inspection records, including but not limited to: Roofing; Painting; Building Envelope; Campus Space Inventory. Prepare written materials (e.g. repair status, reports, activity logs, etc.) for documenting activities and/or conveying information. Oversee and monitor the campus Access Control System(s), keys and cards to ensure a consistently high level of security and safety across campus. Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of Security and Safety policies, programs and projects. Maintain records and enforce policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of the campus systems. Assure optimal performance, efficiency and sustainable architectural systems based upon professional engineering standards. Develop project scopes, design and construction documents, provide project estimates for maintenance and renovation projects using in-house staff or contractors. Oversee construction to ensure that the projects meet the needs of the customer and the long term institutional needs of the University. Coordinate work and inspect project sites on a regular basis to ensure contract compliance, appropriate quality, and university standards are met. Participate in the building envelope commissioning of new and renovated facilities to ensure the systems are installed and operating correctly and as designed. Provide appropriate budget control on assigned projects, operating budgets and administration of service contracts for maintenance services. Serve as the on-call Duty Officer, 24/7, approximately 10 times a year; be generally available at all other times to assist and direct Technicians in the diagnoses and repair of problems and/or failures in architectural or other building systems. Support the University and Facilities Department's day to day operations related to building and grounds maintenance and operation; construction; customer support; and sustainability effort. Perform hands on investigation, lead corrective action and work closely with staff in troubleshooting, repairing, operating and maintaining existing building systems and equipment. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or similar field and minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in architectural trades management/project experience: or, 7 years of experience in a management role in an engineering, architectural, construction or related facilities operations or construction environment. A minimum of 3 years direct supervision experience and a minimum of 3 years project management experience related to industrial, commercial or university construction. Must be comfortable in a highly fluid work environment; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; highly organized; ability to plan to maximize efficiency based on available resources; ability to gather data and information and use analytical methods to analyze data for trends to determine and evaluate alternatives and provide final recommendations. Proven ability to effectively interact with multiple constituencies through effective oral, written and electronic communication and be committed to a customer focused, safe and respectful work environment. Strong computer skills in PC based software system utilizing Windows, Microsoft Office, and Excel; familiar with basic accounting terms and practices; ability to manage project budgets. Ability to work as part of a team or independently; willing work in noisy, dirty, hot, cold, wet or confined spaces. Demonstrated knowledge of architectural trades: building envelope and structural systems; roofing; carpentry; general building construction, maintenance, and project supervision. Working knowledge of OSHA and building codes and standards of design for university construction and operation; General knowledge: building commissioning; building maintenance operations and requirements related to architectural and structural elements. Must have a current, valid Ohio driver's license, or obtain one within the first month of employment, and remain insurable under our university's liability insurance policy.

Preferred Qualifications: Licensed Architect, Professional Engineer or Construction Manager; LEED Accredited professional; EFP or CEFP certification; Ability to create, edit, and print documents in Auto-CAD; Familiarity with Construction Management software applications; familiarity with locks, keys and access control systems; direct supervision of skilled Trades workers.

Salary: Competitive based on education and experience

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