Director of Physical Plant

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Physical Plant.

The successful candidate will have bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in engineering, construction management, or related fields is required and an advanced degree is desirable. A minimum of 10 years of progressive professional work experience in the management of facility maintenance and operations with 250+ employees. The Director of Physical Plant reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management.

The director manages the Physical Plant department consisting of approximately 875 permanent employees with an annual budget in excess of $130 million.  Physical Plant includes Maintenance and Operations, Safeguard Services, Custodial Services, Campus Renovation Services and Utilities & Energy Management.  The director provides leadership and strategic vision for the division on maintenance and operational issues, manages the resources, staff and budget of the department and is responsible for policy and staff development, departmental communications, and coordination of departmental activities with other FP&M departments (Business and Staff Services, Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture, Capital Planning and Development, Environment, Health and Safety, Space Management, Transportation Services). 

A full position description can be found by clicking on the following link:

Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to Susan VanGilder, Partner and Kenna Boyd, Associate of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates at by December 17, 2017 to ensure consideration.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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