Building Administrator

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

34465 Inst For Molecular Engineering

About the Unit
The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), established in 2011 by the University of Chicago in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, is a transformational academic unit exploring the intersection of science and engineering. IME explores innovative technologies that address fundamental societal problems through advances in nanoscale manipulation and design on a molecular scale. IME is the largest new academic program that the University has started since 1988.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Building Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day building management of all ERC common spaces and areas specific to IME within the Eckhardt Research Center (ERC). Ensures effective delivery of infrastructure and building management services to support research activities. Supervising other building services staff, the building manager ensures the safe and efficient operation of the building infrastructure by providing necessary services related to the building operation including but not limited to dock operations supporting shipping and receiving, management of common spaces, related maintenance/repair, safety/security and environmental protection.


  • Oversees the management and maintenance of common space in the building, including the caf, share meeting space, and conference rooms
  • Assist with coordinating contractor activities to minimize negative impacts on research, building operations and impact to its occupants.
  • Routinely monitors environmental conditions and proper operation of building systems and equipment.
  • Coordinates effective delivery of janitorial services.
  • Enforces policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all students, staff and faculty members.
  • Oversees the management and maintenance of common space in the building, including the caf, share meeting space, and conference rooms.
  • Under the Facilities Director's guidance, works closely with the Dock Manager to ensure safe, efficient and effective dock operations.
  • Works closely with the Lab Safety Specialist to coordinate safety and environmental compliance programs in buildings.

  • Project Management Skills
  • Knowledge of of infrastructure systems, building controls, monitoring systems and and occupant needs.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Experience with developing policies

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or a related field

  • Two years of Project Management Experience
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Three years of experience managing facilities operations
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2018
Application Due: 6/6/2018
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