Building Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

2010049 BSD ADM - Facilities, Design, and Construction

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Job Summary:

The Building Manager supports the achievement of BSD's scientific and educational goals through effective delivery of infrastructure and building management services in the Cummings-Kovler-MRS Building Cluster (229,000 gsf) and the Hull Court Building Cluster (134,327 gsf). The Building Manger has frequent contact with research staff, faculty, department administrators, other University departments, vendors, construction contractors and regulatory organizations. The Building Manger must be able to communicate with all levels of personnel in an accurate and concise manner as demanded by the situation. The Building Manger may be required to work non-standard work hours in support of facility activities. These activities may include major utility shutdowns, start-up of significant building systems and emergency situations. The Building Manager will be required to not only implement existing programs/policies, but to develop and implement new and improved policies to better fit the mission of the facility.


  • Coordinates an integrated network of infrastructure services supporting routine research and educational activities, including a vivarium.
  • The Building Manager acts as the Fire Safety Director and implements High Rise Emergency Procedures for the Cummings Life Sciences Center.
  • The Building Manger develops long-term strategic and short-term operating plans for the buildings in conjunction with the Associate Director for Operations.
  • The responsibility of maintaining the research environment for investigators during renovations and coordinating contractor activities to minimize negative impacts on research is the responsibility of the Building Manager.
  • The Building Manager works with other Building Managers in other BSD facilities to complete tasks and department wide initiatives. May act as Building Manager in other BSD facilities in the absence of staff or other departmental need.
  • Coordinates effective delivery of physical plant services.
  • Routinely monitors environmental conditions and verifies proper operation of building systems and equipment.
  • Day-to-day contact and oversight of renovations and building projects.
  • Coordinates effective delivery of EVS (janitorial) services.
  • Routinely monitors the completion and the quality of standard EVS services.
  • Coordinates University and Divisional safety and environmental compliance programs in buildings.
  • Enforces policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all students, staff and faculty members.
  • Reports violations of access policies and infractions of University/Divisional/Departmental security policies.
  • Directly supervises stock clerks or messengers.
  • Manages the Plant Growth Facilities Research Technician who provides general and emergency preventive maintenance and operational assistance for 18 growth chambers and the Greenhouse in the Biological Sciences Division.

  • The position requires extensive knowledge of infrastructure systems, building controls, monitoring systems and applicable City of Chicago codes, industry standards and occupant needs.
  • Able to categorize and prioritize work activities.
  • Able to develop and implement solutions to varied problems. Complete numerous activities in a multi-task environment.
  • Effectively communicate in both written and verbal format.
  • Able to use a personal computer and standard software packages.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to inspect facilities, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Operations Management or similar degree required.
  • Advanced job-related education or designation programs, such as BOMI Institute, preferred, but not required.

  • Two years of facilities-related experience required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Able to climb stairs/ladders and orient body to complete inspections.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and move small items (boxes, cylinders, etc).

Required Documents:
  • Resume

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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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