Operations Manager, Facilities Automation Center

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Operations Manager, Facilities Automation Center

Stanford University

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The Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the Facilities Automation Center (FAC) operations and staff. The Operations Manager is responsible for positioning FAC resources to further the advancement of the campus automation systems, through the deployment of pilot projects and test environments. The Operations Manager has overall accountability for the execution of the FAC Service Level Agreements (SLA) with campus maintenance teams both reactively and proactively. The Operations Manager is the direct supervisor for the FAC Control System Administrators and Project Managers. The Operations Manager reports to the Associate Director, Facilities Automation.


  • Supervise a staff of (7) Control System Administrators (CSA) and Project Managers.
  • Work with assigned staff to set work load priorities and goals
  • Oversee completion of staff tasks and quality of performance
  • Support campus legacy building automation systems and future building automation system deployments
  • Scope, estimate, and manage the controls portion of small tenant improvement and facilities upgrade projects
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for, and liaison with, capital project management teams for assigned projects
  • Provide expert support for Control System Administrators as required
  • Review and comment on capital project plans and equipment submittals
  • Represent Facilities Automation team at multiple venues, including project meetings, customer meetings, vendor meetings, and industry conferences / events
  • Review, comment, and approve on all finalSequence of Operations (SOO) for internally implemented control projects, including upgrades and retrofits
  • Review and approve on all final engineering drawings, diagrams, flow charts, and narratives to thoroughly document assigned project details
  • Scope, estimate, and manage controls systems infrastructure upgrade projects, such as software updates, macro-level programming changes, and system enhancements
  • Research, test, and vet new controls technologies and practices
  • Prepare scope of work documents, solicit bids, and manage professional services contracts
  • Utilize and help maintain building system information documentation and databases
  • Review, comment, and approve all controls related Facilities Design Guidelines (FDGs)
  • Coordinate training sessions for staff and stakeholders
  • Coordinate User Interface training sessions for building operations and maintenance staff

  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience. Engineering degree preferred.
  • 8 or more years directly related experience developing, installing, and maintaining commercial building controls including experience with laboratories and critical spaces.
  • Demonstrated experience leading or supervising technical staff.
  • Experience with one or more of the following control systems is required: Tridium Niagara, Distech Controls, Johnson Controls, DeltaV and Skyspark.
  • Advanced knowledge of commercial building HVAC processes and systems
  • Ability to read mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and control systems drawings
  • Ability to produce engineering and control system drawings in CAD software (i.e. Autocad, Visio)
  • Familiarity with modern Fault Detection and Diagnostic systems
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4805
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: K
  • Requisition ID: 88517


Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 2/22/2021
Application Due: 2/22/2033
Work Type: Full Time