Facilities Maintenance Manager –Projects

The Facilities Maintenance Manager is responsible for overseeing structural trades maintenance projects for the University of Maine (approximately 98%) and the University of Maine at Machias (approximately 2%) campuses. Responsibilities include estimating, bidding, scheduling, and managing contractors, vendors, and trades shops. The Facilities Maintenance Manager acts as a liaison for the shops with customers, project managers and contracted services to establish project timelines according to the needs of the campus and the resources of the shops.
This position requires significant expertise in the construction field, effective communicate and interaction with campus and Facilities constituencies, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to assume significant responsibility.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Provides oversight of maintenance projects for the UMaine and UMM campuses, focusing primarily on structural trades maintenance projects.
2. Completes project cost estimates and participates in bidding process.
3. Oversees the execution of contracted work to include scheduling, project coordination and project close out. Ensures construction work is in compliance with plans and specifications.
4. May prepare draft specifications and plans as appropriate and works in coordination with the department's contracting and engineering staffs.
5. Acts as construction-related liaison with contractors, project managers, customers/end users and other shops within the department and within the two universities.
6. Assists with coordinating shop resources for projects.
7. Performs liaison duties with project managers, customers and other shops within the department.
8. Assists in managing the budgets and expenditures for projects.
9. Monitors maintenance work to ensure compliance with established plans and specifications.
10. Oversees the campus pavement maintenance program, and may assist with overseeing the campus storm water maintenance program, and the campus snow removal program.
11. Stays abreast of new developments in methods and materials in the areas related to the responsibilities of the position, including construction methods and materials.
12. Actively communicates with building committees, building occupants and other campus constituencies and customers.
13. Follows all University, local, state and federal safety and regulatory requirements.
14. Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
1. Significant experience in a responsible position involving building and/or civil design, construction, inspection, or facilities management. Supervisory experience is a plus.
2. Five or more years in a leadership position involving building and/or civil design, construction, inspection, or facilities management strongly desired. Previous experience managing maintenance projects strongly desired.
3. Must possess a work history which demonstrates consistent and reliable work habits.
4. Proven ability to work professionally in a fast-paced, diverse work environment, and react successfully to changing priorities.
5. Experience in a similar institutional setting desirable.
6. Must be self-directed with a proven ability to work independently and require minimal direct supervision.
7. Demonstrated experience performing work in an organized manner.
8. Familiarity with writing specifications using MasterFormat a plus.
9. Familiarity with building codes (NFPA, BOCA and ASHRAE) preferred.
10. Working knowledge of OSHA regulations required.
11. Ability to simultaneously organize and manage multiple priorities and activities required.
12. Demonstrated experience effectively managing conflict situations and being adept at recognizing, preventing and mitigating potential issues that may cause conflict.
13. Independent judgment along with appropriate communication and interpersonal skills are a must to work with both internal and external constituents.
14. Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work comfortably with people who possess a diverse array of skills, knowledge, abilities, and backgrounds.
15. Competent use of computer software required to accurately and effectively operate the Facilities Management data systems and produce electronic correspondence, printable estimates and specifications and other necessary documents.
16. Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid Maine driver's license, is required.
1. Appropriate pre-employment background checks required.
2. Applicants must submit a resume or a written summary (resume) of former job responsibilities, skills and experience related to the duties described above.
Work environment involves working in an office setting within the Office of Facilities Management, which may include some fluctuations in office temperature (cold or hot at times). Work environment also includes working in the field in various locations on campus and at satellite locations which may include working in cold, hot, rainy, humid, etc. weather for extended periods of time performing project management oversight. Work may involve unpleasant odors, fumes, dust, poor ventilation, and musty and damp environments. Typically requires reaching, standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. May require stooping and kneeling, and lifting up to 30lbs occasionally.
Full-time, regular 12-month appointment.
Monday ? Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. Work outside regular hours (to include evenings and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position.
E&G funded, on-going hourly position.
In accordance with the University Supervisors and Non-Represented Hourly Employees Agreement.
Wage Band C41, Step 2
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position." You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date of November 3, 2017, will be considered at the discretion of the University.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UMaine is a tobacco-free campus. For more information and to apply online go to https://umaine.hiretouch.com/
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Job Support Document, Resume/CV

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