Cushing Academy is seeking a Director of Master Planning and Engineering (DMPE).
The DMPE will oversee the activities of approximately 26 full-time and part-time employees in the facilities department. The position will report to the Chief Financial Officer, work closely with the Plant and Property Committee of the Board of Trustees, be responsible for managing the development and implementation of the property master plan, oversee construction projects, and oversee the daily operations of the facilities department. Cushing’s campus consists of 162 acres, 49 buildings, and 6 athletic fields. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in education, either at the secondary school level, in higher education, or nonprofit settings.
Serve as the Chief Financial Officer’s key advisor for all campus-related matters.
Regularly evaluate and review systems and buildings such that they remain in good working condition.
Ensure a neat and clean appearance of the Academy’s property.
Identify, prioritize, and oversee major capital and operating budgets.
Develop and manage the annual facilities budget and support the team in making appropriate short- and long-term spending tradeoffs.
Continually develop and follow an annual maintenance schedule for equipment and dormitory renewal, among other items.
Work closely with other departments to execute campus-wide events.
Drive the identification and execution of sustainability initiatives.
Provide an effective 24/7/365 on-call service.
Engage, develop, and delegate effectively to a team.
Maintain a customer service orientation, including communication with key stakeholders.
Take into account the needs and expectations of all key constituencies.
Manage and oversee all capital projects and collaborate with the CFO and committees as well as on-site construction teams, architects, and engineers.
The oversight of facilities planning, policy, operations, staff, and financial resources to provide the services required to support the Academy.
Develop, recommend, and implement short- and long-range facilities plans and programs, including all aspects of physical plant capital improvements; space administration; maintenance and repair programs; energy conservation; and landscaping.
Coordinate and oversee the administration of the negotiation, bid, and implementation processes for construction, renovation, and service contracts. Serve as liaison with outside agencies regarding facility management and administration.
Oversee all technical and administrative aspects of campus maintenance services, including all interior and exterior maintenance of buildings, grounds, landscape, and athletic facilities.
Develop and implement, recommend policies and procedures for, and provide facilities and utilities systems management, maintenance and operation, major repair, replacement, and upgrading. Carry out a computerized preventative maintenance program for facilities and equipment.
Prepare the annual budget consistent with available resources; evaluate and ensure the efficient operation of the department. Develop and recommend policies, planning guidelines, and procedures for the development of the operating and capital budget program, and manage the program through development, approval, and implementation.
Cooperating with plant managers, provide administrative and technical direction to the facilities department to maintain a highly trained and motivated staff—overseeing the selection, training, performance management, promotion, and position changes for departmental staffing. Discuss, plan, and delegate project assignments to supervisory staff, determining building and maintenance priorities that are of significant scope. Balance workload demands within budget availability.
Facilitate and maintain internal and external customer relationships. Determine what work can be accomplished with in-house forces and recommend contracting overload. Administer, inspect, and accept maintenance or service work performed by contract. Approve payments of contracts and invoices.
Budgeting responsibilities including managing costs within the approved budget; developing and monitoring the annual operating and capital budgets; utilizing a competitive RFP process; and reviewing and approving invoices.
Project management responsibilities including managing external and internal labor and vendors; selecting, retaining, and managing all facilities and building contractors and consultants; working effectively with town, county, and state officials to obtain proper licensing, permits, and certificates.
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