Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for a Deputy Director of Facilities Management (Physical Plant). The position serves as the principal deputy to the Post Engineer (formerly Director of Physical Plant). This position reports to the Post Engineer and assists with managing and oversight of facility management services to include maintenance, grounds, custodial, customer service, motor pool, supply and warehouse, fire and safety, energy management (HVAC), and engineering projects.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Assists the Post Engineer in the personnel management of the Physical Plant engineering department and facilities operations departments
Oversee facility engineering programs including Maintenance Reserve, non-capital projects, special projects, studies and master planning, FICAS database management, and State reporting.
Oversee facility maintenance service contracts.
Serves on committees that affect the operations of the Institute’s facilities and Physical Plant operations.
Assists in the development and management of the Physical Plant annual budget and tracks the execution of budget priorities.
Prepares and updates the strategic plan for the Maintenance Reserve Program. Coordinates the planning and construction of projects funded through the Maintenance Reserve Program. Updates the development and implementation of the Maintenance Reserve Projects Tracking and State Reporting System.
Prepares written reports, schedules, and cost estimates as required; and performs other related duties as assigned.
In the absence of the Post Engineer, serves as the primary point of contact representing Physical Plant.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in facilities management.
Significant years of experience in engineering, project management or facilities management; some of which should be supervisory.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work with a wide range of personnel.
Experience in MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Preferred Qualifications.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia.
Experience in a higher education environment preferred.
Criminal background check required for selected candidate.
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.
Additional Salary Information: Includes a generous and competitive employee benefits package.
About Virginia Military Institute
Founded in 1839, the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the nation's oldest state-supported military college. The Institute's mission is to prepare honorable and dedicated leaders ready for the challenges of 21st-century citizenship. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation by both U.S. News and World Report and Money magazine, VMI offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 14 majors. VMI adjoins the campus of Washington and Lee University, the nation's ninth-oldest institution of higher learning. Both colleges are within walking distance to historic downtown Lexington, a popular tourist destination. The town of Lexington has approximately 7,000 residents.