Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations, the AVP for Facilities Management is responsible for the effective and efficient management and leadership of the Office of Facilities Management. The position assists the Vice President with the implementation of the Campus Master Plan overseeing capital construction and major renovation projects, and also assists the Vice President in implementing programs and initiatives in support of the institution's Strategic Plan. The AVP is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operations of the physical plant, thermal energy plant, as well as directing the energy management program. Additionally, the position supports research, education, and campus and community services by providing campus facilities that promote a safe and attractive environment furthering student success and excellence.
Provide assistance to the Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations on a variety of matters to include: strategic planning initiatives, capital improvement plan, capital budget, risk management, and campus master plan. Responsible for the principle planning, budgeting and management for all existing & proposed facilities and infrastructure on the campus including new construction & renovation, preventive, corrective and deferred building maintenance, housekeeping, ground maintenance and utilities. Organize and direct facility management activities to ensure compliance with University, U.T. System, Board of Regents, State and Federal guidelines. Provide assurance that assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable, and operational efficiencies are achieved and maintained. Responsible for the design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls. Ensure department operations are effective and efficient, department assets are safeguarded, department information is reliable, and complies with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Manage a significant operating budget effectively for the maximum benefit to the campus, in planning expenditures and monitoring expenses throughout work processes. Prepare documents for university, state agencies, and UT System for metrics relating to facilities management, and prepare planning documents for proposed new construction and special projects. When requested by the VPACO, represent this office as necessary on campus, in his absence.
Directly supervises a team of 7 unit directors: Director of Maintenance Operations and Special Projects, Director of Business Operations, Director of Auxiliary Operations and Logistics, Director of Mechanical and Energy Management, Director of Institutional Construction and Planning, Director of Facilities Services, and Director of Capital Construction. These individuals oversee approximately 315 employees in Facilities Management. The Assistant Vice President directly manages other professional licensed staff members also, including engineering, architecture, and planning expertise.
INTERNALCONTROL: Responsible for the design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that department operations are effective and efficient, department assets are safeguarded, department financial information is reliable, and the department complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business, or related field. Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible work and administrative experience in facilities management, capital projects, campus operations, or related field. High ethical values. Excellent leadership skills. Ability to organize, plan and direct major work activities and administrative operations. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, projects and day-to-day responsibilities on a regular, ongoing basis. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to participate and lead presentations to various leaders on campus as well as lead planning sessions for topics ranging from construction projects to routine campus operational issues. Extensive knowledge in the principles of facilities management and college/university operations, including direct experience and developed knowledge of multiple categories of building disciplines, from design, construction, and operational perspectives. Experience in financial tasks of facilities management including tracking budgets for multiple projects, controlling account balances to sustain operations throughout a fixed budget year, knowledge of construction costs for major projects, based on current market and industry trends. Proven leadership skill in managing a diverse workforce. Specific job requirements or physical location of position allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code §51.215. Texas driver's license.
Master’s degree in Architecture or Engineering with State of Texas professional registration, and/or Master's degree in Business. Previous management and administrative experience at a public university. Proven experience developing strategies that resulted in significant operational efficiencies. Understanding and experience in directing large capital construction projects, from pre-programming through completion, with the support of appropriate private design consultants and contractors. Experience in leading or overseeing any of the following areas of the building trades and operational groups: custodial, landscaping & grounds, housing maintenance, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, vehicle fleet management, and Thermal Energy Plant. Knowledge of emergency preparedness protocols such as National Incident Management System (NIMS). Experience working among high-level executives in a higher education environment, including university president, vice presidents, deans of colleges, department heads, and other campus leadership. Excellent computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office suite, and project management software.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 10776
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