The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
The Project MP will create and maintain relationships with all the zone personnel. They will be a resource for their zone organization to: understand complex facility issues, help indicate options and guide decisions for completing work, and provide back up for the ZFMs and other Maintenance Planners. They will assist the ZFMs in managing the zone in concert with the other zones.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
What you will do:
The Project Maintenance Planner (MP) is a steward and advocate for the built environment, and is charged with leveraging the University's resources in support of the teaching, research and outreach mission. The position is required to work with a myriad of constituents to understand facility deficiencies, and manage a process that vets out the timing, options and costs to spend resources effectively.
This MP is a resource and leader for facilitating intake, scoping and planning for project execution to be performed by internal zone trades staff. Utilize trades knowledge and construction background to provide estimating or rough order of magnitude cost expectations for formal and informal unit partner requests. Will perform all permit applications and close outs. May act in construction manager/project manager capacity as necessary and appropriate. The MP will work collaboratively with other MP's, ZFMs, trade staff, and unit partners on the identification and efficient execution of work.
Maintenance Planners (MP) will understand facilities needs across all areas of the campus and help allocate resources within the following priority guidelines: a. Life safety, b. Intellectual property, including research support, c. Facilities degradation, and d. Convenience and aesthetics. This may require initiative and creativity to solve problems, working with guidance from the Zone Facilities Director. The MP will engage and leverage other resources on campus (like Facilities Engineering and Risk Management) to assist in their troubleshooting and planning effort.
The MP will offer subject matter expert feedback for and assist or perform assessments to document the needs of buildings, identify current deficiencies, and predict/plan for future deficiencies, under the leadership of the Zone Facilities Director. They will insure consistency of this process throughout all areas of campus; and effectively communicate to stakeholders basis for decisions made.
The MP will create and maintain relationships with all the zone personnel. They will be a resource for their zone organization to: understand complex facility issues, help indicate options and guide decisions for completing work, and provide back up for the ZFMs and other Maintenance Planners. They will assist the ZFMs in managing the zone in concert with the other zones.
What we need:
For this role we need someone with an Associates degree or other formal training program, at least three years' experience in a University or Institutional Facilities Management environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Facilities Management or Construction Technology or allied field. Individual must have an overall understanding of general construction techniques and developed maturity in decision-making process and interaction with people in a team environment. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and to demonstrate initiative to develop and implement work processes and procedures. Must be able to navigate through ambiguous situations. Must be extremely organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with priorities that are often in conflict. Experience with spreadsheet, database and project software required. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't:
Prior experience in managing the design and construction of projects; ideally in a higher education environment.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell
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