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Associate Director, Building Operations & Maintenance

Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management seeks an Associate Director, Building Operations & Maintenance. This position will lead the organization in guaranteeing the continuity of university building operations by ensuring all facilities function at optimal levels.  Plans, organizes, and directs the operations, maintenance, and repair of buildings and provides expert advice on the stewardship of nearly 9 million square feet of General Education Fund (GEF) supported buildings. Will emphasize and ensure responsive, timely, thorough, efficient, cost effective and optimized facilities operations for more than 120 major buildings supporting eleven UI academic colleges and several supporting departments.

This leadership role will champion Facilities Management’s pursuit of leveraging data analytics to move the organization from primarily a reactive organization to one that is centered on planned, preventative and predictive maintenance.  The redesigned Building Operations & Maintenance organization will consist of approximately 75 individuals providing services ranging from building repairs to environmental controls to operational data analytics.  Reporting to the Director of Building & Landscape Services, the successful candidate will lead a newly formed unit through the transformational change of centering its mission on adopting best practices for preventive maintenance, planned and scheduled corrective work, predictive analytics, continuous commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy management, and planning for the of renewal of existing physical assets.

Qualifications include a Master's degree plus 5-7 years’ related experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will also fulfill these required qualifications.
For more position details, additional required and desired qualifications, and to apply, please visit: and reference requisition #71078.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, including an outstanding benefit package.  The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted 05/19/17

Job ID: 22531123