Vanderbilt University Building Manager in Nashville, Tennessee
Building Manager (Job Number: 1801717)
Vanderbilt University is seeking a skilled and energetic building manager for the Engineering and Science Building. The building manager will regularly perform a full range of facility planning and management activities, including but not limited to space planning and analysis, space utilization management, operations and maintenance, capital project oversight, and leading safety, emergency management and energy management programs. The building manager will serve as the key contact with various units at Vanderbilt that provide facilities, space, architectural and safety services to the
building, and will be responsible for ensuring service partners provide the appropriate level of services as per service agreements and project scopes.
Duties and responsibilities
· Performing analysis and making recommendations to match operational requirements with space plans
· Developing and administering space policies that increase the overall effectiveness of space utilization and management.
· Developing, implementing and overseeing a space use/program management system in collaboration with the Wond’ry Executive Director.
· Work with associate deans and administrative units from the schools/colleges whose faculty, students and staff are located in or utilize the building
· Working with faculty on their space and logistics needs
· Working with Office of the Provost and the schools’ associated deans and administrative staff to develop near and longer-term strategic plans for space and facilities; both non-capital renovations and major capital investments.
· Leading programs to improve laboratory and general safety within the building.
· Working with Vanderbilt facilities management and others on renovation and capital project plans; while providing oversight to on-going renovation and major capital projects.
· Partnering with facilities management to address operations and maintenance.
· Analyzing, understanding and managing cost and budgetary issues related to the building.
· Collaborate with Vanderbilt Environment Health and Safety to design programs to address safety and compliance for laboratories, hazardous waste management, cleanroom, and toxic gas monitoring and emergency response.
· Collaborate with Sustainability and Environment Management Office to ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulations and implementation of sustainability programs including recycling, waste minimization, and utility conservation.
· Basic knowledge of building systems to include HVAC, plumbing, electrical and system controls.
· Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral, to include the ability to communicate highly technical issues to researchers, faculty, students, administrative and facilities staff on a regular and timely basis.
About the Engineering and Science Building
The 230,000 square-foot, seven story Engineering and Science Building (ESB) is a home for talented faculty members and students who are focused on trans-institutional teaching, research, and service. As one of the largest interdisciplinary buildings on campus, this space is programmatically designed to strengthen Vanderbilt's growing reputation as a major producer of intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. The facility also advances our position as one of the nation's prominent research institutions, bolstering our ability to address the most critical challenges our society faces.
Significant consideration has been given to the design of this building, incorporating fundamental features reflecting the university's priorities:
· Wond’ry: Focuses on innovation, intellectual property creation, and entrepreneurship for the entire campus
· Community Space: Serves as an intellectual meeting place and will include an area specifically designed for undergraduates to engage in research and innovation, enhancing their educational experience and preparation for the future
· Atrium/Social Space: Promotes interactions, building relationships across our dynamic campus and with out community, and allows opportunities to host events engaging students, faculty, alumni and others.
· Research Shared Resources: Includes a Clean Room (operated by Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering) and a high precision instrumentation space to conduct world-class science and engineering and to educate and recruit world-class engineers and scientists.
· Instructional Space: Includes the latest in educational technologies to facilitate innovative intellectual engagement
· Research Laboratories: Includes two built-out floors accommodating a range of research modules (wet, damp, and dry), supporting faculty and graduate student from the School of Engineering. Three additional floors are shelled, providing flexibility to support new trans-institutional programs and opportunistic hires for academic leaders intersecting the School of Engineering, the College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience as a building manager in a technology dense building (either industry or high ed.)
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/6.1.17BenefitsOverview-Candidate-.pdf .
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”
Job requires Bachelors and 3 Years of experience or the equivalent.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville
Organization: 27000 - Research: Office of the Vice Provost
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action