Classification Title: Facilities Maintenance Director
College/Division: Division of Administration and Finance
Department: DAF Facilities Services
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Advertised Job Summary:
Serves as Director of the Renovation and Infrastructure Construction department by providing management oversight and strategically analyzing the project needs for the University to conceive, prioritize and determine funding and project plans for maintenance, repair and infrastructure projects. This position also oversees the Building Services Construction unit that self performs minor renovations on campus. Management will include planning, design, bidding, construction, punch list, warranty period issues, and close-out phases of all projects. Assists with Columbia campus master building master plans and holds responiblity for the control and coordination of the Campus Utility Master plan, inclusive of all long and short-range plans. The director may supervise an assistant director to implement and maintain unit work plans, operational processes, and measures and will provide direct oversight for all assigned construction project managers. The director will coordinate project work with internal and external agency personnel; maintain knowledge of and implement University and industry requirements, procedures, and standards; maintain knowledge of the Department's mission and establish goals in support of the same. The director will have primary responsibility for creating policies, procedures and standards relating to the execution of all aspects of projects. The director will identify and implement innovative permissible procurement and contract management strategies to achieve project success. Supervises staff to implement project documentation for internal and external approvals.
Develops and maintains metrics and reporting structure for campus partners, AVP for Facilities Services, and the COO. Coordinates with Communications staff to create project related notices for campus faculty, staff and students, as necessary. Meets with campus representatives at any/all levels, as necessary, to address questions, concerns, complaints or any other issues with emphasis on leadership in the Academic units including deans and department chairpersons, Student Affairs, and Athletics, to maintain positive campus client relationships. Develops and maintains procedures for feedback regarding departmental actions and customer satisfaction. Acts as a contact with Facilities Planning Design and Construction for capital projects that involve planning, design and construction by communicating with Operations and Maintenance administration, trades managers, trades specialists and contractors and other units as necessary. Represents the Facilities Services Department, occasionally in place of the AVP, and assists with decision-making and problem-solving high-level issues related to planning and projects for maintenance and infrastructure.
Provides professional expertise and stays abreast of industry standards and best practices. Develops and maintains campus standards for projects; including, but not limited to, design/construction manual(s), interior design standards, landscape architecture standards and space management standards. Directs resolution efforts of issues arising from non-compliance with set standards.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Master's degree in architecture or engineering and 10 years related experience in planning, design and construction or Bachelor's degree in architecture or engineering and 12 years related experience in planning, design and construction. Driver's license required.
The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.