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Real Estate Field
  • Facilities Management / Engineering
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United States

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As a University of Washington employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.

UW Facilities (UWF) Maintenance and Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Director, UW Facilities Maintenance & Construction.

The Director will work with the Chief Operations Officer and the UWF senior leadership team in the continuing deployment of efficient processes and high standards for customer services and quality control with the FMC organization. The Director will serve as the liaison for FMC within all departments in UWF and other organizations and units across campus.

The position directs all aspects of the operational, fiscal, planning and personnel activities of UWF Maintenance & Construction, in conjunction with UWF Finance and UWF Human Resources, an organization of approximately 300 FTE and biennial funding exceeding $50 million dedicated to the maintenance, repair, alteration, renovation and preservation of Seattle campus buildings (approximately 295 buildings exceeding 14 million gsf) and grounds (643 acres) in support of the University’s teaching, research and public service mission.

The Director is supported by a team of senior level managers. The Director sets strategic direction for the UW FMC organization in accordance with UW Facilities and University of Washington strategic objectives; and serves as part of the Facilities Services senior leadership team to effect the success of UW Facilities in serving the University’s overall mission. This position coordinates and interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of University constituents, consultants, contractors and regulatory officials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Direct the development, implementation and application of policies and procedures for all aspects of the operation of FMC, an organization of more than 300 FTE and total funding exceeding $50 million per biennium
• Develop and implement departmental programs to comply with University, State and Federal regulations; ensure compliance
• Partner with UWF Finance in the preparation and management of an operating / maintenance budget in excess of $27 million per biennium
• Direct and manage a rechargeable maintenance program for self-sustaining units on the campus that exceeds $7 million per biennium
• Direct the operation of a self-sustaining alterations unit, accomplishing minor construction/renovation projects (<$75,000 improvement value per project) that total more than $16 million per biennium
• Monitor to ensure that a highly diverse unit of skilled and semi-skilled trades personnel work in an environment that provides equitable and fair treatment and opportunity
• Direct personnel administration, in partnership with UWF Human Resources, including broad issues of classification/compensation, recruitment, training, discipline and labor relations, including collective bargaining negotiations
• Identify facilities and system deficiencies and/or improvements and develop appropriate corrective actions
• Develop and direct initiatives and activities to effect pro-active regulatory compliance, environmental stewardship, and sustainability to achieve the long-term protection and preservation of the environment, the University’s capital assets, and the safety and quality of the workplace
• Direct the Management Accountability Program for FMC ensuring that the program is effective in developing and maintaining individual accountability throughout the organization
• In partnership with Asset Management, prepare Capital Budget requests, specifically the Minor Repairs request, for buildings, building infrastructure systems and grounds
• Direct and manage the submittal, review, prioritization, cost estimation and accomplishment of building and infrastructure projects for the University, including integration of asbestos work
• Represent the organization’s interests in committees both within the University and outside
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements include:

• Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, business, public administration, or a related discipline plus ten years of increasingly responsible management-level experience in facilities management, service delivery and/or business operations related to facilities management, including supervision of multiple direct reports.
• Outstanding interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a proven ability to work successfully with people at all levels throughout the organization and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Proven ability to maintain professional behavior and composure in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer service-driven environment.
• Strong personnel management experience, including a history of success with coaching and mentoring, team building, leading conflict resolution, and initiating and monitoring corrective action.
• Demonstrated success utilizing key performance indicators/metrics to assess performance and drive organizational improvements. Experience leading continuous process improvement initiatives.
• Excellent organizational skills. Able to work independently and successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple programs and assigned tasks. Demonstrated flexibility to meet changing and unpredictable requirements.
• Excellent problem-solving skills. Able to analyze complex information, define problems, and develop and implement creative, cost-effective solutions. Experience in systems development, data analysis, customer service program development and management, and fiscal planning.
• Able to function within a complex, regulatory environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret and apply standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty).

Job Functions

  • Construction
  • Facilities Management
  • Maintenance

Job Sectors

  • Residential
  • Government/Education
  • Office


10+ to 15 years

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