1+ months

Facilities / Engineering Operations Manager 2

Durham, NC 27701

Unit Description

Are you an experienced Facilities Engineering Operations Manager looking for a new challenging opportunity?  If so, this job is for you.


Sodexo seeks a qualified Facilities Engineering Ops Manager with managerial experice and technical knowledge of building systems to join our team.  This manager will be responsible for the operational management and effective daily leadership and administration of the engineering team with the objectives of safely, efficiently, and effectively operating machinery and systems in a cost-effective manner. The Chief Engineer must ensure the highest level of professionalism, while meeting the clients needs, and a commitment to achieving the goal of 100% uptime throughout the engineering team. Responsible for protecting and improving the value of the clients assets and ensuring that building engineering systems continue to perform their intended function.



  • Understand and oversee the maintenance and continuous operation of all building systems including: fire/life safety, mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, controls) electrical (lighting, UPS, PDU, generators, primary switch gear), cabling (data and voice, broad band), lighting and temperature controls systems, critical environments, light construction (painting, doors, relites, locks), digital systems (fire alarm, duress, card access, radionics, CCTV), and Audio/Visual services.    Utilize staff and contracting with outside vendors as necessary.
  • Supervise and manage engineers and maintenance staff including hiring, training and personal development
  • Organize and prioritize service requests and preventative maintenance to minimize disruptions.
  • Support life-cycle-asset-maintenance by ensuring all work is managed thru the CMMS system, including consistent workflow processing and properly assigning all assets, locations, labor, parts and manpower to each work request.
  • Support safe work practices by ensuring all staff and contractors are trained in their assigned work, and utilizing permit-to-work and lock-out / tag-out as required.
  • Identify the maintenance objectives of the facility and incorporate those objectives into a documented plan that includes preventive, predictive and reactive maintenance procedures.
  • Identify safety hazards within the building and incorporate the remediation of such hazards to ensure that the buildings staff and occupants work in a safe environment. Implement, administer, and manage safety training program.
  • Maintain \u201caudit ready\u201d compliance with Federal, State, Local and Client requirements, including CFC manangement, elevators, fire protection and life/safety systems. Alert management to any discrepancies.
  • Assist in the development of a Capital plan which would include planning for infra-structure upgrades, equipment replacements and building modifications to ensure the buildings future capabilities are maintained.
  • Responsible for ensuring that major projects performed at the building are properly planned, executed and closed out in accordance with client and standard industry practices.
  • Maintain all infrastructure and compliance documentation for the building including up-to-date building drawings and single lines as well as documentation mandated for the purpose of maintaining regulatory compliance with Federal, State or Local law.
  • Responsible for overseeing the activities of contractors working within the building either as representatives of the building itself or tenants operating within the buildings.
  • Responsible for keeping records of buildings rounds and readings, all engineering logs and engineering data sheets.
  • Responsible for advance training and notification to all contractors so that they are informed and knowledgeable with respects to the buildings critical functions and the work they are to perform, including an incident contact response list.
  • Assist Facility Manager with development and training for emergency procedures manual
  • Create a working environment that supports the O&M Continuous Performance Improvement Process which solicits new ideas to reduce risk and cost.
  • Team with engineering counterparts in other regions in the sharing of new ideas, methods and processes which support the goals and financial objectives, provide the highest standard of professionalism, accountability and reliability in support of operational and business objectives.  
  • Participate in local professional trade organizations and training programs in order to stay current with technological trends of the industry.
  • Performs other duties as required to meet clients objectives and acts in other capacities when required.
  • Specify, bid manage and inspect contracted maintenance services.
  • Coordinate planned and ad-hoc maintenance work assignments requiring the skill and direction of several engineering, mechanical, and maintenance trades.
  • Conduct monthly or periodic inspections of building systems. Make detailed report of exceptions and recommend corrective action.
  • Oversee the maintenance of mechanical equipment rooms to ensure clean and safe conditions.
  • Provide planned rapid response, investigation, and management of emergency situations. Assess cause and extent of any damage, take appropriate action, and develop action plan/next steps for remediation. Contact emergency services and appropriate consultants as required. Evaluate, report, and follow up with the client and facilities management.
  • Follow-up and verify completion and quality of all maintenance work. Expedite and approve payment (in conjunction with Facility Manager) for completed work.
  • Monitor contractor and vendor performance, note deficiencies and recommend changes.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 5 Years of experience with four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred.-OR-10-15 years of directly related experience and completion of Technical school certification relating to HVAC design and maintenance.
  • Experience in the operation or installation and maintenance of building systems within depth technical understanding and knowledge of all HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and control systems.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing, coaching and training technical maintenance and operations staff as well as technical vendors, contractors and consultants.
  • Maximo CMMS experience  
  • Certification as a Universal Technician for CFCs
  • PC literacy - knowledge of spreadsheet, database, scheduling programs. Experience with project management, preventative maintenance, inventory control, building automation, security, access controls
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills
  • Proven record of excellent internal and external customer service
  • Available \u201con-call\u201d after hours, weekends and holidays to respond on-site to emergencies.
  • Able to walk long distances, sit/stand for long periods, work in cold, hot, humid, noisy environments, inside/outside/on-roofs, use ladders, work in confined spaces. Able to carry 50 pounds.
  • Wears protective clothing required by the work environment, safety requirements or government regulations

Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


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Position Summary

Back up to GM; 2nd in command; Supervises the account as the #2 manager and has full responsibility including supervision of other managers. Responsible for entire account when the Director of Facilities Ops is not present.Two scenarios for this position in Univ.:A) Has all facilities rolling up Custodial / maintenance and grounds, and FM who reports to GM; very large integrated operation.B) Mega account multiple managers of maintenance; PM function; other specific managers unifying position.

Key Duties- Manage other managers; manage by walking around (rounding); Staffs, trains, and is responsible for employee development- client interface; - payroll oversight;- budgetary oversight on some services; - Oversees and coordinates projects- Manages work orders/CMMS- Manages mechanicals (i.e. HVAC)- Manages QA and Safety


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-05-27

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