Assistant Executive Director - Facilities Operations

Sodexo - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.8


This is an Assistant Executive Director position for a Corporate Services Portfolio headquartered in Washington DC and has locations in Maryland, Virginia, and Texas.

Key Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Executive Facilities Director helps to provide direction, oversight, and coordination of all functions and activities of the Facilities Management Departments, including Engineering, housekeeping, general office maintenance, project management, and client relationship. The Assistant Executive Director position is to be responsible for the account when Executive Director is unavailable. This is a growth position, an opportunity to gain experience at the portfolio level.

The Assistant Executive Director helps with oversight of procurement, staffing, short and long range planning, program development, policy and procedures for all Facilities departments, construction/renovation operations, landscape operations, campus planning, skilled trades’, contractors, maintenance and repair programs and energy management. Work in partnership with the client for all facilities activities. This position also, ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and regulatory agencies, efficiency of services, and delivery of best in class customer service. Also, responsible for the support of the Sodexo Corporate Vision, Mission of providing a safe and respectful environment for all Corporate Service employees.

** Must have excellent Client Relations and Corporate Strategy Alignment skills**

Plans, improves, and maintains owned and leased facilities and equipment.
Provides strategic leadership and vision for departments.
Provides coordination and direction in the design, review, and specifications of construction and remodel projects with architects and administration.
Monitors day to day activities and work on Engineering, Plant Operations, Aesthetics and Grounds.
Provides oversight as needed for contractors and project managers.
Directs, manages and coordinates with the functional authority for planning, organization, control and integration to ensure completion of projects.
Negotiates project contracts with the direction of Senior Leadership.
Manages activities concerning technical development and scheduling.
Establishes and manages productivity targets.
Analysis of CMMS data and tracks critical and key performance indicators.
Ensures maintenance of physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utility systems, and grounds are in operative and safe working condition at all time.
Responsible for constant state of readiness to comply with DCRA, DOE, Life Safety preparedness, OSHA, and able to document requirements.
Ensures that the health system is in compliance with all local, state, and federal codes and regulations.
Specifically takes responsibility of portfolio procurement.
Specifically manages internal Sodexo strategies and projects to ensure executional excellence at portfolio level.
Responsible for portfolio when Executive Director unavailable.

The ideal candidate will have:
5+ years experience in a maintenance management, specifically RCM and BCM
Experience with OSHA and Life Safety requirements
Theoretical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, fire protection, safety systems, civil, low voltage, BAS/BMS, demolition, architectural, and energy management
Business and financial acumen with a strong Fee and P&L understanding
Excellent customer service
Excellent communication skills
Excellent client relations skills
Staff development and team building experience
Facilities certifications a plus; CPMM, CFM, FMP, CEM
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Excellent Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Access acumen
Strong CMMS skills acumen

The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages the preventative maintenance and reactive repair of skilled trades, e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical, utilities; and manages the hiring, training and supervision of staff, professionals and management. The Director of Facilities Operations manages a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business. The Director may oversee construction work and often manages other core Sodexo services, and/or logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.

Basic Education Requirement- Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Management Experience- 5 years

Basic Functional Experience- 5 years

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