Facilities Area Manager

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - San Francisco Bay Area, CA4.2

Berkeley Lab is actively recruiting for a talented, experienced, Facilities Area Manager

The Facilities Area Manager (FAM) participates in programmatic objective/goal setting, plan development and performance assessment and reviews of all facility systems. The incumbent is responsible for the safe and effective operation of buildings in a mission-ready state and works closely with building management, tenants and customers. You will maintain the building environment (including related parking lot areas if any) and approves building work activities. You will be responsible for Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance and expectations. The FAM interfaces with facility operations, facilities engineering, building code area, project managers, crafts/services staff, subcontractors, and construction management regarding performing work in assigned buildings and associated areas in a professional manner. You will evaluate the effectiveness of Predictive, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance programs by quantitatively identifying impact failures and ensure buildings are in a ready-to-use state (operations, cleanliness, accessible and safe) by partnering with building management and customers. This role explains, promotes, and implements facility management policies, procedures, and methods relating to facility services and performance measures, identifies potential improvements and efficiencies and implements changes, and supports annual work planning and system/structure/component life cycle strategy. The role involves effective issue-assessment, collaborative solution-identification, risk management and mitigation analysis, clear communication and outcome-achievement measurement responsibilities.

  • Uses general knowledge of Facilities Management program principles, resources, and tools. Uses skills as an experienced Facilities Management professional with understanding of Laboratory’s practices, protocols, procedures and policies. Apply facilities management principles to programs of moderate scope and complexity. Manage conflicting priorities and assist in development of action plans leading to successful completion of tasks. Execute skillful program management.

  • Work under limited direction as part of team to achieve collaborative partnerships with research and operational divisions to address facilities, infrastructure and service issues including root and systemic problem resolution, and to achieve transparent and measurable mission-alignment/readiness.

  • Assure that day-to-day work, operations, and activities are conducted safely and within established work authorizations in accordance DOE, federal, state and related regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Lead and collaborate to analyze and assess current and upcoming mission-alignment of facilities and infrastructure, and to assess risks, alternatives, mitigations and mission-aligned/ready improvements, preventative and corrective maintenance programs.

  • Lead and collaborate with partnership teams including building management staff, line management and senior management of research/operational divisions, Facilities, IT, Protective Services and EH&S, and including as needed, consultants, vendors, university staff and other external personnel, to provide creative and effective resolution to a diverse range of complex technical problems.

  • Exercise independent judgment in selecting methods to implement facilities program management policies and processes in a manner that regularly results in a high-degree of both alignment improvement and participant satisfaction.

  • Assess implementation of service and quality delivery models within the assigned area(s) to identify safety assessment, asset review, process improvement, and cost effectiveness opportunities.

  • Ensure that safety rules, procedures, practices and requirements are maintained throughout the facility and that building specific procedures are current.

  • Advise on the annual Facilities Condition Assessment, Requirement Identification, Deferred Maintenance, Preventative/Corrective Maintenance programs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, Facilities Engineering or related technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years (or equivalent combination) of building, zone/area, and/or facilities and infrastructure management with a large multi-client, multi-building and/or complex facility, with multi-level customer interaction and communication responsibilities with increasing responsibility in program administration and planning

  • Proven experience including significant attention to the identification, assessment, communication and resolution of complex technical and systemic issues.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, prioritizing, organizing and applying time management skills to manage multiple projects at once.

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate (verbally and written) with individuals and groups at all levels of an organization. Demonstrated ability to effectively and clearly convey high-value complex information and to create high-level reports, presentations and analyses for a range of internal and external senior managers and leadership.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead collaboratively, influence with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, and bring teams to consensus/alignment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and accuracy in analysis, and to effective and efficient negotiations, conflict resolutions and outcome assessments.

  • Demonstrated success in implementation of strategies, work plans and directives in a cost-effective, collaborative and efficient manner.

  • Broad knowledge of best business practices and industry and regulatory standards (federal, state, and local).

  • Must be knowledgeable of disaster planning, emergency preparedness and general facility safety including federal, state and application laws, regulations, procedures and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computers effectively for record-keeping, report writing and communication and use computer applications such as MS Office, Databases, or Facilities Management Systems at a level of competence to do analysis, produce presentations and reports suitable for Facilities and Laboratory management.

  • Must reside within a one-hour commute of assigned facilities due to On-Call considerations.

Additional Desired Qualification:
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA) or Building Owners and Management Institute (BOMI) Certified Facilities Manager or equivalent related certification.

  • PMP/Project Management or equivalent related certification.

  • An advanced degree in the areas noted.

  • Facility Professional Management Qualification and demonstrated understanding of DOE Orders, National Laboratory work controls, safety and environmental, and project management processes.

Physical, Environmental and Mental Requirements:

Required for assessments and evaluations -
  • In facility and LBNL campus areas, personnel will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise (>85 dB), dusts and odors.

  • Ability to distinguish colors to discern wiring and component color codes, safety-related colored signs, lamps, and warning devices including potential safety hazards.

  • Possess excellent eye/hand coordination and demonstrated manual dexterity.

  • Must be able to frequently climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders (six plus feet as needed) and must be able to walk to and from job sites.

  • Be able to safely work around machinery, scientific/mechanical equipment, electrical areas and under fluorescent lights, and to safely enter and exit confined spaces.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, twist and crawl, overhead work, heights, confined spaces

  • Ability to use standard protective clothing, safety equipment (PPE).

  • Prolonged standing and/or walking

  • Fine motor control (hands) repetitive work

  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Heat and/or Cold stress, UV (sun) exposure

  • Working areas may contain hazardous waste, radiation, or other materials, PPE

  • Heavy equipment exposure, Motor vehicle use

  • Typing/keyboard—use of computer and related systems

  • Work on weekends, emergencies and extended periods as needed for operations, working alone

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled

Appointment Type:
  • Career Appointment - This is a (full time/part-time) career appointment.

Work Schedule:
  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

Background Check:
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Work will be primarily performed at:
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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