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Director - Facilities Operations

Rochester, NY, USA | Sodexo

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for an experienced Director of Facilities with the ability to manage projects, and manage the Trades, Grounds, Environmental/Custodial Services. Must ensure administrative and financial activities are completed as required.This is a very demanding, fast paced facilities and capital project management position, working with both in-house staff and subcontractors on a variety of facilities maintenance and project management activities. Strong project management skills required and building maintenance operational knowledge and experience, along with strategic facilities operational planning and response.Ability to clearly and regularly communicate and articulate facilities department activities and ensure strong relationship building through communication and planning activities with college administration including the college president. 



Responsible for management of the facilities department, including all maintenance, custodial, and grounds operational teams.

Must have strong leadership, communication, and organizational abilities that have been proven with their experience and accomplishments.

Schedule work orders and preventive maintenance with follow through on staffs work and the equipment in correlation with the facilities operation’s manager.

Assign and coordinate job tasks. 

Preferred qualifications



Bachelor’s degree

Project Management experience including, but not limited to, capital construction, renovation, asset replacement, scope of work creation, bid process, document control and management, etc.

Experience with mechanical and overall building systems, and building trades (new construction, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, boilers)

Must have strong computer knowledge

Metasys BAS, work order system, MS Office suite, Sodexo systems).

MS Office Suite software 

Careers in Universities:



Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable, and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.



Working for Sodexo:



How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.



We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal, and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 



Position Summary

The Director of Facilities Operationsis responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages thepreventative 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 overseeconstruction work and often manages other core Sodexo services, and/orlogistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience



Basic Management Experience- 5 years

Basic Functional Experience- 5 years


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