Facilities & Construction Manager

Bethesda, MD 20814

Posted: 05/10/2019 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Construction General Job Number: real_street-1977 Pay Rate: 75000.00 - 79000.00 YEAR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  As the leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for a Facilities and Construction Manager with one of our top clients.  As a Facilities and Construction Manager, you will be supporting our client, a non-profit organization focused on providing residence for seriously ill children and their families.  This position is located in Bethesda, MD.

Job Responsibilities

The Facilities and Construction Manager (FCM) is responsible for leading, planning, coordinating and managing facility and construction functions.  The FCM coordinates the general upkeep and maintenance of the entire facilities and grounds.  The FCM also manages relationships throughout the campus community to ensure effective operations.  The FCM is primarily responsible for coordinating all design, renovation and new construction. The FCM is a member of the Program & Services Team.  Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure proper organizational controls, reporting procedures and personnel are in place to effectively deliver best practice services in facility management to resident families
  • Maintain accurate paper and electronic records for operations including supply inventories, reports, mechanical equipment, purchase orders, warranties, parts lists, operating instructions and other documents pertaining to preventive maintenance and repairs conducted
  • Recruit, train, develop and supervise the Facility Coordinator
  • Oversee maintenance and landscaping contracts ensuring quality of contractual work and that the safety, cleanliness, orderliness and beauty of the facilities are maintained
  • Track facility maintenance and repair expenses to identify cost over-runs, risk management and report discrepancies to the COO and CPSO
  • Coordinate and monitor all maintenance and repair activities conducted by internal resources and outside contractors
  • Maintain communication and relationships with campus facility contacts and community at large
  • Create, revise and maintain program manuals, policies, procedures, forms, emergency plans and procedures
  • Maintain facility reporting database
  • In collaboration with the Resident Services Managers, assure timely communication with residents regarding changes in facility maintenance schedules and activities
  • Serve as building manager and coordinate periodic inspections of the facility including sleeping rooms, kitchen and laundry room equipment, building systems and grounds to ensure appropriate operating conditions and standards of cleanliness are maintained while noting variances and arranging for corrective services
  • Maintain and update maintenance schedules and requests including annual walk-through with campus Facility Manager
  • Evaluate and facilitate preventive maintenance programs to ensure that proper procedures, frequencies, documentation and quality levels are achieved
  • Coordinate with campus management to ensure routine and periodic evaluation, replacement and documentation of electrical, mechanical and emergency systems to ensure proper levels of operation and redundancy
  • In coordination with the Facility Coordinator, ensure that the entire campus is prepared for all weather events including providing on-site coverage as necessary
  • Provide hands-on support to resolve minor maintenance issues that arise within the facility; these may include the following: painting and patching, replacing flooring tiles, replacing light bulbs, faulty kitchen appliances, minor plumbing issues, etc.
  • Prepare the facilities for events and program activities, as needed
  • Ensure the successful operation and maintenance of all vehicles owned by the organization
  • Serve as representative and Project Manager for all construction, renovation and improvement projects regardless of funding source
  • Read, understand and interpret blueprints, drawings, floor plans and schedules as they relate to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC equipment and building structures
  • Inspect and verify the satisfactory completion of all construction projects throughout the facilities; ensure that specifications for construction projects are met along with verification of all warranty work
  • Provide assistance in selection of building design, operating systems and equipment
  • Prepare project budgets, maintain an accurate accounting of costs and approve all invoices
Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Facilities and Construction Manager role include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred; two additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of higher education
  • Minimum 5 years of facilities management experience required
  • Experience in health care facilities preferred; preference given to candidates acquainted with the needs of people in stressful or crisis situations
  • Prior experience successfully performing high-level decision-making in an operational management capacity
  • Must have strong management, oral and written communication skills 
  • Should have strong facilitation skills
  • Should be friendly and tactful with a compassionate personality
  • Attention to detail and good responsiveness to deadlines necessary
  • Skilled in responding and developing plans of action quickly when urgent needs arise
  • Skilled with working in and promoting a team atmosphere
  • Must be flexible, when necessary, and demonstrate good decision-making ability in order to protect the safety and security of residents
  • Must have knowledge of various building codes, procedures, guidelines etc., that apply to hospitals and health care settings


Our client offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Profit Sharing / 401K
  • Personal Time Off Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account

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