AECOM Facility Site Manager in Groton, Connecticut

Business Line Government

Position Title Facility Site Manager

United States of America - Connecticut


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Facility Site Manager in Groton, CT! Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm; however, various hours may be required based on business demand.

This position is responsible for the overall operation of the project/contract including ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees, safeguarding company funds and property, and generally representing the company with respect to the client. The Facility Site Manager directs a workforce of technicians and professionals engaged in a variety of activities in the management of a Class “A” headquarters, research, and office complex. This position ensures that established company goals are realized while maintaining client relations that will enhance future business, and has total responsibility for managing all aspects of the contract.

Essential Functions:

  • Specific Responsibilities

  • Manages 24x7 operations and maintenance function for a research facility.

  • Maintains 24x7 operations of all critical building support systems (HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Lab support, etc)

  • Provides 24x7 up time to on site computer server facility, UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) systems and emergency/critical generators

  • Develops, plans, and implements annual shut down program for preventative maintenance activities

  • Manages multiple subcontractors supporting the operations and maintenance functions

  • Develops budgets and manages expenditures

  • Manages all aspects of the contract with the client

  • Shows strong technical background and understanding of:

  • Technical Working knowledge of client’s equipment, systems and processes.

  • Ability to quickly diagnosis equipment issues and repair or cause to repair same.

  • Critical nature of the client’s work environment including the particulars of a research facility.

  • Technical writing with an understanding of the value of procedures.

  • Technical knowledge of industrial electrical and mechanical systems with the ability to prioritize, assign, track and trend equipment history.

  • Contracts, contractors, suppliers and other service providers.

  • Managing through the use of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Writes and modifies maintenance work orders to improve equipment performance

  • Provides maintenance planning and scheduling

  • Knowledge of reliability maintenance

  • Good customer relations and a client partnering mentality:

  • Maintains a daily communication with the client ensuring “no surprises”.

  • A sense of urgency about customer response and addressing issues.

  • Experience with developing and presenting key performance indicators.

  • Team building skills.

  • Relationship with client must be maintained at the highest level at all times.

  • Works with key senior client management in ensuring exemplary daily operations support.

  • Good objective and logical thought process (problem solving skills).

  • Can facilitate meetings with a variety of attendees.

  • Strong ability to delegate to workforce and obtain accountability and results from employees.

  • Solid background in human resource issues including hiring and counseling.

  • Ensures resolution with conflicts in the workplace.

  • Project continuous improvement, set goals and objectives and meet the schedule.

  • Organizational skills to keep track of compliance issues.

  • Supports Business Development and Business Unit management in contract negotiations with customers

  • Safety Consciousness:

  • Provides leadership to the operation insuring an accident free workplace. Walks the talk.

  • Ensures the safety of all employees and tenants of the facility

  • Ensures establishment of comprehensive site ES&H and Crisis Management Plans.

  • Ensures that the Plans are aggressively monitored and requirements are enforced.

  • Actively participates in execution of the plans, including emphasizing the plan in new hire orientation.

  • Establishes and monitors comprehensive lock out /tag out procedures.

  • Maintains appropriate Job Hazard Analysis for all work and develops JHA’s as appropriate for new or altered work.

  • Leadership:

  • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills (e.g., conflict resolution, team builder).

  • Maximizes full use of company’s resources. Clearly understands the roles, responsibilities, authority, and accountabilities of each team member.

  • Delegates effectively.

  • Anticipates operation’s needs and provide good direction, doesn’t need to be told what to do next to make things happen.

  • Demonstrate through experience knowledge and skill in managing service providers for mechanical work, electrical, plumbing and specialty vendors.

  • Strictly adheres and effectively implement Company and Client policy and programs.

  • Employee Relations:

  • Hires, terminates, trains and ensures all work activities are completed in a manner that exceeds the client’s expectations.

  • Promotes employee development.

  • Uses technology tools to improve technician knowledge and certification.

  • Creates/maintains a succession plan.

  • Provides mentoring to team members as needed.

  • Develops and ensures current Individual Development Plans are in place for all employees.

  • Maintains a program of self-development.

  • Communication Skills:

  • Demonstrates consistent, effective, and efficient written and oral communication skills (client, employees, suppliers, subcontractors, management, etc.).

  • Communications are frequent, complete, and frank. Problems are dealt with promptly and effectively.

  • Maintains consistent communication with management on key issues, potential client issues and approach to resolutions.

  • Effectively communicates the project’s vision.

  • Communicates with integrity and candor.



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or Facility Management or related discipline, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  2. In addition to education requirements, this position requires 8 years of operations/maintenance experience that includes 5 years with supervisory responsibilities in a technical field.

  3. Progressive career experience in facility maintenance management.

  4. Working knowledge of purchasing and/or utilizing and managing subcontracts or vendors.

  5. Staff management experience, including disciplinary action, hiring, terminating, and performance appraisals.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in a cGMP or similar regulated environment

  2. Experience utilizing a CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) and Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point and Visio.

  3. Experience managing a budget.

  4. Experience in contract negotiation.

  5. Consistent demonstration of the ability to proactively identify potential problems or opportunities, analyze issues using all appropriate resources, develop alternatives, and arrive at the optimum approach to mitigate problems or leverage opportunities.

  6. Experience in HVAC, industrial electrical, plumbing or any technical trade related to facility maintenance.

  7. Predictive maintenance experience, including areas such as IR scanning, ultrasonic, vibration and oil analysis, testing, life cycle studies, incident reports, root cause analysis and/or additional data gathering programs.

  8. Vibration Analysis Training and Certification.

  9. Experience in contract negotiation.

  10. Certification or formal training from Facility Maintenance Organizations such as IFMA, AFE or BOMA.

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please

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Job Category Maintenance

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163259BR