Director of Facilities and Construction
Company: Association Of Zoos & Aquariums
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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programs in our career center . Indianapolis Zoo Senior Director of
Facilities and Construction If you are a proven leader that has a
knack for thinking outside the box and a passion for spearheading
challenging infrastructure and construction projects to completion,
look no further, your career is at the Indianapolis Zoo! The
primary focus of the Senior Director of Facilities and Construction
is to provide overall management and coordination of facilities,
physical asset maintenance, and construction projects. This
position is responsible for aligning the physical plant with the
Zoo's strategic plan and business strategy. The successful
candidate will serve as one of the Zoo's senior spokespersons on
issues related to physical plant and construction. The Senior
Director of Facilities and Construction is a full-time, 40 hours
per week, position that is an integral position to the Zoo's
facility and construction operations. This position will oversee
and support continuous improvement of environmental sustainability,
develop, implement, and manage the operating asset management
program, and focus on preventive maintenance as well as repair and
replacement. Prior supervisory experience is vital as this role
will oversee the Facilities Department including our Facilities,
Trades, Warehouse, Life Support, Maintenance, and Building
Automation & Energy Management teams. The ideal candidate is
committed to advancing the Zoo's mission to protect nature and
inspire people to care for our world. To have success in this role,
the individual must have at least five (5) years of experience with
commercial construction in increasingly responsible positions as
well as at least five (5) years of project management on several
large commercial or institutional projects. A communicative
personality is essential to work in conjunction with our Safety and
Security departments to assure that department personnel and
contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers comply with all
relevant Zoo policies and procedures, including sexual harassment,
drug-free workplace, OSHA standards, fire, inclement weather, and
animal escapes. This position will primarily work Monday through
Friday, but some weekends and evening hours may apply due to
project deadlines. Responsibilities and Qualifications include but
are not limited to:
- Must be well versed in all aspects of the construction
management process: pre-construction, construction, and project
- Proven background in managing external providers/ vendors in
construction of large-scale commercial projects.--
- Collaborates with senior leadership in the articulation of
operational and design strategies.
- When assigned by senior management, will oversee all
construction processes including design, mobilization, due
diligence, and quality control processes, estimating, purchasing,
submittals, scheduling, project logs, and construction
- Coordinates all construction-related activities that impact Zoo
operations including but not limited to utility shut offs, walk or
road closures, animal procedures, and donor tours.
- Works in conjunction with the SVP and CFO to manage the
purchasing process in support of construction and facilities
- Ensures compliance with all appropriate Federal, State, and
Local laws, building and safety codes.
- Represents the Zoo at activities and programs where the Zoo's
interest is served.
- Demonstrates continued and advancing interest in and knowledge
of the fields of Construction, Facilities Maintenance, and Building
and Energy Management.
- Ability to detect, assess, identify, and observe surroundings
to make sound judgments, along with the ability to communicate
verbally, comprehend and decipher information accurately, using a
telephone and two-way radio.
- Due to working primarily with computers, this system will be
exposed to repetitive motion.
- Position requires the ability to move from one area to another
- Must have the ability to develop long-term, "big picture"
strategies for large scale public facilities.
- Familiarity with various types of building systems including,
but not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.
- Must have a valid Indiana driver's license (or obtain one
within 30 days or hire) and be insurable by the Indianapolis
Zoological Society, Inc.'s insurance company.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in
Construction Management, Engineering or a related field is
required, Master's Level degree in Engineering or equivalent is
preferred. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion
of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving
record check, and a drug test. The Indianapolis Zoo offers a
competitive benefits package to all eligible (full-time/ 40 hr./
week) employees. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
Insurance; 403(b) Retirement Plan, generous Paid Time Off (PTO),
Immediate Paid Holidays, and a complimentary Zoo membership for
employees. To apply:
- Interested candidates must complete an online Zoo application
by the--April 5, 2021 application deadline.--
- Attach a resum-- and cover letter to the application.
- Please include your desired compensation requirements.--
- The successful candidate will be asked to provide school
transcripts. The Indianapolis Zoo is proud to be a Drug-Free/
Smoke-Free/ Child Safe/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) Work
Environment.-- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 403 B,
Generous Paid Time Off, Short Term Disability after qualifying
period Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 22309
Indianapolis, IN 46222
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