Facilities / Engineering Operations Manager 2

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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Facilities Engineering Operations Manager at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.

Under the direction of the General Manager of Facilities and Hospital Senior Leadership, the Operations Manager is responsible for all campus systems, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil, demolition, ILSM Process, architectural, landscape, and NFPA 101 Life Safety Regulatory requirements.. The position has oversight of system framework to support asset management programs and preservation of the hospital Infrastructure.


The Operations Manager has oversight of 40 Union staff members in a 1.3M square foot facility. The position also oversees construction/renovation operations, landscape operations, campus planning, skilled trades’ contractors, maintenance and repair programs, and energy management. The position ensures compliance with local, state, federal regulations, and regulatory agencies, efficiency of services, and delivery of optimal customer service.


Plans, improves, and maintains owned and leased facilities and equipment.

Provides strategic leadership and vision for departments.

Provides coordination and direction in the design, review, and specifications of construction and remodel projects with architects and administration. Monitors day to day activities and work on Engineering, Plant Operations, Aesthetics, and Grounds. Provides oversight as needed for contractors and construction managers.

Negotiates project contracts.

Manages activities concerning technical development and scheduling.

Controls expenditures within the limitations of the project and department budgets.

Ensures maintenance of physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utility systems, and grounds are in operative and safe working condition at all times.

Responsible for constant state of readiness to comply with  EOC, Life Safety, and Emergency Preparedness survey inspections, preparation and document requirements.

Ensures that the health system is in compliance with all local, state, and federal codes and regulations. Assists in gathering information and assembling files for State Health Inspections.


CHFM Preferred

Position Summary

Back up to GM; 2nd in command;
Supervises the account as the #2 manager and has full responsibility including supervision of other managers. Responsible for entire account when the Director of Facilities Ops is not present.
Two scenarios for this position in Univ.:
A) Has all facilities rolling up – Custodial / maintenance and grounds, and FM who reports to GM; very large integrated operation.
B) Mega account – multiple managers of maintenance; PM function; other specific managers – unifying position.

Key Duties
- Manage other managers; manage by walking around (rounding); Staffs, trains, and is responsible for employee development
- client interface;
- payroll oversight;
- budgetary oversight on some services;
- Oversees and coordinates projects
- Manages work orders/CMMS
- Manages mechanicals (i.e. HVAC)
- Manages QA and Safety


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree 

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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