• Director 2 - Facilities Operations

    Location US-NY-Lake Placid
    System ID
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking a Director - Facilities Operations for Paul Smith's College 30 mins north of Lake Placid in upstate NY. 


    This College has an incredible campus which is made up of 14,000 acres within the Adirondack Park.  Students and Faculty have every recreational activity imaginable right at their doorstep and the nearby Tri-Lakes communities of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake offer a variety of activities year-round.


    Make an Immediate Impact.


    Are you a strategic Facilities professional who can drive innovation with exceptional results? As you grow your career, do you want the support of an industry leader in Facilities Management?


    Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 125,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 9,000 client sites and more than 15 million customers a day in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.


    Are You the One?


    Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Capital Project, Construction and Facilities Manager with the ability to develop innovative technical solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results, this may be the opportunity for you!


    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Oversight for the Facilities Operations Management of the College Campus that has 42 buildings and 600k sq . ft. overseeing  23 hourly union Sodexo employees, a Custodial Manager, Office Administrator and Maintenance Operations Manager.
    • Oversight for Full Facilities & Capital Project Management including, but not limited to; maintenance, HVAC, grounds, snow removal, capital project management, water and waste water treatment facility and custodial services.
    • Oversight for sub-contractors
    • Manage the capital projects, administrative and financial responsibilities to deadlines
    • Responsible for the bid process, creation of scope of work, financials and reporting to College President
    • Schedule work orders and preventive maintenance with follow through on staff's work and equipment with the Facilities Operations Manager.
    • Responsible for all fire and life safety inspections (monthly through Sodexo and as required with Fire Safety subcontractors along with direct interaction with the State Fire Inspector) Fire and life safety scheduled maintenance is preformed and conducted in a timely manner



    • 8-10 years of Construction, Renovation and Project Management experience
    • Strong Project Management skills, organization and experience with building codes, obtaining permits and creating scope of work documents for bidding process
    • 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.
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • Strong computer knowledge; programs used currently are the Johnson Controls Metasys BAS, work order system, MS Office suite, AutoCad
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints for construction and project management, alonmg with facilities trouble shooting analysis
    • Preferred qualifications; Bachelor’s degree in Project Management experience including, but not limited to, capital construction, renovation and asset replacement,
    • Experience with mechanical and overall building systems, and building trades (new construction, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, boilers)

    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. 


    Apply Now!

    Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!


    Not the job for you?

    At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Healthcare and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Facilities Management jobs.


    Position Summary

    The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages the preventative 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 oversee  construction work and often manages other core Sodexo services, and/or logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.



    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic education requirement- Bachelor’s degree

    Basic management experience- 5 years

    Basic functional experience- 5 years


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


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