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Facilities Manager

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Facilities Manager.

The incumbent will perform on-site facilities and fixed assets management of all ISE facilities, both on campus and leased spaces. Responsibilities include coordination and management of minor renovations and reconfiguration of facilities, labs, and work spaces; coordination of financial activity of facilities projects and equipment acquisition, securing needed materials, furniture, fixtures, repairs, and equipment; managing accurate records of space utilization; responding to requests for facilities services and initiating work orders; management of department fixed assets inventory, lab equipment purchases, surplus, transfer of used equipment, and all related activities; ensuring proper organization and management of project documents and records; interfacing with ISE faculty, staff, and students, Virginia Tech facilities, contractors, and service providers; management of key control and Hokie Passport activities; management of network infrastructure and services (NI&S) activities; and serving as the emergency coordinator for the department, ensuring compliance with pertinent regulations and policies regarding Lab Safety and Emergency Action Planning.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Facilities Manager will exercise independent judgement and problem solving in-line with policies and procedures, demonstrate initiative, and be an integral member of the finance and operations team.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of experience/training.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple competing priorities, and adhere to project timelines.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of people including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external constituents, both written and verbally.
Proven ability to cultivate positive working relationships, foster teamwork, and support collaboration.
Demonstrated experience in facilities management, fixed assets, equipment purchasing, and surplus property.
Demonstrated experience in problem-solving and troubleshooting.
Proficiency in working with computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Ability to move climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders.
Ability to work standing, walking, sitting, reaching, bending, pushing, and pulling.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of Virginia Tech processes and procedures related to facilities operations, fixed assets, key control, space, and emergency management.
Knowledge of policies and procedures related to purchasing and request for waiver of competition activities.
Experience and understanding of general lab safety procedures and planning, laboratory furniture, fixtures, lab safety, chemical waste disposal, and requirements of a research laboratory environment.
Basic knowledge of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems from a facilities management perspective.
Knowledge of OSHA and HHS regulations.
Working knowledge of Virginia Tech systems such as Banner, HokieServ, COLA Portal.
Experience related to equipment purchasing, building renovations, quotes, and leases.
Ability to handle ambiguity and adapt to changes.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

July 5, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Emilee Hillmanat eande06@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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