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Engineering & Management, Associate Director

MFS Talent
Menlo Park, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Associate Director, Engineering & Management

The Associate Director of Engineering and Maintenance is responsible for all facility services activities within a department and oversees the engineering & maintenance service lines. This includes design, development, and testing. Implements and maintains overall engineering objectives and initiatives. Confronts and solves performance/operational issues to improve development efficiency. Leads and develops the engineering team. This position plans, sequences and drives cross-functional operations change, communication, mitigation, and training programs; serves as a key liaison and driver of strategic and annual planning activities, such as the A3; and represents the department in VP/enterprise-wide meetings and projects. Analyzes, tracks, and coordinates key metrics and identifies/drives benchmarks. Resolves escalated issues arising from operations beyond that of ability of maintenance department. Includes identifying, prioritizing, planning and driving operational activities and assisting the Director in tracking/responding to enterprise-wide projects that impact the department. May oversee/manage operations as assigned.

Job Duties

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification, and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


· Analyze statistics and read/write reports

· Manage vendors

· Produce scoping studies and conduct RFPs

· Develop and manage the 10 year capital plan

· Commission construction projects

· Perform design reviews as owner representative

· Develop/update organization standards

· Interface with departments on regulatory compliance

· Act in an advisory role to business unit staff and leaders

· Develops and implements standards within engineering department to ensure regulatory/licensure compliance.

· Perform root cause analysis on equipment failures

· Manage design engineering services as owner’s representative


Operational Plans

· Implement and manage department operational plans. Examples would be quarterly business reviews and monthly metric reviews.

· Manage quality assurance/performance metrics and programs. Monitor performance of the department based on these metrics and programs .

· Interface with departments and business partners on budget development, benchmarking and staff planning.

· Facilitate process improvement work groups, develop standard work that implements performance improvement for the department and business partners.

· Monitor maintenance vendor contract compliance with contract / Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

· Adjust KPIs as required


Strategic Planning

· Assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity

· Interface effectively with all levels of internal stakeholders, from C-suite to front line staff.

· Manage business unit goal setting process and develop methods to ensure regular communication and updates

· Plan and manage change initiatives. Lead or co-lead strategic initiatives and special projects

· Develop and execute programs that will help more effectively manage and run the business unit


· Demonstrate leadership and written communication skills including the ability to make presentations for various audiences using superior written and verbal communication skills

· Coordinate with support services such as IT, HR, Facility Management, Clinical Operations, and Finance. Facilitate coordination and communication between support functions


Operations Management

· Monitors departmental personnel matters with respect to employee training, promotion, discipline, and termination

· Ensures execution of procedures and standards of work performance for maintenance and repair of equipment, buildings, and building systems through management of personnel

· Responsible to ensure staff workers are supervised in a manner compliant within all safety codes

· Ensures staff work & managed portfolio is compliant with all regulatory codes - develops corrective actions as required

· Develops and participates in the orientation of new employees and the continuing education of department employees

· Instructs personnel regarding hazards and safety to ensure safe procedures and safe use of equipment

Minimum Qualifications

Education - Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related discipline


  • · 10 years of progressively responsible experience in cross-functional project coordination roles.
  • · 5 years experience in design engineering, commissioning, construction project management, asset management ore related discipline


  • · Valid drivers license
  • · Prefer Professional Engineer licensure

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to successfully perform the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

· Ability to develop and coordinate complex operational plans

· Abilities to communicate effectively at all organizational levels including C-suite

· Ability to identify the need for and to pursue interdepartmental process improvement to maximize financial and project outcomes

· Knowledge of facilities, maintenance, engineering, regulatory standards, capital, and operations standard practices


MFS Talent is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Company Description
MFS Talent is a leading and fast-growing staffing company recruiting for many Healthcare, Biotech, and IT Industries in the Bay Area. We at MFS thrive in connecting talent with life changing opportunities! MFS Talent is a Diversity owned company and is an equal employment opportunity employer.

MFS Talent

Why Work Here?
Competitive Pay! Great Benefits! Excellent Workspace & Work-Life Balance!

MFS Talent is a leading and fast-growing staffing company recruiting for many Healthcare, Biotech, and IT Industries in the Bay Area. We at MFS thrive in connecting talent with life changing opportunities! MFS Talent is a Diversity owned company and is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Menlo Park, CA




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