Director of Facility Engineering

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Marcus Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Director of Facility Engineering


Milwaukee, WI 



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Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Venue Operations, the Director of Facility Engineering is responsible for overseeing effective operating procedures across Marcus Performing Arts Center. This position serves as a high-level engineering leader with the technical depth and imagination to define, implement and revise operational policies and guidelines for MPAC, develop and execute new growth directives, ensure effective operation and oversight of all building mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems and functions. The Director of Facility Engineering will also lead and manage all facility related activities, including building and grounds maintenance, engineering and code compliance. This position manages and directs the performance of a team of 7-10 engineers under the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 420.    
  • Direct, supervise, schedule and budget all aspects of Facility Engineering, including Building; Grounds and Custodial Services (including ongoing cleaning, event cleaning and portering services).
  • Manage conceptual and feasibility work.
  • Oversee Project Management and Construction administration.
  • Lead the inception of and Chair/Co-Chair a Safety Committee with the Director of Security, using Fire/Life Safety, Emergency and OSHA regulations as the fundamental guidelines. Review, adjust and implement preventive maintenance schedules, emergency procedures, safety and Risk Management policies in compliance with all Corporate and governmental regulations, in collaboration with other leaders.
  • Systems design and specification.
  • Act as liaison to public utility, environmental, and energy agencies. Assist VP of Venue Operations in implementation of any energy saving guidelines.
  • Contract document production support.
  • Critical path scheduling.
  • Provide management support to our capital systems, and assisting in the planning, forecasting, execution, and capital projects.
  • Proposal development.
  • Direct and oversee special projects, such as construction, remodeling or expansion. Plans and directs outside vendors/contractors work to assure compliance with contracts and safety requirements.
This job describes the general nature and scope of responsibilities for this position. Please note other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or removed at any time.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field OR 10 years of comprehensive work experience in a comparable position with large, modern building complexes or similar structures required. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Superior project management execution skills.
  • Proven experience of leading, mentoring and managing a team with the development, implementation and execution of project plan objectives and strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA requirements, industry standard safety requirements and knowledge of local City and County ordinances, codes and permitting requirements.
  • Knowledge of computerized building maintenance, HVAC monitoring computer systems and reading blueprints.
  • Strong coaching and employee development skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication and attention to detail skills needed. Resolute yet diplomatic; firm yet respectful of other’s concerns; flexible and creative in finding alternative solutions to challenges.
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to coordinate many projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work within a highly collaborative work environment. A big-picture thinker with a belief in and commitment to the mission of the Marcus Center and the performing arts; who by example and with integrity sets and meets high standards of expectation and excellence introspectively and with others. 
  • Ability to be appreciative of multiple diverse perspectives, and a commitment to the organization’s initiatives regarding diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, communicate, and use repetitive motions. Sit and operate, handle, or touch objects, tools or controls. Move around the building, access or use computers, equipment, and any other pertinent supplies, space or equipment used to perform the duties of the position. Work with frequent interruption. From time to time there may be exposure to equipment and systems with a higher decibel level. The employee may frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds of materials. The employee may frequently climb and work from a ladder or lift and/or work in confined spaces. This position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with the public and other staff.

Please submit a cover letter and resume 
The Marcus Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer