Director Facilities at Nicklaus Children's Health System in Miami, Florida

Posted in Management 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary

Oversees and directs departmental activities to ensure quality services for both internal and external customers. Serves as a resource to and collaborates with others to advance the hospital mission. Plans, programs, and directs all facilities management services including capital construction and renovation projects, repairs and maintenance of all utility systems, buildings and grounds infrastructure upgrades, prepares long-range facilities master plan information. Directs facility planning, design, and selected construction process; and arranges for the preparation and presentation of materials and information concerning capital projects. Ensures facilities comply with licensure and regulatory requirements. Responsible for the talent and culture of the Facilities team, promoting collaboration and transparency.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related fields or equivalent experience.

  • 7 years of experience in healthcare facilities or plant operations.

  • A minimum of five years of supervisory/management experience.

  • Experience related to codes and requirements of regulatory and accreditation agencies.

  • Experience with engineering and maintenance of physical plant and grounds, contract maintenance, construction coordination, and safety programs.

  • Experience with overseeing Life Safety Program for the organization.

  • Analytical experience to prepare & administer budgets and evaluate current methods of delivering service.

  • Valid driver's license in the state of Florida. 

  • Management experience in operating and capital budget planning.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, develops, and implements departmental policies and procedures, goals and objectives, and standards of work performance for the maintenance and repair of non-patient care equipment; buildings and building systems including equipment that provides air conditioning, heating, steam, hot water, electricity, sanitation, and medical gases. Monitors and confirms these processes are completed in compliance with codes, laws, standards, and manufacturer recommendations.

  • Effectively works with executive leadership to determine company needs and to define strategic plans.

  • Coordinates and assures compliance of facility and life safety related requirements including National Accreditation and Deeming Authorities,CMS, State, and other regulatory agencies including all inspections, maintenance, polices, and documentation. Coordinates life safety measures throughout the hospital including policies and procedures relative to fire and life safety.

  • Directs TM&E activities to include staffing, productivity, recruitment, performance evaluation, staff development, training, and orientation to insure operational needs and compliance with established policies and procedures and regulatory agencies. Maintains a high level of employee commitment as measured through periodic employee surveys. Approves time cards and maintains department staff files.

  • Manages department staff under his/her supervision and develops and maintains a department staffing plan that meets hospital operational requirements. Establishes and enforces service standards and provides training as needed to support the hospital’s customer service program goals.

  • Represents Facilities Operations in construction and design of new or renovated spaces.

  • Plans, develops and participates in departmental training and orientation programs; evaluates the effectiveness of the programs and adjusts and modifies as necessary.

  • Manages inventory and storage of materials, parts, and equipment; provides for material issuance and requisitioning and maintains adequate supply levels.

  • Responsible for selection and coordination of all maintenance service contractors. Ensures contractual provisions and hospital construction schedules are met and satisfy established standards of hospital policy and regulations and codes.

  • Develops annual operating budget to include personnel, equipment, materials, and supply needs. Monitors budget after adoption. Develops capital budget recommendations related to facility infrastructure needs. Prepares and presents various statistical and operating reports including monitoring and monthly reports of utilities usage and cost.

  • Coordination of resources to resolve deficiencies in the e-SOC.

  • Evaluates department operational processes by recommending and implementing process improvement initiatives to reduce cost and improve response time.

  • Oversees the development, review, approval, and implementation of department policies and procedures on safety, risk management, infection control, and other standards while assuring compliance with all regulatory/enforcement agencies; sets hospital standards for energy conservation initiatives.

  • Oversees the planning, organization, and management of the overall maintenance, repair, and physical operation of hospital facilities including offsite buildings and grounds. Maintains all hospital departments informed on a timely basis of projects that will impact the daily operations of the hospital.


  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Certified Health Facility Manger (CHFM) preferred.

  • Organizational and leadership skills.

  • Ability to communicate verbally in Spanish preferred.

  • Ability to interpret, adapt to, and react calmly under stressful conditions.

  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with both internal and external customers, peers, and other hospital personnel.

  • Ability to use logical and analytical thinking to interpret technical data and solve a broad range of problems.

  • Ability to learn appropriate software applications.

  • Well-developed project management skills.

  • Expert knowledge of Central Energy Plant operations, Building Automation Systems (e.g., Johnson Control Metasys), Emergency Power Systems, and Medical Gas Systems, computerized Maintenance Management Systems, Preventative Maintenance Programs, and obsolescence planning.

  • Knowledge of LEAN methodology, Six Sigma and/or ISO 9001.

  • Able to effectively monitor and develop the abilities of subordinates.

  • Able to perform critical analysis of energy center issues.

  • Expert knowledge of regulatory requirements: National Accreditation and Deeming Authorities Enviroment of CAre standards, AIA guidelines, NFPA, Life Safety, ACHA, Florida Building Codes, and other applicable industry or regulatory standards.

  • Understanding of engineering principles and applications.

(EOE DFW)  Updated 12-9-2016

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