Facilities Planning Manager
WORK LOCATION: LSU Agricultural Center, Department of Facilities Planning, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This position reports to the Director of Facilities Planning. This department oversees the planning, construction, maintenance, improvement, and protection of all of the AgCenter’s property and facilities. This includes: long range planning and master site planning for the AgCenter, administration of design services and project management for all construction/renovation projects. Department represents AgCenter interest and provides design guidance and project management for Capital Outlay projects and with outside design firms of projects, provides administrative support for the AgCenter’s research and extension programs, and develops and maintains design standards as it relates to AgCenter facilities. The department also oversees the Safety and Risk Management Programs for the LSU AgCenter. This involves developing and maintaining procedures to reduce the chances of loss to AgCenter employees, property, and equipment. This position will provide management support for these functions.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities for this position will include the following areas: General management of the LSU AgCenter’s Safety and Risk Management program, implementation of state risk management policies and procedures. Oversight of annual risk management compliance audits and site inspections. Development and delivery of selected employee safety training. Claims management of general liability, property, and auto insurance claims. Business administration related to the Facilities Planning office, including Title 38 public works procurement of facility construction/renovation projects. Drafting of design and construction contract documents and coordination with vendors through final execution process. Resolving issues between accounting department, project managers, and field personnel regarding procurement, pay applications and related contract matters. Review and submission of close out documents for accounting services. Management and reporting of real property inventory, including actively leased properties. Other Duties: Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director of Facilities Planning.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field, plus 3 years related experience. Other degrees may be accepted if combined with a minimum of 3 years directly related experience or with significant closely related coursework. Desire experience involving risk management programs, facility administration, and construction procurement; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and a working knowledge of current applicable codes. Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.
DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dale Frederick, Director
Department of Facilities Planning
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
210 J Norman Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-8731
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com