• Director, Facilities

    Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
    Job ID
    Operations Management
    Posted Date
  • Overview

    Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.  

    The Director, Facilities is responsible for cost effective facility planning, services, maintenance and engineering. Works independently to plans and engineer quality space solutions both in the near and long-term, resolves technical facilities issues, administers facilities site documentation, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local building equipment and utility codes. 


    This position must work and think independently; duties of this position are to be completed under minimal to no guidance. Decision making is a key component of this position, and decisions have a significant impact on the overall success of the Organization. Discretion in handling assigned responsibilities, including the ability to resolve problems and exercise good judgment while maintaining confidentiality is expected from all ATCC employees.  Functions are to be completed in a timely manner with acceptable quality.


    1. Supervise energy conservation and control systems to maintain operation and minimize costs.
    2. Coordinate and manage the design, planning, construction, maintenance and modification of facility equipment and machinery, building and satellite facilities.
    3. Plans utilization of space and facilities consistent with requirements of organizational efficiency and capital spending.
    4. Develop and monitor the execution of a preventive maintenance schedule for all Company facilities, to include an operations manual including, but not limited to the following areas: electrical, boiler inspections, chiller inspections, process water and potable water, generators, HVAC units and HEPA filter units, roof inspections, septic system, and liquid nitrogen storage tank inspection.
    5. Oversees construction projects and schedules.
    6. Maintain facility documentation system consistent with SOPs.
    7. Supervise the contract maintenance supervisor and contract project engineer(s).
    8. Provide interface with governmental agencies and other sites to ensure compliance with law changes and compliance issues.
    9. Development and operation of the facilities project management process.
    10. Oversees the development of signage standards and annual implementation plan.
    11. Develops annual construction work plan which reflects the strategic initiatives.
    12. Develops and manages the facility management operating budget and approves all invoices associated with the facility maintenance contract.
    13. Fosters a team building environment through the communication of performance objectives, empowerment and recognition for responsiveness to internal customers.
    14. Performs duties inherent in all supervisory, professional and administrative positions. Consistent with all positions in this classification, additional projects, tasks and/or duties beyond what is outlined here may be assigned as required.
    15. Perform other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience: 

    • BS in Engineering or related discipline with ten (10)+ years facility management or equivalent experience.
    • Five (5)+ years experience working with a life science or biotechnology company.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Process Excellence experience with Black Belt certification.
    • Knowledge and understanding of financial management and accounting principles and methodologies sufficient to manage facility development projects.
    • Knowledge and understanding of legal and contractual issues with regards to facility projects and cultural issues affecting facility build and usage.
    • Track record of achievement in project management of facility development projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with contractors and third parties to achieve performance targets, along with demonstrated experience in business planning, financial forecasting and budgeting and of tracking expenditure/reporting.
    • Self-starter, motivated and takes initiative; strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; able to work collaboratively with all levels of staff to resolve problems and external partners to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.

    • Seek, learn, and apply new skills/knowledge to perform job responsibilities.
    • Attentive to detail with a high level of accuracy; exercise sound judgment and strong project management skills.
    • Resourceful, diplomatic and professional; deliver outstanding customer service while managing relationships; a can-do attitude and work style that supports teamwork and lead teams when necessary, collaboration and positive relationships.
    • Adaptable; be able to shift priorities and focus as departmental and/or business demands change.
    • Strong analytical skills and organized; completes tasks ahead of schedule.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent listening skills and presentation skills to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively.
    • Position-relevant computer experience including Microsoft Office and engineering systems software.
    • Follow all company safety practices, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and policies. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in either Engineering or Business.

    ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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