Manager of Facilities & Engineering
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our organization as the Manager of Facilities & Engineering. As the Manager of Facilities & Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our facilities and engineering operations, ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of our physical infrastructure and engineering systems. You will play a critical role in developing and implementing strategies to optimize our facilities' performance, enhance operational efficiency, and drive continuous improvement initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in facilities management, engineering, and leadership, with a proven track record of success in managing large-scale facilities and complex engineering systems.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive facilities and engineering strategy aligned with the organization's goals and objectives.
- Provide strategic guidance and leadership to the facilities and engineering teams, ensuring alignment with corporate objectives.
- Drive initiatives to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve overall performance.
- Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in facilities management and engineering, integrating new technologies and innovations into operations.
- Oversee the planning, construction, renovation, and maintenance of all company facilities, including offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses, distribution centers, retail plazas, and supermarkets.
- Lead local and state Planning and Zoning, Land Use, and Building permitting for all company locations.
- Develop and implement maintenance programs to ensure the proper functioning of all facilities, including refrigeration, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing, security systems, and other critical infrastructure.
- Monitor and manage vendor relationships, contracts, and service level agreements to ensure service quality, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory standards.
- Implement and maintain environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees.
- Implement and maintain food safety and quality policies and programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
- Administer energy procurement and contracts for company locations.
- Oversee Emergency Response Operations related to distribution facility refrigeration systems.
- Coordinate and manage emergency and restoration operations related to storm events, loss of power, flooding, and/or other events for all company locations to ensure public and employee safety and to minimize the impact on operations.
- Manage facility-related insurance loss-prevention initiatives to include physical structures and equipment, and human element programs to reduce overall risk exposure.
- Develop and execute logistic requirements for company charitable and special event functions.
- Manage the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of engineering systems, such as production equipment, utilities, and automation systems.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement process improvements, automation initiatives, and technology upgrades to enhance productivity and quality.
- Provide design and development support for company retail operations to include supermarkets and other food service businesses.
- Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory standards and industry best practices in engineering operations.
- Lead efforts to optimize energy usage, reduce waste, and implement sustainable practices across facilities and engineering operations.
Budgeting and Resource Management:
- Develop and manage the facilities and engineering budgets, ensuring effective allocation of resources and cost control measures.
- Identify and evaluate opportunities for cost savings, process improvements, and operational efficiencies.
- Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on the performance of facilities and engineering operations, including key metrics and KPIs.
Team Development and Management:
- Recruit, develop, and lead a high-performing team of facilities and engineering professionals.
- Provide coaching, mentoring, and performance feedback to team members, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
- Promote professional development and training opportunities to enhance the skills and knowledge of the team.
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, facilities management, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
- A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in facilities management, engineering, or a related field, with at least 3 years in a leadership position.
- Strong knowledge of building systems, maintenance practices, and regulatory requirements including PSM, RMP, HACCP, and FSMA programs.
- Demonstrated experience in managing large-scale facilities and complex engineering systems.
- Proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans and drive operational excellence.
- Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- Knowledge of sustainability practices and energy management is a plus.
- Professional certifications in facilities management or engineering are desirable.
- Pay Type Salary
- 400 Industrial Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA