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 Facilities / Engineering Operations Manager 2 - RICHMOND, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Management - General
Operations - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 625824 / Latpro-3754754 
Date posted: Sep-17-2020
State, Zip: California, 94801


Unit Description

Sodexo has an exciting new opportunity for a qualified Facilities Engineering/ Operations Manager for a new account in Richmond, California.

General Description

The Operations Manager manages the Facilities Hard Services, including Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, and Vendor Management. The role includes the responsibility to safely and efficiently deliver these day-to-day services,_ whether self-performed or managing vendors_. The successful candidate will also be professionally responsible for the proper installation, operation and maintenance of uninterrupted light, heat, power, water, and monitoring systems for buildings and services. Sodexo has a strong safety culture; all candidates will be expected to be Safety Leaders.

The facilities are in a refinery, including some outlying buildings; the ideal candidate will have refinery experience.

Our preferred candidates will have successfully demonstrated knowledge in:

  • All aspects of facilities management including plant and building operations and maintenance to include knowledge of HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing
  • OSHA and Life Safety requirements
  • Managing contract and financial commitments.
  • Managing and leading a team of professionals in continuous pursuit of excellence
  • Training staff involved in the use or maintenance of equipment to ensure safe and reliable operation.
  • Fostering employee and client relationships
  • Regulatory, technical, and safety standards.
  • Maintaining dual budget processes
  • Executing engineering projects as assigned to meet technical, budget and schedule goals.
  • Managing a CMMS systems and processes to ensure 100% reliability of systems
  • Preparing and/or reviewing operation, safety, and maintenance procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to interact well with peers and senior personnel in scientific, engineering, and operational disciplines.
  • Ability to work as a member on cross-functional and self-directed work teams.
  • Knowledge of reliability engineering and continuous improvement concepts desired.

Position Summary

Back up to GM; 2nd in command;
Supervises the account as the #2 manager and has full responsibility including supervision of other managers. Responsible for entire account when the Director of Facilities Ops is not present.
Two scenarios for this position in Univ.:
A) Has all facilities rolling up – Custodial / maintenance and grounds, and FM who reports to GM; very large integrated operation.
B) Mega account – multiple managers of maintenance; PM function; other specific managers – unifying position.

Key Duties
- Manage other managers; manage by walking around (rounding); Staffs, trains, and is responsible for employee development
- client interface;
- payroll oversight;
- budgetary oversight on some services;
- Oversees and coordinates projects
- Manages work orders/CMMS
- Manages mechanicals (i.e. HVAC)
- Manages QA and Safety


Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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