The Director of Facility Management is responsible for the coordination and administration of special/capital-construction projects (as defined by Vice President of Operations), building maintenance and the building management systems of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center ensuring the efficient operation of the facility. This individual shall research and analyze products and systems and oversee and schedule building maintenance repairs and renovations. This individual shall work with and support all Department Directors to ensure successful and efficiently managed events.
MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Interface with division heads in establishing scheduled maintenance tasks, administration of projects, building operations, maintenance management systems, performance standards and quality control and follow up with division heads to completion. •Act as the Operations Division liaison with other internal divisions in matters relating to building remodeling requirements, maintenance, repairs and operational items.
Develop specifications and bid documents for construction or maintenance projects, service contracts and procurement of material and supplies in accordance with guidelines established by the MCCNO. •Interface with contractors, service companies and suppliers in the administration of contracts and purchase agreements. •Make recommendations as needed.
Generate management reports on current and future building projects, operations and maintenance to ensure that all parties are informed with the latest information.
Assist the Vice President of Operations in developing the annual budget relating to capital projects and building maintenance expenses and assist in managing related cost controls to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the MCCNO. •Develop reporting system and programs associated with monitoring equipment •Develop operational programs to include preventative and corrective maintenance schedules Conduct regular inspections of the facility and management systems and report any safety hazards, needed repairs and suggested improvements to the Vice President of Operations.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of standard contract documents, building codes, occupational safety standards and industry guidelines relative to the work performed by facility personnel and ensure that the work is in compliance with such standards and regulations.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in engineering or architecture; and four to six years project management and building maintenance experience and/or training in a large convention and/or multi-purpose facility desired. Minimum of three years in a supervisory level position preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and AutoCAD.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Events held in New Orleans just aren't the same as events held in other cities. Smiles are brighter. Handshakes are more energetic. Everyone is simply excited to be in one of the world's most storied and culturally rich destinations. Traditional, old-time jazz music enlivens the soul, the cuisine is incomparable, and the city's charm captivates.
The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city's major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country's top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually.
Once the meetings are over, the city's renowned restaurants and music clubs are a great way for visitors to relax and have some fun. The world-famous attractions of the French Quarter lay just steps away from the convention center, while the historic St. Charles streetcar line runs past the elegant homes of the Garden District. The excitement of New Orleans transforms an obligatory business trip into an unexpected experience.