Building Operations Manager, School of Medicine

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Space Management
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Manages building operations for multiple buildings to include operations such as event space, facilities management, movement of occupants, allocation of space and budget management.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for all building operations for occupants, support services and leadership.
  • Interacts with university leadership, faculty, staff and vendors.
  • Coordinates and oversees work of staff who perform facilities, event and related work in the buildings.
  • Provides continuous process improvement and building policy review in alignment with school/division building guidelines.
  • Is the primary contact for lab safety concerns, equipment certifications, and other infrastructure related issues, as appropriate.
  • Prepares regular building summary reports to building governance/leadership.
  • Communicates all building and infrastructure related items to building occupants, including outages, planned work, etc.
  • Manages all building occupant service requests and receives budget/funding approvals, as needed.
  • Meets regularly with facilities and custodial staff and completes building walkthroughs.
  • Reviews preventive maintenance schedule for buildings at designated intervals.
  • Leads all equipment and facility warranty reviews and walkthroughs.
  • Develops annual facilities budget in coordination with the school/division guidelines and presents to appropriate group for approval.
  • Oversees the annual budget for building infrastructure operations; submits budget variance requests, as necessary.
  • Communicates ongoing budget information with financial leadership on a regular basis.
  • Has responsibility for building access data; manages key requests and distribution, card access requests and approvals; and after-hours building access requests for events.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for the building with the security contractor.
  • Develops and implements loading dock processes and procedures.
  • Mediates conflicts between users, building occupants, delivery persons and facilities personnel.
  • Approves all physical signage, directories and changes, as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with building communications staff to assist in maintaining digital signage and directories.
  • Acts as the main contact for dining services within the buildings, as applicable.
  • Monitors usage and policy enforcement of all shared spaces; manages conflicts, issues, and complaints that arise.
  • Monitors and manages furniture and shared equipment; coordinates repairs and servicing, as needed.
  • Assists staff in labs and offices with preparations for moves; ensures all space is prepared for incoming occupants.
  • Maintains building space assignments in appropriate system, including centralized asset information, listserv for building communication and data port information.
  • Ensures all university and school/division policies are followed.
  • Completes regular walkthroughs of all spaces.
  • Communicates directly with occupants about violations; escalates violations through proper channels.
  • Serves as the liaison with Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO); collaborates with EHSO and lab managers regarding laboratory safety, as applicable. Provides for facilities assistance for emergency situations after regular business hours.
  • Coordinates the availability of backup emergency equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, etc.).
  • Serves as the primary building liaison during emergency situations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years of building operations or related experience, preferably in an educational and/or laboratory setting, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to analyze and monitor complex space, equipment and financial data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with emergency preparedness plans and their implementation as well as property administration specific to receiving and inventory control is desirable.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University locationRemote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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