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Director, Facilities Operations & Engineering

NBC Universal, Inc., Universal City, CA

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Level: manager

Duration: full_time


NBCUniversal Team is looking for a Director of Facility Operations and Engineering for our Facilities Operations & Engineering team in Universal City, CA. In this role you will be responsible for developing and leading facility operations with strategy, teams, tools and solutions for NBC Universal’s Studio Lot. You will balance managing current company teams as well as building long range maintenance plans and installing key foundational technology. You will work closely with Facilities Operations Work Control, MRO and IWMS teams to drive excellence throughout the operation and deliver facilities work on plan meeting customer expectations. Applicants for this role will need to be seasoned and savvy leaders able to operate at multiple levels and bring in a forward-thinking operations expertise.

What You’ll Do…
  • Lead a powerhouse team of facility operations professionals across all disciplines including foreman, union trades, contractors and external vendors supporting operations and construction project delivery.
  • Tackle complex projects delivering system reliability of broadcast and production infrastructure.
  • Drive value and utilization of Facilities information technology tools.
  • Design and plan programs which support a high-performance network of mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure.
  • Build best practice tools and processes which build near and long term operational and lifecycle maintenance strategies which anticipate needs, prioritize and maximize investment dollars and drive the best possible operational performance.
  • Administer a large operational expense and capital budget.
  • Be responsible for and champion safe work practices on all critical systems and MEP equipment.
  • Integrate teams and work processes with colleague functions including Design & Construction, Office & Space Planning Services, Corporate Services, Security, EHS and other key partners.
  • Communicate efficiently with clients, executives, and major stakeholders to ensure needs are proactively gathered, expectations properly set and met, and that priorities and dollars are balanced across the larger Studio Operations organization.
  • Identify and communicate long term operational best practice objectives and then help guide short term projects and decisions to help constantly navigate towards long term goals.
  • Coach and develop team members, ensuring teams are positioned for success in managing their tools, equipment, software and responses.
  • Be a critical member of the incident response team, accessible 24x7 for power outages, equipment failure or other matters requiring immediate attention.
  • Review vendor proposals, contracts, and preventative maintenance programs, along with other critical contracted services, to help insure the best possible service and programs are in place.

Let’s Talk About You…
  • Facilities Guru- You have extensive experience leading complex facility operations and engineering solutions. You are a pro at managing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, along with general maintenance of grounds, facilities and otherwise.
  • Leadership- You are a proven leader known to challenge the status quo, introduce new and better ways of delivering results, and make difficult decisions and lead through change.
  • Coach- You lead teams of professionals by mentoring and developing; you help them reach their full potential.
  • Analytical- You create tools and processes quickly and accurately to provide job estimates for clients levering deep industry experience, historical trends, teams and vendor relationships.
  • Executer- You get things done! Using strong business acumen, organizational and superior process/project management skills, you prioritize and execute numerous complex projects in parallel.
  • Communicates with ease- You have a way with words. You can build and present compelling business cases at the senior leadership level and you have expert negotiation skills.



What You Have…
• 4 year college degree in related field
• 5+ years of experience leading complex facility operations and the internal and external team’s that deliver them in a relevant industry
• Strong understanding of the principles of environmental stewardship, including energy and water use, recycling, air quality, etc.
• Expert in the technical aspects of facilities management including MEP infrastructure, office interiors and general operations
• Strong contracting experience and ability to identify and negotiate complex terms and language in construction and vendor contracts
• Strong foundational knowledge designing and managing both facilities helpdesk and work order management systems, including the reporting they generate
• Ability to navigate through very complex situations and personalities
• Ability to be on call for emergency services as needed
• Ability to work in Universal City, CA
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

What Could Set You Apart…
• Master’s degree or advance industry certifications
• Professional designations such as FMP, CEM, PMP
• LEED accreditation
• Smart Building, building automation & plant experience

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

About NBC Universal, Inc.

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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