Associate Director of Health System Physical Plant

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Job posting number: #7076033

Posted: March 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Health System Physical Plant. Reporting to the Director of Health System Physical Plant, this individual will provide leadership and direction for approximately 100 professionals and skilled trades staff that operate and maintain facilities for the UVA Health System. Facilities support is provided 24/7 to a facilities portfolio of over four million square feet of patient care, research, and academic space.

UVA Health facilities include a 700 bed hospital, Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. The UVA School of Medicine is part of the UVA Health, and is a national leader in medical education and research. The primary offices supported are the Medical Center’s Chief of Environment of Care, and the School of Medicine’s Office of Capital and Facilities Planning.

The Department is responsible for operating within developed and approved budgets, scopes, and schedules as needed to meet University objectives. Departmental expenditures are approximately $40 million.

The successful candidate will be a recognized leader who is highly proficient in developing strategies, setting goals, allocating resources and providing innovative solutions to complex issues. They will possess strong leadership characteristics specifically related to communication and developing strong cohesive and effective teams.

Key Responsibilities

Leading the Team
Directs a major component of Facilities Management at the UVA. All duties are performed independently under the supervision of the Director.
Supervise a professional staff and skilled trades; providing outstanding facilities management support within approved budgets.
Exercise financial management responsibility for assigned budgets.
Build upon and reinforce the Facilities Management culture of continuous improvement.
Continue to build partnerships across the UVA community and beyond.
Consistently strive to insure a safe work environment through education, assessment, and the demonstrated observance of sound safety practices.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate possesses a demonstrated record of creative, inspiring, and accomplished leadership in complex environments with the highest level of commitment to advancing the organization’s goals.


A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business or related discipline is required. Master’s Degree in Engineering or MBA preferred.
Extensive senior management experience with large, complex academic health care center (or equivalent) operations involving Joint Commission, life safety, ADA, NIH, and environmental codes is required. Joint Commission working knowledge is preferred.
Certification as a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager is desirable.
Knowledge and experience in a variety of facilities management competency areas, including facilities planning, design, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance is preferred.
Extensive experience in managing large, complex facilities with intradepartmental and interdepartmental cooperation and support is required.
Demonstrated leadership experience of a large team with the ability to motivate and inspire others required.
Exceptional writing, communication, interpersonal and organization skills required.

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Job posting number:#7076033
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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