MD Anderson Cancer Center Manager, Physical Plant - Smithville TX in Smithville, Texas

Manager, Physical Plant - Smithville TX

Location: United States, Texas, Smithville, Smithville at

Managerial/Professional at

Fac Mgt Res&Ed Fac 710408

Requisition #: 109451

This position is located at MD Anderson's Smithville TX campus which is located 95 miles west of Houston and 55 miles east of Austin.


The primary purpose of the Physical Plant Manager position is to plan, organize, and manage all Physical Plant functions, including personnel. This position provides experienced administrative and technical support for the department, and assists the department Director with management, development, improvement, and coordination of personnel, processes, and services provided. This position impacts all MD Anderson policies and procedures related to physical plant and other affected areas, as well as management of personnel activities and delivery of services provided by the department.


Manages the budget, compliance, and emergency response and inventory control procedures. Manages the distribution of utilities, design and construction of renovations, and the administration of contracts.

Manages repair and maintenance of all facilities and grounds. Develops and implements work flow processes to ensure operational and financial efficiencies. Implements institutional, divisional, and

departmental objectives, policies, and procedures. Coordinates activities of assigned areas with other institutional departments and functions.


Leadership and Management

Manages and administers Physical Plant and Utility operations, including direct supervision of assigned staff and all associated activities and responsibilities. Provides administrative and technical support to

Director, and provides administrative and technical directive to assigned staff.

Manages human resource functions, including organizational and staff planning, recruitment, employee relations and development. Ensures consistent performance management and evaluation processes are

followed and documented for all Supervisors and shops.

Implements institutional and departmental objectives, policies, and procedures. Assists in establishing and improving objectives, procedures, and plans for long-range, as well as short-range and ongoing

operational matters. Assists in establishing and improving policies, procedures, priorities, and schedules.

Manages the budget and associated tracking, and coordinates related administrative support staff efforts. Leads, coordinates, and participates in divisional and departmental efforts and initiatives.

Assumes leadership responsibility of campus O&M team in absence of O&M Director.

Installation, Alteration, Operation, Maintenance, and Repair

Manages installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of physical plant systems and equipment, and all facilities and grounds. Manages the distribution of utilities, design and construction,

and the administration of contracts. Manages inventory control procedures. Manages delivery of services to maintain standards, effective communication, and continuous improvement processes. Develops and implements work flow processes to ensure operational and financial efficiencies. Manages O&M work

order and project-related processes, tasks, and coordination. Provides a program of facility management and renewal, managing the routine, scheduled, and emergency maintenance of facilities. Develops

quality standards and evaluates the effectiveness of department operations. Recommends and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials. Manages the establishment and enforcement of departmental safety and

operational policies and best practices.

Manages compliance for O&M team and operations, ensuring full compliance with all associated licensing and regulatory requirements.

Researches, develops, and improves the department through the following: studies industry operating and

planning needs and techniques; produces ideas and concepts for improved operating techniques; researches and proves out new equipment, components, and technology; researches, designs, and

develops improved operating methods and processes.

Functions as a front-line contact with customers and acts as an advocate when needed, to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services and support. Communicates with the O&M team and customer to ensure prompt delivery of customer requests for service. Maintains various reports, trending information, quality assurance, customer satisfaction, and follow-up results.

Improvement and Project Management (O&M and FPDC Managed)

Assists Director in all phases of project process, including attending meetings and managing

project efforts involving O&M team. May serve as primary or backup O&M point of contact for Project Managers and Project Team. Manages O&M repair, remodeling, and construction projects. Is able to read and interpret construction plans and specifications. Has knowledge of typical building systems and construction. Manages construction document review/comment, submittal and RFI review/response, and project walk-through inspections for O&M

After-Hours and Emergency Response

Manages response to after-hours call-outs as needed, which requires a basic knowledge of

overall physical plant operations. Provides leadership and participates in all Emergency Events. May serve in various positions as part of the Facilities Section in emergency events, including as primary backup for Director in Facilities Section Chief role. Manages Emergency Operations Planning activities.

As a group Leader, this position is expected to regularly carry a pager or other communication device to receive notification and respond during emergency events. This time is not considered on-call and will not be compensated additionally.

Other duties as assigned

Required: Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, business, healthcare administraion or related field. Seven years experience in operations and management of a Physical Plant in a health care, manufacturing, or university setting to include five years of supervisory experience.

P r e f er r e d Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

P r e f er r e d Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), and/or Journeyman's or Master's License in one craft/trade.

P r e f er r e d Experience: Three years of experience managing daily operations and maintenance of a research or healthcare facility, including working with physical plant services and systems associated with central utility plants, chillers, boilers, public drinking water, wastewater, HVAC/R, plumbing, RO/DI, BAS/controls, electrical, emergency generators, fire alarm/sprinkler, and security systems.. Ability to work within the Microsoft Windows environment, and experience utilizing CMMS and BMS programs to analyze operational effectiveness and opportunities.



Exposure to animals

Occasionally 11-33%

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Occasionally 11-33%

On Call

Occasionally 11-33%


Occasionally 11-33%

Wearing Protective Equipment

Occasionally 11-33%


Frequent 34-66%

Sedentary Environment

Frequent 34-66%





Carrying Driving Foot Action

Keyboarding Lifting Lifting

Pushing/Pulling Pushing/Pulling Sitting Standing Walking

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

5-10 lbs

20-50 lbs

5-10 lbs

20-50 lbs

5-10 lbs

20-50 lbs


Analytical Ability Attention to detail

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback Interpersonal Skills


Oral Communication Problem Solving

Reading Skills/Comprehension Responding in emergency situations Mathematical Skills/Reasoning Written Communication

Critical Thinking

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback Organizing

Performing in a Leadership Role

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.