Washington University in Saint Louis

Campus Facilities Manager

Are you craving a proactive, customer-responsive, and resource-rich facilities management environment? Join a high-caliber team of facilities management professionals, and enjoy the benefits of working at Wash U!

Your mission

As a facilities management and campus zone leader within the Facilities Planning & Management Division at Washington University in Saint Louis (“WashU”), you will maintain outstanding facilities and systems that are instrumental in achieving the university’s mission, while improving the lives of the campus community.

Reporting to our Facilities Maintenance Manager and in collaboration with a high-caliber team of facilities leaders, you will provide daily oversight for a team of 10-15 professional technicians, spanning multiple trades, while directing work requests, overseeing external subcontractors, and addressing immediate needs.  

  • MOTIVATE A HIGH PERFORMING TEAM | You will lead a team of 10-15 expert technicians to manage your zone, ensuring that Wash U’s exceptional facilities are maintained to the highest standards. You will delegate tasks to internal and contract technicians. Utilizing prioritization and problem-solving skills, you will communicate priorities and inspect work related to scheduled maintenance, community-generated work orders, capital projects, and emergency maintenance, while fostering a shared commitment to continuous improvement.
  • LEAD FACILITIES MAINTENANCE & ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY | Oversee a portion of WashU’s campus and ensure top-notch facilities management, from preventative maintenance to work orders to projects with multiple subcontractors in the range of $10K to $1M in scope. You will develop the facilities strategy for your zone, including budget oversight for scheduled maintenance and capital projects, while managing bidding, sourcing, and contracting efforts. Routinely inspect the facilities and systems within your zone, ensuring that all assets are maintained to the highest possible standards.
  • PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE | You will serve as primary point of contact between Facilities Planning & Management and the campus community within your zone. To ensure excellence in customer service, you will meet regularly with key decision makers and designated area liaisons (faculty, staff, and students) to address concerns, solicit feedback, manage expectations, and identify customer-centric solutions.


Why join us?

  • DRIVE SUCCESS IN CAMPUS LEARNING, RESEARCH & LIVING COMMUNITIES – Maintain sustainable campus facilities with pride and integrity while supporting WashU’s teaching and research mission through facilities management, preventative maintenance, campus renovation, and capital projects.
  • JOIN A HIGH-CALIBER TEAM OF FACILITY PROFESSIONALS – Facilities Planning and Management at WashU is comprised of senior-level facility leaders, experienced in complex facilities and project management topics. Our relational and collaborative team culture empowers us to pursue excellence and achieve success.
  • STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES & GREEN TECHNOLOGY – The facilities and systems at Wash U are exceptional, using cutting-edge technology to support academic research and university operations. WashU utilizes digitally controlled building systems, retro-commissioning drive system optimization, and carbon footprint reduction.
  • ROBUST & EXTENSIVE BENEFITS – WashU’s benefits will not disappoint! Choose from five (5) health plan options, plus vision, dental, prescription drug coverage, fertility treatment/AI, and access to both a primary care practice and dedicated mental health services available only to WashU employees-families. Choose from three (3) tax savings accounts: FSA, HSA, RMSA. Also included: life and AD&D insurance; short- and long-term disability plans; 403(b) retirement savings plan with escalating match after 2 years; tuition assistance for employees, spouse-domestic partner, and children. Also enjoy an employee assistance program; Paid Time Off including holidays, vacation, and sick days; long term care options; adoption benefits; back-up childcare; nursing rooms; U City Children’s Center; WashU’s Family Center; and caregiver-parental leave.
  • ENJOY CAMPUS LIFE & VIBRANT CULTURE – WashU campus life offers great perks such as the Sumers Rec Center, Edison Theatre, Whittemore House Membership Club, Bear Bucks cashless system for on- and off-campus purchases; DE&I initiatives and affinity groups; Live Near Your Work employer assisted housing; monthly employee newsletter; leadership coaching; career counseling; and volunteer opportunities.


Is this a match for you?

  • FACILITIES & SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT – You offer 5+ years of facilities management experience, including experience managing various trades including electrical, fire protection, plumbing, carpentry, and HVAC.  Familiarity with bidding processes and experience vetting general contractors and subcontractors are a plus.
  • COMMUNICATION & RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING – You have exceptional communication skills and can build relationships with a variety of stakeholders including technicians, staff, faculty, and students.
  • LEADERSHIP AND DELEGATION – You have experience leading direct reports, and the ability to create a positive and collaborative work environment. You prioritize and delegate effectively, recognizing and applying individual strengths to promote quality, safety, and efficiency.
  • TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES – You bring solid technology skills. Familiarity with work order systems such as CMMS is a plus. You are comfortable reading building blueprints, drawings, and project sketches.
  • EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS – You have a 4-year degree. Degrees in engineering, architecture, or construction management a plus. LEED AP or P.E. certification preferred, but not required.


Location & travel

This position requires you to be on-site (M-F) at WashU’s campus in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, you will be on-call for emergencies within your zone, which may occasionally require remote/onsite attention overnight or on the weekends. Relocation stipend available.

Ready to apply?

Posting reflects possibility of multiple openings. 

Take the next step and share your resume with Occhio Search & Recruitment. Visit www.occhiosearch.com or contact Hannah Phillips at hannah@occhiosearch.com for more information. All resumes, referrals and general inquiries will be held strictly confidential. We ask that you direct all questions, referrals, and applications to our retained search consultant at Occhio. No direct inquiries with Washington University in St. Louis, please.

Washington University seeks people from diverse backgrounds to join a supportive environment that encourages boldness, inclusion, and creativity. Washington University in Saint Louis welcome differences in form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply!

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