Director – Facilities Projects

Job ID
Building and Grounds


Acuity seeks a Director – Facilities Projects to assist with identifying, planning, budgeting, coordinating, directing and overseeing outside contractor activities on new construction, building / equipment / landscape / interior enhancements, and major maintenance projects.




  • Helps to anticipate, strategically schedule, plan, budget, direct, coordinate, and oversee in-house and outside contract resources engaged in new construction, renovation, enhancement and major maintenance projects. Requires off hours work.
  • Ensures project work adheres to schedule, budget, and building / maintenance quality standards.
  • Mitigates disruptions to ongoing operations
  • Communicates anticipated and ongoing activities timely and transparently. 
  • Works cooperatively with other Directors/Managers and serves as a knowledge / support resource for peers.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual Facilities budget and management of expenses. Sources, evaluates and recommends purchases of building and maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment and furniture.
  • Maintains project, system and procedure documentation/drawings, meeting minutes, audit records and other required documentation related to duties/facility. Prepares weekly report, which documents accomplishments, work in-progress, and tasks to be completed.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls regarding building projects / operations on a 24 x 7 basis.
  • Helps communicate and enforce building use, safety, security and evacuation policies.
  • Inspects facilities and equipment to determine the need and extent of service and equipment required.
  • Listens for unusual sounds from equipment to detect malfunction and discusses equipment operation variations with appropriate parties to diagnose problem and repair equipment.
  • Helps oversee and update the building automation systems to maximize energy savings, comfort level and equipment life.
  • Helps review and complete procedures, testing and filings relative to the current corporate, regulatory and environmental requirements. Ensures maintenance personnel understand/implement necessary changes and complete work efficiently, safely, and in a code-compliant manner.
  • Coordinates required furniture, data and power layouts and revisions.
  • Collaborates with others to anticipate and mitigate service interruptions and disasters. Helps prepare a detailed disaster recovery plan.
  • Helps to complete space set ups for various company and community events. Provides off hours support of events.
  • Reasonable and predictable attendance.




High School diploma. Post secondary education and/or licensing in one or more of the building trades preferred.



Experience directing contractors and managing projects. Technical knowledge and hands-on experience with commercial HVAC, electrical, digital control and fire suppression systems required.



  • Strong organizational, teamwork, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with management, maintenance personnel and service contractors.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to adapt and change with industry practices.
  • Estimating and budgeting skills.
  • Strong administrative/computer skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, set priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Near perfect attendance and schedule flexibility to meet the ongoing demands of a dynamic environment/facility.
  • Ability to lift/move 75 pound objects.
  • Valid driver license and ability to safely drive/maneuver a 30+ foot box truck.
  • Reside within a 25 mile radius of the Acuity Headquarters.

This job is classified as exempt


Additional Information


  • Personal computer
  • Cell phone
  • Hand tools
  • Power tools
  • 12 foot step ladder
  • 28 foot extension ladder
  • 95 foot boom lift
  • 32 foot scissors lift
  • 30 foot auditorium lift
  • Pallet jacks
  • Forklift
  • Box truck
  • Vacuum truck



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