Maintenance Manager

Job Description

The Luskin Conference Center (LCC) is designed as a 300,000 square foot, 7-story, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certified property on the UCLA campus. The LCC is comprised of 254 guest rooms, approximately 25,000 square feet of meeting space, a 160-seat restaurant, a fitness center, and a business center. The total staff anticipated for the LCC is approximately 165-180 FTE, with total revenue projected at $30 million annually. The LCC is an academic meeting and conference destination supporting UCLA’s education and research mission.

Reporting to the LCC General Manager, the Maintenance Manager provides overall leadership, guidance, and direction to the facilities maintenance team. The Maintenance Manager has responsibility for providing immediate, professional, 24 hour/day repairs and maintenance services to guests. The incumbent is responsible for the execution of day to day facilities maintenance and is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships between this entity and Center operations, campus departments, and outside conference clients. Core functions for this position are Asset Preservation, Compliance/Life Safety, and Capital Projects. Under Asset Preservation the Maintenance Manager oversees project management, renovations, capital improvement projects, systems, and preventative maintenance; oversee the application and communication of building safety codes with enforcement agencies; and under Capital Projects develop needs assessment for short and long planning, bid out projects, oversee vendor selection, and periodically inspect projects through completion.

The Maintenance Manager must have strong ability to lead teams and to communicate to both engineers and to upper management, particularly with respect to all operating standards; work collaboratively with the LCC’s management to leverage resources, assets, and purchases; review requests for new supplies and equipment; as well as provide direction and examples for interpreting and applying University policies and procedures to engineering activities. In addition, promote new and improved technologies to improve the LCC’s operations; recommend and negotiate resources, contractors, and system mechanics in ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the facilities of the LCC.