Facilities Project Manager - Chicago Public Schools

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Chicago, IL US
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3/23/2018 8:39:35 AM
Project Management
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The Facilities Project Manager will provide subject matter expertise, experience and direction to a large fast-paced school district in maintenance/engineering and custodial services.


Organizational Responsibilities

  • Proactively supports a large school district
  • Maintain good relationships with RVP, VPO, DM’s and Facilities Operations Managers
  • Work with a team of Aramark Operations Support and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Vendor experts in transitioning existing Facilities CMMS systems on a new Leading Edge Computerized Maintenance Management System platform
  • Assume full responsibility for all program functions consistent with the objectives, financial parameters, and technical needs required.


  • Drive improved operating effectiveness and efficiency with standardized programs, tools, and processes.
  • May train managers to lead and deliver systems and process training.
  • Effectively lead the region/district through new programs.
  • Assist District Manager in providing performance metrics to demonstrate value to our customer.
  • Proactively identify best practices for development within the region/district.
  • Serve as a strong support resource and mentor/coach for the region/district with customers, engineers and managers.
  • Mentor managers and encourage them to take on other roles of greater responsibility.
  • Prepare procedures, flow charts and reports in support of the CMMS.
  • Provide technical guidance for the CMMS. Make recommendations about the types and amount of data collected.  Perform quality control/quality assurance of the data collected.
  • Provide technical training to field personnel in the operation, configuration, diagnostics, and troubleshooting of CMMS systems.
  • Perform site assessments, facility surveys to provide saving opportunities and make recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for systems and supporting business processes.
  • Assist with generating standard key performance indicator (KPI) reports to management that reflect equipment maintenance status, labor and asset utilization.



  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration and management preferred.
  • Candidate will have a minimum of 5 years professional facilities experience, proven knowledge of maintenance and operations business, management and leadership skills.
  • Must have worked with and understand all aspects of the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
  • Applicant demonstrates strong oral, written, computer, and technical communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively manage multiple priorities and business relationships.
  • Knowledge of project financial monitoring/tracking /reporting
  • Has held other positions in our market (account manager, support role, etc.).
  • Has established and can demonstrate self as a credible leader.
  • Possess a natural sales ability.
  • Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) preferred
  • Professionally affiliated and active with industry organizations such as: AFE,APPA, ISSA, BOMA is preferred

Necessary Abilities and Skills 

  • Establish themselves as knowledgeable and a key player to the team and the customer.
  • Already established themselves as credible to our internal team.
  • Ability to lead and develop the team and ensure accountabilities and clarity of priorities.
  • Strong presenter, ability to do public speaking and convey the message in a clear manner.
  • Skill and capacity to train others.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer software packages such as Microsoft Office, accounting software and other Computerized Maintenance Management Systems data base utilities. 
  • Must be or will become certified in Aramark Custodial, Operations, and Maintenance Certification Programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of project financial monitoring/tracking/reporting.
  • Ability to assess/allocate personnel staffing needs across a variety of project types.
  • Ability to lead the district in the absence of the DM.


Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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