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Associate Director- Physical Plant- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Job ID: 166572
Category: Trades/Facilities/Engineering
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 29, 2023
Work Schedule: To Be Determined

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an Associate Director of the Physical Plant:


  • Provides leadership and mentoring to the Physical Plant Supervisors as it relates to the operation of the Hospital's infrastructure, building equipment, utilities, general maintenance and in-house renovation projects, ensuring all staff provide a safe and comfortable environment for the Hospital's staff, patients and visitors.


  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory standards and requirements, including but not limited to TJC, Department of Health, funding agencies, FDA, HIPAA and others.
  • Oversight and maintenance of all critical facility needs, ensuring appropriate follow-up of major issues and the implementation of facility correction plans as indicated in planning or as a result of inspections and/or surveys as well as monitors the Preventive Maintenance Programs. Attends EOC and other assigned committees and participates in EOC inspections and timely assesses and follows up with the required maintenance and repairs. Timely submits and follows up with all incident reports.
  • Directs Physical Plant Supervisors and Staff for the purpose of building productive results and relationships. Ensure that Staff are appropriately trained in equipment and procedures so as to ensure that work is performed efficiently, effectively and safely. Ensures adherence to the Local 835 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Assists the Assistant Hospital Director in developing programs, services and initiatives for existing facilities as well as new construction.
  • Evaluates the need for outside contractors and participates in the negotiation of contracts ensuring adherence to the Hospital and Departmental Purchasing Policies as well as ensuring that all service standards are met.
  • Provides input and monitors the department’s operating, personnel and capital budgets
  • Customer satisfaction is regularly assessed, action plans developed to close gaps and improvement plans are implemented.

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required), preferably in Engineering. 
    • 10+ years Experience in a facilities department (Required), preferably in a hospital/medical setting. 
    • 8+ years Supervisor/Leadership responsibility experience (Required), preferably in a union environment.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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