Facilities Manager

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 15, 2019
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Facilities Manager plays a key role ensuring all facilities and equipment support the Company's operations. This person oversees the daily operations of two facilities, including the design, planning, construction and maintenance of the buildings and equipment. The manager plans, budgets, and schedules facility modifications, building layout, and facilities expansion and serves as the Company's primary safety officer.

As function lead, the Facilities Manager designs and develops organizational policies relevant to the facilities department.

This individual contributor role reports to the Controller.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage daily operations of two facility locations including maintenance functions such as janitorial services, repair services, equipment installation/delivery, electrical/mechanical work, and moves.
  • Assure that all building systems and equipment are tested and properly maintained through preventative maintenance contracts and outside contractors.
  • Respond to emergency calls regarding building problems.
  • Assure facilities are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Maintain a comprehensive facilities plan for existing headcount and future growth.
  • Prepare and administer the facilities budget.
  • Performs light construction including drywall repair, painting, furniture set-up and moves.
  • Maintain and negotiate facility maintenance service contracts.
  • Maintain emergency generators and upkeep of logbooks.
  • Act as liaison with property management on all building activities.

Lab Management
  • Interface with all R&D departments to ensure lab equipment is operating properly and that there are no disruptions in service.
  • Coordinate all preventative maintenance and repair services.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels of lab supplies (such as CO2 and liquid nitrogen).
  • Maintain and negotiate equipment service contracts.

  • Lead company EH&S activities and serve as primary safety officer.
  • Provide oversight and act as a liaison to EH&S consultants.
  • Assist with the management of the labs chemical inventory reporting.
  • Submit all annual EH&S permit applications/renewals with city, county, state and federal agencies
  • Assure compliance to all regulatory requirements
  • Develop and enforce EH&S policies
  • Supervise Safety Committee activities.
  • Coordinate annual safety training and new hire safety training.
  • Hazardous materials/waste management and ensure compliance with local standards.


  • Theoretical knowledge typically achieved through a related four-year college experience, such as a Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • At least 8 years' broad facilities management experience, including three years in a life sciences organization and three years leading a staff
  • Expert knowledge of facilities engineering, facility construction and facility maintenance
  • Strong technical knowledge of life science lab operations and equipment
  • Compliance knowledge of building codes, fire/life safety regulations and OSHA requirements
  • Ability to read and understand building plans and specifications
  • Strong accounting/financial understanding of cost controls and budgets
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and managing multiple projects concurrently in a time-sensitive environment
  • Proficiency in bidding out goods and services and negotiating economic and contractual terms and conditions