FPE Physical Plant Contract Manager -Engineering

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

FPE Physical Plant Contract Manager -Engineering

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Engineering

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 2400010M

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Responsible for the contract administration for Higher Education and Research Facilities' physical plant, ensuring the maintenance, repair, replacement, renewal, and renovation of university equipment and associated systems. Utilizes the university's computerized maintenance manager system (CMMS), spreadsheets, and other database/reporting programs. Monitors, maintains, and generates status reports for all campus-wide physical plant contracts, encompassing environmental services, landscaping and grounds, waste management, pest control, and other related services.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversees and manages contracts for appropriate management of the physical plant contracts and labor required to perform and complete work orders and preventative maintenance tasks (PMs) in CMMS programs and associated databases.

  • Administers service contract formation, creation, and analysis to maximize operational and financial performance

  • Maintains and properly stores documentation related to planned and scheduled work, including Computer Assisted Design (CAD) drawings, maintenance task checklists, vibration reports, air balance reports, recorded data logging and charts, operational parameters and adjustment guidelines, product data, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information, and special safety precautions.

  • Researches and records manufacturer's recommended preventative maintenance (PM) requirements and schedules for the university-owned and maintained equipment and systems.

  • Analyzes and discusses the data collected through the CMMS and other means with applicable team members to assess the need for resources such as equipment, materials, and manpower.

  • Prepares, reviews, and approves cost estimates and purchase requests related to the repair and/or replacement of equipment and/or systems, including materials, specialty tools, and labor. Develops work schedules, set priorities, forecast manpower, and estimated completion time.

  • Guides and trains Facilities personnel and customers in the use of the CMMS software, compiling PM reports, and the efficient application of resources to efficiently accomplish preventative maintenance work throughout the campus.

  • Performs daily maintenance of and adjustments to the CMMS database (equipment, PM schedules, users and their roles, buildings, crafts, and other application codes). Reviews drawings (CAD, Visio, PDF) and otherdocumentation provided by the project management team and designing engineers to compile new equipment data and associated PM requirements related to new construction and retrofit projects.

  • Assists with property management tasks related to university-owned and leased property. Helps prepare contract documents for leases and Reviews status report and needs with supervisor or others as directed.

  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of scheduled projects, preventative maintenance, and work orders based reports.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Thorough knowledge of physical plant contract administration

  • MS Office - Proficiency in Excel

  • AutoCAD

  • Certified Educational Facilities Professional APPA preferred

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of directly related experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.