May 23, 2020


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  • Austin, TX, USA
Full time Events Directing operations

Job Description

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Austin FC joined Major League Soccer in January 2019 as the league’s 27th member club and will officially begin play in MLS in 2021 in a new, state-of-the-art 20,500-seat soccer stadium and public park scheduled to open during Austin FC’s inaugural season. 
Austin FC is actively seeking a professional and dependent Director of Facilities to serve as head of engineering for the Stadium and St. David’s Performance Center.  In this role, you will provide operational expertise and management of Austin FC’s 20,500+ seat stadium and be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing all activities and personnel engaged in expertly maintaining and operating the Stadium and St. David’s Performance Center. This position will also lead all sustainability efforts and train staff as necessary.
This unique role to help build a major league property and establish the core identity of a major league brand from the earliest stages is a once-in-a-lifetime and career-defining opportunity. The position is based in Austin, TX. Austin was selected by U.S. News and World Report in each of the last three years as the No. 1 place in the nation to live, while Forbes placed it at the top of its “Cities of the Future” list. 
Are You Someone That:
  • Has a positive attitude, strong work ethic and passion for flawless execution?
  • Balances strategy, relationships and operations fluidly and effectively?
  • Can communicate effectively with a wide range of people? 
  • Takes pride in maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and discretion?
  • Works well within in a collaborative, team-driven, and goal-based environment? 
  • Is motivated by understanding a client’s needs and crafting creative solutions to meet those needs?
  • Consistently prioritizes projects, meetings and fast-changing schedules while remaining productive and professional?   
  • Is agile and able to respond effectively to the rapidly changing needs of a fast-paced / high-growth organization?
You Will:
  • Create a hiring/onboarding plan process for the Facilities Team including full time positions of Facility Manager (Stadium and St. David’s Performance Training Center), Facility Services Manager, and Facility Coordinators; and
  • Serve as head of building engineering for the Stadium and St. David’s Performance Center; and
  • Participate in the development and administration of the facility’s operations and capital budgets; forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments as necessary; and
  • Develop and update comprehensive management reports and manuals (i.e. Operations Manual, Annual Preventative Maintenance Plan, Annual Facility Report, Fire Code Rules & Regulations, etc.); and
  • Conduct a variety of organizational and operational studies; recommend modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as needed; and
  • Work with the Director of Operations to maintain an up-to-date facility register; and
  • Lead sustainability efforts.  Create, track, and maintain monthly and annual documentation as it relates to energy use, waste mitigation, water use, etc.; and
  • Negotiate and manage all 3rd party contracts as it pertains to preventative maintenance of all MEP systems, , equipment rentals, associated supplies, attic stock etc.; and
  • Maintain compliance and systems maintenance (fire inspections, life safety equipment, temporary buildouts, other 3rd party compliance inspections, etc.) and
  • Responsible for coordinating all signage installations (and production as needed; and
  • Respond to maintenance issues as they arise and develop time and budget sensitive approaches to remediation; and
  • Physical plant support services for major events; and
  • Maintain the official records of all drawings, blueprints, layout and design standards, etc., and administer all other engineering documentation necessary to maintain current as-builds, warranty information, and operating manuals; and
  • Responsible for all equipment rentals including but not limited to: generators, golf carts, fork lifts, aerial lifts, etc.; and
  • Incorporate energy-saving measures and monitor utility conservation to ensure the least cost.
You Have:
  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years relevant experience 
  • Experience within the sports and/or entertainment industry
  • Experience with TV and radio broadcast a plus
  • English language proficiency is essential and Spanish/English bilingual skills are a plus
  • Experience with MEPT systems
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets, and analyzing costs
  • Working knowledge of Fire, Life, Safety, EEOC, FLSA, OSHA, and ADA rules and regulations
  • Working knowledge of applicable federal, stated, and local laws and regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, knowledge of current technologies and commitment to remain up to date with industry best practices
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion both internally and externally
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information
Other Details:
  • It is the policy of Austin FC not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law 
  • Some business travel may be required 
  • All selected candidates are subject to passing a background check prior to employment
  • Hours are variable and can easily include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and some holidays in addition to the traditional Monday through Friday hours 

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