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Manager, Facilities

Cox Communications Inc | Metairie LA 70001 USA | Part Time | Posted: 12/03/2019

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Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, and we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. At Cox, we are committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection, not only with our products and services, but also with our career opportunities. Come connect with us, and lets build a better future together

Role Summary


Responsible for all daily facility operations of leased/owed facilities (retail as well as administrative) with regard to: leasing, maintenance programs, facility contracts, energy conservation, office equipment and furnishings procurement. Assists with new facility planning, design, engineering, acquisition and build out along with existing facility modifications or retrofit.  Assists with preparation and oversees operating budget for all leased/owned facilities.  Performs onsite inspections of work and coordination with contracted construction or service companies during the work performed.  Ensures all Cox buildings and facilities are in compliance with all local, state and federal OSHA facility related regulations.


Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions


       Ensures proper maintenance of all assets within the facility and surrounding property and the safety of all assigned personnel.

       Coordinates the pre-qualification, bidding, proposal evaluation and subcontractor selection process for periodic maintenance contracts along with site/facility cleaning. Ensures cost control, quality and completeness of work and expedient reactions to emergency situations.

       May develop ROI analysis as it relates to Facility management and ensures approved projects are documented with accurate and timely Capital Investment Requests

       Coordinates facility management activities with Cox Enterprises to ensure decisions are consistent with existing business plans, visions and operations. (Cox Family:  CEI, CCI, Manheim, Cox Conserves, Auto Trader)

       Maintains Critical Building Infrastructure to include UPS, Battery Backups, Generators, HVAC. Manages vendors, contractors, and professional consultants which may include architectural, pest control, plumbing, landscaping, HVAC, electrical, fire suppression systems, employee dining facility, document production/mailroom

       Provides leadership, coaching and counseling to department members. Includes assigning and developing team goals, department goals and IDP's

       Establishes key delivery dates and oversees project completion through customer occupancy, providing a turnkey solution to end-users.

       Develops long range Facility Planning and feasibility studies/analysis.

       May interface with landlords, municipalities, land and property developers and other regulatory authorities on easements and right-of-way negotiations. May engage CEI Legal as necessary.

       Recommends and updates budgetary life cycle estimates as needed in support of facility construction and developments.

       Manages and/or acts as primary point of contact for in-house and developer representatives regarding construction negotiations and project development.

       Responds to emergency calls, assumes lead role evaluating damages and takes necessary steps to protect customers, employees and property, notifies Leadership per local Escalation Plan.  

       Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide outstanding customer service.

       Facilitates regular project coordination meetings with in-house and developer representatives.

       Reviews business case analyses to ensure current and future development initiatives are correctly aligned with Cox business initiatives and strategies.

       Maintains documentation of Life Safety Systems/Fire Suppression systems.

       Coordinates with Risk Management and Human Resources on BCP, OSHA, ADA, safety and other related facility matters including evacuation procedures and natural disasters.

       Partners with CEI on contract negotiation for real estate property related matters

       Manages vendors, contractors, and professional consultants; ensures that all contracts, designs and vendor performance are in accordance with CCI requirements.



Minimum Qualifications

  • 7 or more years of experience required in related field (i.e. Business, Facilities Management, etc.)
  • 5 or more years of experience required if candidate possesses a related advanced degree
  • Requires strong knowledge of MS Office Applications, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent leadership, coaching, mentoring, organizational, multi-tasking, math, verbal, written, presentation, and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout the organization as well as external contacts
  • Valid local State Driver’s License with driving record that meets Cox standards.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired (i.e. Business, Management, etc.)
  • 2 or more years of experience in a management role preferred
  • Previous Construction Management, Project Manager or Facilities Management of staff/projects
  • Experience in telecommunications industry desired
  • Experience managing staff/projects from remote location
  • Certification in a Facility related function, i.e. Building Maintenance, HVAC, Electrical, etc.
  • Experience operating commercial chillers, cooling towers, boilers, HVAC, VFD drives and pumps
  • Experience operating automated Building Management Systems to include Central Plant and Lighting


About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.  Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility.  Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Location Metairie, LA, 70001, United States
Categories Logistics/Transportation

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