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Sports and Entertainment Services (SES) supports the management of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Footprint Center. We are currently seeking a talented and experienced individual to join our team as the new Senior Manager of Engineering. This role will be responsible for the oversight of the physical plant including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, lighting, ice making system, computer controls, and (EMS) fire and life safety systems. This position is also responsible for the departmental budget, along with the development and implementation of a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for all systems of oversight.

What You Will Do:

  • Leads and manages the Engineering personnel to include areas such as task assignment, professional development, functional cross-training, and disciplinary action as needed

  • Evaluates current installations for life expectancy, repair, and replacement; maintains knowledge of changes in technology and trends for Engineering systems

  • Evaluates equipment and determines, develops, and manages project budgets and oversees system upgrades for the venue

  • Develops policy and training programs for engineers and technicians.

  • Oversees organizing, scheduling, and prioritizing daily tasks to ensure tasks are completed satisfactorily

  • Develops and implements updates to work log program

    • Review and evaluation of all work logs on a routine basis to ensure proper and timely recording of work activity

    • Analyzes logs for emerging trends indicating problems or concerns

    • Delegation of tasks to the appropriate personnel for problem resolution

  • Consults and collaborates with other departments and with the teams to resolve problems and assists in their areas of need

  • Oversees the development and adherence to documented Standard Operating Procedures

  • Contributes to providing information to visiting technicians regarding the building infrastructure

  • Contributes to the creation of and adherence to the annual department budget

  • Participates in and facilitates meetings involving departmental presentations to organizational personnel, executive leadership, and external stakeholders

  • Assists in providing information and reports for the development of capital budgets.

    • This includes, but is not limited to, short-term and long-term planning of maintenance, facility improvement, and cost reduction proposals both inside and outside of the core Engineering department scope

What We Need From Our Senior Manager:

  • Advanced knowledge of all building systems, operation and maintenance in a sports arena or stadium

  • Must be an effective communicator and interact well with senior management, other departments, vendors and guests

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite

  • Thorough knowledge of all building systems including: electrical, HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration, fire protection, building/energy management systems, building and electrical codes

  • Ability to read blueprints and complex system schematics

  • Ability to trouble-shoot system level problems and determine and execute solutions

  • Ability to take the lead and initiate solutions regarding mission critical system breaks or outages

  • Working knowledge of OSHA safety standards and working techniques

  • Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards

Experience / Education Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of Engineering systems in a multi-use facility required; Engineering experience in a sports arena highly preferred

  • 2+ years of experience supervising direct reports preferred

  • High school diploma, technical school training, or equivalent experience required

What You Can Expect:

Due to varied nature of the organization’s business operations, employees must be able to work according to the business needs, which could include evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

  • Approximately 65% of the work in this role takes place in an indoor environment, away from the elements; this position is not eligible for remote consideration.

  • Medium Work – Lifting object up to 50 pounds. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Ability to bend, climb stairs and lift frequently.

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk.

  • Able to manipulate small hand tools.

  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.

  • Noise level in the work environment is frequently loud

  • Capable of listening carefully and speaking to others on the telephone/two-way radio

  • Communicating with others to exchange information

  • This role will require extended periods of time working in front of a computer screen

  • Ability to Read, Write & Speak in English

The physical demands are representative of those required for the employee to be successful in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this role on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.

The Phoenix Suns are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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