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Director of Facilities Engineering | Chelsea Jewish Lifecare

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is a residential and post-acute care provider that consistently delivers high-quality, compassionate care while focusing on the development of innovative programs and services that enable individuals to live as independently as possible. The organization is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Facilities Engineering.

Director of Facilities Engineering

Summary: The Director of Facilities Engineering is responsible for the development and maintenance of a company-wide preventive maintenance program, providing general support and development to each facility and its maintenance team, and managing capital projects.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preventive Maintenance
    • Co-creating with the Environmental Services Directors of each facility PM plans including schedules, instructions, etc;
    • Providing training to EVS Directors and maintenance teams on how to execute PM plans;
    • Auditing adherence to PM plans;
  • General support to the EVS Directors in each facility
    • Being available for telephone and in-person consultation with EVS Directors on general maintenance issues, matters of regulatory compliance (including but not limited to life safety standards and HUD regulations), and more;
    • Develop and maintain a central database of as-builts and equipment of each facility;
    • Establish and maintain vendor base with input from EVS directors;
    • Training EVS directors and their staff on company policy and maintenance issues;
    • Consulting on staffing patterns, job responsibilities, and workflows;
  • Capital Projects
    • Coordinating capital needs assessments;
    • Working with EVS Directors at each facility to develop annual capital budgets;
    • Assist in the identification and implementation of energy and water consumption reductions;
    • For small projects, providing support to facility EVS Directors to oversee the capital improvements;
    • For medium-sized projects (e.g. costs of 250K-2 million), serving as project manager;
    • For larger projects, engaging owner’s representative and overseeing his/her performance;
    • Coordinating with architects, interior designers, engineers and other parties as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of five years of progressive work experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of facility maintenance including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, building enclosures, and grounds.
  • Familiarity with energy efficient designs and standards.
  • Familiarity with Department of Public Health regulations, standards, and inspections.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work proactively and collaboratively across multiple disciplines.

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.