Facilities Project Manager

Fairlawn Real Estate

Fairlawn Real Estate

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

We are seeking a highly motivated Facilities Project Manager to create efficient, safe, and responsible environments across a portfolio of properties throughout Central Illinois. This new role within our company will be accountable for assisting in the annual facilities condition assessment process for a large portfolio of buildings and developing and leading capital projects. The ideal candidate will have superior attention to detail and the ability to directly handle a wide range of initiatives while working with cross-functional teams.

What will you do?

  • Exemplify the core values of Be Kind, Be Flexible, Own It, and Always Improve
  • Perform on-site Annual Capital Improvement Inspections
  • Develop preliminary project scope and budget to address known deficiencies
  • Assist in the prioritization of deferred maintenance needs
  • Manage assigned projects and coordinate related efforts between asset managers, property managers, maintenance teams and vendors
  • Serve as a liaison to address/resolve complicated building issues
  • Provide information and reports necessary for the development of capital budgets for the portfolio. This includes contributions towards a ten-year plan of maintenance, facility improvement, and cost-reduction initiatives
  • Drive sustainability by developing green policies and overseeing initiatives that emphasize the proper use of environmental resources
  • Provide exceptional customer service and serve as an ambassador of the Fairlawn brand
  • Learn, audit, and ensure the team’s compliance with all Fair Housing Laws including local, state, and federal housing regulations
  • Pivot, roll up your sleeves, and jump in where needed!

Why should you work here?

  • Competitive Base Salary and Bonus Potential. We are ready to invest in you!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance - Starting on First Day of Employment - to access care for positive health outcomes and your overall well-being
  • Employee-sponsored benefits including Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident, Flexible Spending, and H.S.A. Accounts to avoid costly medical expenses due to gaps and ensure that all your medical needs are met
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Match to invest in your future wealth and retirement
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday Pay to help you reset and come back rejuvenated and refreshed
  • Monthly company events to promote team cohesion
  • Wellness Days to focus on being your best self. We want you to have time to disconnect and recharge in a way that works for you
  • The opportunity to work for a growing organization where you are valued and can have a direct impact
  • Quarterly off-site meetings with your manager to celebrate wins, issue solve and ensure you are set up for success. Plus, the process is rewarding, and the results are great for your career

Who you are – We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, architecture, construction management, or engineering OR have at least 2 years of full-time experience in facilities management, construction management, property management or equivalent
  • Have knowledge of and experience in commercial real estate, building operations and systems, accounting, project management and vendor management (highly desired)
  • Have a proven record of client service including the ability to establish credibility with key stakeholders (owner, property management team, vendors)
  • Have a proven record of working in and meaningfully contributing to a team environment
  • Demonstrated record of performing due diligence to ensure correct assessment, attention, and project planning
  • Are proficient with relevant technology (e.g. Microsoft Office, AppFolio, Outlook) and can easily adapt to changing technology
  • Demonstrate superior attention to detail, high energy, and a positive attitude
  • Have the ability to give and receive real-time feedback with a positive mindset

Some additional things you will need:

  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation
  • Ability to travel to offsite properties
  • Availability to work longer hours and weekends during prime leasing season, turnover, and overall to take time-sensitive projects to the finish line
  • Must be able to physically access any and all parts of residential and commercial structures (ie rooftops, attics, crawl spaces)
  • Must be able to complete the physical functions of the position including walking properties, spending long periods of time standing, completing physical inspections, and lifting up to 50lbs

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong alignment with the requirements listed above. While meeting all qualifications is preferred, we understand that exceptional candidates may bring comparable experience and skills to the table including prior experience at Fairlawn Real Estate. We value diversity of thought and experience, and we are committed to considering all applicants [internal and external] and to identifying and selecting the most qualified applicant for the role.

Fairlawn Real Estate is a fast-growing real estate firm managing approximately 5,000 units throughout Central Illinois and Indianapolis. Our company uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to run and help grow our business – the tools from EOS contribute to finding the right people and putting them in the right roles, effectively solving issues as they arise, and building a culture of accountability. In short, it gets everyone on the same page and working toward the same goals. If you have an ownership mindset and take pride in all the details, joining our team may be perfect for you!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.