Sr. Building Administrator

Sr. Building Administrator

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Sr. Building Administrator

Job Profile Title
Building Administrator Senior

Job Description Summary
The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.

The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects ( ). This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years.

Job Description

Responsible for assisting the Operations Manager in the oversight and coordination of the Real Estate Department facilities operations with the objective of insuring optimum delivery of services by third party service providers. Role assists as a liaison of the facilities operations for the Real Estate Department and contracted service providers for the UCA Portfolio and the University departments, such as Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS), Public Safety, Facilities Department etc.

Must have a strong background in building operations, knowledge of HVAC and MEP systems in commercial and residential applications and the ability to read drawings. Demonstrated ability to manage multi-skilled technical groups and multiple competing demands on resources. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, supervisory, team-building, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills. Candidate must be professional and detailed-oriented with financial, analytical and strong customer service skills. Monitor progress on capital projects to assess timely delivery and bid compliance, report energy management, sustainability data and assist University in addressing tenant complaints as necessary to assure customer satisfaction, and check and balance of property manager's management. Interact professionally with school/center clients, customers, vendors, and senior level administrators as needed in support of real estate department goals.

Experienced and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software and familiar with Windows operating platform.

Job Duties:

Assist Real Estate Operations Manager in oversight of service providers by performing monthly property inspections to assess building function, safety and overall appearance of areas including common area, back of house support areas and grounds.

Conduct bi-weekly/monthly review/analysis of work order reports for commercial and residential portfolios, reporting findings, trends or recurring issues as required to appropriate parties.

Assist the Operations Manager in the capital planning process and oversight. Provide feedback on recommendations of identified needs. Assist in access and coordination of projects in shared Penn/UCA assets. Conduct capital project inspections and report progress towards anticipated schedule.

Input monthly utility usage data in EPA Portfolio Manager to meet energy benchmarking requirements, adding additional properties as needed to support the Climate Action Plan and the City of Philadelphia's benchmarking mandates.

Follow up and investigate tenant complaints that rise to owner's level to insure that service provider responses are timely and appropriate. This may include reviewing complaint history and advising service provider the appropriate action regarding tenant follow up.

Administration of Utility Shutdown Requests on an as needed basis to support capital projects. Collaborate with service providers, Penn facilities, schools and centers to coordinate multiple FRES trades that are required for shutdowns in shared Penn/UCA properties.

Administration of Office of Fraternity/Sorority Life (OFSL) portfolio collaboration as it relates to repairs and maintenance, walkthroughs, move in/move out logistics, alumni projects, and summer turn.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Associates degree in any subject and at least 5-7 years of experience strongly preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. BA/BS preferred.

Three to five years of experience with commercial building MEP systems, specifically demonstrated knowledge of building HVAC and familiarity with building control systems as well as utilities infrastructure. Knowledge of city/state/codes and ASHRE standards.

Professional must be detail-oriented with strong initiative and customer service skills, ability to manage multiple competing demands on resources, and must be experienced and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of software.

Candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and a resume outlining background and experiences. The expected salary for the role will range from $65,000 - $81,000 annually based on the experience, competencies, skills and background that are relevant for the role.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Facilities and Real Estate Services

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $65,861.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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