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Director Of Facilities Management

Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
August 30, 2018

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Director of Facilities Management

>> Executive Profile

Goal-driven and seasoned professional with extensive experience in providing expert leadership to all aspects of facilities and multi-site building management.

Well-versed in establishing a positive and safe working environment, with proven capability to implement innovative solutions to drive productivity, cost effectiveness, and efficiency. Strongly familiar with building codes, ADA, NEC, personal protective equipment requirements, lock-out tag-out procedures, and BOMA real estate guidelines. Adept at motivating, guiding, and leading teams of professionals to collaborate toward a common goal. Equipped with articulate communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills in building positive work relationships with professionals of all levels; bilingual in English and Polish, with working knowledge of German. Areas of expertise include:

Occupational Health and Safety • Project Management • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis • Facility Space Planning

Mechanical and Electrical Systems • Maintenance and Repair • Contracting and Contract Management

>> Professional Experience

Confidential, Technical Services, Sierra Vista, AZ

Manager, Facilities and Real Estate 2014–Present

Provide leadership to facilities and real estate operations for nine sites across four states, including two unmanned aerial vehicle flight lines in Arizona to lead program testing and development for NGC U-Wing. Maintain active engagement with stakeholders to keep abreast of new programs impacting occupancy or headcount. Facilitate cross-training and hands-on troubleshooting with each member to establish collaboration with direct report facilities managers and maintenance personnel.

Selected Highlights:

Established a preventative maintenance program for internal units and third-party qualified vendors

Defined site space standards based on TS sector space utilization guidelines, which resulted in 15% savings in outside planning services

Received the Operational Leadership Award for the second highest sustainable excellence program

Organized weekly team meetings to communicate new facilities methodologies and best practices in maintenance efficiency and time management

Served as the site key liaison for facilities on the BCP, as well as on any direct and indirect initiatives related to facilities or planning

Sodexo Facility Services, USA and Canada

Director, Facility Services 2013–2014

Directed the startup and implementation of contracted full-service facility services for a global client, which involved leading all facility services during the site transition period, including space planning and assignment, space utilization, design, custodial, and mechanical services. Supervised several staff across various clients sites throughout Canada and the United States.

Selected Highlight:

Led the startup and implementation of the FM program for Unilever US and Canada

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, GDAIS, Fairfax, VA

Senior Manager, Facility Operations Acting Director, Facilities and Real Estate 2011–2013

Rendered executive-level leadership to regional and national headquarter facility management operations, including coordination with internal stakeholders and executive leaders, and working with clients in resolving office and laboratory renovations, relocation, and construction issues. Oversaw critical components of daily operations for over 19 US portfolio sites across Eastern United States, including a 1-million-square-foot Navy government-owned contractor operated site.

Selected Highlights:

Introduced benchmarking data, stricter budgetary controls, case studies, and standards, which improved operations and facility service processes while bringing forth 15% savings in facility and facility maintenance expenses

Keenly reviewed supply vendors, examined service contracts, and standardized site-wide purchases, improving efficiencies and achieving 25% decrease in operational expenses across all sites within the first year

BAE Systems, Sterling Heights, MI

Senior Facility Engineer 2009–2011

Managed engineering, facilities, planning, maintenance, design, and construction activities for five company sites. Led facility staff, maintenance, contractors, and vendors in handling maintenance and manufacturing equipment management.

Selected Highlights:

Created, executed, and tracked team metrics, goals, and process improvements and optimized resource utilization, resulting in 10% improvement in work order completion time and 15% decrease in facility safety related incidents

Introduced energy management initiatives across all sites, renegotiated rates with utility providers, and integrated green technology, which successfully decreased utility consumption and costs by 20%

Bernadette J. Boruta Consultant, Greensboro, NC and Detroit, MI

Founder Owner Principal 2005–2009

Offered consultative support to clients across various industries on available services, including facility management, CAFM and AutoCAD support, space planning, vendor, trades, and project management. Created estimates and plans, evaluated bids, and monitored progress and completion of initiates based on timelines and budgets. Maintained active engagement with subcontractors and service providers.

Selected Highlight:

Served as the representative of a client in performing site selections for new leased sites, as well as site consolidations, which resulted in 15% savings for the client

>> Earlier Career

J. Bernadette & Associates, Inc. & Corporate Planners, Inc., Location

Founder Owner Principal

>> Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Facility Management • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Associate of Science in Architecture • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design • Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Certified Facility Manager (CFM)

Certified Interior Designer (CID), National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) #4762

Confidential and Secret Security Clearance, Inactive

>> Affiliations

International Facility Management Association (IFMA) • National Scholars Honor Society

>> Awards and Honors

Northrop Grumman TS Sector–FRONTLINE MAGAZINE, GreenNGing – 2nd Highest Sustainable Site Worldwide in Technical Services Portfolio (Second to France), Quarter 3, 2017

Bank of America Enterprise Award for Most Socially Responsible Business (J. Bernadette & Associates, Inc)

Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Most Ethical

>> Technical Skills

CAFM System • AutoCAD • BMS System • CMMS • Design/Planning • Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) • SAP

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