Transit Systems 2022-09-16 2022-10-21

Manager, Facilities Maintenance

VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, Texas

Job ID: 142767
Job Status: Full-time

How would you like to live in a state with no income tax, in an affordable city that U.S. News and World Report ranked in 2019 as one of the best places to live in the country? KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by VIA Metropolitan Transit to recruit the agency’s next Manager, Facilities Maintenance.

VIA provides San Antonio and surrounding communities with bus and paratransit services. With local support, a strong financial position (a reserve equal to one-third of its annual operating budget), and excellent growth potential (Mayor Nirenberg is in support of a visionary transit plan called “VIA Reimagined”), VIA is at an exciting point in its history.

Among other duties as specified in VIA’s job description, the Manager will direct VIA’s facility maintenance operation with a staff of foremen, skilled repairpersons, and unskilled workers in a Union environment. The facility maintenance operation includes the scheduled and unscheduled mechanical maintenance and cleaning of all VIA operated facilities and bus patron amenities. He/she will ensure that all VIA facilities are operational, comfortable, safe (accident hazards), appealing, and clean for patrons and employees; prepare and ensure adherence to the facility maintenance budget; conduct facility and equipment repair/replace cost analyses; prepare cost/benefit analyses for planning and contract proposal evaluation; be responsible for the effective and efficient operation of a preventive maintenance program for all VIA operated facilities, passenger amenities, and industrial equipment; be responsible for the accurate and detailed recording and monitoring of all facility maintenance related activities and expenditures using available maintenance tracking software; be responsible for all facility maintenance related planning; coordinate work permits and schedules with outside governmental and public utility agencies; coordinate with architects and engineers during new facility and facility rehabilitation planning to ensure all operational requirements are addressed in the design process; prepare specifications for facility maintenance related service contracts; prepare procurement specifications for facility, industrial, and vehicle maintenance related equipment, materials, and supplies; negotiate matters affecting professional service contracts; ensure contractor and vendor adherence to contract terms, schedules, and quality expectations; provide engineering and technical support to subordinates and staff outside of the facility Maintenance Department; and coordinate efforts with VIA safety, security, and environmental personnel.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; at least 5 years of experience in facility maintenance, construction, and project management (or an equivalent combination thereof); thorough knowledge of the theory, methods, materials and supplies used in facility maintenance activities and construction science; and thorough knowledge of safety hazards and accident prevention methods common to facility maintenance programs in industrial, office, public facility, and outdoor (city street) environments. Registration as a professional engineer is desirable but not mandatory.

This is an excellent career opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. To be considered, go to, select the appropriate VIA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including each reference’s name, title, email, phone, and relationship to you.) VIA values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

For additional information on this position, contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Christian Kent at

Thank you for your interest in an exciting career with VIA Metropolitan Transit!

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