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SAFEbuilt, Building Operations Manager

Building Operations Manager – Greater Chicago Area, IL

SAFEbuilt is currently looking for a Building Operations Manager who will be responsible for the overall operational and financial performance of assigned territory.  This position will oversee the day to day SAFEbuilt operations and be responsible for making operational decisions in line with the strategic direction of the company, while maintaining communication with Regional Director on strategic matters.


  • The Building Operations Manager is responsible for managing all financial planning, customer service/satisfaction, employee training, internal and external growth, maximization of asset utilization, and achieving overall company goals in a given market of the region.  Specific management duties include:
  • Performs professional and administrative duties; plans, organizes and directs a professional, technical, skilled and semi-skilled staff in the implementation of projects and the administration of community development activities.
  • Ensure that regionally assigned locations meets or exceeds its goals as it pertains to regulatory compliance, budget, account retention, safety and continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for taking strategic goals and implementing them to measureable outcomes
  • Develops regional work plans and executes/implements plans
  • Development of operational metrics and communication for reporting against
  • Works directly with HR to oversee the recruiting, hiring, and training needs
  • Provides daily leadership to employees within the regional departments and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and resource/staffing allocation
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsible for planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues
  • Travels to meet with prospective clients, customers, local service centers and attend company meetings, as required
  • Ensures that SAFEbuilt is well promoted and properly represented through marketing and community relations within the region .
  • Completes regional operations audits maintaining awareness of current state of affairs.  Conducts regional operations needs assessments, appraises performance and discusses solutions with the Regional Manager.  Designs and implements quality control systems to support the goals of the operation.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by tracking emerging trends in industry and operations management; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies, etc.


  • Ability to manage responsibilities and priorities in a fast paced, growth oriented and time-critical environment, across a given market
  • Ability to respond, interact, and collaborate with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent presentation, organizational, analytical, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer systems and applications required.
  • Ability to demonstrate independent initiative, make sound decisions using effective problem-solving techniques.
  • Effective ability to develop interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to develop and present comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal) in a professional manner.
  • Ability to travel


  • Background in community development or building/construction fields required
  • Six years progressive experience in construction or building operations management
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • ICC Building Official Certification preferred
  • Additional state level or ICC Certifications preferred
  • Valid driver’s license

COMPENSATION:  Competitive salary and benefits package.


More About SAFEbuilt:  One of the fastest growing providers of privatized community development solutions in the country, SAFEbuilt has seen a significant increase in municipal contracts and employee growth over the past few years. SAFEbuilt partners with over 1000 communities of all shapes and sizes throughout the country for the efficient delivery of privatized community development solutions including: building department services, community and transportation planning & zoning and community improvement services. Learn more at:


With Growth Comes Opportunity!  Our culture is positive and energetic as we empower people to do what they do best. SAFEbuilt employs over 1000 highly qualified and motivated individuals who share the common Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Improvement.  We offer a strong salary and benefits package to reward ability, certification levels, and work experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, paid holidays, paid time off, paid training, new certification bonuses, a matching 401K Plan, and more.


SAFEbuilt is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or you may call us directly on 970-292-2200.


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