The Getty

  • Manager, Engineering and Maintenance

    Posted Date
    9 months ago(4/30/2018 2:46 PM)
    Requisition Number
    Regular Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    Trust - 1460-Plant Engineering
    Facilities Maintenance
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $102,514.88 - $133,261.44 Annually
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    Reporting to the Head of Engineering, Guy Larocque, P.Eng., this position manages subordinate supervisors and acts as an advisor to staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical, operational problems or performance.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    Plans and oversees the reconfiguration, maintenance, and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other facilities. Gathers and reviews data concerning facility or equipment specifications, Getty Trust architectural and qualitative standards and government restrictions, required completion dates, and project feasibility. Tracks and benchmarks utilities. Coordinates with the Capital Projects team to execute maintenance and facilities renewal projects. Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labour, materials, preparation and other related costs. Manages subordinate employees including mentoring, coaching, counselling, training, evaluating and coordinating the employees's work and typically delegates assignments to subordinates. Coordinates information sharing with museum employees related to art conservation environments and interior space conditions.


    Background in engineering and maintenance with at least 5 years progressively increasing facilities management experience, preferably in a cultural organization, college, university, school/academic or medical center. The successful candidate will demonstrate technical proficiency in facilities engineering operations gleaned through experience, education, or a combination of the two. Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred. 


    The Getty has retained Opus Partners ( to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Katie ( or Thomas (

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of facilities engineering operations, computerized work order processing, automated building control systems and support services. Experience with high-rise facilities, central plant operations and campus sites are beneficial. The successful candidate will have a customer service orientation and a focus toward continuous quality improvement, and strong team-oriented leadership along with excellent interpersonnal skills. The position requires an individual who is disciplined and diplomatic, to effectively interact with and manage at all levels of the organization and to work successfully in a collaborative manner, and demonstrates a strong understanding of finance and accounting principles to effectively manage budgets, contracts, utility costs and contractors.