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Real Estate & Facilities Manager

Location: Seattle, WA
Department: Facilities
Type: Full time
# of openings: 1


Who We Are

At PEMCO it’s all about people, starting with our customers. We’re a mutual insurance company owned by our Northwest policyholders and protecting their dreams since 1949. We believe in listening to our customers and showing that we understand them in ways that others don’t.

Working at PEMCO, you will enjoy the benefits of working for a thriving and growing company, sharing ideas, learning and seeing the impact of your work, while also enjoying positive energy and work-life balance. We’re a company of 500+ relationship-focused, community-minded people, serving our policyholders from our modern office in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.  

Why We Need You

The Real Estate & Facilities Manager position is responsible for facility management for multiple sites (includes the following: operation and building maintenance, safety and security, facilities planning, contracted services and staff management). This position will demonstrate a high level of commitment to excellence and customer service by providing consistent, high quality products, services and opportunities, which support and ensure a functional and thriving work environment. The Facilities Manager reports to the Real Estate & Facilities Director.

What You Will Do

  • Contracted Services Management: Developing productive relationships with vendors, consultants and contractors
  • Staff Management: site leadership for vendors located on premises related to Security, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Foodservice
  • Contracted Services Management: Establishes performance criteria, negotiates service contracts, and evaluates performance of supervised staff and contracted services in partnership with Director
  • Operations and Building Maintenance: Plan, design and manage buildings and grounds/Coordinate physical workplace and systems with the people and work of the organization/Improving efficiency to ensure facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards
  • Work closely with Landlord/Building Management on property related matters as assigned by Director
  • Responsible for reviewing all costs related to facilities and ensures that all expenses are processed accurately and on a timely basis in conjunction with financial period-end dates
  • Participates in compiling and administering facilities operating expense budgets, prepare forecasts and targets, explain variances and create action plans for improvement
  • Oversee and enforce internal security, health and safety policies and procedures
  • Accountable for space utilization, interior planning, office moves, rearrangements, relocations, construction management, special projects and storage facilities as assigned by Director
  • Maintains effective working relationships with peer managers, departments and staff
  • Develops and maintains the intranet based Facilities Ticket System, Help Desk, Facilities Home Page and any other communication channels as required

What You Have

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in this field
  • Certification (CFM-Certified Facility Manager) a plus
  • Solid facility/operations/management experience
  • Experience in high-volume, fast-paced/dynamic work environments
  • Knowledge and integrated understanding of building/mechanical/electrical systems
  • Experienced in preparing work plans, cost estimates, space and furniture planning, reviewing design and construction documents and evaluating and negotiating contractual agreements
  • Experience in developing and implementing project planning, facility safety, security and disaster recovery programs and procedures
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local and building codes as well as ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design construction and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety, workplace safety, risk and hazard management
  • Knowledge of budgeting cost estimating and fiscal management principles and procedures
  • Skilled in using software applications for writing, project and task scheduling, drawing, budget and cost analysis, and managing information (knowledge of Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of Computer Automated Design system (CAD) is desirable
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements related to consultants, contractors and vendors within authorized budget and approval levels; entails working closely with Accounts Payable and Purchasing departments
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities by anticipating and prioritizing resources required to enhance effective delivery of product and services
  • Ability to supervise, train and develop employees (to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments)
  • Ability to respond outside of normal working hours on an on-call or pager basis
  • Quantitative and analytical abilities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable in an advisory role for company leadership
  • Proactive approach with facilities and people management

We’ve Got You Covered

  • Competitive salary
  • 200% match on your 401(k) up to 6% of your pay
  • Generous medical, dental, disability and life insurance plans
  • A friendly, professional work environment
  • The opportunity to work at a place of integrity, where customer service is emphasized

At PEMCO, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our products and our community to flourish. PEMCO is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or Veteran status.


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