• Director, Fire Systems

    Location US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job ID
    Facilities Management
    Company Name
    Medxcel Facilities Management
  • Overview

    Medxcel is here to lead the transformation of healthcare facilities management by incorporating a new approach to providing services. Created by healthcare, for healthcare, we have a dedicated focus on our people and customers, as well as providing tools, processes, support resources, data analytics and insource strategies that drive results.


    The Director of Fire Systems holds responsibility for the strategy, direction, organization, and administration of the national fire systems program and portfolio for Medxcel throughout the assigned working location of the Central Office - Indianapolis, IN. The Director will be expected to develop and execute the program’s policy and procedures in accordance with established objectives and initiatives in order to support all fire systems and safety compliance.  Facilities served include, but are not limited to, hospitals, medical and physician offices, senior care, and community health facilities.



    Operational Management 


    • Responsible for administrative, operational, and personnel issues including planning, staffing, quality assurance, productivity, and goal setting
    • Develops, Implements, and evaluates cohesive Medxcel Facility Management fire systems and life safety programs
    • Maintain external relations related to fire protection engineering including fire protection and fire suppression, including government relations, local, State and Federal regulatory agencies, The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC), insurance carriers, and others as needed
    • Possesses a thorough knowledge of fire systems testing and inspection and documentation required for Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) and Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA) in a healthcare setting
    • Monitors quality of work life in the department and initiates changes when indicated. Establishes regular and effective employee communication mechanisms, provides opportunity for appropriate employee participation and input, and identifies and addresses work related problems
    • Provides support to and solicits input from other directors, leaders, administrators, and physicians.  Encourages and establishes a forum for quality improvement discussions, design, and implementation of ideas at all levels
    • Manages capital budgets according to capital allocation and organizational guiding principles
    • Maintains oversight for contract identification, execution, and compliance for quality and cost reduction
    • Implements, measures, and communicates the metrics for fire systems testing, inspections, and service areas as it relates to facilities management and life safety




    • Oversee the interviewing, hiring, and training employees; plan, assign, and direct work; complete performance appraisals; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems
    • Create and deliver standard assessment, measurement, and reporting tools
    • Collaborate with Medxcel leadership to coordinate customer communication (Medxcel One Voice)
    • Assist and support on-site leadership with identifying and implementing cost reduction opportunities
    • Conduct periodic business reviews with customers
    • Assist onsite management with ensuring the customer’s program understanding, customer satisfaction, strategic partnering, and continuous improvement efforts
    • Develop and nurture key customer relationships to create a high degree of loyalty to Medxcel in addition to local operations
    • Be visible and available to key customer leadership during frequent site visits
    • Mentor Regional Managers and associates with an emphasis on operational excellence, developing existing and future talent, and mentoring and inspiring performance


    Continuous Improvement 


    • Collect and analyze reports to identify opportunities for process and service improvement
    • Design programs to improve department processes and appropriate metrics to monitor performance
    • Oversee and implement business change management to achieve improvements



    • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, fire protection engineering, or management required (or equivalent experience 15 years with no degree)                    
    • MBA or other graduate degree preferred




    • NICET Level II in Fire Alarm preferred
    • NICET Level II in Fire Suppression preferred
    • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) preferred
    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) preferred



    • 10+ years’ experience in healthcare
    • Experience in life safety and fire safety compliance
    • Experience with Joint Commission, NFPA, state and federal regulations
    • Experience managing a large portfolio of work
    • Travel – 50 - 75% (overnight required                   
    • 15+ years’ experience in healthcare fire safety preferred 


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Project management skills including coordination, communication, prioritization, troubleshooting, adherence to budget and completion goals, and recruiting resources
    • Strategic leadership skills to execute initiatives and objectives
    • Excellent leadership skills, including the leading of other high performing leader/managers
    • Working knowledge of hospital operations and hierarchy of leadership
    • Working knowledge of medical facility systems and equipment
    • Negotiation skills
    • Working knowledge of business practices
    • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully
    • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
    • Ability to adapt – the individual will need to adapt quickly to changes in scope or direction and be flexible to adopting changes quickly
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, including technology, tools, and processes
    • Experience and proficiency with MS Office Suite




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