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Saab Global

Director, Facilities

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 August 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. has multiple facilities throughout the United States and is opening additional facilities in the coming years. We are seeking a seasoned and hands-on Director, Facilities to direct the running of our facilities and create a safe and efficient work environment that improves business performance and optimizes staff productivity.

The Facilities Director is a member of the Operations leadership team interfacing with senior executives to envision, create, and execute corporate strategic plans and initiatives and leads the efforts of the division facility managers. This position interfaces with senior program and project stakeholders, plus representatives of government regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Additionally, this position integrates activities with enterprise service organizations (IT, Security, Environmental, Health & Safety, Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Supply Chain) through collaboration by establishing priorities and effectively planning, scheduling, and coordinating service deliverables.


  • Manages, plans, and directs corporate facilities operations to ensure support levels deliver on corporate needs and customer requirements.

  • Leads collaboration across internal enterprise service organizations to set priorities and effectively plan, schedule, and activate an integrated delivery model.

  • Monitors customer regulations, along with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances to determine impact on Saab, Inc.; develops and adapts internal operating practices accordingly.

  • Reviews and approves long-range facilities requirements for development of capital forecasts, building construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization plans.

  • Prepares facilities requirements for developing capital and overhead budgets.

  • Oversees contracted engineering study, design, and construction activities.

  • Leads the development of Master Facilities Plan and Strategic Facilities Plan; supports development of Maintenance Action Plans.

  • Leads development of building criteria and guidelines for new construction, restoration, and modernization of owned and leased building portfolio.

  • Monitors organizational performance through relevant metrics, data analytics, and key performance indicators.

  • Directly supervise division facility managers.

Compensation Range: $154,300-$204,500

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, design, construction management, facilities management, or related field

  • Ten or more years of facilities management experience including industry best practices, standards, and methodologies.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of customers and corporate staff with effective interpersonal skill and communication; works well in a team environment.

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and projects and integrate across other internal service organizations.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to regional site locations (~25%).

  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.