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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Austin, Texas
United States
Management - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Sr Manager, Physical Security Facilities

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Manages the corporate support service functions of the Physical Security and Facilities to ensure that all areas of ERCOT remain safe, secure, and well-maintained.  Establishes and implements best practices for the organization’s physical security program involving security operations, policies and standards, architecture, compliance controls, awareness, threat monitoring and risk management. Provides business units with advisory as well as hands-on physical security services. Develops working relationships with local and state authorities and provides advisories to respond effectively when the threat and crime level changes.

Ensures overall operational performance readiness, reliability and integrity of equipment and facilities systems throughout the organization. Plans, organizes, develops and directs the overall operation of ERCOT facilities in accordance with policies, procedures, current Federal, State and local standards. Manages the staff that delivers and maintains the environmental health, safety and maintenance programs at facilities. Directs the administration of facility contracts and vendor services at all locations.


  • Responsible for hiring, coaching, training, and performance management of staff.
  • Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers. Requires the ability to gain acceptance from others in complex situations.
  • May manage activities of two or more departments. Provides leadership to managers, supervisors and/or professional staff.
  • Provides substantial input to the budgeting process.  Responsible for budgetary decisions within functional area according to organizational policy/guidelines.  Recommends financial decisions that impact area of responsibility.


  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for threat reduction based on monitoring of Facility control and access systems and industry best practices
  • Develops physical access policy and procedures that will provide 100% accountability of personnel and hard assets located on facilities
  • Maintains the Corporate Physical Security standard policy as well as the Security group’s Physical access policy and procedure documents
  • Evaluates the security practices at each location, the access required and recommend appropriate changes to policies, procedures and facilities
  • Leads the physical security incidence response program and coordinate with the Information Systems Security group in developing a comprehensive program that addresses gaps
  • Manages all internal and external physical security audits and implement appropriate recommendations for the Physical Security group procedures
  • Manages working relationships with external law enforcement authorities and city government and provide advisories when new threats are forecasted for the surrounding areas
  • Manages the staff that delivers and maintains the environmental health, safety and maintenance programs at facilities
  • Develops programs to maximize the use of building assets, including space, systems, furniture, fixtures and equipment; makes recommendations in planning, including estimating space requirements, equipment needs, requirements for buildings and grounds maintenance, renovations and contractual services
  • Develops policies, procedures and methodologies for the reliable operation of the building infrastructure, facilities, and related support equipment
  • Oversees all short and long term facilities space requirements planning
  • Ensures that Federal, State, Environmental and OSHA regulations are followed
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with staff members in other departments
  • Researches future trends in the industry and remains expert in the technology for site security and facilities enhancement


  • Requires minimum 10 years related work experience and 3 years in leadership role in excess of degree requirements
  • Requires minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in corporate security


  • Bachelor's Degree : Criminal Justice, Business Administration or related field (Required)or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required


  • Private Security Registration Level III license (Required)
  • CPP Certified Protection Professional (Preferred)
  • Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) (Preferred)
  • Facility Management Professional (FMP) (Preferred)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (Preferred)


This position will be primarily located in Taylor, TX, just northeast of Austin.

The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities.  It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.  This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT.  Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.

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