Senior Director, Facilities Engineering

With their mission to make life better for children, Children’s Medical Center Dallas has served children and their families for more than 100 years. 

Since their beginnings in 1913 as a baby camp, Children’s Medical Center Dallas (Children’s Health) has had a long-standing commitment to their community that includes high-quality patient care, advocacy, education, and preventive care, all provided with an unwavering focus on their mission.

Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the region with the depth of experience and breadth of specialties to undertake the most complex clinical care. From simple eye exams to specialized treatments in areas such as heart disease, endocrinology and cystic fibrosis, Children’s has the resources, technology, experience, and education to care for children. 

Children’s Health is the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. They are the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 

Additionally, Children’s is the first pediatric hospital in Texas to be designated as a Level I Trauma Center and it is a major pediatric transplant center for kidney, liver, heart, intestine and bone marrow. They are the first pediatric hospital in the nation with seven disease-specific management program certifications by The Joint Commission and the largest in the country for programs such as cancer, sickle cell, and cystic fibrosis. Children’s has a nationally-renowned pediatric regional transport services team with accreditation in three modes of transport: ground ambulance, helicopter, and jet.

A not-for-profit, tax-exempt subsidiary of the Griffin Health Services Corporation, Griffin Hospital is affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. The Hospital is Joint Commission accredited and has more than 300 active and courtesy physicians with admitting privileges.

Position Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Facilities Operations, the Senior Director, Facilities Engineering is responsible for developing, executing, and administering strategic facility engineering operations and master planning for the Engineering Department, aligning with the overall vision of Children’s Health System of Texas (CHST). This role, and the accompanying planning, developing, and executing, requires interaction across all functional areas of the organization. A collaborative and consultative approach is required. 

Children’s Health seeks a strategic thinker with system-wide vision, an individual whose approach considers the organization’s mission and growth in all aspects of the management and support of facilities and equipment. The incumbent will translate organizational strategy into business goals to lead and direct a high performance, customer-focused facility engineering team. The Senior Director will interact at a high level with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as internal quality system and regulatory compliance programs.

The ability to solve every day facility issues is required. But so to is the ability to think beyond traditional facility solutions that have been historically offered and implemented. Big picture thinking and innovation is required in the Senior Director role.

The Senior Director will be a mission-driven and decisive leader. They will work and collaborate with local leadership to ensure a safe and supportive environment for patients and their families. A commitment to patient safety and security, customer satisfaction, efficient use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is a must.

The reporting structure to the Senior Director position includes 2 Directors, 6 Managers, 4 Project Managers, 6 Supervisors, and 3 Systems Specialists There are approximately 80 technicians who are indirect reports.  

The Senior Director will have oversight of approximately 54 offsite buildings to include one ASC, clinics, office and administrative space, and support spaces.


The successful candidate will possess a four-year Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience. Graduate, professional work, advance degree, or equivalent experience is preferred. 

Ten years of experience is required with a demonstrated knowledge of facilities operations, principles, and procedures. Experience in a healthcare setting at a Director or Assistant Level is required.  Certified Health Facility Manager (CHFM) certification is required, or the ability to obtain within nine (9) months of employment start  A Professional Engineer is preferred.

Additionally, the ideal applicant will bring a demonstrated history of the effective management of diverse teams and the ability to think strategically. The candidate should possess strong ethics and integrity, coupled with the skills to motivate and solve complex problems. An innovative, collaborative, collegial, and mission-driven professional is required.

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Gosselin/Martin Associates is an established leader in healthcare consulting. The firm is a leading healthcare management recruiter and provides healthcare management skills education to facility departments in hospitals and systems across the country. If interested, please contact us at 508-660-1800.

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