Lead Building Inspector

Memphis, TN

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Lead Building Inspector

What an exciting time at St. Jude! We are growing our campus so we can continue our mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children.
The lead building inspector is a new role here at St. Jude and will work closely with our facilities operations and maintenance department, design & construction, and campus operations. A huge part of this role is data collection and data analyzing.
Under the general supervision of the Campus Operations Director, the Lead Building Inspector is responsible for using a data-driven approach to help develop a robust quality program for St. Jude facilities and new building construction. Working closely with the VP-Design and Construction, Director Facilities Operations and Maintenance, and the Building Inspector, the Lead Building Inspector uses data from inspection findings to identify high-risk areas or processes, determines schedules for facility inspections, and makes recommendations to improve overall quality of facilities. Maintains a data library of audit schedules and findings. Uses data to identify trends in quality performance to target areas of focus and strategies to evaluate and improve quality in those areas. Performs building audits to ensure St. Jude facilities and new building construction meet code requirements. The Lead Building Inspector should be able to perform all of the functions of the Building Inspector.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with FOM, Design and Construction, and Campus Operations, develops QA/QC program and audit schedules, considering institutional and regulatory requirements, prioritizing likely areas of failure or vulnerabilities.

  • Develops and implements metrics to assess effectiveness of QA/QC program.

  • Establishes, monitors, and reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for project teams to ensure continuous improvement.

  • Routinely audits the quality program; Analyzes project KPIs, evaluates trends, and recommends improvement strategies.

  • Prepares reports of the overall quality assurance program and presents findings to division leadership.

  • Implements a risk-based approach to the audit schedule and prioritizes findings/recommendations by level of risk; Documents and maintains library of audit findings and reports.

  • Investigates and identifies root causes for recurrent process failures or significant quality or safety failures.

  • Develops processes and timelines to audit new construction, renovations, as well as repairs and maintenance within existing buildings.

  • Inspects and evaluates maintenance and construction work with a focus on quality, consistency with contractual documents and alignment with building specifications, campus design standards, and meeting all applicable codes and safety standards.

  • Reviews construction drawings.

  • Reviews contractor and designer QA/QC programs.

  • Implements a risk-based approach to the audit schedule and prioritizes findings by level of risk; Documents and maintains library of audit findings, reports, and corrective actions.

  • Presents findings and reports to facilities’ owners and other stakeholders; may make recommendations for corrective actions.

  • Conducts follow-up inspections to confirm recommended corrective actions are made in a timely manner.

  • Coaches, mentors and trains project management and facilities maintenance staff in quality principles, procedures.

  • Responsible for leading and managing quality processes such as work planning, pre-activity meetings, material management, lesson-sharing, and follow-up inspections.

  • Works collaboratively and closely with clients, subcontractors, design partners and other stakeholders to support project partnership and issue resolution.

  • Creates and implements project specific inspection and test plans, quality control plans and other procedures as necessary. For projects with specifications, reviews project documents to work with the project manager on a plan to ensure all 3rd party and owner inspections are included and executed throughout the project.

  • Completes 30 hours annually for relevant OSHA (or other similar) courses as part of continuing education.

Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • High School Diploma/ GED with seven (7) years of directly related experience; or

  • Associate's Degree.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or a related field, preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar or related role required.

  • Experience working with Building Code and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) drawings and construction.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required by Law:

  • None

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required by SJCRH Only:

  • QA/QC International Certification or American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification preferred.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher certification) preferred.

Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of construction industry, practices, and terminology.

  • Knowledge of building and workplace safety standards.

  • Experience in construction in a healthcare setting is preferred.

  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management and external partners.

  • Exceptional customer service skills.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Ability to identify, develop, and initiate innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist.

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Outlook and Word, ease with using online computer platforms, etc.

  • Experience working with facilities, design and construction, or campus planning/operations a plus.

  • Ability to prioritize, schedule and complete competing customer requests.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, ascending and descending stairs and sit.

  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and talk or hear.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock.

  • The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

  • An essential function of the job is to be able to comply with all applicable federal, state and local safety and health regulations that would apply to this job.

  • The employee must move about the workspace to access work surface and shelves, cabinets, drawers, and equipment that are at, below or above the work surface.

  • Nothing in this job description limits management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time as business needs dictate.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by Danny Thomas on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.  Since inception, our hospital vowed to treat patients regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.
We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for our patients, staff and faculty, valuing diverse perspectives that enrich problem-solving and accelerate progress. With leadership commitment, we aim to maintain an equitable and culturally responsive culture. The Diversity and Inclusion Office plays a crucial role in developing and implementing initiatives that consistently drive diversity and inclusion efforts across the institution.  
View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

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