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Vice President Facilities Planning


Monday through Friday; no weekends or holidays; occasional off shift as needed

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide leadership, direction and oversight for the facilities planning and facilities management across LG Health.  The Vice President, Facilities Planning is responsible for oversight of the design, development and construction of new construction, additions and renovations to all facilities and equipment, including grounds. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Directs facilities planning and construction, including all acquisition and disposition of real estate, new construction, remodeling, furnishings, management of leased property, management of all efforts related to sustainability and management of utilities. 
  • Recommends priorities and general strategies for facilities planning and construction; including creation and maintenance of a comprehensive master facilities plan covering all sites within LG Health.      
  • Responsible for ensuring detailed accounting of all projects is maintained to assure projects are within budget and delivered on time.
  • Represents LG Health to external community planning bodies, local agencies and community groups on facilities and construction-related matters.  This includes responsibility for maintaining communications and relationships with city, township and state officials responsible for environments of care, zoning, etc.   
  • Makes presentations to LG Health board, board committees, as well as before licensing and zoning boards.
  • Develops new and recommends changes to existing policies, procedures and standards. 
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets and the allocation of funds, based on cost studies, review of departmental budgets, familiarity with operating procedures, and consultations with department heads.
  • Interprets System and department head policies, objectives, and operational procedures to department heads and staff.
  • Resolves problems with department heads concerning such issues as staffing, utilization of Hospital facilities, and equipment and supplies. 
  • Provides leadership and oversight to the following System departments and functions:
  • Operation of Plant              
  • Plant Engineering
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Property Acquisition
  • LG Health Construction
  • Project Engineering
  • Security, Safety & Parking

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Facilities Management or Healthcare Management with in-depth, major construction or renovation experience.
  • Ten (10) years of progressive experience in general management and oversight of major construction/renovation projects.   
  • Demonstrated application of management principles and techniques pertinent to the position.
  • Strong interpersonal aptitude to interact with members from broad and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong and effective communication and customer orientation. 


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Fifteen (15) years of progressive experience. 


Attention/Concentration: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others:

  • The position requires strong concentration skills.  The individual must have the ability to voluntarily sustain concentration to a task over an extended period of time as a result of an effortful and usually deliberate heightened and focused state of attention.

New Learning and Memory: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material:

  • A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking: The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought:

  • The position required much autonomy of thought and problem solving.  The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems.  The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem.  The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis.  The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition.  They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:     

Leadership, control and planning: Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.


Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies, chillers, boilers, pumps, air handlers, switchgear, compressors, elevators, computers, calculator, meters, control equipment, gauges, telephones, pagers, portable radios, blueprint machine, printers, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, calipers

Software: Microsoft Office Products, energy management, digital control, inventory management, electronic requisition/E-mail, simplex, telecommunications, TSI


Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement

  • Sit: Frequently
  • Stand: Occasionally
  • Walk: Occasionally
  • Bend: Rarely
  • Push: Rarely
  • Pull: Rarely
  • Kneel/Squat: Rarely
  • Reach: Rarely
  • Twist: Rarely
  • Balance: Rarely
  • Climb: Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Light, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing


WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Extreme Noise Levels
  • Exposed Electrical Lines
  • High Pressure Steam/Gas
  • Moving/Rotating Machinery

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 08/25/2022