Facilities Manager – Bay City Bridge Partners

Facilities Manager – Bay City Bridge Partners

The City of Bay City (City) and UBP, doing business as Bay City Bridge Partners (BCBP), entered into an acquisition and development agreement with the City, effective 1/2/2020, after a competitive procurement process that began in 2017. As part of the agreement, BCBP committed to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the rehabilitation and modernization of the Liberty and Independence Bridge at no cost or risk to the City. The City will lease the bridges to BCBP and costs will be recouped by BCBP through all electronic tolling. Design and construction of the bridges is currently underway. More information about the project can be found at: www.baycitybridgepartners.com

United Bridge Partners is seeking a Facilities Manager to manage the operations and maintenance of the Bay City Bridges (“BAY”) project. This position will report directly to the General Manager of Operations and is based in Bay City, MI. Key project areas include but are not limited to the following functions.

Identify operations and maintenance outsourcing needs, establish request for proposals, obtain bids, recommend contractor/vendors to perform necessary operations and maintenance functions. Said functions may include the following:

Roadway Operations
Roadway Operations include activities associated with traffic incident management including service patrol, toll system maintenance, emergency response and debris removal and sweeping.

The significant activities include:

  • Traffic management/monitoring
  • Routine incident response and Driver Safety/Service patrol
  • Emergency response to major events or incidents (EMT services, law enforcement, etc.)
  • Support toll system contractor(s) with toll system maintenance and on-site response – Functional knowledge of toll system maintenance program a plus
  • Support BAY facility camera operation and maintenance
  • Technical support of BAY LED/Digital Message Boards as needed
  • Roadway cleaning and debris removal
  • Coordinate snow and ice control/severe weather monitoring and support
  • Coordinate grounds maintenance (grass cutting, litter pickup and weed control)
  • Coordination of routine maintenance, including Backup Generator, Weather Station, Traffic Cameras, and Toll Shelter, etc.
  • Heavy loads/hauling permit coordination
  • Procurement and management of bridge operators
  • Operations and preventative maintenance of the electrical and mechanical components of the bascule
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of a Transportation Asset Management Plan

Roadway Maintenance
Roadway Maintenance includes the routine maintenance activities that are performed on a regular basis such as, lighting repairs, sign maintenance, pothole repairs, traffic control devices and graffiti removal.

Bridge Inspection and Maintenance
Bridge Inspection and Maintenance includes the inspection activities performed on the bridge as specified in the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) and subsequent maintenance requirements as identified during these inspections.

The significant activities include:

  • NBIS inspections usually conducted once every two years
  • Periodic inspections (annually) to identify routine and preventive maintenance activities
  • The preservation and upkeep of a structure, including all its appurtenances, in a manner to maximize element/asset life
  • Maintain NBIS findings, repairs, etc. in maintenance software

Capital Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Capital Maintenance and Rehabilitation includes activities associated with major maintenance or repairs, asset replacement/renewal, and rehabilitation.

Other Responsibilities
Routinely provides the added support in the following areas that fall outside the key Operations and Maintenance responsibilities, including:

  • Prepare and manage annual budget/forecasts based on inspection reports and recommendations from the NBIS inspections
  • Ensure all documentation, including all required infrastructure and engineering records are maintained in accordance with the record retention policy
  • Computer/IT/Network support
  • Phone system support
  • Sign installation/replacement
  • Community Events/Appearances


  • Proficient in MS Office software applications
  • High level of organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and oral communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field preferred
  • Certification in Temporary Traffic Control/Flagger, Roadway Safety, Snow and Ice Control, and Confined Space Training a plus
  • 5+ years in facilities management, engineering, or maintenance
  • DOT or municipal experience a plus

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Extroverted, positive individual
  • Self-starter; take-charge attitude
  • Collegial; partnership mentality
  • Unassailable integrity and ethics

Other Position Characteristics

  • This position is an on-site/in-person position in Bay City, MI and not a remote position.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Full array of benefits, generous paid leave, and extensive paid holidays are offered.
  • Forward resumes to recruiting@unitedbridgepartners.com with the subject line of BAY FM and your name.
Job Category: Facilities Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bay City MI

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