Director of Asset Management - Global Strategy

Position Available
- Los Angeles / Remote

Role Description

This role is responsible for directing and overseeing all asset management projects and initiatives at Avant Leap as well as build and lead an internal asset management team.  Working with key stakeholders to identify strategies for owner related projects involving the integration of BIM with CMMS/EAMS, defining and establishing BIM for owner requirements, develop an IoT strategy for predictive | prescriptive maintenance, Develop Day 1 operational readiness plans, Information management strategies, among others.  This role will play a key part in Avant Leap’s pursuit to simplify complex processes in the way buildings are operated and maintained pushing for innovation in areas such as Automation, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems, from a smart buildings to a smart cities.

This position will be remote, but candidate must be willing to travel 25-40% of the time to prospect and client meetings, project kick-offs, and internal meetings as needed.  Some international travel might be required.



Responsibilities

  • Develop Global strategy for consulting for Owners including Asset Management, Facilities and Maintenance and Operations for Avant Leap. 

    • Identify and Create solutions package offerings, Determine costs and rates, define target revenue by region / industry, etc.

  • Build the asset management team to eventually delegate some of the responsibilities listed below

    • Define and create required consulting roles for the Asset management team

    • Establish role requirements and responsibilities

    • Interview and hire candidates

  • Assist in the development of strategic documentation required by projects including but not limited to:

    • BIM Specifications, Data dictionaries, BIM for FM standards, etc

    • ROI Metrics, KPIS, etc

  • Develop presentations for prospects and clients

  • Assist with scoping and building proposals for prospects and clients

  • Develop and manage internal and/or external resources (subs) for engagements

  • Be willing to constantly learn and expand knowledge around new technologies in areas including but not limited to Data mining, Automation, AI, ML, among others.

  • Research and Explore vendor relationships for potential partnerships and collaboration to expand on Avant Leap’s capabilities and offerings, including but not limited to areas such:

    • Augmented Reality, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, etc

  • Work with Avant Leap’s Software group to identify industry challenges and potential solution concepts for its IP and proprietary technology development efforts

  • Work with the marketing team to develop supporting material

  • Participate in industry events such as speaking engagements in the US and abroad





Requirements

  • Relevant experience in the Asset Management and Facilities Maintenance space

  • Hands on experience with one or more EAMS or CMMS systems such as IBM Maximo, Archibus, eMaint, etc

  • Experience with COBIE or related BIM for FM requirements

  • Experience with Building information modeling integration with an EAM or CMMS

  • Deep understanding of the benefits of lifecycle BIM for Facility and Asset Management

  • Deep understanding of the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning in Building operations

  • Educational background - Relevant AECO bachelor’s degree minimum

  • Strong communication skills

  • Be a go-getter and require limited direction

  • Have or build a strong business development mindset

  • Must have strong work ethic and high degree of credibility

  • Minimum of 10 years in the AECO space and at least 5 years of those in a facilities or Asset management or Operations related role


Nice to have

  • Relevant knowledge of BIG data and analytics for Operations and Maintenance

  • Relevant knowledge of Machine learning processes

  • Relevant knowledge of AI platforms such as IBM Watson

  • Masters or PHD in applicable areas such as construction and asset management