Manager, Grounds and Transportation

Bentley University

Job Description Summary
Responsible for the management of all campus grounds and transportation maintenance programs. This position provides the university with a qualified expert in horticultural grounds practices. Bentley will benefit from the ascertained levels of excellence and management of all landscape assets.

Essential Duties

  • Plans, develops, prioritizes and manages efficient and economical grounds related tasks and horticultural programs.
  • Guides, trains, and gives technical assistance to Forepersons and grounds keepers, engaged in daily grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Manages the current Bentley automotive repair and maintenance program.
  • Coordinates and manages the current Bentley moving services department.
  • Maintains and participates on a daily basis the grounds departments computerized work management system, which includes payroll.
  • Provides on the job training and keeps maintenance records and inventory inspecting equipment and tools, and submits work orders for timely repair of equipment.

Other Duties

  • Develops monthly and quarterly operational reports.
  • Supervises, Grounds Forepersons, Gardeners, Turf specialist, Grounds men, Movers, and Mechanics, Also supervises Work study or temp workers

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree with at least five years of experience in managing a grounds program including the supervision of others.
  • This position requires extensive technical knowledge of grounds management and horticultural practices.
  • An understanding of turf grass practices and plant material identification required.
  • Must have the ability to work in a highly technological environment utilizing Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver’s license with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley’s insurance carrier.

Work Environment

  • The position works in a fast-pasted environment with many scheduled and unscheduled demands on time.
  • High level of customer service imperative at all time.
  • Position often requires work during off hours, weekends, and other holiday periods. Must be available on-call for snow operations/removal.
  • On-call duties performed on a tentative 10 week rotation.
  • Loud noise, as well as extreme weather conditions is associated with the management of this position.

Physical Demands

  • The position is exposed to some stress related issues, extended off hours due to snow removal activities.
  • Requires additional weekend work supporting all major events.
  • Must be physically capable of inspecting and supervising all aspects of work completed.
  • May be called upon to work extended hours in the workday in order to properly supervise and meet a project deadline.
  • Must be capable to lift up to 50-pounds individually and up to 100-pounds with assistance, 0-72 inch height range, on an occasional to frequent basis.
  • Ability to carry up to 35-pounds, at waist level for up to 25 feet on an occasional to frequent basis

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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