Director of Planning & Construction Management

POSTED ON 11/10/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 2/28/2023
University of the Pacific Hired Organization Address Stockton, CA Full Time

Job Posting for Director of Planning & Construction Management at University of the Pacific

Primary Purpose:
The Director of Planning & Construction Management serves as a member of the Business Operations senior leadership team under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer. The Director of Planning & Construction Management is responsible for leading the facility planning and construction processes and associated business standards in accordance with university strategic goals. Responsible for coordinating the facilities master planning process and is responsible for capital project management. Capital project management includes all major facility programming, design and development phases, and associated approvals.

Essential Functions:
Leads the programming, design, and construction for all capital projects.
Responsible for all related programming, design, and construction services including cost-modeling, scheduling, contract management, and document development.
Oversees and maintains University-wide Facilities Master Plan.
Develops and manages planning and construction project budgets and timelines.
Negotiates and manages RFPs and contracts in support of construction projects.
Advances sustainable planning and construction in compliance with policy, stays current with best practices in sustainable facilities development, and incorporates them where applicable.
Prepares presentations for senior leadership team members, Regents, and donors on strategies and solutions related to construction and capital planning considerations.
Develops and carries out facilities planning and capital project policies and practices.
Coordinates with outside regulatory and governing agencies to ensure compliance with codes and regulations, and when appropriate works with outside agencies to modify or interpret existing codes and regulations that impact the university.
Guides and coordinates construction management operations, including overseeing administrative staff, project coordinators/managers, internal/external construction stakeholders, and contractors to ensure quality facility development administration.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree.
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible construction management experience plus five (5) years of direct, relevant experience in all stages of capital projects including pre-planning/programming, design development, construction, contract administration, and facility delivery.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters Degree in a related field.
Ability to review and understand all design documents, specifications, and all related construction documents.
Advanced knowledge and skills in risk management to help build quality projects safely and deliver facilities that are safe in all respects for occupants.
Knowledge of, and experience in, applying the principles, problems and methods of project management activities and construction oversight.
Ability to prepare and manage project budgets.
Ability to organize, plan, and coordinate work to meet established deadlines. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and specialized construction software (such as, AutoCAD, REVIT).
Strong analytical, negotiation, communication, problem solving and report writing skills.
Advanced verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills, including highly developed political acumen and skill in working effectively with diverse project constituencies.
Advanced, innovative and creative problem solving skills including problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills and skill to determine workable solutions that may require application of technical advice or counsel.
Advanced knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, building code compliance, plan check, permits, laws, policies and practices.
Advanced skills in navigating and achieving balance between ensuring public safety through absolute compliance with codes and contract documents and still maintain and meet critical campus schedules and mandates.
Knowledge of Federal, State and local construction codes and building regulations, and the ability to independently interpret and implement these regulations as they apply to the University.
Experience working on construction projects at a University.
Experience working on or managing a variety of project types including athletic and recreational facilities, housing and dining facilities, classroom/meeting spaces, performance venues, laboratories/clinics and office spaces.
Experience working as an engineer or design professional in facility planning, design and/or construction.
LEED accreditation at Green Assistant or Advanced Professional level.
Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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.

May require extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional to frequent standing, walking, walking across campus, project sites, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is performed both outdoors and indoors, primarily working in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines. Occasional to frequent visits to project sites.

Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/23449

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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