Posting Number PG192313EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Director of Engineering, Construction, and Critical Facilities
Anticipated Hiring Range $125,000-$155,000
Work Schedule Flexible around core M-F business hours (typically 8am-5pm)
Job Location Raleigh, NC
About the Department
Communication Technologies within the Office of Information Technology
provides communication services to the entire NC State University community.
The department provides communication services such as data and telephony
along with converged services such as IP Telephony and IP Video to over 36,000
students and more than 8,000 faculty and staff. Supporting this continuously
growing academic population is a distributed enterprise data network that
provides over 102,000 network ports and more than 9,000 wireless access points
with connectivity to the Internet and Internet2 along with over 16,000 phone
lines including more than 1,000 life safety lines. Communication Technologies
(ComTech) is viewed as the telephony and network service provider for the NC
State University community and is responsible for designing, maintaining, and
supporting the campus voice and data network infrastructures and all
Essential Job Duties
Direct a group of professionals in the design and installation for the fiber
backbone, all inside network/telecom wiring, building network electronics,
wireless infrastructure, and critical network and data center facilities. This
includes overseeing the physical environment (including power and cooling)
for NCSU's co-located enterprise data centers, MDFs, BDFs, IDFs, and fiber
cross-connects; developing and maintaining adequate processes for both
sustainability and usability of these facilities. Partner with the network
director in setting campus network infrastructure standards and overseeing the
planning, deployment, and maintenance of such infrastructure throughout
This Director has a number of strategic and tactical responsibilities
including but not limited to:
Defining business strategies and contributing to the enterprise's vision.
Researching new technology related to data centers, networking, and
Developing and managing long-term planning for large development projects.
Developing budget needs and recommendations.
Developing cost models and service level agreements.
Managing a diverse team of engineers, records technicians, and
Prepares and presents implementation plans for projects related to campus-
wide infrastructure (including base level infrastructure for private
buildings on Centennial Campus).
Responsible for creation and maintenance of construction guidelines
related to physical layer communications infrastructure.
Responsible for physical management of the two primary campus data centers
including ensuring adequate power and cooling along with adequate
processes for forecasting growth.
Directs research and development of new technologies to meet
organizational needs through the acquisition and application of new
Maintains knowledge of current and emerging technologies in a wide variety
of fields relevant to cabling, networking, voice communications, wireless,
and data center management.
Coordinates long-term program and project planning for maintenance of data
centers and communications infrastructure – often spanning 5-8 years and
consisting of dozens of individual projects.
Maintains staffing levels, skillsets, and enhances methods and processes
to ensure efficient delivery of services.
Routinely develops cost models, project roadmaps, service level
agreements, and budget priorities.
Defines business strategies and contributes to the campus vision by
establishing goals and determining needs based on evolving business
Solves problems by responding to business needs and making decisions.
Weighs alternatives and consequences to make informed decisions on both
short and long term operational issues.
Recruits, hires and supervises staff and directs the development,
enhancement, and maintenance of workflow processes and application support
for a diverse group of team members including engineers, technicians,
construction specialists, and facilities specialists.
Develops work plans, mentors staff, and provides opportunities to
facilitate staff growth and development.
Important to note that the team directed by this individual includes
dozens of electrical and wiring contractors in addition to the full time
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelors degree with 8-10 years of experience in engineering and/or IT or a
lesser degree with additional relevant experience
Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge and experience with design of layer 1 network infrastructure
including OSP (outside plant) and intra-building (pathways and
Extensive knowledge of industry standards related to telecom
infrastructure (EIA/TIA, BICSI, etc.).
General, high-level working knowledge of enterprise data networking.
Broad knowledge of telephony systems, particularly as related to physical
Knowledge and/or experience with design of wireless network infrastructure
(Wi-Fi, DAS, etc.).
Experience with medium-to-large commercial building construction project
methods and practices, particularly as it relates to telecom
Working knowledge of support infrastructure (power, cooling, etc.) of
critical enterprise facilities (data centers, MDFs, etc.).
Ability to prioritize among dozens of competing priorities and respond to
constantly changing business demands.
Interpersonal Communication Skills – necessary for the diverse stakeholder
groups with which this position interacts. Essential for negotiating with
vendors in obtaining electrical and telecom installation services.
Project Management – necessary for the management of multiple complex
projects concurrently in progress both from a team perspective as well as
those led by this position
Budgeting – strong skills in developing total cost of ownership models,
detailed budget projections, preparing project budgets for various campus
and state level officials, and managing priorities within a constrained
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions
Job Open Date 01/04/2023
Anticipated Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include as attachments a resume, cover letter, and contact information
for at least 3 professional references.
Position Number 00046384
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Fire/Explosions,
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents,
Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards,
Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 516001 - Communication Technologies
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities
requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview
process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at
the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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