Senior Director for Planning, Design and Construction Management, Facility Architect

Elon University
October 22, 2023
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Position Information

Position Title Senior Director for Planning, Design and Construction Management, Facility Architect

Requisition Number 20122679 Type of Employment Full-Time Regular Number Of Months 12 Months Employed June to May Number of Hours per Day/Week 40 Daily Hours 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Position Summary Information

Summary of Position

This position manages capital improvement projects, including the design and construction of new facilities, space improvements and major renovations to existing facilities across the university. This position will manage projects from schematic design to completion including construction and close out phases. This role will coordinate activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters, adhering to university design and construction standards, and ensuring results are compliant with the campus vision.

In addition to acting as a project manager, the Senior Director of Planning, Design & Construction Management provides supervision of other professional project management staff in Planning, Design & Construction Management department.

The position serves as a thought leader of the Facilities Leadership Team and responsible to the Associate Vice President for Facilities/Chief Facilities Officer.

Benefits of Working at Elon University As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.

Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.

Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes: · 28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation. · Immediate tuition remission for employees. · Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university. · Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic. · Free use of campus fitness facilities. · Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.

Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.

Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.

Education Requirements

Bachelors' degree in Architecture

Degree/Major Architecture Length of Experience

5 years

Supervisory Experience Yes Supervisory Experience Detail

previous supervisory experience of highly effective team is required

Special Skills or Experience

Driver's license and ability to be insured by University's carrier required. Professional registration in Architecture or Engineering is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 08/22/2023

Closing Date 10/22/2023 Open Until Filled Yes

Position Description

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General Purpose of Position

The Planning, Design & Construction Management office oversees the design and construction of the university's built environment. This position will join a highly productive and energetic team that manages the development of the physical campus. This position will be working closely with the other members of the department, university community, outside consultants and contractors as well as governing agencies to manage the project from initial concept through occupancy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities are to oversee construction and renovation of the university facilities including: a. Facilitate owner/architect/contractor progress meetings. b. Coordinate the interaction among consultants, contractors, government agencies, and University clients to achieve timely and cost effective completion of construction and renovation projects. c. Maintain accurate monitoring of fund expenditures d. Inspect work-in-progress on construction sites to verify quality of field work. e. Facilitate timely resolution of construction problems and document changes. f. Verify accuracy of application for payments. g. Bid and award projects with outside contractors h. Maintain accurate project files including shop drawings, blueprints, payments, change orders, and general correspondence. i. Participate in the post occupancy follow-up inspection of completed work. Secondary responsibilities include working as a team with the Planning, Design and Construction Management staff: 1. Planning: a. Review existing site and building conditions b. Work with university colleagues to develop the building scope and budget c. Coordinate and prepare materials for meetings and presentations. 2. Design: a. Coordinate the interaction among consultants, government agencies, and University colleagues to achieve timely and cost effective completion of construction documents. b. Review project plans and specifications during all project phases assuring conformance with University standards, zoning and building codes. c. Create construction documents for minor construction projects in accordance with applicable building codes and standards of practice. 3. General administration: a. Serve as PDCM representative on committees and task forces b. Attend departmental and division meetings c. Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelors' degree in Construction Management or Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Engineering OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Does this position require driving for the university? Yes ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Proficiency with current version Auto CAD, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Microsoft Project Scheduling software.

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