Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Planning and Construction (AVP), the Director will lead, direct and execute all projects within the University’s capital projects program, including new construction, alterations and renovations, renewals and replacements, as well as special projects planned and funded outside of the annual capital budget. Project types include (but are not limited to) athletic facilities, residential and historic renovations, science and research laboratory renovations, classrooms & academic support space, administrative offices, and equipment replacements. The Director is responsible for project planning, scoping, design, engineering, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, construction, and all related coordination and communication for all projects. Coordinating this variety of projects requires close collaboration with several individuals, including: the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management to ensure maintenance considerations are included in the project planning; the Associate Vice Presidents of Procurement and Finance to facilitate funding decisions & transaction processing; and with the Vice President of Finance and Operations, to execute projects in accordance with university strategic plans.
The Director will have direct supervisory responsibility for all in-house professional project management staff as well as coordination and oversight of external architects, engineers, general contractors and individual trades to execute the projects.
The Director is responsible for fostering an internal collaborative environment between the design and construction team and within the Division for successful project completion.
• Plan, direct and review the activities and operations of the project management staff; coordinate and balance staff workloads; coach, mentor & provide training for the ongoing professional development of department staff.
• Oversee all aspects of major and minor design and construction projects, including planning, implementation, administration, financial management, contract management, and reporting.
• Assist the AVP with development and implementation of departmental and project delivery policies, processes and procedures. Develop control systems and tools to ensure continuous quality improvement.
• Develop & maintain space standards, design guidelines and master specifications.
• Coordinate with the Texas State University System Office of Contract Administration and ensure compliance with System policies & procedures. Coordinate with local, state and federal regulatory authorities and ensure compliance with all applicable codes, rules and regulations. Ensure compliance with all State reporting requirements.
• Coordinate the activities of 3rd party consultants and ensure seamless integration with the design team’s work product and construction activities.
• Prepare and administer RFQs and RFPs as needed. Assist the AVP with development and implementation of new standard contract forms for IDIQ and individual vendor assignments.
• Participate in emergency preparedness and response, disaster restoration. Support campus events as necessary after hours and weekends.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
May work in all weather conditions. May work in extreme temperatures. May work around biohazards. May work around chemicals. May work around electrical and mechanical hazards. May work in elevated and/or confined spaces. Exposure to noise & dust. Use of manual dexterity to include climbing of stairs and ladders. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Requires lifting and moving up to 35 lbs.