Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Capital Planning Management, the Director of Construction Services (DCS) directs and oversees construction projects and the administration of all construction contract and inspection services. The DCS guides and coordinates all construction administration staff and consultants to ensure cross-project consistency and quality administration.
- Directs and oversees management and administration of all construction contracts and inspection services during the construction phase of capital projects, including plan-check and permitting services
- Interprets, enforces, and ensures compliance with administrative regulations, building codes and other rules, regulations, policies, etc relating to on-campus construction
- Oversees all special inspection coordination required by the CVC Title 24 on all construction projects where applicable
- Enforces conformance with larger program goals and policies for all projects over $35K or of sufficient impact regardless of the overseeing entity.
- Guides and coordinates all construction administration staff and consultants to ensure cross-project consistency and quality administration
- Establishes and communicates expectations and ensures conflicts are resolved early in the process
- Provides guidance and direction including verifying all approved changes
- Reviews daily documentation related to inspection/coordination group services, i.e., lab reports, shutdown requests, time reporting, and other administrative documents
- Monitors assigned inspector’s project payroll hours, ensuring that expenses remain within budget allocation
- Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles. Promotes, ensures, and enforces PP&D application of appropriate industry professional responsibilities and ethical standards.
Description of Department/Organization
Capital Planning Management is responsible for carrying out the authority of the University President in the construction and physical development of the University Campus buildings and facilities. The Associate Vice President of CPM serves as the Campus’ Chief Building Official ensuring overall compliance of building codes, seismic parameters, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act), sustainability and any other building requirements. This office interfaces with all areas of the campus community to ensure that the campus’ built environment meets the program requirements of academic and administrative areas, ensuring that these mission-critical areas can effectively deliver their programs to the students and faculty of the University.
- Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: architecture, engineering, construction, management or equivalent education and experience
- 15 years of progressively responsible construction management experience plus 5 years of direct, relevant experience in an institutional environment
- Current California registration as an Architect, Engineer, Construction Manager, or Certified Building Official with appropriate licenses or certifications
- Advanced degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management, with certifications
- Experience working in a CSU environment
- Experience in arbitration and mediation for claims resolution
Additional Demonstrated Knowledge, Experience, Proficiency and Success:
Advanced knowledge/skill in construction management, supervision, inspection, code compliance and plan check.
Advanced knowledge of campus construction environments, including infrastructure, and applicable rules, regulations, 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.
Advanced knowledge and skills in financial and personnel management.
Advanced verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills, including highly developed political acumen, and skill in working effectively with diverse 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 organizational and analytical and skills to meet prescribed deadlines within time and budget constraints.
Core Competencies – embody the following competencies:
Collaboration, effective communication, organizational skills, customer/client focus, personal effectiveness/credibility, teamwork, results driven, professionalism/composure, diversity and inclusion