Director of Design & Construction

Brown University

Job Description:

Position Purpose
The Planning Design & Construction (PD&C) group oversees approximately 100-150 projects annually with an average total volume of $100-$150 million, which vary widely in type, complexity, duration, value and overall scope. The Director of Design & Construction, reports to the AVP, Planning, Design & Construction and assists in overall departmental management and departmental leadership. The Director D&C is responsible for direct oversight, planning, administration and management of a Project Management group, including internal and external Project Managers and other stakeholders, resources, and processes associated with a large volume of multi-disciplined project work (75 -100 projects) within that portfolio, including capital construction work, academic and administrative space renovations, campus renewal projects, as well as decarbonization, sustainability, utilities and campus infrastructure projects. The Director is responsible for managing and supervising the contracting, administration and inspection of design, consulting, construction, renovation and repair projects at the University. The Director oversees the staff and responsibilities associated with the project finance and administration division.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, project management or a related field.
  • A broad understanding of building envelope systems, building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire alarm systems, building finishes and site utilities is required.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience with multi-discipline project / program management experience including experience in supervision of employees, including training, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management delivery practices, schedule and budget management
  • Ability to direct and converse technically with construction professionals regarding all aspects of building planning, design and construction.
  • Advanced customer service, communication and presentation skills, including written communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and navigate in a complex, collaborative environment, as well as build effective working relationships and foster a cooperative work environment
  • Ability to problem solve, and work effectively to address to varying and dynamic priorities, use good judgment and provide exceptional leadership
  • Ability to direct and organize program activities and to establish program goals and objectives that support a strategic plan.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing effective strategies, procedures, and programs.
  • Ability to make effective administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:
This position is classified as hybrid eligible

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

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Job Posting Title:
Director of Design & Construction

Facilities Management and Campus Operations

Grade 13

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Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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