Director of Planning and Construction
Responsible for oversight of the planning, architectural and engineering design and construction on campus. Oversee the operation and function of the office and provide leadership and direction to the departmental staff. Oversight of departmental operating budget. Work collaboratively with campus entities, State University Construction Fund (SUCF), and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) when and as needed to ensure effective project initiation, design, bidding and construction.
Assist campus leadership to establish short- and long-range capital goals for the campus and for the department. Develop and maintain policies and procedures for providing design and technical services. Establish parameters and develop criteria for project design. Provide direction and support to departmental staff. Encourage professional development of departmental staff.
Oversight of departmental operating budget. Provide monthly project status reports and the unit annual report. Responsible for performance programs and evaluation of staff. Develop work priorities and assign staff to projects based on employee skill level and workload.
Assist the Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Planning with the development of and implementation of the capital plan. Establish cost control procedures to keep projects within budget. Assist project managers in reviewing projects. Establish and implement wherever possible Facilities Design Standards in conjunction with the Associate Directors of Facilities Services. Oversee the execution and update of the Facilities Master Plan. Provide project evaluation. Facilitate training for departmental staff as needed to maintain/improve technical skills. Assure projects meet the requirements for energy conservation of NYS Executive Order #88 and Campus Climate Action Plan. Provide plan examination in compliance with building codes. Work collaboratively with campus entities, State University Construction Fund (SUCF), and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) when and as needed to ensure effective project initiation, design, bidding and construction.
Comply with internal control requirements. Ensure that all approved SUNY policies and procedures are enforced as they pertain to the work of the Facilities Planning and Construction office. Serve on campus committees as needed.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or directly related field. Must have no less than 7 years of experience in the development and planning of facilities design and construction. Must have relevant supervisory/management experience in a similarly complex organization and demonstrated progressive managerial and leadership experience in related areas. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a proven record of successful interactions with a variety of constituencies to include consultants and Facilities staff to include operational staff. Candidate must have a valid NYS driver's license (or the ability to obtain one upon hire).
Master's Degree. NYS Building Code certification. Familiar with CADD, Microsoft Project. Previous higher education or similar institutional experience preferred. Leadership experience in a unionized environment preferred. LEED & Sustainability experience.