Director, Construction & Planning

Waltham, MA
Oct 03, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bentley University

Posting Details
Position Information

Facilities Management

Employment Type

Summary of the Position

The Director of Construction & Planning will report to the Executive Director, Facilities Management. This person will manage multiple, complex projects from inception through Project completion. Projects include capital construction of new facilities, major building renewals and minor renovation projects.

Essential Functions

Manages projects for assigned capital and non-capital projects, which includes: overseeing the design team during design development, project scheduling, project budget, pre-qualification of contractors, solicitation of contractor bids, contractor selection, processing and approval of invoices, monitoring construction progress, and project completion.

Meets with project requestors to determine project needs. Resolve customer conflicts when necessary. Keeps an open line of communication with requestors to discuss progress and outstanding issues. Evaluates, approves, and documents change orders with customers. Takes proactive approach to assure that all customer needs and expectations are met in a timely and quality manner.

Manages the design development process to ensure that the architectural/engineering design team adheres to university standards and meets customer expectations.

Recommends changes to project designers for improved constructability, budget management, and contract administration.
Reviews design documents to minimize delays and assures construction can be completed effectively. Needs to be well versed in the design, permitting, bidding, construction, and close out process of projects and the planning that is required to effectively execute all. Also understand how the process needs to be tailored for large scale vs. small scale projects.

Manages and mentors a team of Assistant Project Managers to assist in the execution of all small projects to include space planning requirements. Assist in the execution of larger scale projects.
Assist the Executive Director of Facilities with outward planning of deferred maintenance projects as well as large capital projects to align with the Universities long term facilities objectives.

Manages resources assigned to the project; assuring project work is executed in compliance with design codes, construction codes, regulations, safety standards, contract documents, budgets, and schedules.

Uses effective tools to track workload and resource utilization in order to measure efficiency of construction program.
Prepares and continuously updates comprehensive schedules including project status and key milestones.

Coordinates with appropriate city and state permitting officials.

Oversees building commissioning process to ensure that project specifications are adhered to by both building contractors and their sub-contractors.

Serves as a University representative for outsource or in-house inspection and testing of project components such as mechanical systems, electrical systems, roofs, and materials of assigned projects as required.

Obtains warranty certificates, operating manuals, and affidavits for issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.

Manages project close-out process to ensure smooth transition from construction phase to use by occupants and operation by maintenance staff.

Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field.

Minimum of eight years of experience as a Project Manager or at least ten years of construction related experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of design and construction industry with regards to design reviews, cost estimating, project scheduling, contracting, and overall management of capital and non-capital projects.

Demonstrated knowledge of local codes and standards of design and light construction.

Experienced in multiple contract delivery methods. General knowledge of building commissioning and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must have strong communication, organization, and leadership skills.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and Autocad with ability to accomplish necessary tasks on a computer.

Comfortable in a highly fluid work environment; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Highly organized; ability to plan ahead so as to maximize efficiency based on available resources.

Ability to travel to on and off campus locations for business activities.

Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.

Preferred Qualifications

P.E. license preferred but not required.

Fifteen plus years of experience is preferable.

Physical Demands

Must be physically capable of inspecting and supervising all aspects of a construction project (ladders, heights, etc).

Posting Detail Information

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a minimum of 8 years of experience as a Project Manager OR a minimum of 10 years of construction-related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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