Working closely with the University Architect and Director of Architectural Services, the Project Management Director oversees all planning and design project implementation. The focus of this role is on management of projects as they move into Construction Document (CD) and through Construction Administration (CA) Phases, ensuring consistent development, documentation, and execution of design intent and quality on all projects.
The Project Management Director supports the broader planning and design goals and objectives of the Office of the University Architect by overseeing implementation of design for a wide range of building types on the campus, including research, resident life/student life, instructional, social, and office space through project close-out and commissioning, and provides coordination with the TU Construction Office regarding all design projects and design related issues of construction projects. Additional responsibilities for this role include management of the CD process, monitoring of all project budgets and schedules in collaboration with Design Project Managers and consultants engaged in projects through CA phase.
The Project Management Director also oversees work of Design Project Managers to ensure coordination of all design related issues on architectural design projects through CD and CA phases of work, including interaction with representatives from departments within the university, consultants, the Office of Facilities Management and Construction, and contractors; facilitates communication and collaboration among all project participants during CD and CA phases to ensure efficient project development in support of overall campus master plan initiatives. Provides leadership required to advance the capability and professionalism of the department, to support the role of Design Project Managers, and to mentor others within the department towards higher levels of expertise.
In addition, the incumbent leads project design teams, including architects and engineers hired by the university, through CD and CA process for multiple small and large capital projects to ensure that design objectives and level of quality is maintained on all projects as they move into later stages of design and into construction. Ensures that all university constituents who require input during these phases of work are included in the process that established policies and practices are implemented efficiently, and that cost and scheduling goals are met. The Project Management Director also performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Architecture with licensure required. Advanced degree strongly preferred plus minimum of ten years experience in design, and construction management including demonstrated Architectural team management assignments with documented project budget management responsibility.
Experience with all aspects of architectural design required, including; programming, planning, design and space planning, construction document preparation, project management, construction administration.
Extensive experience in cost estimating, bidding and coordination of all aspects of design and planning of construction project phases, coordinating plan reviews, verifying compliance of all design projects with the campus design standards and relevant building codes. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Strong leadership, organizational and management ability to effectively direct numerous and diverse projects.
*Maturity and sound judgment to interface with faculty and administrative leadership within the University and with entities external to the University.
*Strong planning and design skills, especially technical aspects of design; ability to manage multiple projects.
*Ability to listen, to collaborate with consultants, faculty, staff, administrators, and to build strong project team participation.
*Ability to establish and balance priorities of all users with those of the University's short and long range plans and financial realities.
Design and Planning:
*Excellent programming, listening and analytical skills;
*Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to facilitate communication with staff, user groups, and all consultants.
Strong Graphic Skills:
*Ability to produce, direct production of, and critique drawings and construction documents developed by staff and by design and engineering professionals engaged by the University.
*Familiarity with all aspects of the design and construction process which influence design, including; engineering, site planning and landscape design, building codes and related approval processes, construction materials and methods, project scheduling and cost estimating methodologies.
*Working knowledge of Auto CAD and BIM to interface effectively with all A/E consultants; Ability to create, modify and read drawings and to explain content of drawings to non-architects.
*Hands-on knowledge of building codes, zoning codes and municipal permitting processes for major construction projects, interior renovations, site improvements.
*Ability to develop and coordinate graphics for presentations to all constituents in the form of printed documents, projected or digitally transmitted images.
*Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Project or other project scheduling software.
*Must be proficient in use of planning software applications, including Excel, Access, Power point.
*Act as a representative of the university in matters related to planning, design, construction planning and alteration of university facilities.
*Ensure that a consistent level of quality is maintained through development of comprehensive design solutions and through selection of construction materials, methods and techniques appropriate to each specific project, building, site, user-group, and proposed use.
*Participate in monitoring of invoices and coordination of work throughout CD and CA phases of design and planning projects.
*Assist in management of the selection of architects/engineers, consultants for projects as required.
*Participate in selection of Construction Management firms as required, and in construction management contract agreements in coordination with the University Architect, and with the Office of Construction, meeting established university guidelines for design, procurement, and diversity initiatives.
*Participate in identification of long and short term facilities improvement projects, working closely with individuals from Plant Maintenance, Construction and Project Management, and Customer Service. *Working with the project manager assigned to each project, develop project schedules, budgets, program documents, design documents and construction documents sufficient to plan and construct all improvements and changes made to university facilities. Communicate with appropriate parties to assure timely and accurate completion of tasks. Working closely with the Director of Architectural Services.
*Preferred experience in work with user groups and community groups in design of buildings, providing architectural services within a multi-building, multi-disciplinary environment (university, hospital, city planning); experience with design of technology-enhanced instructional space, student residence life facilities and with lab planning and design.
To apply for this position, and view other Temple opportunities, please visit our website at www.temple.edu , and click on Jobs @ temple. Please apply to Requisition # TU-16148. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v