Director, Planning, Design & Construction

  • Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • Nov 28, 2019
Full Time

Job Description

The Planning, Design & Construction Department is responsible for the University's major and minor capital outlay planning, design, construction, and project management, including master plan reviews/updates, special repair project planning, architectural coordination, code compliance, campus space utilization, and natural resources conservation (sustainability) planning/implementation.
The Director of Planning, Design and Construction is responsible for planning, implementing, administering, and coordinating the University's facilities planning, design, construction, and space management function, and for all aspects of the University's major and minor Capital Outlay programs. In consultation with appropriate academic and student affairs personnel, and personnel from Operations, Planning and Construction, the Director is responsible for development, interpretations, and implementation of program policies, guidelines, procedures, goals, and objectives. He/she also determines capital improvement needs and establishes project priorities; coordinates and/or develops justifications, specifications, project scopes, and cost estimates; coordinates with appropriate individuals or agencies; monitors progress of projects; and coordinates campus participation during planning, design, construction, completion and occupancy of major and minor capital projects. Responsible for directing annual updates of the Space & Facilities Database, and developing and managing the campus space inventory system. Coordinates and monitors activities of architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, and inspectors; reviews and approves architectural designs; and reviews, evaluates, recommends and coordinates changes to the campus physical master plan.
Responsibilities including the following:
- Development of the Five-Year Capital Outlay Project (state and non-state funded projects);
- Planning/programming for all campus capital projects, in accordance with the Campus Master Plan and Campus Academic Plan;
- Management of space facilities data base and submission of data to the CSU Chancellor's Office of required data related to facilities;
- Collaborative interface with campus administrators, faculty, staff and students; CSU Chancellor's Office administrators and staff; and consultants and contractors;
- Leading and directing Planning, Design and Construction staff in planning, project management, and completion of all capital projects, and coordinating with plant operations personnel on project-related issues including scheduling, cost, and use of campus staff on projects;
- Ensuring project compliance with state procedures, public works laws, building & energy codes, and CSU requirements and procedures, including the State University Administrative Manual (SUAM).
Requires strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction and collaboration with administration; faculty, staff, and students; consultants, contractors, and vendors; as well as community representatives.
Education: Bachelor's degree architecture or urban planning. Possession of an advanced degree in a related field is desirable.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures of campus planning, design, and construction management; including management of outside consultants and department staff, funding policies and practices as they relate to educational or public institutions; fiscal management and budgetary controls. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in basic office software; construction management software; scheduling software are desired. Familiarity with CAD software, estimating/construction software is desired. Basic knowledge of building codes (CBC) is required.
Abilities: Requires complex problem solving. Must provide leadership for all team members; including campus administrators, faculty and staff. Must have the ability to work independently; to analyze complex planning, design and construction issues; and develop appropriate and cost-effective solutions. Requires the ability to read, interpret, and formulate plans and specifications; prepare cost estimates; analyze architectural and engineering plans; monitor the work of architects, engineers, consultants, vendors, and other project personnel. Must be goal oriented and have the ability to work effectively with a variety of people in a collaborative fashion, including represented employees. Must have the ability to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program; must have the ability to provide proof of eligibility to lawfully operate a motor vehicle in the state of California.
Experience: Minimum of ten years progressively responsible professional and administrative experience involving design and construction management. Experience in management of design and construction is preferred especially prior CSU experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled