Director of Design and Construction (JOB ID 4142)

CSUN in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 14, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Director of Design and Construction (JOB ID 4142)
(Administrator III)
Facilities Planning
Full Time

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining an inclusive work environment.

About the University
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department
Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction (FPDC) Department consists of 15 professionals who are responsible for planning, design, construction, and inspection of the University's major and minor capital outlay projects across the 350 acre campus. FPDC department is charged with planning, develop and delivering physical environments which support and enhance the University's academic mission. FPDC staff work closely with students, faculty, administrative staff and community members in all aspects of capital project development.

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operations, the Director of Design and Construction is responsible for general oversight, management, and administrative duties for the Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction department at California State University Northridge. Collaborates with the Academic Colleges, Academic Affairs, Auxiliaries, Physical Plant Management, Campus Community, and Chancellor's Office on operational and technical requirements including the efficient operation, planning, design, budgeting/construction management, and execution of the various Capital Outlay Programs. 

Is responsible for direct oversight in the planning and design of campus facilities, construction program management, inspection, budget, bidding, facilities data and records; responsible for the administration and management of regulatory compliance for capital construction projects including the requirements of the California State Fire Marshall, Division of the State Architect, California Building Code, Mechanical Review Board, Seismic Review Board and other such regulatory agencies which may have jurisdiction over capital projects; verifies compliance and maintains documentation; responsible for direct selection and supervision of architects, engineers, contractors, construction managers and other consultants; works with architect, engineers and other design professionals to develop programming, aesthetics, layout, and site designs for capital construction projects; cooperatively with Contracts and Procurement Services, prepares and executes Construction Contracts, Service Agreements, and Purchase Orders in conjunction with design and construction projects; acts as the primary University contact on construction projects, and as the CSU Contract Administrator for construction contracts; evaluates contractor claims, negotiates settlements, and responds in accordance with the contract in effect and the State Public Contracts Code; supervises the Architect, Construction Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, IOR, Special Inspector and other professional service providers; coordinates all facets of the office operations; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Master's degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering or a job-related field. Equivalent to six years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in project planning, design, development, or capital programs management required; with three of the six years in a managerial role required. Direct Experience in University Planning and execution of Capital Programs for a large institution preferred. Possession of a State Architectural or Professional Engineering license desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Protection Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other pertinent federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Demonstrates a proven track record of the ability to develop successful teams, motivate/inspire team members, strong negotiating skills, a creative and innovative problem solver, strong budgetary management skills, strong communication skills (written and oral), and the ability to collaborate effectively in a university environment. Ability to track projects, meet program goals for budget and completion schedules, and ability to ensure effective communication and coordination on projects between the campus, end-users, departments, Chancellor's Office, Architects, Engineers, Consultants, disciplines and parties. Ability to resolve disputes and conflicts as necessary. Strong time management skills.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

General Information
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. The selected candidate is required to pass a thorough department background investigation including fingerprint clearance (livescan). Additionally, 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 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume including the names of three professional references, and salary history for the last five years. Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins September 2, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. 
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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