Capital Project Management (CPM) has system-wide responsibility for design and construction of capital assets including new and existing buildings, furnishings and equipment, and utility infrastructure for all campuses, properties, and facilities of the University of Minnesota. The Assistant Director of Project Delivery is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Project Delivery Group within Capital Project Management (CPM). This position works closely with the CPM Manager of Design, and other University operating units, to ensure that Capital Projects adhere to Board of Regent policies and procedures. Annually, CPM manages approximately 200 projects with a portfolio value in excess of $1,100,000,000. This position reports to the Director of Project Delivery.
Capital Project Management – Provide system-wide support and guidance to deliver design and construction services of capital projects for the University in accordance with Board of Regent policies and operating procedures.
Departmental Team Management – Lead, manage and mentor the Project Delivery Staff (University Owner Representatives) on a day-to-day basis within the Department. Staff management duties include annual performance evaluations, professional development, retention and succession planning.
Project Delivery Management – Review and assign new projects to Project Delivery Staff. Recommend, guide and direct procurement and execution of capital projects based upon size, complexity, location and schedule including the contracting methodology for design and construction (i.e. Lump Sum, Design Build or Construction Manager at Risk) services.
Project and Contract Management - Working with the Project Managers, analyze, forecast and report on capital project performance relative to program scope, budget and schedule compliance. Provide guidance and direction in the day-to-day execution of the agreements on projects, which includes, but is not limited to the following: Scope of services; Billings; Changes and Amendments: Change Order Requests; Corrective work; Project Closeout and Occupancy. Analyze and recommend revisions to the agreements and operating procedures to enhance Departmental operations.
University Building Standards – Manage the development of Capital Project Building Standards in collaboration with other University stakeholders. Direct the application of the Building Standards for capital projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions: This position works out of an office environment but will include frequent visits to existing facilities and construction site environments.
BA/BS degree in Architecture; Construction Management or closely related field; and, at least ten (10) years of design and/or construction experience, including four (4) years of direct supervisory experience of professional staff.
Public sector or University experience, professional Architect or Engineering registration, pre-construction services, and/or Owner Representation services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of AIA contracts for design and construction services.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to foster a cohesive, collaborative and interdependent team environment that can make decisions in an effective, efficient and timely manner.
Ability to manage change within a large, dynamic organization.
Knowledge of capital project planning, architectural, engineering and construction principles and process.
Knowledge of municipal planning entitlements, public works and building codes.
Knowledge of utility and building infrastructure design and operation.
Skill in establishing policies, procedures, and standards.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to assess qualifications of contractors, design professionals and other vendors.
Ability to analyze projects regarding their design, cost, schedule, constructability, means and methods, etc.
Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills; ability to think strategically, creatively and research new ideas.
Ability to develop and prepare presentations.
Internal Number: 330809
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