Boston University invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Planning, Design and Construction (AVP-PDC). The AVP-PDC will provide strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight in the planning, design, and construction (PDC) of University facilities in support of the short and long-term space program and facilities needs of the University.
This position will be responsible for the oversight of projects at University properties located in the City of Boston, the Town of Brookline, as well as at other domestic and international locations in collaboration with Real Estate Asset Management. The position will have direct responsibility and accountability for PDC aspects involving new construction, renewal, and renovation projects to meet the programmatic space needs of schools, colleges, and departments. These responsibilities will be executed in coordination and close collaboration with University leadership and other University client stakeholders including the Assistant Provost for Academic Space Planning and others involved in the PDC process in addition to vendors, consultants, and partners. As a member of multiple University committees including the President's Committee on Space Planning and Capital Expenditures (SPACE Committee), the SPACE Operating Committee (subSPACE Committee) and other project and ad hoc committees, the AVP-PDC will work closely with the Assistant Provost for Academic Space Planning, senior leadership and members of the BU community to provide tactical direction for all construction-related projects and planning efforts.
The AVP-PDC will lead the next chapter in building an excellent and efficient team with a strong service orientation and expert staff and systems in a way that gives physical form to the University's mission, vision, and programs through the effective use of human, environmental, and financial resources. The AVP-PDC will also bring outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated success working effectively with senior leadership and a broad range of other internal and external constituents.
Please do not apply through the BU HR website.
Boston University has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications and nominations should be sent directly by email to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor's Degree required in either Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Planning or a related field. Master's Degree strongly preferred in any of the above subject areas.
15 to 20 years of progressively responsible senior-level management experience in PDC preferably at a higher education research university involving all facets of PDC including, but not limited to the architecture/exterior design, engineering, interior design, bid/contract administration and construction management. Possesses demonstrated experience in capital project budgeting/estimating and the negotiation of vendor contracts and services.
In depth knowledge of all aspects of successful project management and a demonstrated ability to take a leadership role in the development and execution of a project from ideation to completion.
Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer certification preferred.
Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work in a collegial/team oriented organization.
Possesses expertise and an affinity for solving organizational issues involving staff recruitment, retention, and development and the effective use of information technology.
Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities involving a wide range of projects while managing senior-level stakeholder expectations with tight schedules/deadlines.
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences in a concise manner who may have differing interests and levels of understanding.
Knowledge of applicable building regulations.
LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council required. Experience in measured energy performance and a successful track record of prior work that either meets or exceeds the Architecture 2030 Challenge is preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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