The System Office seeks an Assistant Director of Capital Programs. The Assistant Director of Capital Programs will provide leadership to develop and oversee activities related to capital projects at the University including the technical review of the construction delivery process and the design/engineering issues related to the University's capital projects. The Assistant Director of Capital Programs will provide assistance in the applicability of capital delivery systems in support of overall capital operations and services at all campus locations. Hybrid work option is available with this position.
Additional responsibilities include:
Provide professional expertise for all campus locations to review the overall effectiveness of existing construction delivery methodologies and related processes (e.g., standard capital delivery, job order contracting, and in-house construction processes). Establish that, from a technical perspective, quality assurance and quality control measures are being met.
Provide leadership to identify, develop, and recommend a direction when addressing construction issues regarding University and departmental policies, procedures, measures, and protocol.
Serve as a liaison to University and campus administrative officials to address/resolve construction problems, and to provide direction on related policy, process, and compliance issues.
Collaborate with campus personnel in the selection of professional services consultants and negotiate contracts for major University and State of Illinois Capital Development Board capital projects. Review professional services advertisements, agreements, amendments, and consultant selection recommendations.
Collaborate with, and assist, University Office of Capital Programs and Utility Services administrative officials in identifying effective strategies to develop and implement University programs including: Diversity and Veteran Business program, deferred maintenance program, energy performance contracting, and contractor prequalification.
Collaborate with unit administrative officials in establishing performance metrics and benchmark goals to monitor/analyze activities (e.g., work quality, budget, and schedule) related to capital projects and thereby promote their success. Develop and prepare summary reports for administrative review.
Serve as an in-house consultant for all university users to promote the uniform application of project management systems including advising officials/staff about the technical aspects and the project delivery process of capital projects, and recommending technical and project delivery process changes and/or upgrades to project management systems.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with University, campus, and departmental officials/staff to promote the success of established University objectives and goals.
Assist with strategic planning and implementation of computer technology within the unit.
Serve on University, campus, and departmental committees/teams.
Perform other duties appropriate for the position of Assistant Director, Capital Programs Administration.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, urban planning, business, or related field.
Seven years' relevant experience in capital planning, project management, or related field.
Master's degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, urban planning, business or related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrate knowledge and experience in construction management, project coordination, communication and inspection of construction work.
Demonstrated leadership skills to identify, develop, and implement successful strategies to achieve organizational short- and long-term objectives and goals.
Highly developed verbal and written communications skills that demonstrates the ability to communicate complex, technical information/data in a user-friendly format.
Demonstrated exceptional teamwork skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships and proficiency working in a complex environment.
Strong analytical skills to interpret complex, technical policies/procedures (including government guidelines/regulations) applicable to construction engineering and project management.
Strong customer-service skills
Excellent administrative skills that reflect good judgment and discretion.
Proficiency with Microsoft computer programs/applications.
Work experience acquired in a higher education institution or other public sector in the areas of planning, capital project management, and budget.
Relevant experience in project management and/or performance improvement; professional experience in University or other public sector planning, capital project management, and budgeting.
Experience with personal productivity software packages including Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with public higher education in Illinois.
This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by June 29, 2022 at https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/.
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