Director Construction Projects

Director Construction Projects

3452 Spur 399,, Collin Higher Education Center
McKinney, Texas, 75069
United States

We are searching for an experienced Director Construction Projects .

Job Purpose:
Under the general direction of the college's vice president of facilities and construction, the director is responsible for the immediate oversight of capital construction projects, project development, and renewal and replacement projects to include but not be limited to project development and execution. Develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) for the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for multiple complex capital projects by providing project delivery oversight and resource coordination.
  • Assume responsibility for the scope, cost and schedule for each project. Manage project development to ensure goals and objectives are met.
  • Assist the vice president of facilities and construction and the Purchasing Department with the bid proposal process to evaluate and recommend qualified architects, general contractors, and other professional services, as required. Conduct walk-through inspections, pre-construction meetings and evaluations. Provide recommendations for purchase of materials, products and services.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a project management program and facility assessment report for college district buildings and facilities. Ensure services are ongoing and efficient. Develop an innovative service model with a focus on customer satisfaction and technology-infused operations.
  • Represent the college with property acquisition, development and execution of capital improvement projects.
  • Develop and implement departmental procedures and guidelines related to facilities projects, planning, and project development.
  • Provide leadership for all personnel assigned to the Construction Department. Oversee the hiring and training of staff by subordinate managers. Prepare and review all performance evaluations ensuring consistent use of applicable policies and procedures. Counsel, discipline, and recommend appropriate personnel action as required.
  • Assist with recruitment, selection, development, and evaluation of assigned personnel, and the day-to-day leadership of project managers and staff.
  • Monitor workload levels and effectiveness of coordination between project managers, administrative services, and staff, ensuring timely task and project completion, achievement of preventive maintenance goals, and delivery of quality services.
  • Coordinate and communicate with appropriate department heads and leadership within the college district. Provide timely and accurate written and oral reports as required.
  • Assist the vice president with multi-year operating budget and strategic planning, including the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals and objectives. Monitor recurring operating and annual capital budget allocations to manage expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Assist the vice president with energy procurement solicitations and contracting. Plan, regulate and monitor energy consumption. Implement measures to improve energy efficiency through careful data-driven evaluation.
  • Ensure the Construction Department maintains high customer service standards.
  • Maintain familiarity with codes and regulations applicable to design and construction, including International Building Codes, NFPA 101, TDLR, OSHA, ADA, EPA, ASHRAE 90.1, SWPPP, federal and state fire codes, and local ordinances.
  • Maintain current knowledge and awareness of industry best practices, rules and regulations related to the operations within construction services.
  • Assist in developing and directing the implementation of the comprehensive master facilities plan. Assist in the preparation of master facilities plan cost estimates.
  • Assist in serving as owner’s representative and lead procurement solicitations for architects, general contractors and other professional services as required. Evaluate vendors, consultants, architects and engineers for quality and effectiveness and recommend project staffing. Conduct walk-through, pre-construction meetings and evaluations. Provide recommendations for the purchase of materials, products and services. Assist the college in negotiating agreements for all facilities and construction projects.
  • In conjunction with contracted professionals, develop and oversee budgets and construction timelines for renovations and capital projects.
  • Execute internal and external project management services to ensure on-time delivery of quality facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, civil or industrial engineering, or architecture from a regionally accredited institution. Master’s degree in engineering, business administration or architecture from a regionally accredited institution, preferred.

Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible experience in planning, pre-delivery, delivery and post-delivery phases of project management and construction services in a multi-location large scale educational institution or construction industry.

Three (3) years of supervisory experience and development of commercial contracts working with public agencies subject to regulatory standards, compliance and enforcement.

Licenses and Certifications:
Professional Engineering (PE) licensure, Certified Construction Manager (CCM) or Project Management Professional (PMP), or the ability to obtain licensure within the State of Texas within 12 months of hire is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in planning, design and administration of educational facilities projects
  • Demonstrated leadership within a collaborative decision-making environment
  • Excellent analytical and communications skills
  • Demonstrated skills in effective management, supervision and team building
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create, develop, read, understand, modify and implement architectural and engineering design documents
  • Ability to evaluate work performance and productivity; set appropriate priorities for timely completion of numerous concurrent tasks or projects within defined resource limitations and timelines
  • Ability to work independently and perform a wide range of complex tasks
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationship with administration, faculty, students and all parties doing business with the department
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner in both written and oral forms with campus employees, students, vendors, and the public
  • Ability to effectively develop and motivate work teams towards defined and agreed upon team and individual goals

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, climbing and balancing, plus pushing, pulling and lifting. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Occasional physical effort required.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

Employment Type: Full-time Staff
Compensation Type: Annual
Compensation Range: $76,957.00 - 88,501.00

For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or .

Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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