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Director, Construction, Planning & Design | req2658

Cuyahoga Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Directs the planning, design and construction of College-wide capital improvement projects.  Manages projects that may involve multiple disciplines of planning, engineering, architecture, landscape, interior design, estimating, scheduling, program management, and project management.  Ensures compliance with State of Ohio, College and internal departmental procedures.


  • Effectively collaborates with user groups, design consultants, planning consultants, and College representatives to prioritize, organize, and track multiple complex initiatives
  • Collaborates with pertinent colleagues and leadership to convert their needs into a program document outlining facility space, room requirements, spatial relationships, and utility requirements
  • Directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of outside consultants working on assigned projects
  • Assists with the prioritization, identification, and documentation of capital projects for the College budget process
  • Responsible for firsthand architectural design and planning, including the use of AutoCAD drawing and BIM technology, and the corresponding construction project management
  • Develops college design standards, project database, and consultant database
  • Develops and maintains complete facility documentation and records
  • Manages the College space inventory records, and space utilization studies and reports
  • Reviews and approves design documents to ensure they adhere to the project program requirements and design standards
  • Manages the consultant selection process including the preparation of consultant advertisements and agreements
  • Oversees and coordinates the preparation of project bidding documents with the design consultants
  • Maintains, updates, and monitors progress of the College’s Facility Master Plan
  • Oversees the budget management, establishment of the Project Master Schedule, and continuous progression tracking of individual projects
  • Assists with the project bidding process and award of the construction contracts
  • Serves as primary point of contact and subject matter expert regarding technical design and consultant claims
  • Coordinates with other college departments on facility maintenance, operations, safety, funding, ADA issues, and environmental issues
  • Develops and maintains project management information systems and provides monthly reports as required
  • Represents the Capital and Construction Department on various College committees as assigned
  • Works regularly with Plant Operations on capital deferred maintenance projects, bidding through full implementation and completion
  • Performs other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Construction Management
    • Significant related experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum of eight years of demonstrated professional facilities design and planning experience as well as construction project management experience
  • Demonstrated track record of successful independent project assignments accomplished within budget
  • Demonstrated experience developing capital facilities in a college setting or similar complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of State of Ohio Construction delivery methods and processes
  • Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations
  • Demonstrated experience with the State of Ohio funding procedures and policies, such as Controlling Board or OAKS systems


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of design and planning process theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
  • Ability to develop drawings and specifications for small and medium renovation projects
  • Demonstrated proficiency with all levels of budget development and cost control methodologies
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with AutoCAD & familiar with BIM Technology software including its application and use
  • Ability to make presentations of project design concepts and projects budget/schedules to large and small groups and provide necessary visuals in support of the presentations
  • Ability to interact professionally with various internal and project participants, consultants, city and state officials in managing project scope, budget, and schedule
  • Ability to think independently and execute professional judgment on technical issues
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and MS Project
  • Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results
  • Demonstrated advanced project management skills
  • Possess strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented
  • Possess strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork
  • Possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Ability to work with demonstrated proficiency with an electronic blueprint system / software and project management software
  • Ability to effectively present to the College Board of Trustees, the College President, and/or the Executive Leadership team
  • Sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population



  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Quality of Work


  • Time Utilization
  • Adaptability


  • Service Focus
  • Continuous Improvement



  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Construction Management
  • Minimum of ten years of demonstrated professional facilities design and planning experience and construction project management
  • LEED certification
  • Value Engineering certification
  • CM/PM certification
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, project management scheduling, and estimating software


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;
  • The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
  • Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite;
  • Work is partially performed in an outdoor environment where employees may not be protected from weather conditions;
  • Work is partially performed in extreme cold temperatures typically below 32 degrees for more than an hour
  • Work is partially performed in extreme hot temperatures typically above 100 degrees for more than an hour
  • Work is partially performed in an environment with sufficient noise that may cause an employee to shout in order to be heard above the noise level
  • Work is partially performed in an environment exposing employees to oscillating movements of extremities or whole body
  • Work is partially performed in an environment exposing employees to hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals
  • Work is partially performed in an environment where there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids
  • Work is partially performed in an environment with conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation
  • Work is partially performed in an environment requiring work in crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, sewage, water line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia


Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

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