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Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction provides strategic planning and leadership of the Facilities Planning department. Collaborates with University leadership and stakeholders to plan and prioritize University architectural and engineering projects, master planning, space planning and utilization, interior design service, construction management, and capital improvements.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Provides leadership on all architectural, construction and engineering projects, master planning, space planning and utilization, interior design, project management, and capital planning to ensure alignment with University strategic plans.

  • Develops, maintains, and implements a strategic long range space plan, as well as establishes a plan for all University short term space needs. Ensures all University space is classified accurately and utilized efficiently. Recommends and implements space use guidelines in accordance with state space utilization policies.

  • Develops accurate project budgets that include all necessary components. Utilizes life cycle cost analysis decision making to optimize budgeted funds. Contributes to the annual review of the Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) formula and other State of Florida funded projects.

  • Prepares and updates the annual and five-year capital plan.

  • Collects, compiles, and submits data for required state reporting. Analyzes data for trends and makes appropriate recommendations for revision of existing policies or practices.

  • Fosters collaborative relationships with peers at other institutions and national organizations to promote information sharing and facilitate benchmarking of goals and objectives.

  • Provides fiscal management and administrative oversight of the department. Formulates and implements fiscal procedures. Provides oversight of all contracts, expenditures and purchasing.

  • Negotiates fees based on a clearly defined scope of work and project schedule of requested services.

Other Duties:

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Serves as the University zoning official.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Construction Management, Architecture or closely related field.

Eight years of progressively responsible and professional full-time experience related to the position.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Experience leading and developing employees, selecting and training qualified hires, and managing individual and team performance.

Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) AutoCAD and Revit drafting software, and CADD file management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Construction Management, Architecture or closely related field.

Current state of Florida architecture or General Contractor license.

Experience in the design and construction of major buildings over $4 million in at an institution of higher education.

Experience with Florida State University System space utilization and reporting requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of facility planning models within higher education.

Knowledge of State of Florida building and construction codes and regulations.

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.

Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.

Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.

Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment in the establishment, interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, guidelines and policies.

Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, vendors, and other stakeholders.

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to conduct short-range and long-range project planning studies.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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