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Director of Capital Projects Management - Framingham State University

Framingham State University
Massachusetts, United States
$90,000.00 - $95,000.00
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Location: Framingham, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Aug 25 2022 Job Description:


The Director of Capital Projects Management (Director CPM) is responsible for the oversight, implementation, and management of capital projects responsibilities including capital planning and budgeting, in conjunction with other University staff, on the Framingham State University campus. The Director CPM serves as the campus primary point of contact for MSCBA and DCAMM managed projects. For FSU managed projects, the Director CPM is responsible for project development, design, project procurement, in conjunction with Business Office, construction management and budgeting. The Director CPM plays an extremely important role across campus in providing the most advantageous living, learning, teaching, and work environments for students, faculty, and staff.


Not assigned direct reports at this time


Executive Vice President for Administration, Finance and Technology


  • Responsible for the oversight and management of capital projects responsibilities including capital planning and budgeting (in conjunction with other University staff); for MSCBA and DCAMM managed projects serve as campus primary point of contact; for FSU managed projects responsible for project development, budgeting, design, project procurement (in conjunction with business office), and construction management.
  • Procure and oversee the work of consultants including Architects, Engineers and OPM. Manage construction contracts and related work.
  • Develop, in consultation with the Vice President for Administration and Finance, annual and multi-year plans for capital projects in accordance with University, DCAMM, and MSCBA capital planning procedures.
  • Manage multi-funding sources, capital projects budgets and associated spending and reporting requirements. Manage individual project budgets.
  • Ensure design and construction work is in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Support the Sustainability Coordinator in campus greening efforts through integration in capital projects.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director of Facilities to ensure that projects are completed in a manner that minimized disruptions to campus operations and ensures long term maintainability of buildings and systems.
  • Ensure adequate records of costs are maintained. Ensure that proper records are kept for all facilities and projects. Collaborate with Director of Boiler Plant and Utilities Operations to ensure all project as built documents are accurate and available in the plans room.
  • Serve as the designated Capital Projects liaison to other departments including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, and Campus Events, ensuring ongoing awareness and communication about campus space availability, conditions, and restrictions as it relates to current and upcoming capital improvements.
  • Provide projects related data for various annual reports required by other agencies and University departments.
  • Seek new ways to optimize capital projects, as measured by ability to meet customer needs, facility appearance, cost of operations, and effective use of capital budget resources.
  • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.
  • Perform additional related duties and serve on various University committees as designated by the Executive Vice President.


May be required to:

  • Lift items up to 50 lbs;
  • Climb ladder up to 8 feet;
  • Climb stairs;
  • Drive University vehicles.

May be required to work certain nights, weekends, and holidays in addition to the regular work schedule to support specific capital projects.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in engineering, architecture, construction management, or facilities management .
  • Four years progressively responsible, related work experience in all phases of project management, including developing and monitoring capital project budgets
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with all levels within the university and with external contacts
  • Knowledge of design and construction procurement and contract management, competitive bid process, permitting and project financial management
  • Familiarity with applicable codes including OSHA, NFPA, ASHRAE, and ADA.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Able to develop rough square footage budget estimates, including contingency for capital projects and for ongoing operational expenses
  • Knowledge of sustainable building practices
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret plans
  • Demonstrated ability to keep complete and accurate records and prepare detailed reports as requested.


  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations pertaining to construction, maintenance of buildings, and capital procurement (MGL chapter 149).
  • Working knowledge of the applicable Massachusetts codes and regulations including Massachusetts State Building Code, Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, and Code of Massachusetts Regulations (including 521 CMR). relating to the construction, renovation, and alteration of buildings.
  • Experience working with and seeking approvals from regulatory bodies such as Massachusetts Architectural Access Board, Conservation Commission, and State Building Inspector.
  • Ability to compute and draft written budgets, project concept reports, and budget requests.
  • Knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible, non-unit position. The salary range is $90,000-95,000.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside certain campus spaces.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.


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