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Director Design and Construction - 1403

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The incumbent directly supervises five permanent construction project managers (Engineering/Architectural Technicians and a Facility Planner) and the University Program Manager (Associate Director of Planning and Space Management). Additionally, as workload demands, the incumbent may supervise additional staff.

Management of University Capital Improvement Projects – The incumbent will directly supervise a staff of four Capital Project managers in the management of all capital improvement projects for the university. His/her responsibilities will include the management of all phases of a project, from its inception through construction completion.

Program: The incumbent will be responsible for managing the process of defining building programs, including requirements for space, equipment, and infrastructure. On some projects, the project manager will have to secure authority from the UNC System Office.

Financial Control: The incumbent will provide input into the initial project process and manage or track the formal budget approval process, project spending during planning and construction, and payments for miscellaneous expenditures and designer fees. He/she shall be responsible for project budget control.

Schedule Control: He/she will establish schedules for project completion and monitor the status of assigned projects. The Director will expedite project processes as needed.

Designer Selection: He/she will manage the designer selection process including advertising, short listing and interviews. On small, selected projects, he/she may be required to perform architectural designs including sealing of drawings.

Building User Support: He/she will provide the building users with the necessary support to assure that needs are met by the completed project term.

Coordination of Project Reviews: The incumbent will manage the collection and reconciliation of university review comments at schematic design, design development and construction development phases; he/she will distribute the designer’s responses to all comments, follow up to assure compliance or adequate reasons for non-compliance to comments, mediate conflicting comments, and provide formal university approval at each designer phase. Responsibilities will also include the shepherding of off campus reviews by the State Construction Office and other agencies having authority or jurisdiction.

Project Liaison: The Director is the primary point of contact between the designer and contractor and all university agencies.

Receipt of Bids: On behalf of the university, the project manager will receive construction bids and manage the tabulation and negotiations to select contractors.

Award of Contracts: He/she will provide staff support in the process of awarding construction contracts.

Construction Review: Director will perform a post mortem on all completed construction projects, anticipate project’s physical requirements and contribute to the budget estimating for planning construction, furnishing and equipment.

Space Planning and Space Management: Coordinate planning for new construction, renovations, space occupancy, inventory, and utilization.

This position is Mandatory Personnel: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  

The incumbent must hold a professional degree in architecture or engineering. He/she shall possess an architectural license or be NC registered as a Professional Engineer Professional registration as an architect requires at least a professional degree in architecture, a minimum of three years of supervised experience in the employment of a practicing architect and the successful completion of the national architectural registration exam. Registration as a Professional Engineer requires a professional degree in engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, four years of direct design experience, and passing of a state administered National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) exam.

Minimum of ten years’ experience in architectural or civil engineering design of buildings; a minimum of five years’ experience in the direct oversight of construction projects (may be concurrent with design experience) is required. Additional education coursework or degrees in management, computer applications, and communications are desirable.

Licenses/Certifications Required by Statute:  An architectural license or be registered as a Professional Engineer, with the ability to obtain registration in North Carolina. Professional registration as an architect requires at least a professional degree in architecture. Registration as a Professional Engineer requires a professional degree in engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, and passing of a state administered National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) exam.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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