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Director of Information Management (Planning, Design & Construction)

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date posted
Oct 19, 2023

Our Client

Founded in 1787 as the Pittsburgh Academy, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education and is now a state-related research university with a global reach. Consistently ranked among top institutions of higher learning in the United States, Pitt continues to build upon a rich legacy of innovation and intellectual exploration within the University as well as a history of collaboration with partners in the city and region of Pittsburgh. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 66 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. Pitt offers a broad curriculum of more than 520 academic programs for more than 33,000 students through the efforts of over 13,000 faculty members, research associates, and staff members. Since its founding, the University of Pittsburgh has proudly cultivated a community shaped by ambition, innovation, and excellence as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education and a national leader in science, engineering, and health research.

Embedded within the City of Pittsburgh, the University includes four regional campuses: Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. Each of the regional campuses offers the advantages and environment of liberal arts colleges along with the resources and prestige of a major research university.

The mission of Pitt is to:

Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania.

  • Offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world.
  • Engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor.
  • Cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care.
  • Offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians.
  • Make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

With over 4,500 full-time and 700 part-time faculty members serving almost 25,000 undergraduate students and over 9,000 graduate/doctoral students, Pitt’s large scale is still suited to offer a 14:1 student/faculty ratio. Faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences earning prestigious honors. Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among others. Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.



Pittsburgh, PA 


Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Planning, the Director of Information Management (Director) will direct and oversee tactical decisions for building and space-related business intelligence tools and systems used at the University. This role will be responsible for planning and implementation for the University’s comprehensive space management system and management of the building database system, CAD and BIM files, and geographic information system (GIS). The Director will lead and supervise departmental initiatives, ensure the integrity of all systems and services, and oversee six direct reports.



  • Consults with a variety of departments and external agents to determine business intelligence needs; ensures services meet those needs.
  • Directs the design, planning, development, and implementation of business intelligence systems.
  • Devises strategies and tactics surrounding business intelligence operations.
  • Supervises staff, which includes hiring, performance reviews, and documenting disciplinary actions and other human resource administration; manages work schedules and approves timecards; provides professional development opportunities; distributes and reviews work.
  • Lead and supervise departmental initiatives toward PDC goals.
  • Supports users and provides expertise for various departmental activities.
  • Ensures the reliability, integrity, and stability of all systems and services.

Note: The job duties outlined in this job description include common job responsibilities for this title and level of jobs and are not intended to cover every duty. The University reserves the right to assign other duties to employees that are not listed in this job description.


Essential Functions

The Director will have strategic oversight and management of the Office of Planning, Design and Construction’s business intelligence and database systems including planning and implementation for the University’s space management system, the building data warehouse and database system, CAD and BIM files, and geographic information system (GIS). He or she will interface with all University personnel and specifically the Office of Planning, Design and Construction group and the Office of Facilities Management to ensure that their needs for accurate building and space information are met. The Director will maintain and update campus maps for the Pittsburgh and Regional Campuses and oversee the Office of Planning, Design and Construction’s technical services group.

This position will be essential to taking the Office of Planning, Design and Construction's Technical Services Department to the next level of integrity and interoperability of all systems and services related to the physical assets of the University's built environment. Experience in building a GIS Enterprise system and/or experience developing a defined BIM Project Delivery Standard as part of a larger CAD to BIM conversion effort is desired.



  • Minimum 7 years of experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be able to navigate around the Pittsburgh and regional campuses for meetings and building tours. Lifting and carrying technical equipment up to ten pounds.


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About the Search

The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a national search with the assistance of Helbling, a ZRG company (, an executive search firm specializing in the areas of facilities management, construction, engineering, and real estate development.

Please Submit Resumes or Nominations to 

Helbling, a ZRG company

8000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100

Wexford, PA  15090


Brett Bolt, Associate


O: (469) 868-2795

C: (281) 513-3012


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/veterans.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with

our commitment, the University of Pittsburgh will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are

provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully

participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position,

and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact The Office of Disability

Resource Services at or 412-648-7890. The University of Pittsburgh retains the right

to change or assign other duties to this position.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more.

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