Associate Vice President for Infrastructure Planning, Management
Sustainability (AVP) provides strategic leadership for the
university physical planning, development, and operations of campus
facilities and grounds. This includes strategic development and
management of the campus through real estate acquisition, master
planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, renewal of
campus facilities, deferred maintenance, utility systems,
infrastructure, capital planning, space management, sustainability,
creation of a safe working and learning environment, parking, fleet
and transportation services.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and COO (EVP), the AVP
will oversee the offices of Capital Planning and Design; Facilities
Management; Environmental Health & Safety; Office of Design and
Construction; Sustainability; Administration; Parking, Fleet and
Transportation Services. Through this oversight, the AVP will
oversee the strategic development of the annual and long-term
capital outlay, capital maintenance, and operational budgets;
directing planning and construction design; ensuring that the
culture and practices enables a diverse and inclusive environment;
and perform other related duties as required.
The AVP must have a high degree of knowledge of capital planning
and it’s short- and long-term impact on the university’s financial
position. The AVP will employ effective strategies when planning
resources to ensure that cost efficiencies are balanced with strong
service and quality levels. The AVP also leads the evaluation and
management of strategic infrastructure development and financing
approaches that are in the best interest of the university which
includes but is not limited to public, private, partnerships.
The AVP coordinates with and presents to executive leadership,
state agencies, the legislature, county, local agencies, and
Leadership and Management
- Strategic assessment and planning of the campus infrastructure
ensuring that the operations, physical space, sustainable
initiatives, and health and safety operations enable the outcomes
of the university’s strategic plan
- As leader of the division, inspire others to contribute to
achieve university-wide strategies and initiatives.
- Create and lead a culture and climate conducive to high-impact
- Develop sustainable systems for growing and developing managers
and individual contributors.
- Establish effective relationships with both internal and
external constituencies and serve as an effective representative of
- Directly oversee a team that drives positive results in an
innovative, collaborative, effective, efficient, and high-quality
- Ensure that individuals with the appropriate mix of knowledge,
skills, behaviors, and experiences are selected, and placed, with a
focus on building a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Create a Safe and Secure Environment
- Oversee the development and implement progressive strategies to
workplace accident prevention which create a culture of safety and
improve the health and wellbeing of campus employees and
- Ensure university compliance with occupational health, safety
regulations and compliance with environmental, health and safety
- Leadership and oversight of university emergency management
plans and systems ensuring readiness in response to emergencies and
Plan for the Development of the Campus physical
- Develop a clear and ambitious framework and methodology for
capital project planning, including the Campus Physical Master Plan
and capital development plans which support the strategic vision
and direction of the university. Create and implement real estate
development strategies which support planned growth.
- Lead campus executives and key stakeholders in productive
discussions of ways to optimize competing priorities and achieving
- Create project-specific guidelines for capital projects.
Develop and implement facilities design standards to ensure the
quality and consistency of project outcomes.
- Ensure high levels of accountability and cost controls from
contractors and design partners.
Oversee Campus Construction
- Ensure that agreements with construction management and design
firms are effectively negotiated following state buildings
guidelines through the Office of the State Architect DPA.
- Ensure that approaches to construction project management are
highly effective, are considerate of stakeholder needs, and are
consistently patterned after proven industry practices.
- Employ rigor and accountability in overseeing project budgets
to ensure that costs are controlled, scope is tightly managed, and
the university’s objectives are met or exceeded.
Ensure that Facilities Operations are both cost-effective
and high quality
- Design and implement approaches which ensure that campus
operations optimize the use of energy and other utilities.
- Develop environmental sustainability initiatives which support
and expand Mines reputation as a national leader in earth, energy
and the environment.
- Implement proven approaches to facilities operations with the
goal of maximizing quality while minimizing costs.
- Develop a comprehensive, strategic, and prudent approach to
deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance, ADA compliance and
broader initiatives in access and wayfinding.
- Ensure that facilities operations are proactive to stakeholder
needs and processes are well understood & transparent for
employees, stakeholders, the University's senior leadership, the
Board of Trustees, community members, and other stakeholders.
Oversee administration, parking,
fleet and transportation services
- Oversee the strategic direction and operation of parking, fleet
management and transportation services, policies, and
- Leads the culture and business practices of Infrastructure
Planning, and Operations, including its use of technology, to
foster transparency, client engagement and accountability, service
excellence, and performance metrics used to define priorities.
- Working with faculty, staff and students, develop plans,
strategies and tactics which improve Campus sustainability and
progressively manage the use of renewable and non-renewable
resources. Establish and achieve meaningful sustainability
goals that showcase university commitment to Earth, Energy and
Environment. Ensure that university sustainability goals and
activities are visible to the campus and broader community.
Provide effective fiduciary stewardship of University
- Manage an annual operating budget of over $10 million, and a
five-year capital plan ranging up to $400 million.
- Develops, coordinates and leads all Facilities operating and
capital budget strategies, reports on actual to plan variances,
recommends and executes approved budget recovery strategies and
efficiently achieves on time financial closure following project
completion and fiscal year end.
- Advises the EVP on facility operations, construction, planning,
sustainability, health & safety and other related matters.
- Establishes and sustains a network of contacts with local
governments and constituents and other similar agencies to
facilitate the coordination of technical, compliance and regulatory
matters. Serves as the liaison for the University with local, state
and other governmental entities to insure that the University’s
needs are properly considered and balanced with the needs of local
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with
members of the University community including the President, the
Provost, Department Heads, Vice Presidents, Deans, and Directors.
Works effectively with senior leaders and other faculty and
staff to ensure proper communication of strategic goals and
- Provides regular and effective communication to the University
community on the plans and progress of University projects,
including convening meetings to announce plans, provide progress
reports, and/or seek input from effected University
- Regularly participates in assessments of operational and
constituency climate effectiveness through techniques such as
surveys, focus groups, campus meetings, etc. Develops metrics
to insure that the needs of the internal and external customers are
being recognized and, as needed, being met.
- Develops/oversees strategies and outcomes to drive effective
and efficient customer service.
- Other responsibilities and duties that may arise from time to
- Bachelor's degree in a related field such as engineering,
business, construction management.
- At least fifteen years related experience including 7+ years
- Demonstrated past success in planning, developing and
implementing complex strategic goals and program initiatives that
require the effective management of resources over short and
- A track record of success completing large capital
- Substantial experience in change management.
- Broad knowledge of facilities management and operations,
infrastructure, landscape and building construction, and
- Complex budget and resource management.
- Previous experience with and demonstrable success in: real
estate development, largescale vendor management, large contract
negotiation, creation of construction and maintenance metrics, risk
assessment, public/private partnerships, workplace safety &
accident prevention, utility financial planning and forecasting,
strategic planning, and capital financing.
- Strong knowledge of fundamental principles of construction and
- Knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety
- Knowledge of effective personnel administration, people
management, and leadership.
- Substantial and progressively responsible professional
experience as a facilities development and operations leader of a
highly complex organization, at a significant portion of which must
have included supervision of human, financial and technical
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to coordinate activities of
multifaceted operations that provide support and services to a
diverse constituency in a customer service centered manner.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in negotiations with internal and
external constituencies to meet the needs of the University and
arrive at effective solutions.
- Ability to work effectively and purposefully during crises and
emergency response conditions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of budgetary development and control
principles relating to full scope of duties.
- Ability to analyze, and provide recommended action on
information gathered through a variety of methods (i.e. surveys,
focus groups, best practices, strategic initiatives, etc.).
- Master’s degree and/or professional certification such as
Professional Engineer, Licensed Architect, or LEED/LEED-AP
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently https://www.mines.edu/about/rankings/"
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colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best
public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is
located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of
Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with
close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to
offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and
sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of
sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and
play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive
community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and
cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for
all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age,
sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression),
ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion,
national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic
information, veteran status or current military service. Further,
Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing
complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected
Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action,
equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the
administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities
and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and
Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies
with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations,
executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent
discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the
Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of
inequity or concerns for safety.
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay,
health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our
portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability
insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and
retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are
eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents),
generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For
more information, visit Mines
Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s
education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope
and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role,
work location, and external market and internal value when
determining a salary level for potential new employees.
How to Apply:
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references,
veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter
(required). References will not be contacted until later in
the selection process and you will be informed before that contact
is made. Applications will be reviewed as they are received;
please submit your application as soon as possible for full