Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) consists of over
1,575,000 square feet of maintainable building area and over 300
acres of campus space. The number one objective of the
department is to provide a safe, clean, aesthetic and sustainable
environment that will enhance and support the mission and academic
goals of the University. The Facilities Management Department
employs more than 80 people that respond to the building
maintenance, grounds maintenance, and custodial duties. The
Facilities Management Department is responsible for providing
short-term and long-term physical development of the campus
thorough the Planning and Construction Department. The Facilities
Management Department also manages the Environmental, Health, and
Safety Department which is responsible for designing, implementing,
and maintaining EH&S programs to maintain safe and healthy
environments on campus.
Description of Job
The Director of University Projects and Planning reports
directly to the Vice President for Operations and Advancement,
works closely with the AVP of Operations and Advancement, and
serves as a member of the operational leadership team for
Facilities Management. The position is responsible for providing
short-term and long-term physical development of the campus and
manages all construction and facility maintenance projects on the
Colorado State University Pueblo campus. The position works with
the State Buildings Program through the Office of the State
Architect to become a Delegate. This position is responsible for
the completion of all State of Colorado requests for Capital
Construction and Controlled Maintenance projects to the appropriate
State agencies, with the daily oversight by the Vice President of
Operations and Advancement for all submittals. This position
coordinates between architects, engineers, contractors, and
effectively communicate with university community members and the
university Executive Leadership Team. The Director of University
Projects and Planning is responsible for all projects on the CSU
Pueblo campus ranging from small office renovations to large
multi-million-dollar Controlled Maintenance and Capital
Construction projects, including coordinating all necessary code
reviews, city, county, state, and federal permits, and the budgets
and procurement/purchasing processes related to ongoing projects or
requests. This position ensures all CSU Pueblo projects are kept on
schedule, within budget, and meet the quality standards as
necessary. The position works with members of the Operations and
Advancement teams to create the project scope, cost estimates, and
project schedules, to include assisting with defining the scope of
a project, the desired outcome of a project, cost estimates,
timeliness for completion, and impact of the projects on regular
operations and relocations as necessary. The Director of University
Projects and Planning promotes respect, integrity, adaptability to
its organization while maintaining a healthy, sustainable
environment for the students, faculty, and staff.
- Operations and compliance
- Manage projects of all design and construction types, ongoing
development and maintenance of the institutional master plan and
capital project plans.
- Draft and submit for approval by the Office of the State
Architect institutional Program Plans compliant with policies and
procedures of the state's capital construction process (including
- Design and implement a communication plan with the Office of
the State Architect that guarantees timely, effective, and
efficient flow of information associated with strategic,
compliance, and operational functions.
- Design and maintain a project repository for all technical and
administrative project documentation.
- Design and implement an annual monitoring and control system to
report on the condition of state facilities.
- Provide annual recommendations on controlled maintenance needs
of state buildings.
- Develop and update existing campus standards in collaboration
with Advancement staff and University Leadership to be incorporated
in all projects on campus.
- Update and maintain existing campus construction standards to
ensure construction consistency of projects across campus. These
standards will be posted to the campus web site so that contractors
will know the construction standards before bidding a project.
- Establish an institutional process to manage the life cycle of
all projects across campus, including but not limited to creating
and revising scopes, estimates, approvals, schedules, and
monitoring and control processes.
- Establish an institutional process to prioritize long-term
(strategic) projects and day-to-day (operational) projects to
fulfill the University needs.
- Design and implementing short term and long-term maintenance
schedules for preventive maintenance of the campus.
- Design and implementing a risk management matrix for campus
facilities to anticipate and mitigate unexpected maintenance needs
(including but not limited to the identification of events,
response, contingencies, triggers and involved units).
- Maintain and update a library of as-built drawings for all
projects on campus. This will include both blueprints and hard
copies of documents, as well as, electronic files of drawings and
documentation. This position will be responsible for updating the
library with new project drawings and documents, as necessary for
Facilities Management staff to reference for future projects, work
orders, and preventive maintenance.
- Provide direction, consultation, and coordination on issues
related to long-term campus planning, capital planning, space
management and allocation, design, construction, and the overall
physical campus environment.
- Establish an institutional process to develop (mediate and
immediate) community partnerships and to identify revenue
generating opportunities associated with the use of campus
facilities by the immediate and mediate community.
- Design, develop, implement, and update standards and best
practices conducive to effective and efficient program and project
- Coordinate and develop, with facilities leadership and other
Operations and Advancement team members, long-term strategies for
new revenue streams related to the campus physical plant and
- Design and implement an ongoing campus-wide needs assessment
- Establish an institutional project communication plan to update
the campus community on project progress and impact.
- Establish and maintain communication channels with the (mediate
and immediate) community to assess needs and opportunities for
non-traditional, revenue-generating, utilization of campus
resources and facilities.
- Provide timely updates to the Vice President for Operations and
Advancement that will include project scope, project budget, and
project schedules for both current and future projects. This
position works with the Vice President for Operations and
Advancement to provide any necessary project information in
preparation for Colorado State University Board of Governor
meetings and for other reports requested of CSU Pueblo from system,
state, or federal entities.
- Work with Procurement to ensure all necessary state forms are
correctly completed from pre-construction, through construction,
and post-construction close-out documents for both CSU Pueblo and
- Work with Facilities Management Supervisors to design
successful projects that also provide sustainable systems with
longevity which will enhance CSU Pueblo Facilities.
- Coordinate with Facilities Management and Campus Stakeholders
for project expectations, schedules, required support, relocations,
and any outages or equipment/building shut downs.
- Represent the Facilities Management team and/or the VP of
Operations and Advancement on committees and/or at university
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of
Employment & Appeal Rights
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in
Engineering, Planning, Architecture, or related
field and 5 years’ experience in Planning and
- Willingness and ability to acquire the AICP, AIA, PMP, or PfMP
certification within 3 years of hire date
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with a variety of persons, units, and organizations internal and
external to the campus
- Knowledge of issues related to space management and allocation
in a higher education environment
- Knowledge of Planning and Project Management packages (MS
Project, ProjectLIBRE, ASANA, Workzone, etc), Computer-Aided Design
packages (e.g. AutoCAD), MS Office, data visualization packages
- Knowledge of needs assessment techniques
- Ability to organize and facilitate committee deliberations
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
- Experience managing construction projects
- Experience with project estimation and budgeting
- Experience with design and implementation of maintenance
- Post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university
in Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Architecture, or
related fields and 10 years’ experience in
Planning and Project Management
- Current Delegate of the Colorado State Buildings program
through the Office of the State Architect
- AICP, AIA, PMP, or PfMP certifications
- Knowledge of comprehensive planning, design and construction
principles specific to a higher education environment
- Knowledge of the Colorado State Building Program
- Knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statutes
- Knowledge of the Colorado Project Management and Policies
Guidelines as well as knowledge of the Colorado Procurement Code
- Proven ability to work with consultants in major planning,
design and construction efforts
- Proven ability to serve effectively in both a leadership and
- Experience working with local city/county governments and local
- Experience in trans- and interdisciplinary collaboration,
community engagement and consensus building within a broad and
diverse range of interest groups
- Experience with state stormwater program requirements
- Experience in writing, analyzing, and interpreting technical
documents and program/project plans
- Experience supervising teams of people
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line
application system.No other format of application
materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach the following to
the online application:
- a letter of intent (cover letter);
- a current resume or CV;
- an unofficial transcript;
- and three professional references with contact information
Applications submitted without the required attachments above
will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the
selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to
make changes or add information to their application packet, with
the exception of their personal contact and demographic
Early submission of application materials is encouraged.
Screening of application materials will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled.
About Colorado State University
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state
university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo
provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction
with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global
economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs
with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics,
the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and
Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.
CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population
of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic
characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent
of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated
CSU Pueblo an Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides
reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and
rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation
also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant
funds to support its ability to better serve all students.
The university also seeks to provide a rich and diverse
cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a
spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service
expected of all members of our community benefits our society -
local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.
Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in
the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines
electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business
ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools
internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in
business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board
of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and
Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program
that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and
World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus
landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general
academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded
At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly
with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a
more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA
Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain
Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports
and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow
students to get involved in campus life.
About Pueblo, Colorado
The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse
city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the
state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the
majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round
climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and
300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts
to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities,
encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along
Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or
skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily
agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and
a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology
CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning
and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background
investigations for all final candidates being considered for
employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to,
criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender
search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended
an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check
prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job
duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
The university reserves the right to check additional references,
with prior notification given to the candidate.
Note: The successful candidate
must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and,
under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be
able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S.
by the day employment begins.
It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide
reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with
disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the
Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or email@example.com.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's
annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety.
Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran
status. Additionally, the University complies with all other
relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment