Director, Capital Projects & Planning
Babson College - Babson Park, MA

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Job Description Summary
The Director, Capital Projects & Planning is responsible for the strategic planning, program management, and the implementation of best practices for all aspects of new and existing capital projects. In addition, the Director is responsible for all aspects of capital plant reinvestment including supervising capital renewal projects, major renovation, and construction projects. This position will contribute to the development and organization of project management processes and procedures to support the activities of the Capital Projects & Planning group.

Essential Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities:
• Manage and facilitate the CIP process.
• Responsible for overall planning, participation in, and supervision of new construction and major renovation projects working with the College’s senior management team, the Board of Trustees, and local communities ensuring projects are properly authorized; funded; environmentally and sustainably sound; completed in a timely, cost effective manner; and meets appropriate quality levels.
• Plans, budgets, and schedules facility modification including developing cost estimates for labor, material, equipment, etc. Establish, track, and manage budget during course of project.
• Supervises and inspects field conditions and progress of work against project schedule, plans, and specifications.
• Evaluates proposed designs, proposed budgets, and proposed schedules of new construction projects.
• Actively works with senior leaders across campus to communicate timely and accurate dissemination of key data to define space needs, changes, and funding required to achieve program changes, adaptation, and expansion.
• Works to ensure best selections and negotiations of service level agreements with vendors, contractors, architects, business partners, etc.
• Develops and maintains positive working relationships with key campus departments including the school deans, residence life and student affairs, public safety, risk management, and business and finance.
• Manage and coordinate feasibility studies including preparing program information, coordinating work of interdepartmental groups, and working with all levels of the College.
• Review planning and contract documents prepared by outside consultants to ensure compatibility with College standards and requirements.
• Works to incorporate sustainability standards and processes into projects wherever possible.
• Prepare financial analysis and preliminary total project cost estimates.
• Identify and maintain a list of deferred maintenance projects.
• Develop, initiate, and evaluate preventive maintenance projects including structure, envelope, mechanical, and life safety systems.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Supervises:
Construction Project Managers (2)
Minimum Experience
Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required Bachelor’s degree in related field such as mechanical or electrical engineering, architecture, and/or construction management
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar field
• Thorough understanding of the major construction management practices and processes including sub-contractor management, bidding, contract management, scheduling, tracking, control, insurance, safety, change management, and project budget management and development
• Excellent teamwork skills with the ability to understand and synthesize the thoughts of others.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, continually adapting work environment and must be a fast learner
• Prior experience with computer based work
• An understanding of contractual methods and issues
• Demonstrated technological competence with an appreciation and skill to apply technology in departmental operations
• Strong leadership capability, and ability to effectively translate plans into tangible, achievable goals
• Strong knowledge of construction industry contracts including AIA formats and essential components of an effective contract
• Excellent verbal, written, and communications skills
• Strong customer service orientation
• Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents
• Ability to establish creditability and confidence with stakeholders
• Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as Microsoft Project
Minimum Education
Working Conditions
Additional Required Skills & Abilities
Additional Experience, Skills & Abilities:
• Advanced degree preferred

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