Director of Facilities Project Development
Seattle University - Seattle, WA

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Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Director of Facilities Project Development to join our community.

This position works closely with the Associate Vice President( AVP ) of Facilities to provide effective planning and delivery of projects and process improvements in the Facilities Department.

The Director will be responsible for effective management of resources, high performance project delivery, and integration with Operations and Maintenance.

Essential Job Functions
Effective Management of Resources
Develop and maintain plans and processes to ensure optimal utilization of resources. This includes:
• Active management of workflow and staff assignments to provide accurate schedules and on-time, in-budget project delivery.
• Managing assigned operational budgets and oversight of all project related budgets.
• Coordinating internal University resources across all projects including:
o Work closely with the Space Governance process to facilitate smooth work flow for approved projects.
o Working with Finance Manager, develop and maintain up to date reporting and performance metrics for all active projects.
o Identify and implement process improvements for enhanced and efficient project delivery.
o Assist AVP in developing presentations to institutional governing boards and committees as needed.
• Manage external and consultant/contractor relationships including:
o Maintain tracking and reporting of Major Institution Master Plan ( MIMP ), alley vacations, and other AHJ required reporting.
o Work with appropriate governmental agencies, DPD , SDOT , SCL , SPU and other interest groups to facilitate permitting and regulatory review processes.
o Provide permitting support and coordination to ensure project permits are available to support project construction.
o Establish competitive contracting procedures for design and construction services to deliver best value on all projects.
High Performance Project Delivery
Provide leadership and direction for development and implementation of high performance project delivery. Areas of emphasis include:

o Planning: Oversee all development work necessary to bring project from pre-initiation discussions through project closeout.Includes assisting in development of preliminary projects scope, schedule, and budgets and supporting the consultant/contactor selection process.
o Construction Management: Ensure successful project delivery by developing clear processes and supporting the project development team through all phases of construction from start-up to close-out.
o Post Construction: Manage overall warranty issues and provide a smooth transition to stabilized operations. Includes ensuring integration of as-built drawings and Operations and Maintenance Manuals in to the University system as well as ensuring all required training has been accomplished.

o Standard Contracts: Maintain and utilize up to date standard contract agreements
o Master Contracts: Develop master contracts with select contractors/vendors/consultants to enable the university to access competitive pricing with maximum efficiency

Standards and Specifications: Implement and ensure current data sheets, drawings, standards, and specifications for design, construction, and project delivery are available and used. This includes:

o Construction Standards and Specification Divisions 00 and 01.
o Working with the building trades, on outline specifications and performance specifications for mechanical, electrical and other building systems.
o Operations & Maintenance Manuals Standards, including As Built Drawing maintenance and development of appropriate CAD standards and protocols.
o LEED goals and Building Commissioning,
o Material/finish standards.
• Process Improvements: Strategize with stakeholders to streamline project development workflow. These development areas include items such as:
o Space Governance
o Contract review and approval
o Real Estate and leases
o High Performance Organization
o Project delivery
• Document Management: Develop protocols and maintain up to date building O&M manuals, as-built drawings, and building data and verify they are properly catalogued and stored for easy retrieval.
Integration with Facilities Operations
Develop and facilitate a standard for a seamless integration between Project Delivery and Operations and Maintenance. This includes:
• Work with Project Managers to obtain timely and pertinent O&M input during pre-design phase.
• Provide support for development of contracts as requested.
Marginal Job Functions
Assist with preliminary project definition and budgeting as required. Perform related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or Engineering, and a minimum of fifteen years of experience as project manager/owner’s representative of multiple development projects up to and in excess of $10,000,000. Minimum of eight years of experience in the design and construction of institutional capital projects or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Must have demonstrated competency with Excel and MS Project.
Ability to balance multiple priorities, supervise work of others, and manage available resources while at the same time taking responsibility for direct management of select projects as needed.
Strategic thinking which anticipates future needs and opportunities for improvement.
Strong financial analysis, budgeting, and scheduling skills as related to construction.
Ability to manage large complex budgets and to develop both written and oral budget presentations.
Ability to read plans, prints, schedules, and construction related documents.
Strong communication skills; and the ability to use multiple tools: plans, boards, PowerPoint, models, sketches, etc.
Understanding of multiple types of construction and methodologies. Have an understanding of the multiple types of buildings and infrastructure that make up the contemporary campus.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as needed.
Knowledge of laws, trends, operations, and standards associated with labor, contracts, general construction, safety, environment, etc.
Knowledge of current computer applications and programs related to project/construction management.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university
’s mission, vision, and values. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check. Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in a related field. Five years of experience in higher education.
Experience with the development of and/or compliance with a facility master plan.
Added consideration will be given to candidates who can also demonstrate experience in a campus environment, and to candidates who have LEED accreditation.
Ability to think, and encourage others to think creatively in leading to the development of cost effective and functional projects.
Demonstrated customer focused operational style, and the ability to work with multiple customers, community and members of the construction field.
Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications.
Excellent Benefits Package
Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan; vacation, sick leave, 11 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies.
Application Instructions
Please apply online at: Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying.
Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870.
Close Date
Non-Discrimination Policy
Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.
All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Vice President for Human Resources and University Services and Equal Opportunity Officer at (206) 296-5870.
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:
Office of Human Resources
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(206) 296-5870
Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
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