Assistant Director - Project Management - UT Facilities Planning
University of Tennessee - Knoxville - Knoxville, TN

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Regular Full-time, Paygrade 44, Salary DOE&Q

Summary: Manage the program-wide design and construction processes for the Division of Facilities Planning whose mission is to administer the Capital Improvement Program for the University of Tennessee System. Manage division staff serving as architects, engineers, and project managers for UT’s capital projects. Initiate and implement processes to support design and construction management in accordance with University and State policy and requirements. Provide the design and construction required by all Capital Improvements Program stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Capital Project Design Services

Oversee procurement, management, and evaluation of professional design services provided by design professionals including control of aesthetics, programmatic scope, schedule, and budget.

Oversee approval of payment for design services.

Ensure effective design application of design standards, criteria, and programs in coordination with campus administrators and users and consistent with campus priorities and master plans.

Assure the required preparation and review of plans, specifications, and bid documents.

Assure the preparation of request for proposals, invitation for bids, and related documents.

Initiate changes in or develops new policies and procedures to assure design conformance and compatibility with existing facility features.

Serve as a senior representative for the University in facility code compliance issues.

Capital Project Construction Services

Oversee solicitation and selection of construction service related providers.

Oversee approval of payment for construction services.

Assure accurate and timely constructability reviews to minimize change orders.

Oversee the accomplishment of major construction projects.

Manage processes for field observation and monitoring of work in progress.

Analyze and directs action relating to construction requests for information and submittals.

Oversee staff serving as the administrator or project manager on construction projects.

Oversee review of construction for achievement of substantial completion, occupancy, final payment, close-out documents, and one-year warranty compliance.

General Support to Capital Program and Division Management

Participate in long range planning activities for the physical development of University facilities.

Advise division director and other University executives on design and construction implementation of campus master plans including development of budgets and schedules.

Prepare project issue briefings and communications for executive managers.

Ensure effective administration of records for project documentation.

Develop process improvements through division and cross-organization teams.

Identify division needs for expertise and enlist such as required for project management matters related to design, construction, information technology, and project implementation.

Participate in State level process and policy development as the University’s representative.

Oversee application of special design and construction initiatives.


Applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and three references.

Required Qualifications:
A Professional Degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited institution (e.g., Engineering, Building Technology, Construction Technology), is required. A Graduate Degree in these fields or in management or administration of these fields is desirable. Professional Registration is also required.

Five years of related managerial experience.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with University personnel, design professionals, contract furnishings industry representatives and construction industry representatives required. Relevant experience in facilities design and construction for institutional facilities required.

Strengths in communication, both oral and written. Competency in standard office software systems. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of UT and Tennessee capital project processes. Ability to maintain perspective on organizational goals while engaged in achievement of detail tasks.



Primary Location



Facilities Planning



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Feb 7, 2013, 8:02:45 AM

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