Working Title: Facilities Planning Assistant Director
Appointment Type: Limited
This position leads the Planning and Construction Team, including all long-range comprehensive facilities planning efforts for the campus. Provides professional expertise in planning the construction, modification, renovation and design of university facilities and infrastructure. This entails projecting the need for, analyzing and preparing proposals regarding alternative facilities development options from a capital budgeting, environmental, energy conservation, space management and usage perspective.
Responsibilities include project development and design oversight, capital budget development, physical development master plans, space management and other related functions. This position serves as a liaison to the UW-System Capital Planning & Budget Office, the WI Department of Administration-Division of Facilities Development and Management (DFDM), architect/engineer design firms, and both internal and external campus constituents. This position reports to the Executive Director of Facilities Management.
This position will supervise two positions: Construction Project Manager (Admin Prog Mgr III) and Project Engineer (Facilities Planning Specialist).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required: 1.Bachelor's degree or higher in facilities planning, facilities management, architecture, engineering, construction management, interior design or a related field. 2.Five years or more of progressive experience in facilities planning, facilities management, architecture, engineering, construction management, or a related field. 3.Knowledge of facility planning and basic design principles for educational, institutional, commercial or similar facilities. 4.Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with coworkers, faculty, students, project teams, the public and campus administrators.
Preferred: 1.University campus planning experience, including master planning for physical facilities. 2.Capital budget development and forecasting experience for facilities projects. 3.Facilities project management experience. 4.Meeting leadership and group facilitation skills. 5.Facilities space management experience. 6.Two or more years of supervisory experience. 7.Ability to gather, analyze and interpret information and then develop solutions to solve problems. 8.Reading and comprehension of building construction plans and technical specifications. 9.Basic understanding of central utility infrastructure. 10.Ability to self-direct work without frequent supervision. 11.Basic experience with AutoCAD or similar software would be beneficial, but not required.
CORECOMPETENCIES Communication – Timely communicates with styles that are approachable and respectable; engages in active listening by holding interruptions and responding concisely. Customer Service – Engage in all job-related interactions and activities with contacts from within and outside the University in a courteous and professional manner. Change – Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change. Organization – Manage multiple tasks and effectively organize work to be as productive as possible. Leadership – Support and nurture others in identifying potential solutions to work-related challenges.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Alan Symicek, P.E. Executive Director Facilities Management firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by February 15, 2021.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
Internal Number: 6806
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