Towson University is accepting applications for a Director of Construction Services. This position reports to the AVP of Facilities Management (FM) and serves as part of the senior FM management team. The Director is responsible for all major and capital construction projects for the university. The Director of Construction Services directs, manages, and utilizes resources including but not limited to various levels of in-house staff and contracted support. The Director ensures proper construction of TU buildings and space and is the conduit for communication to the university community on appropriate construction updates, mitigating the adverse impact to the community. The Director or his/her delegate develops scopes and budget estimates that may result in TU’s planned and approved projects, renovations, and space alterations being funded and constructed. This position has direct oversight of the Assistant Director of Construction Services, Construction Project Managers, and student help. This position provides consultation and works side by side with other FM departments such as Planning, Design, Energy & Sustainability, Operations, and Maintenance on matters of construction and construction procurement. This position implements processes and procedures to effectively complete construction projects on time and within budget. Monitors and reports construction progress to AVP and other senior-level administrators. This position, working beside Planning, Design, Operations, Contract Support, and Business Services, functions as part of the FM senior management team.
Directs the design and construction of all major construction and capital TU projects.
Serves as the owner’s representative during the development and implementation of major capital improvement projects. Reports directly to Senior University faculty and staff on the status of Capital Improvement Projects.
Directs scope development and budget estimation for requested and proposed projects. Participates in the selection of construction managers and contractors.
Develops and directs staff through training and learning opportunities.
Provides consultation to other Facilities Management and University departments on construction standards and may include ADA compliance issues.
Establishes and maintains the archival documents and record drawings of TU’s assets.
Bachelor's Degree and ten years of experience in institutional construction. Strong construction management experience in an institutional setting. Excellent analytical writing and communication skills are necessary to be effective in this position. Ability to work independently and as a team leader and team member. Ability to engage, lead, and develop staff effectively. This position may be required to come in off-hours to attend to projects or respond to job site issues. Higher education experience; knowledge of state procurement rules and processes preferred.
A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days, excellent health, life, and retirement plans, and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.
Internal Number: 200000H8
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).