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Director, Capital Construction & Renovations

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director, Capital Construction & Renovations
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170072
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations and Construction, the Director of Capital Construction and Renovations (CCR) oversees the development, delivery and close-out of all university capital and non-capital projects in accordance with defined university and Commonwealth of Virginia policies, procedures and guidelines.

The Director of CCR must be a proven team builder who works inclusively and communicates effectively with internal staff and all project stakeholders during the development and implementation of university projects and CCR initiatives. In addition, the Director must work cohesively with other units within Facilities Department to support the overall mission of the organization, and provide leadership for the core functions including Project Development and Management; Business and Contracts Management; Performance Management; and Customer Service.

Required Qualifications:

- Registered Professional (Professional Engineer—PE or Registered Architect—RA ).
- Advanced degree in Engineering, Building Construction, Architecture, or related field; or training and work experience in these fields at a level that equates to an advanced degree.
- Specific work experience must include significant years of senior management level responsibility for a large, commercial/institutional building construction program including the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic business practices governing project delivery/management, as well as supervision and performance management of professional staff.
- Overall program management experience must include multiple project types and sizes in various phases of the project cycle contributing to a total project portfolio of approximately $500 million in value. Capital project portfolio should include various building types ranging in size from 50,000 to 200,000 GSF, such as residence halls/dormitories, laboratories, commercial/industrial facilities, with individual project costs ranging from $25M to $100M or greater.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Established record of progressively responsible and related work experience and demonstrated strong leadership, staff development, management and organizational skills as well as excellent communication skills.
- Proven record of strong project delivery skills, contract design and oversight, negotiations, conflict resolution, avoidance with the following project delivery methods: Design Build, Construction Manager, Design Bid Build.
- Demonstrated understanding of smart technology devices and BIM in the construction technology integrated with business enterprise that enhances project oversight efficiency and eliminates paper transactions.
- Demonstrated commitment to service delivery to all customers and stakeholders, and interact effectively with administrators, community leaders, employees, students, legislators, and other constituent groups on a broad range of sensitive topics.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects, excellent organizational and delegation skills, and ability to work collaboratively in a higher education environment.
- Project management experience including the procurement and administration of both design and construction contracts for large, complex and varied building types.
- Experience with the procurement and implementation of multiple construction delivery methods including, Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager @ Risk and Design/Build.
- Facility construction and/or management experience in a public sector and/or higher education work environment.
- Working knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia Construction and Professional Services Manual.
- Familiarity with Commonwealth of Virginia Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act and the Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act.
- Operational experience with project management and/or contract administration software applications.
- Up to date office computing skills in an MS Windows environment.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Travel to meetings throughout the state and to non-Blacksburg sites with some overnight stays.
- After hours and weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the department.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to, posting #AP0170072. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online application. Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS - University Design & Construction - Admin.
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Job Posting Date: 03/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/04/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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