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Assistant Director, Design and Construction

Job no: 492870
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Project Management/Planning


 Facilities Management - Design & Construction

The successful candidate will lead a professional project management staff that currently manages 35 – 45 active design and construction projects with average expenditures of $70.0 million per year over the past ten years.
Responsibilities include:
  • Supports the University's academic enterprise by designing and constructing an award winning, safe, and sustainable campus currently containing 70 buildings with over 4 million SF on a 512-acre campus.
  • Provides proactive project management that represents industry leading practices and surpasses customer expectations with minimum disruption to the campus.
  • Create and sustain an environment that maximizes the contribution of each team member.
  • Ensures successful project delivery of all projects within time, cost, and quality parameters.
  • Creates systems and business processes to continue improving service delivery to the campus community
  • and performs other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree desired) in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field from an accredited institution.  Requires at least of eight years’ experience of increasing complexity and responsibility in architecture; mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering; or construction management. Requires exceptional problem-solving ability and a demonstrated ability to function as part of a collegial, high-performing team. Must be computer literate and able to analyze, interpret and prepare complex construction documents and contracts and technical and financial reports.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • An advanced degree is desired.
  • Three years’ experience in project management and/or professional staff supervision positions desired.
  • Comprehensive experience, preferably within a university setting, with the construction and renovation of a broad range of building types, with a variety of mechanical and electrical systems, and with various construction delivery methods a plus.
  • Professional Licensure as an Engineer or Architect or Certification as a Professional Project Manager (PMP) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) desired.
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For best consideration, submit a cover letter and resume by March 11, 2019 (Applications will be reviewed when received and accepted until the position is filled) to:

Mike Ellicott
UMBC Assistant Director of Design and Construction Search Consultant
558 Johnash Court
Collierville, TN 38017
For additional information, please contact Mike Ellicott at 806-789-3255.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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