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Assistant Director, Design and Construction - Revised & Extended

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades


Facilities Management - Design & Construction

At UMBC, a vibrant 14,000-student doctoral university with very high research activity (R1), the selected candidate will join an innovative and diverse leadership team working at an institution named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best academic workplaces to work for over a decade.  For more information on UMBC visit: http://umbc.edu/

The Assistant Director, Design and Construction assists in providing leadership and oversight for all aspects of campus construction and renovation projects in support of a four million square foot, 512-acre campus. The incumbent will provide day-to-day direction to construction project managers and ensure successful project delivery of all projects within time, cost and quality parameters. This person will work with the Director to improve and create systems and business processes to ensure quality project delivery to the campus community.
The successful candidate will lead a professional project management staff that currently manages 35-50 active design and construction projects with average expenditures of $70 million per year over the past ten years.
Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the University's academic enterprise by designing and constructing an award-winning, safe and sustainable campus currently containing 70 buildings with over four million square footage on a 512 acre campus
  • Providing proactive project management that represents industry leading practices and surpasses customer expectations with minimum disruption to the campus
  • Creating and sustaining an environment that maximizes the contribution of each team member
  • Ensuring successful project delivery of all projects within time, cost and quality parameters
  • Creating systems and business processes to continue improving service delivery to the campus community
  • Performing other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management a or related field.
  • Requires at least of eight years of experience of increasing complexity and responsibility in architecture; mechanical, electrical or civil engineering; or construction management, preferably in a university setting.
  • 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 of experience in project management and/or professional staff supervision 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: Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by May 15, 2022 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled). 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

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

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 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.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


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.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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