Essential Functions: Job PurposePlan, establish and implement sound organizational and procedural plans for design and construction services. Leads, directs and develops the management team and staff of engineers, architects, and support personnel providing architectural, engineering and construction services to plan, budget, program, design, and construct facilities supporting Wayne State's research and teaching missions.Establish and leads teams of customers, architect-engineer and construction firms, consultants, and City and State officials to determine requirements and develop facilities strategies consistent with customer desires and funding constraints. Directs the design, contracting and execution of new construction, renovation and major maintenance projects.Reports to Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning and Management.Essential Functions Select, develop, and supervise a quality-focused team of in-house and out-sourced design and construction professionals in executing design, contracting, construction, and renovation programs; establish standards for quality of work performed, and monitor results to enable and ensure high performance. Manage individual performance to optimize contribution to unit objectives and university operations.Direct operations to accomplish required work within the customer's budget. Monitor expenditures for labor and contracts to ensure best value for the customer and compares budget and expenses to meet established unit financial goals. Anticipate changing requirements sufficiently in advance to allow the customer to adjust priorities or reprogram resources if required.Evaluate needs for contracted labor and services; manages in-house and contract Project Managers to ensure proper preparation of plans, specifications and contracts, and proper contractor performance.Continuously improves the quality of services provided by motivating and empowering employees, implementing new technology, and revising processes and standard operating procedures to improve individual and team effectiveness. Monitors results and invites customer feedback.Lead and serve on departmental and University-wide committees to establish and define the strategic direction of facilities to effectively support varied and diverse program initiatives. Responsible for all construction, field operations, and an in-house self-performing construction trades crew including Construction Technicians, Commissioning Agents, and Testing Agencies.Work closely with customers, Facilities Planning and Space Management, Office of Sustainability, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Computing & Information Technology, Risk Management, City of Detroit, and Facilities Operations and Maintenance to sustain comprehensive programs and projects that effectively addresses all building needs in a way that supports their maintenance and operation.Meets regularly with customers to establish requirements, develop construction programs, and identify opportunities for improving services. Make regular facilities inspections. Conduct investigations and analyses of all service related incidents; prepare reports and implement corrective actions.Coordinate the activities of other Facilities Planning and Management service units to ensure efficient delivery of all services.In conjunction with Plant Operations and Maintenance, develop and update design and construction standards and ensure compliance by contracted designers and contractors.Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation Bachelor's degreeBachelor's degree (B.S.) in Engineering or Architecture or related field from an accredited institution of higher education or combination of education and experience is required.Advanced degree preferred. Preference will be given to those with licensure as a professional engineer or architect in the State of Michigan. Experience Expert (established subject matter expert, 7+ years experience) Significant professional experience in managing the design and construction of complex buildings. Experience managing similar operations for research intensive institutions of higher education, health care, pharmaceutical production or manufacturing preferred. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesLEADERSHIP SKILLSDemonstrated ability to lead and motivate goal oriented outcomes. Must be agile and effective in developing collaborative decision-making environment with administration, customers and staff personnel; to lead by example. Demonstrated ability to accomplish delivery of services is essential. Ability to develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.COMMUNICATION SKILLSMust be an effective communicator, both written and oral, capable of addressing large audiences including board and cabinet members; faculty, staff and students; professional constituents and the general public, including the possibility of responding appropriately to press inquiries. Supervisory Skills: Ability to define work requirements and standards, direct workforce and contractors, develop support resources including material, logistics, technology and training.TEAM BUILDING SKILLS: Foster collaborations across a wide span of control including motivating individuals and groups to collectively meet common objectives.COMPUTER SKILLSMust be computer literate with preference in Microsoft Office proficiency. Working knowledge of building automation systems and CAD is preferred.PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLSStrong analytical and problem solving skills especially with respect to proper operation and maintenance of building systems.FINANCIAL SKILLSConsiderable financial management experience in the development, monitoring and controlling of annual operating budgets. Ability to develop justifications for funding requests, including those for capital projects.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.