Director of Design & Construction Services

Washtenaw Community College Washtenaw Community College Employer:
Ann Arbor, MI, USLocation:
Sun, Feb 12 '17Posted on:

The Director of Design and Construction Services is responsible to administer and deliver new construction, renovation and major maintenance projects of various size and magnitude , coordinate and manage design & construction staff, and facilitate all phases of the planning, design and construction process. This position manages in-house and external skilled trade’s activities to service campus building and grounds capital projects and supervises skilled trade’s personnel and external contractors.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, schedule, lead and supervise the activities and operations of assigned construction projects; coordinate and develop construction, modernization, alteration, relocation and other capital projects; prepare construction specifications and cost estimates as needed.
  • Participate and manage the design and engineering process with external consultants, review their work for accuracy and completeness, and assist in preparing construction documents and specification packages for bid
  • Coordinate with Construction and Facilities Operations staff throughout planning, design, construction and commissioning phases of all projects
  • Review construction documents to assure compliance with regulatory agencies and College objectives
  • Review bid proposals and recommend contractors and vendors for award
  • Manage project closeout process and procedures
  • Coordinate the scheduling of construction projects with College operations to assure facilities meet the program requirements of the college departments. 
  • Plan and direct the work of subordinate personnel engaged in implementing facilities capital and construction projects; supervise departmental personnel including assigning and distributing duties, training, monitoring performance, and scheduling.
  • Implement the most effective construction delivery method for cost effective and timely completion of projects.
  • Provide technical expertise, information and assistance regarding maintenance and facility activities; advise in the formulation and development of construction work policies, procedures and programs to assure an economical, safe and efficient work environment 
  • Serve as liaison between college and construction personnel; confer with state and local building officials to assure compliance with all relevant codes and regulations.
  • Prepare various construction reports for engineering services such as project status reports, project schedules, cost estimates, and potential cost overruns.
  • Uphold and enforce MiOSHA Safety Standards. Assume responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. 
  • Manage and organize all project paperwork and record documentation
  • Ensure all appropriate inspections, tests, balancing, etc. are completed
  • Develop a direct, personal, positive and collaborative working relationship with other departments and divisions, faculty and staff of the College, and outside consultants, contractors and vendors
  • Develop a direct, personal, positive relationship with all project stakeholders and minimize disruption of their ongoing activities during construction operations.
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