<p>Description of Position:<br />This position serves as a member of the Capital Project Management (CPM) Executive Leadership Team. Leads and directs the Project Delivery division of Capital Project Management (CPM), which includes the Project Management, Contracts, and Systems units; oversees all capital projects undertaken or planned by the University system-wide from project initiation through construction and occupancy. Direct and manage project delivery staff by establishing and communicating work assignments and expectations; direct staff on matters of procedures, strategy and technical advice; and devise methods for the department to achieve excellence in work product and customer service. The annual on-going project volume is from 200 to 400 projects with a value of approximately $1,000,000,000 - $1,200,000,000. This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of CPM.<br /><br />Responsibilities:<br />Leadership, Strategic Planning and Business Process Development - Provide leadership and guidance to CPM units for continual process improvement. Provide leadership and creative resolution for highly complex and unpredictable situations. Review project processes and systems, identify inefficiencies and gaps, and develop and implement solutions to improve operations. Oversee the initiation and development of new business, including project intake, and assignment of staff to projects. Identify benchmarks and create metrics to quantify impact of improvements. Communicate with stakeholders and work to incorporate them in change initiatives where appropriate. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, participate in the development of the department's annual business plan and overall strategic planning.<br />Project Delivery Management – Responsible for overseeing all major capital projects undertaken or planned by the University system-wide from project initiation through construction and occupancy. Direct and manage staff in the Project Management, Contracts, and Systems units by establishing and communicating work assignments and expectations; directs staff on matters of procedures, strategy and technical advice; and devises methods for the department to achieve excellence in work product, consistency and customer service. Coordinates capital project approvals and implementation with academic units, Finance & Budget, Board of Regents, University Services, professional consultants, outside agencies, internal stakeholders, and internal staff. Oversee contract compliance and approve final resolution of contract disputes. Oversee the development and application of University Construction Standards. Oversee the selection process of general contractors, other external vendors and internal partners. Responsible for awarding construction contracts up to $5,000,000 and recommendation to the AVP for contracts over $5,000,000 based on approved criteria and delegation of authority.<br />Contract and Vendor Management – Responsible for the development, management, and administration of the contracting process and the maintenance of contract documents for professional project services including the ongoing vendor relationship management, risk evaluation, operational issue identification and resolution, and contract compliance. Evaluate the vendor marketplace and industry offerings to stay informed of trends, value-added options, and industry best practices and lead contract revisions as applicable. Work collaboratively with the Office of Business and Community Economic Development for implementation of TGB goals. Be an effective advocate for CPM to the Office of General Counsel and Purchasing Services in the management of project contracting services.<br />Technology - Manage the utilization of technology systems which includes database development and other systems that enhance the efficiency and accuracy of project planning and delivery. Develop business cases for information technology solutions and work with the USIT Project Management Office (PMO), OIT, and other service providers to develop and implement these solutions. Work with external vendors and USIT to ensure technology resources are functioning at the highest level possible and disruptions in service are addressed quickly. Identify and address breaches of service level agreements with external vendors, USIT and OIT.<br />Administrative Management – Manage, mentor, coach, provide training, take corrective action and conduct annual performance reviews for unit’s staff. Provide policy review and development. Ensure compliance with Regent’s policy, legislative statutes, and targeted group business policy. Prepare and manage the budget for the Division, analyze forecast and report on the business unit’s performance relative to budget. Oversee construction cost auditing as well as internal and external project audits.<br />Other duties as assigned<br /><br /><br /><br />Working Conditions:<br />This position would operate out of an office environment and may include exposure to a construction site environment.</p>
<p>Minimum Qualifications:<br />BA/BS degree in Architecture, Construction Engineering / Management, Business or closely related field, and at least twelve (12) years of related experience, including six (6) years of direct supervisory experience of professional staff. Experience with developing and leading process improvement initiatives. Experience with procurement and contract management. Experience with financial planning and management.<br /><br />Preferred Qualifications:<br />Masters degree in Architecture, Construction Technology / Management, Business or closely related field. Public sector and / or University experience. Experience with various Business Intelligence technologies.<br /><br />Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:<br />Skill in providing strong leadership and ability to effectively motivate others<br />Excellent communication skills<br />Ability to foster a cohesive, collaborative and interdependent team environment that can make decisions in an effective, efficient and timely manner<br />Ability to manage change within a large, dynamic organization<br />Knowledge of capital project planning, design and construction processes<br />Knowledge of financial management principles, budget development and management, and audit experience<br />Knowledge of purchasing and risk management functions<br />Knowledge and understanding of contract management<br />Knowledge and ability to be a technology interface and apply technology-based tools to collect, interpret, and analyze critical management information<br />Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills for highly complex and unpredictable situations; ability to think strategically, creatively and research new ideas; skill in policy formulation, ability to create and manage benchmarking process, and knowledge of document control systems<br />Ability to develop and prepare presentations<br />Experience dealing with human resource issues and effectively managing the performance of staff<br /> </p>
Internal Number: 324512
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