Director, Construction Management

Item 9.B-September 12, 2014
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Incumbent(s) Name (if applicable): Lyle Woodward
Position #(s): 10860
Current Title: Director, Construction Management
Current Range: 6
Department: Facilities Services
College/Division: Vice President,
Administration & Finance /FSRV
Account #(s): 1101-104-1410
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Proposed Title:
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JCC (Current
or new HR
I certify that the statements in this description are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Employee’s Signature
I/we have reviewed the statements in this form and they accurately reflect the job assignments.
Immediate Supervisor’s Signature
Sean McGoldrick
Assoc. Vice President, Facilities Services
Approved for Salary Placement Committee review.
Pres / Vice Pres / Vice Prov Signature Ronald Zurek
Vice President, Admin. & Finance
Action Approved by the Provost/President (Completed by Faculty HR):
67177 Range:
Pos #(s): 10860
Approved Title: Director, Construction Management
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Employee Signature:_______________________________________________ __________________
Printed Name: ____________________________________________________
Rev: 12/1/2008
Position Description – Director, Construction Management
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1. Summary Statement: State the major function(s) of the position and its role in the
university. Attach an organizational chart with positions, ranges, and names for the division
which reflects the position in it as well as those supervised in the department. (This section is
used for advertisement of the position.)
The Director of Construction Management is responsible for managing new and renovation projects
as assigned by the Senior Director of Planning and Construction Services. The Director, Construction
Management oversees the coordination of specific State Public Works Board Capital Improvement
Program projects with campus departments. This position is responsible for coordinating utility
services in addition to those included in the aforementioned Capital Improvement Program. The
Director is responsible for coordinating with the State Public Works Board, State Fire Marshal’s Office
and the City of Reno Fire Marshal on code related issues affecting university projects.
2. List the major responsibilities, including percentage of time devoted to each. Provide
enough detail to enable a person outside the department to understand the job (percentage
first with heading and then bulleted information).
50% - New Construction Coordination
 Supervise university architectural and engineering staff in construction of capital improvement
and deferred maintenance projects.
 Ensures all new campus construction and renovation projects including historical building
preservation, state-of-the-art research facilities and classroom/office complexes comply with
University Construction Standards.
 Coordinate new construction for State Public Works Board Capital Improvement Projects with
university faculty and staff.
 Coordinate campus utility services, automotive and pedestrian traffic patterns, and impact of
new facilities on existing operations.
20% - Project Management Efforts Administration
 Direct project management efforts including Architectural and Engineering design, supervision
and construction of campus major remodel projects, and new construction projects to support
teaching and research activities.
 Coordinate needs of faculty and staff related to facility utilization and improvement.
 Communicate with deans, directors, university staff, local governing agencies and consultants,
and State and Local Regulatory Agencies.
15% - Operations and Maintenance Coordination
 Coordinate with Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for all New Campus
Construction Projects on Campus which includes historical building preservation, state-of-theart research facilities, classroom/office complexes and equipment, to ensure that materials and
equipment are appropriate and comply with University Design and Construction Standards.
15% - Facilities Services Policies Development and Staff Supervision
 Assist in development of Facilities Services policies for interaction with other regulatory
agencies and assist in preparing Facilities Services Campus Standards.
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3. Describe the level of freedom to take action and make decisions with or without
supervision and how the results of the work performed impact the department, division and/or
the university as a whole.
Level of Freedom:
The decisions and judgments made by the Director affect the department and university directly with
respect to Facilities Operations and Maintenance budgets, Capital Improvement Program Projects,
and the support of faculty and staff needs related to facility improvement and research support.
Engineering expertise provides economic and innovative solutions to a wide range of faculty and
facility related problems. Quality system design and construction improves the educational
environment. This position assumes responsibility for problems and deficiencies in new and old
facility design, construction and operation.
The impact could range from a minor set-back in finalizing a project to a major delay in project
completion costing the university not just monetarily but also with a possible outcome of
employee/worker injury, lack of classroom usage, research contamination or unsafe structural
4. Describe the knowledge, skills (to include cognitive requirement and verbal and written
communication), and abilities (to include task complexity, problem solving, creativity and
innovation) essential to successful performance of this job (in bullet format).
Knowledge of:
 Facility system architecture, engineering, and management in order to work with the complex
problems and designs in campus research facilities, plus new and old classroom building
 Fire systems, electrical, and mechanical systems, building codes, temperature controls,
computer controls and installations
 Fire/Life Safety Codes, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Asbestos Removal, Hazardous
Waste Disposal and PCB Regulations, all major impacts on the Facilities Management
 Planning principles and practices, city ordinances, approval processes, etc.
 Construction contracts, architectural and engineering contracts, bidding requirements, and the
construction process
 Human resource policies and procedures
 Needs of staff
Problem solving and organizational skills
Conflict management and resolution
Supervision and management of staff
Excellent oral and written communication
Effective decision-making and analytical skills
Extensive project management
Motivational techniques
Ability to:
 Work well with people, both in a supervisory capacity, and a problem solving capacity (wide
range of people, research, faculty, staff, contractors, local agencies, etc.).
 Organize and conduct meetings with key administrators, staff, faculty, and students related to
planning efforts
 Collect and organize the University needs into clear planning goals and objectives
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Organize and conduct planning meetings with senior management personnel
Understand, interpret, and develop contractual language regarding scope of work and
formalized policies, guidelines, rules, and regulations
Interact effectively with faculty, administrative staff and other employees at all levels of
5. Describe the type of personal contacts encountered in performing the duties of the job.
Explain the nature and purpose of these contacts: i.e., to provide services, to resolve
problems, to negotiate.
Deans, department
chairpersons, and other faculty
and staff
Facilities Services Department
Reason for Contact
To resolve problems and provide engineering expertise to the
adaptation of new equipment and research demands to existing
To direct and resolve issues of material use pertaining to campus
standards and systems. To coordinate utility use and connection
of utilities for new construction projects. To assist in resolving
conflicts when necessary.
City and State Agencies
Reason for Contact
For the purpose of developing construction criteria for remodels
and new campus buildings. (Fire/Life Safety Requirements, user
department faculty/staff needs and coordination of
construction/utility services).
For the purpose of developing construction programming, design
criteria, campus standards, and assuring that Department needs
are met in the new construction project within the project budget.
For the purpose of researching new and old building materials and
systems. To make sure these materials and systems are in
keeping with Campus Design Standards.
For the purpose of managing the construction project, interfacing
with the contractor to make his project go as smoothly as possible
within the requirements of the Campus.
Design Consultants
Product Representatives
6. Indicate the minimum qualifications which are necessary in filling this position should it
become vacant. Please keep in mind the duties/responsibilities of the position rather than the
qualifications of the incumbent.
Minimum educational level, including appropriate field, if any.
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Minimum type and amount of work experience, in addition to the above required
education necessary for a person entering this position.
Bachelor’s Degree and seven years, or a Master’s Degree and five years, or a
Doctorate and three years, of progressively responsible architectural and/or planning
experience within institutional environments on construction projects exceeding
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Preferred Licenses or Certifications: None
Indicate any license or certificate required for this position.
Registration as a licensed Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada;
reciprocity acceptable if Nevada License is received within six months of employment
at the Facilities Services Department