Salary: $95,186 - $106,186
Reference Number: 497669
Western Washington University
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Associate Director of Facilities Development & Capital Budget has a joint leadership responsibility for the full spectrum of programs administered by FDCB and serves as the primary adviser to the Director. The Associate Director is responsible for professional planning, design and public works contract administration for all of Western’s physical development construction and renovation projects. This position also serves as the institution’s primary representative for public works construction contracts, professional consultant services, design support services for projects constructed by Facilities Management, institutional facilities records management, and estimating capital requests.
*Bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, or related field
*Highly motivated leader demonstrating management experience with a professional staff encouraging team building, goal setting, self-motivation, delegation, and professional development
*A State of Washington Professional Architect or Engineer license or the ability to obtain a Washington license within six months of beginning employment
*Experience in capital development, planning, design, and construction
*Experience in facilities budgeting and cost estimating
*Experience in project management, contract management, and multiple project delivery methods
*Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
*Strong contract negotiating skills
*Experience in dynamic work environments where multi-tasking and prioritization of tasks are required to meet tight or pressured deadlines
*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of an organization, as well as with outside agencies, and third party contractors
*Ability to promote an equitable and inclusive work environment
*Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
*General working knowledge of architecture, landscape architecture, space planning and management, financial planning for capital development, statistical analysis, mechanical engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, acoustical engineering, construction, hazardous materials abatement, and master planning
*Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel
*Working understanding of CAD, BIM and GIS programs
*Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, or business administration
*Membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
*Fellowship status in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA)
*Proficient in the use of computers relating to CAD, BIM and GIS programs
*Thorough knowledge of architecture, landscape architecture, space planning and management, financial planning for capital development, statistical analysis, database management, mechanical engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, acoustical engineering, construction, and hazardous materials abatement.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Please ensure your cover letter specifically addresses how your past experience has prepared you to work effectively with employees of diverse backgrounds or include a separate statement, not to exceed one page. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.