Director, Campus Planning & Development


Posted: 3/20/20
Deadline: 5/9/20
Reference Number: 20-728

About This Organization

Simon Fraser University

With 6,500 faculty and staff, 35,000 students and 145 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs spanning eight faculties, SFU is the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach collide. With a vision to be Canada’s most community-engaged research university, SFU has been consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for almost 20 years. SFU’s more than 100,000 graduates enjoy limitless career opportunities, made possible by mentorship, integrated work learning programs and coaching opportunities.

To learn more, please visit SFU’s website.

Job Duties

The Opportunity: Director, Campus Planning & Development
Reporting to the Chief Facilities Officer (“CFO”), the Director, Campus Planning & Development (“Director”) is a member of the senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of strategic and long-term plans to ensure the effective delivery of campus planning and development services to SFU. The Director role includes capital construction, renovation projects, space information management, building records management, and technical standards across the university (budgets totaling up to $250M annually).

The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of SFU’s capital plan in adherence with the University’s design standards. The Director liaises with various levels of governments, agencies, professional bodies, external contractors, and community groups, and reports status of capital projects to the Ministry of Advanced Education Facilities Branch.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Registered architect (preferred) or engineer, with further post-graduate training and 12+ of directly related experience, including ten+ years of experience in campus (or institutional facilities) planning, construction, and renovation, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
• Extensive knowledge of the principles of facilities planning, design and construction of complex building types, and project management systems; excellent knowledge of building codes/applicable regulations;
• Excellent knowledge of regulatory and contractual requirements related to construction, consultants, financial/HR management, and good knowledge of IT applications specific to facilities planning & development;
• Some knowledge of university organizational structures and administrative policies;
• Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation);
• Excellent problem solving, planning, and analytical skills;

Other Info

Contact: James Laing or Tony Kirschner
Leaders International Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422