Director, Capital Project Management

Madison, WI

Posted: 1/24/20
Deadline: 2/19/20
Reference Number: 219142

About This Organization

University Wisconsin-Madison

The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university’s education, research, and outreach activities.

FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.

Our campus customers include anyone who works, studies, visits, or lives on campus.

Job Duties

The Director of Capital Project Management is responsible for leading the planning, design, and construction of new buildings as well as additions and modifications to existing facilities in support of the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This position is responsible for leading the administration, planning, and management of architectural/engineering projects that are critical to developing and maintaining campus facilities. This position manages multiple projects simultaneously with project budgets ranging from approximately $250K to $150M.

This Director will directly supervise two architect/engineer supervisors and lead the Project Design & Construction team of 12-14 architects, engineers, construction field reps and interior designers who serve as project managers for capital projects on campus.

The position will direct continuous improvement of project management best practices and develop regular communication plans with team project managers to ensure delivery and projects on time and budget.

The position will serve as a campus representative during all phases of design and construction for major maintenance and construction projects which include instructional, research, auxiliary, and academic spaces and present the University’s diverse interests to internal and external constituencies, including deans and directors, faculty, architects, engineers, construction contractors, and regulatory agencies, while seeking the most appropriate solutions to physical environment problems.

The position will lead the development of scope and budget planning for the biennial capital building process as part of the UW-Madison’s sic-year physical development plan, working with UW System Administration and state agency leaders to advance campus planning objectives.

The position will maintain and improve environmental quality through the development and use of sustainable design practices.

The person in this role will have a high degree of independence, reporting to the Executive Director of Planning, Design & Construction in the division of Facilities Planning & Management.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or closely related field.

Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible, with 5 years in a leading role in architectural/engineering design and construction.

Demonstrated experience in managing building projects from initiation through construction and close-out.

Demonstrated knowledge of planning, budgeting, and management of large, complex construction projects, with an emphasis on aligning project charters with approved funding.

Demonstrated experience in facilities planning and project management of large-scale facility improvements or construction management of new or renovated facilities.

Demonstrated experience in site planning and coordinating design to work within its setting.

Demonstrated experience in developing and managing project and construction cost estimates.

Extensive experience in leadership, supervision, and management, including the ability to coach, mentor, engage and direct the work of individuals and teams.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, including the ability to negotiate and solve complex problems involving multiple constituencies.

Demonstrated experience at a large, complex research university or comparable institution preferred.

Registration as a Professional Architect or Professional Engineer is required Registration in the State of Wisconsin within six months of initial appointment is required.

Certification as a LEED accredited professional and as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is desirable.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter Must apply online at: