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Director of Construction

Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 2/25/20
Deadline: 12/31/20
Reference Number: R0119917

About This Organization

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

Job Duties

This position operates under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President for Planning, Construction and Real Estate, works in collaboration with the Director of Design and Associate University Architect (Director of Design), Director of Planning and Facility Partnerships and Associate Director of Business and Administration in Planning and Construction, overseeing facility construction activities and coordination for UNLV.

The Director of Construction directly supervises UNLV Planning and Construction project management staff focused on project construction and related items, to manage construction projects, support campus construction activities/initiatives, oversee and manage campus construction standards and to provide construction planning, management and coordination support during the planning and design phase of projects. A major component of the responsibilities of this position is to deliver projects with an appropriate, suitable and acceptable level of construction and overall quality, to achieve the project’s objectives, that is in compliance with UNLV standards, while working within scope, budget and schedule parameters established for the project – all in support of meeting the functional and strategic objectives of the university through the delivery of the project. The Director of Construction may be responsible for the planning and design phase of certain projects, with the mutual agreement of the Director of Design and/or the Director of Planning and Facility Partnerships. The Director of Construction may take on other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Planning, Construction and Real Estate.

Related to staff management, the Director of Construction provides oversight, guidance, direction, supervision and support for UNLV Planning and Construction project management staff for construction during the programming, conceptual design, design, procurement, construction, FF&E delivery/installation and closeout phases of the University capital improvement program, University-funded projects and, at times and in appropriate capacities, projects that have other types of University involvement, ranging from limited scope projects and remodels to major renovations and new construction, to support project management staff in assuring consultant and contractor compliance with project plans, specifications, UNLV standards, policies and procedures, established industry construction standards, project schedules, project budgets and university strategic goals. The Director of Construction is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing a strong and collaborative project management team, to provide support/services to campus users, stakeholders and constituents, while keeping the broader university interests at the forefront of support/service delivery.

The Director of Construction also provides input, as needed and in consultant with the Director of Design, to UNLV Planning and Construction project management staff supervised by the Director of Design, for planning, design items related to the design process and phase of projects, collaborates with the Director of Planning and Facility Partnerships related to planning and facility partnership/public-private partnership efforts that require construction project management support, and works with the Associate Director of Business and Administration in Planning and Construction and department administrative and fiscal staff for administrative, reporting and fiscal activities relative to projects.

The Director of Construction communicates and collaborates with university and external departments/agencies to support project construction and delivery; provides regular updates to the Associate Vice President for Planning, Construction and Real Estate on project status, priorities, areas of concern, items in need of attention, staff items/issues and other items to support the successful outcomes of projects related to scope, schedule, budget/cost and quality level; leads a highly functioning, responsive and collaborative team of construction project management staff; and supports the overall success related to department efforts in support of university goals and strategic initiatives.

The Director of Construction also provides input and recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Planning, Construction and Real Estate, regarding department initiatives, department strategic planning and direction, policies, procedures, issues in need of attention, department standards, contracts, collaboration with other departments/external entities and other items, and supports enacting and proceeding with items determined to move forward in these areas.

Required Qualifications

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or other relevant discipline from a regionally accredited college or university. This position also requires:

A minimum of 12 years’ professional experience directly managing construction projects (limited scope and large institutional projects) OR a master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 10 years’ professional experience directly managing construction projects (limited scope and large institutional projects)
Of the10-12 years’ professional experience, a minimum of 3 years’ experience directly supervising and/or managing construction project management or similar staff


Other Info

Karlie Passey
Human Resource Business Partner
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
karlie.passey@unlv.edu


Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter