Director of Infrastructure Projects (University Director)

Storrs, CT

Posted: 1/24/20
Deadline: 2/22/20
Reference Number: #494198

About This Organization

University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

Job Duties

Working under the direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP), the Director of Infrastructure Projects is accountable for performing the managerial and supervisory duties related to a portion of the planning, design and construction related projects, infrastructure and others as assigned, at the Storrs campus undertaken by University Planning, Design and Construction (UPDC) in support of the University’s Capital Program. The Director will provide leadership and technical expertise in a team-oriented environment for the Infrastructure team and, as needed, to support the mission and vision to provide the built environment to the University that enables the transformative learning experience. The primary focus of this position is to manage the scope, schedule and budget through planning, design and construction, commissioning, and close out of University capital projects at the Storrs campus and regional campuses as assigned. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the assigned portfolio from the beginning of planning and concept design through construction and project closeout and, as a member of the UPDC management team, is responsible for all aspects of staffing for the assigned portfolio including staff appointments, terminations, promotions, evaluations and training of direct reports. He/she will also act on behalf of the AVP in his/her absence as directed. The assigned portfolio to this primary steward includes, but is not limited to, energy, steam, condensate, electrical, data, security, water, and fire systems.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering or Construction Management, or a Bachelor’s degree in another field with equivalent experience.
2. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in higher education or equivalent institutions.
3. Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the design and construction leadership and management of large infrastructure and building projects (single projects over $25,000,000 or programs exceeding $100,000,000).
4. Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of infrastructure design and construction, and the design aspects of building construction. Considerable knowledge of mechanical and electrical materials and systems for heating, cooling, power, sanitary, data, fire protection, and storm.
5. Considerable knowledge of horizontal road work design and construction.
6. Considerable knowledge of building and fire codes and code enforcement; knowledge of contractual documentation.
7. Considerable knowledge and ability to read and interpret project design drawings in 2D and 3D, schedules, budgets/costs and construction drawings and specifications.
8. Considerable knowledge of and experience in construction dispute resolution and resolution methodologies.
9. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a timely manner with senior management and staff.
10. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders.
11. Demonstrated supervisory experience and the ability to lead and manage staff. Demonstrated experience in organizing and coordinating work of others, setting priorities and assigning work.
12. Demonstrated ability to manage fiduciary responsibility for all facets of design, construction and budget management on large projects.
13. Must have reliable transportation.
14. Must be willing and able to work occasional weekend and evening hours as needed.
1. Experience working with local constituents (town government, residents, etc.) and State agencies. Able to develop and manage relations with campus, town, and state departments.
2. Ability to translate long-term strategies into day-to-day operations, with demonstrated experience aligning resources with goals in an environment of competitive demands and resources.
3. Minimum 5 years of experience in energy conservation and energy efficiency improvement strategies with a strong combination of technical, analytical, financial and customer service perspectives. Understanding of and experience with the unique challenges of energy efficiency project delivery.
4. Extensive knowledge of building mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical equipment and their operation, DDC and pneumatic controls, micro-grid, distributed generation, and on-site renewable energy generation systems.
Work Environment
• Performance of the position duties will require the ability to climb stairs, ability to climb ladders and to negotiate construction work areas.
• At times, the employee will work at a construction job site where the employee will be exposed to moving machines, outside weather conditions, noise, etc.

Other Info


This is a full-time position.  The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut’s main campus located in Storrs with travel to regional campuses as needed.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494198 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Required Application Materials

Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494198 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.