Director of Planning, Design & Construction Management (Team U)

Birmingham, AL

Posted: 7/8/21
Deadline: 8/6/21
Salary: Commensurate with experience & qualifications
Reference Number: T186609

About This Organization

UAB serves students, patients, the community and the global need for discovery, knowledge dissemination, education, creativity and the application of groundbreaking solutions. We are a leader among comprehensive public urban research universities with academic medical centers.

UAB has been named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes, topping the list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, Fortune 500 companies and more, across dozens of industries. Forbes also names UAB one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Duties

The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.


To direct and manage the team of UAB Facilities staff, consultants and contractors responsible for the overall development of larger planning, design & construction programs and projects, including campus master planning, landscape planning, transportation planning, space planning, and utilities infrastructure to communicate project requirements, to make recommendations and to monitor project design and development in relation to major capital projects. To establish, manage, communicate, update, priorities, budget and schedule the design and construction of major capital projects as required, including soliciting proposals, consideration of contract requirements and managing consultant activities of architects, engineers, etc., and to assist the AVP in selection of consultants for major capital projects. To communicate and coordinate project design and construction activities with University Administration/clients and to prepare project information required for UAB Administration/Board of Trustees including status reports, project summaries, project planning reports; to identify, research and prepare applications for funding for government grants for planning projects. To initiate, guide and obtain City regulatory approvals including Planning Commission, Design Review Committee, and associated neighborhood engagement.


Provides primary leadership for capital planning support/reporting, campus planning, facilities/project programming, business development/planning, comprehensive campaign support (facility initiatives), special projects, and the associated reports/submittals to facilitate Board of Trustee’s and approvals in accordance with Board Rule 415.

Provides direction and oversight of scope, priorities, budgets and schedules on multiple large capital projects ranging from small renovations to planning, design and construction of large land area studies and related construction projects.

Coordinates and guides the design firm and construction contractor selection process for all capital projects.

Manages the team which reviews prepared contracts to ensure compliance with terms and University standards. Assures quality planning and design project scopes, schedules and budgets and when needed, develops strategies for rapid completion of emergency projects.

Manages the team which maintains project records, databases, as-built drawings, minutes of meetings, bid proposals and knowledge of current trends and developments.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning, Building Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and six (6) years of related experience required. Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture, degrees strongly preferred.

Registration as a Registered Architect, Certified Planner, or Professional Landscape Architect STRONGLY preferred.

Must maintain a valid driver’s license, issued in the United States. Motor Vehicle Record will be obtained and reviewed at least annually. Driving record should meet University underwriting standards to drive vehicle in performance of University business.

Required to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position:
• Frequent traveling
• Prolonged standing
• Bending
• Stooping
• Working in cramped quarters
• Walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus
• Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet


Commensurate with experience & qualifications

Other Info

Applications are only accepted on the UAB Careers website at, or you may click on this link to apply:

Position remains open until filled.

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Required Application Materials

Completed online application and a current resume, that addresses how your background and experience are consistent with the requirements of the position.