Executive Director of Integrated Planning & Design

Davis, CA

Posted: 6/23/21
Deadline: 7/19/21
Salary: $85,500 to $202,600
Reference Number: 19284

About This Organization

For more than 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matter to California and transform the world. Located close to the state capital, UC Davis has more than 33,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty and more than 21,000 staff, an annual research budget of nearly $750 million, a comprehensive health system and 13 specialized research centers.

The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

Job Duties

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor & University Architect (AVC), the Executive Director of Integrated Planning & Design (EDIPD) is a confidential senior management professional who leads a group responsible for comprehensive program development, capital planning, design and construction management of large-scale capital programs for specific University units. EDIPD manages staff and advises Senior Management on all aspects of project development, capital planning (funding) and space management from intake to execution. EDIPD works in close association with peer facilities units within Finance, Operations and Administration (FOA) including Facilities Management (FM), Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship (CPES), Safety Services (SS), Transportation Services (TS), Fire and Police. EDIPD collaborates and coordinates activities with peer managers and professional groups within FOA and other related campus departments, engaging in partnerships to ensure the campus receives the greatest value in meeting project objectives while considering long-term impacts and available resources. EDIPD serves on the FOA Core Leadership Team.

The Executive Director of Integrated Planning and Design (EDIPD) is a senior resource within FOA for collaboration and coordination of capital project funding across all units within Design and Construction Management (DCM). EDIDP is responsible for the on-budget and on-time execution of projects, and supervision of the Integrated Project Management group. EDIPD provides leadership and management responsibility for strategic, integrated planning for improvements exceeding 10 million square feet of space resources, a 6-year capital plan of approximately $2 billion and an active capital project portfolio of approximately $1.5 billion, including recommendations for funding. Recommendation of the appropriate sources is an important element of the scope for the Integrated Capital Planning group Leadership and management responsibility for a planning team providing strategic analysis, funding and approval coordination, and compliance oversight for current and future facility needs; project management group responsible for planning and implementing large, complex and interrelated capital project initiatives and a design group responsible for providing conceptual planning, design and visualization services on program-wide efforts such as accessibility, deferred maintenance, grant proposals and philanthropic efforts, as well as full architectural services for select improvement programs.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience (or equivalent level of practical experience) planning and managing large architectural projects or capital and space plans.

Demonstrated exceptional understanding of complex capital budget preparation and resource management to direct multi-year capital budgets.

High-level experience and political acumen in the administration of a complex organization including planning, organizing and directing a diverse workforce.

Skill to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker; sophisticated skills in strategic planning, systems planning, and change management.

Experience in effectively aligning resources with goals in an environment of competitive demands for resources.

Exceptional analytical skills to identify and resolve complex problems.

Excellent negotiation skills and political acumen to navigate complex organizational dynamics.

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills to navigate complex organizational dynamics.

Experience in master planning large, inter-related, multi-phase architectural projects.

Experience directing the preparation of programming and design documents, reviewing construction documents and contractor submittals, and resolving field issues during construction.

Skill to accomplish the responsibilities of this position through coordination of numerous individuals and programmatic areas outside of the individual’s immediate span of control.

Ability to accomplish the responsibilities of this position through coordination of numerous individuals and programmatic areas outside of the individual’s immediate span of control.

Preferred Qualifications
Current license as an architect in California or if out of state, ability to obtain a California license within one year from date of hire.

Experience managing architectural capital projects in a top tier public research university environment, including a wide range of typical campus building types such as research laboratories and facilities, classrooms, lecture halls, academic and administrative offices, student housing, food service and recreation.

Experience with policies, procedures and practices specific to capital project administration for the University of California.


$85,500 to $202,600

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