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Senior Director for Capital Projects, Modernization, Planning, Design and Construction

Pasadena, CA

Posted: 9/18/19
Deadline: 10/15/19

About This Organization

California Institute of Technology

Caltech is a private, doctorate-granting university located on 125 acres in Pasadena, California, approximately 11 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Caltech, founded in 1891, marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech’s extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Duties

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a world-renowned science and engineering institute, invites nominations and applications for the Senior Director for Capital Projects, Modernization, Planning, Design and Construction. The Senior Director (SD) reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities and is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and coordination of approximately twenty professional staff members who provide planning, design, engineering and construction services to the campus through effective and efficient project management of new construction and modernization projects. In addition to the normal recurring modernization of existing facilities and laboratories, the Institute anticipates the need for planning, siting and concept development for new construction projects on the campus over the next several years.

The successful candidate will have extensive project management experience with complex facilities in a higher education or research environment. This individual will also be capable of operating in a fast-paced environment with focus on delivering customized solutions on compressed schedules and tight budgets. They will be well versed in producing results with a blended workforce of in-house and contracted effort.  Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in engineering, architecture, urban design or city planning as well as a minimum of ten years’ experience in the planning, design, construction and modernization of large complex facilities projects. Certification as a Project Management Professional, DBIA Certification or Certified Construction Manager or the ability to achieve in 6 months of hire is required. Experience in an educational or technical environment and a PE a RA or other construction and design related certification are preferred. The SD must be a highly effective communicator and will maintain close relationships with the Provost’s Office, Division Chairs, Vice Presidents, Division Operations Officers, campus administration, faculty, staff, and government building officials and inspectors.

Caltech is a private, research university located on 125 acres in Pasadena, California, approximately 11 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Caltech, founded in 1891, marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.  Caltech’s extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability. The successful candidate will resonate with our mission.

Caltech has engaged Opus Partners  to support the recruitment of this position.  Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications and nominations should be sent by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have extensive project management experience with complex facilities in a higher education or research environment. This individual will also be capable of operating in a high-paced environment with focus on delivering customized solutions on compressed schedules and tight budgets. They will be well versed in producing results with a blended workforce of in-house and contracted effort. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in engineering, architecture, urban design or city planning as well as a minimum of ten years’ experience in the planning, design, construction and modernization of large complex facilities projects. Certification as a Project Management Professional, DBIA Certification or Certified Construction Manager or the ability to achieve in 6 months of hire is required. Experience in educational or technical environment and a PE a RA or other construction and design related certification are preferred. The SD must be an effective communicator and will maintain close relationships with the Provost’s Office, Division Chairs, Vice Presidents, Division Operations Officers, campus administration, faculty, staff, and government building officials and inspectors.


Other Info

Caltech has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications and nominations should be sent by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).