Associate Director - Non-Capital Projects - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 2112 - Unclassified - Full-time

Position leads, manages, plans, organizes, and administers a team of professionals performing non-capital projects. Work consists of project scope development, selection of most effective and efficient delivery method, production of design and construction documents, and permitting and execution of rehabilitation and new construction projects.  Functional management responsibilities of small project manager/engineers, estimator, interior designers and student employees will be required. The position must coordinate with Planning, Architecture, & Engineering team, support Physical Facilities Operations and Maintenance work and various University departments and committees, Associate Architects and Consulting Engineers and construction firms.


  1. Leadership-Management-Relationship with Superiors  - provides direction, focus, guidance, support, prioritization of work and oversight of a professional staff; implements new and/or enforces existing programs, policies, processes and procedures that result in high levels of performance and effectiveness; keep superior informed; be responsive to directives from superiors; support the unit, departmental, and institutional goals
  2. Customer Satisfaction – recognizes the importance of efficiently and quickly implementing customer projects; develops and implements programs, policies and work practices ensuring a high degree of quality and customer satisfaction
  3. Daily Function – meets with customers to develop scope of work and expectations; develops work plans and schedules work, manages budgets, provides leadership and management of professional project managers; maintains PFD’s design and construction guidelines and PFD’s Project Manager’s Manual; assists the Director of Planning, Architecture, and Engineering with coordination of construction administration best practices;
  4. Continuous Improvement Function – embraces lean methodology; encourages a lean culture within the work unit; develops, tracks, and makes data-driven decisions using key performance indicators unique to non-capital project execution; uses tools to monitor and inform staff productivity and quality of work,
  5. Contractor Oversight - performs contract administration and hiring of outside contractors; inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure quality control
  6. Long-Range Planning – coordinates with Director of Planning, Architecture, and Engineering to develop planning on relevant projects
  7. Record Keeping Function – Develops policies and work practices that result in accurate drawings and records of work performed
  8. Implement Technology – assists with the development, implementation, and on-going utilization of web-based project management applications; implements and manages other systems that may be developed and used by State agencies or the University

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education/Experience – bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering plus a minimum of 10 years full-time experience in managing construction projects. 
  2. Specific Knowledge – position requires the technical knowledge and skills to produce and/or supervise the production of design and construction documents by in-house staff or contracted consultants; supervise the development of responsive construction estimates; oversee or assist with site construction administration.  
  3. Communication Skills - ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons
  4. Managerial Complexity – must be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at once, and be able to determine appropriate priorities; must be able to make independent interpretations and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the organization and that are consistent with the objectives of upper-management

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include registration as an architect or professional engineer in the State of Ohio, construction management experience specific to higher education in the State of Ohio, and experience managing professional staff

It is desirable that this individual have the ability to use computer technology systems for project document preparation, project management, and manage other computer related systems for the Planning, Architecture, and Engineering Section of the Physical Facilities Department. The successful candidate should have a broad understanding of related Architecture/Engineering disciplines to include contract and construction administration.  The ability to organize, prioritize and perform under pressure in both public and internal department capacity is paramount

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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