Director, Construction, Planning, & Design - Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Ohio

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Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Campus or Location

District Administration

Job Responsibilities

Effectively collaborates with user groups, design consultants, planning consultants, and College representatives to prioritize, organize, and track multiple complex initiatives

Collaborates with pertinent colleagues and leadership to convert their needs into a program document outlining facility space, room requirements, spatial relationships, and utility requirements

Directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of outside consultants working on assigned projects

Assists with the prioritization, identification, and documentation of capital project for the College budget process

Responsible for firsthand architectural design and planning, including the use of AutoCAD drawing and BIM technology, and the corresponding construction project management

Develops college design standards, project database, and consultant database

Develops and maintains complete facility documentation and records

Manages the College space inventory records, and space utilization studies and reports

Reviews and approves design documents to ensure they adhere to the project program requirements and design standards

Manages the consultant selection process including the preparation of consultant advertisements and agreements

Oversees and coordinates the preparation of project bidding documents with the design consultants

Maintains, updates, and monitors progress of the College’s Facility Master Plan

Oversees the budget management, establishment of the Project Master Schedule, and continuous progression tracking of individual projects

Assists with the project bidding process and award of the construction contracts

Serves as primary point of contact and subject matter expert regarding technical design and consultant claims

Coordinates with other college departments on facility maintenance, operations, safety, funding, ADA issues, and environmental issues

Develops and maintains project management information systems and provides monthly reports as required

Represents the Capital and Construction Department on various College committees as assigned

Works regularly with Plant Operations on capital deferred maintenance projects, bidding through full implementation and completion

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Construction Management

Registration as an Engineer or Architect in the State of Ohio

Minimum of eight years of demonstrated professional facilities design and planning experience as well as construction project management experience

Demonstrated track record of successful independent project assignments accomplished within budget

Demonstrated experience developing capital facilities in a college setting or similar complex environment

Demonstrated experience and understanding of State of Ohio Construction delivery methods and processes

Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department

Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations

Demonstrated experience with the State of Ohio funding procedures and policies, such as Controlling Board or OAKS systems


Possess comprehensive knowledge of design and planning process theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

Ability to develop drawings and specifications for small and medium renovation projects

Demonstrated proficiency with all levels of budget development and cost control methodologies

Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with AutoCAD & familiar with BIM Technology software including its application and use

Ability to make presentations of project design concepts and projects budget/schedules to large and small groups and provide necessary visuals in support of the presentations

Ability to interact professionally with various internal and project participants, consultants, city and state officials in managing project scope, budget, and schedule

Ability to think independently and execute professional judgment on technical issues

Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and MS Project

Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

Demonstrated advanced project management skills

Possess strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented

Possess strong commitment to providing excellent customer service

Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork

Possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

Ability to work with demonstrated proficiency with an electronic blueprint system / software and project management software

Ability to effectively present to the College Board of Trustees, the College President, and/or the Executive Leadership team

Sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

Results Focus
Quality of Work

Collaboration / Inclusion
Time Utilization / Organization
Flexibility / Adaptability

Customer Service
Servant Leadership
Continuous Improvement / Innovation

Preferred Qualifications


Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Construction Management

Ten or more years of demonstrated professional facilities design and planning experience and construction project management

LEED certification

Value Engineering certification

CM/PM certification

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, project management scheduling, and estimating software

Work Schedule

Standard College hours of operation, Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Special Note

Posting Open Date 05/02/2016

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Keyword Phrases

  • Facilities Development
  • Director, Construction, Planning, & Design
  • Exemplary Learning and Teaching Community
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Promote Individual Development and Quality of Life
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter