Associate Director, Construction & Planning - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Associate Director of Construction & Planning will report to the Executive Director, Facilities Management. This person will manage multiple, complex projects from inception through Project completion. Projects include capital construction of new facilities, major building renewals and minor renovation projects.  

Additional Description of Duties:

Manages projects for assigned capital and non-capital projects, which includes: overseeing the design team during design development, project scheduling, project budget, pre-qualification of contractors, solicitation of contractor bids, contractor selection, processing and approval of invoices, monitoring construction progress, and project completion.

Meets with project requestors to determine project needs. Resolve customers conflicts when necessary. Keeps and open line of communication with requestors to discuss progress and outstanding issues. Evaluates, approves, and documents change orders with customers. Takes proactive approach to assure that all customer needs and expectations are met in a timely and quality manner.

Manages the design development process to ensure that the architectural/engineering design team adheres to university standards and meets customer expectations. Recommends changes to project designers for improved constructability, budget management, and contract administration. Reviews design documents to minimize delays and assures construction can be completed effectively.

Manages resources assigned to the project; assuring project work is executed in compliance with design codes, construction codes, regulations, safety standards, contract documents, budgets, and schedules.

Uses effective tools to track workload and resource utilization in order to measure efficiency of construction program.

Prepares and continuously updates comprehensive schedules including project status and key milestones.

Coordinates with appropriate city and state permitting officials. Oversees building commissioning process to ensure that project specifications are adhered to by both building contractors and their sub-contractors. Serves as a University representative for outsource or in-house inspection and testing of project components such as mechanical systems, electrical systems, roofs, and materials of assigned projects as required.

Obtains warranty certificates, operating manuals, and affidavits for issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.

Manages project close-out process to ensure smooth transition from construction phase to use by occupants and operation by maintenance staff.  

Position Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management.

Minimum of eight years of experience as Project Manager or at least fifteen years construction related experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of design and construction industry with regards to design reviews, cost estimating, project scheduling, contracting, and overall management of capital and non-capital projects.

Demonstrated knowledge of local codes and standards of design and light construction.

Experienced in multiple contract delivery methods. General knowledge of building commissioning and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must have strong communication, organization, and leadership skills.

Comfortable in a highly fluid work environment; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Highly organized; ability to plan ahead so as to maximize efficiency based on available resources.

Ability to travel to on and off campus locations for business activities.  

License(s) Required for the Position

Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.  

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Facilities Management
  • Associate Director, Construction & Planning
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  • Corporate & Community Partnerships
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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