Under limited direction of the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, the Director of College Facilities Planning is responsible for the efficient and effective planning and renovation of all College-wide facilities. Actively participates in all logistical strategic planning and decision making as part of the College leadership team. The Director of College Facilities Planning represents the College of Health Sciences and is the principle liaison with UD Facilities (Planning & Project Delivery, Maintenance & Operations, Real Estate, Custodial Services, Environmental Health and Safety as well as Delle Donne Associates and their designated sub-contractors (designers, electricians, mechanical, security, HVAC, snow removal, landscaping, signage, extermination, custodial, etc.) This position oversees the coordinates of maintenance, custodial services, construction, safety, and emergency preparedness of the College of Health Sciences facilities that total approximately 200,000 square feet of combined UD campus and leased space in five different campus buildings. This position is also responsible for the college’s oversight of all capital renovation and construction projects, starting at the programming and feasibility stages, through design and development, construction documentation, bid, construction management, and through completion, to include any commissioning requirements as well as coordination of space planning and asset management.
Direct, guide and anticipate issues regarding facilities management of the College of Health Sciences. Provide recommendations to the Dean to ensure that the facilities are being utilized as effectively and efficiently as possible and meet program and people (faculty, staff, student) demands.
Provide council the Dean, Deputy Dean, Associate Deans, and Department Chairs on all aspects of space utilization and allocation. Hold and run College’s Space Committee meetings which also included developing, maintaining and enforcing college space policies. Responsible for maintain the college’s space planning tool.
Manage the College’s $6M in facilities budget allocation made up of lease expenses, occupancy & maintenance, common area charges (STAR) and allocated renovation funds. Perform variable cost analyses to make financial projections on anticipated capital project and maintenance and occupancy costs.
Represent the College of Health Sciences throughout the planning, construction, and turnover of all newly built or renovated space on and off campus. Responsible for coordination of all projects’ scope of work and review project documentation to assure project scope is met, to include direct renovation and fit out of highly sophisticated laboratories and review and approval all design and construction budgets with Dean and Business Officer concurrence. Holding meetings to review the progress of all ongoing renovation projects, brainstorm solutions to maintenance/infrastructure issues, and discuss space utilization solutions.
Manage the acquisition, management, maintenance, and modification of leased spaces; works directly with the Office of Real Estate, FREAS, in coordination of complex lease arrangements; oversee the related fit-out, utilities, design and completes equipment purchases.
Meet with the Directors of Facilities PPD and M&O on a monthly basis to review the progress of all ongoing College renovation projects, discuss solutions to building defects and maintenance issues, deferred and prioritize the needed next steps to move toward completion of our goals.
Serve as the principle liaison with UD Facilities Department, UD Sustainability and Engineering Group, UD Environmental Health and Safety, UD Custodial, UD Public Safety and Delle Donne and Associates to accomplish goals.
Work with Facilities M&O Engineering group and Delle Donne Associates to seek resolutions to defective infrastructure systems such as heating/air, security, process chilled water, compressed air, fume hood ventilation, insufficient outside air, etc. Collaborate with Facilities M&O and outside consultants to identify solutions; lobby to implement the best solution.
Serve as a College representative on all safety committees that set University safety standards; meet with EHS on a frequent basis to review safety concerns as they continually present themselves within a research environment; ensure that all staff receive annual OSHA Right-to-Know training.
Manage the College facilities team comprised of Building Supervisor, two Building Coordinators and numerous miscellaneous wage employees and student workers. Provide direct supervision to the Building Supervisor.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a science or related discipline and six years of experience in construction or facilities management, preferably in a college environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Effective problem-solving skills and a high level of independent judgment.
Knowledge of safety processes, building code, and related University policies.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and projections, and budgetary items for validity and compliance.
Skill in examining processes, organizing resources, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.
Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.
Ability to make sound objective judgments and ethical decisions, as well as read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
Familiarity with design, estimating, and construction disciplines.
Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
Ability to manage and share/explain information to a wide range of clientele.
Must be assertive, tactful, and communicate effectively both verbally and in written format to a diverse audience.
Ability to foster a cooperative environment.
Ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Intermediate computer knowledge and experience working with PeopleSoft, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, and AutoCAD is preferred.
Internal Number: 494440
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