The mission of this position is effective campus planning, implemented through sound and well-managed capital budgeting and project management.
The Campus Planning and Facilities Project Manager manages a continuous campus planning effort, through strategic master planning, planning for distinct physical precincts (like the academic core and athletics facilities) and planning for specific facility types (like the libraries and residence halls). The Campus Planning and Facilities Project Manager works with the Director of Facilities Engineering and assists in the preparation of the Facilities portion of the annual Capital Plan, in collaboration with members of the senior administration, key stakeholders, and other Facilities Management departments, for approval by the college administration and the Board of Regents, and is responsible for budget, schedule, design, and construction for its assigned projects. (The Department of Facilities Engineering has similar accountability for their projects.) The Campus Planning and Facilities Project Manager works along side other Facilities Engineering staff and retains outsourced project management, engineering, architecture, and construction firms as needed. The director maintains operational responsibility for the work of outsourced firms.
This position also manages capital projects over $10 Million and smaller projects for project categories that may include residential, dining, retail, administrative, academic, and athletic buildings and facilities from programming through construction and occupancy. They represent the University’s interests throughout the design and construction process and coordinate the University’s efforts with users, leadership, stakeholders, and external consultants and builders. These interests include budget, project goals, and physically built outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Campus Planning - Manage campus planning at various scales, from strategic visioning and campus master planning to planning for facility types. Conduct consensus-driven processes as needed to form well-grounded, coherent, and practical plans for the institution's long-term physical growth within a framework of fiscal responsibility.
Capital Budgeting - Assist in the annual facilities capital planning cycle, including a five-year forecast of upcoming projects, to proactively address institutional priorities and requirements. Work with senior members of the administration to develop priorities, feasibility studies and capital budgets for requested projects.
Project Management - Direct and manage the planning, budgeting, design, and construction for assigned capital projects, those arising from the annual capital plan, capital funding, and fundraising campaigns. Assemble and manage teams of in-house project staff and outsourced management/technical services. Manage outsourced contract administration and legal services as required to support the department's work—direct and guide staff and consultants in performing their duties to meet the department's mission. Provide appropriate support and technical assistance, and tools to foster success. Negotiate contracts, review and approve invoices and applications for payment for outsourced projects, and resolve disputes. Manage communication issues related to the design and construction process.
Develop, maintain, and continuously improve contract templates and approval forms for consulting, design, and construction services, as well as design standards and guidelines for building and site construction.
Assist in budgeting, contracting, work assignment, and purchasing of equipment and or scope necessary to implement projects associated with the capital budget's <$500,000 Capital Projects fund.
Bachelor's degree- Field of study: Planning, Engineering, or Architecture
Must have an engineering or architecture background and related experience. 10+ years
Must have a high level of oral and presentation skills.
Must be able to build successful relationships, work under pressure, work at a high standard of professional ethics and accuracy, work in a diverse environment, be able to adapt to changing situations, support the Universities mission and direction, maintain commitments and schedules, independently problem solve and give direction. Must be able to act in the absence of the AVP.
High competency of math and organizational skills.
Must have good written skills.
High degree of competency of computer (MS Package) and of professional software such as BIM and CAD.
Licenses and Certificates:
Registered Architect, MS, PE or AIA a plus
AD200 - Administrative
General Office Environment & Construction Sites
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.