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For the week of December 2, 2019

Planning, Design & Construction

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Project Management
University of Pittsburgh

The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Project Management, reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management and serves as the senior leadership position responsible for the planning, development, and stewardship of University facilities and the campus environment.


The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Project Management, in conjunction with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management, is charged with the responsibility of developing and executing both near-term and long-range Capital Projects committed to enhancing and optimizing existing physical assets. The Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of University Master Plans, design and construction standards, capital budgets, and resource allocation. On a daily basis, the AVC provides strategic direction, leadership, and expertise to all design and construction management units and programs, with oversight of all new construction and renovation projects commissioned on the University’s Pittsburgh and Regional Campuses.

In addition, the AVC recommends and oversees the development and implementation of comprehensive policies, procedures, annual goals, and objectives, ensuring adherence and execution of all initiatives set forth for all design and construction management units. The AVC oversees the management of design and construction management personnel, contracted professionals, and contractors, ensuring collaboration with all units, and acts as the University’s senior and primary PD&C liaison with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining working relationships between internal and external stakeholders.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. Minimum of 10 years of leadership, personnel management, and project management experience within a higher education institution setting is required.

An additional Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred. Must exhibit exceptional, effective verbal and written communication skills.

Must demonstrate strong leadership and managerial skills and the ability to facilitate collaboration and direct cross-functional teams. Strong analytical and strategic analysis skills are required.



Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a doctoral/research-high public university in northwest Ohio, seeks a creative and collaborative leader to serve as the next Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Campus Operations (AVP). BGSU is on a strong upward trajectory: student success is at an all-time high; the University is in the midst of its largest ever fundraising campaign; resources are aligned with a deliberate ongoing strategic planning process; and with 30 new or renovated buildings, BGSU has invested over $500 million in the physical plant over the past decade. The AVP will capitalize on this success and lead the institution through its next phase of physical growth and development.

Working closely with the Presidential Cabinet, the AVP serves as the primary advisor to the Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration (“CFO”) and the BGSU administration by providing campus master planning strategy, capital project planning, and project design and construction. The AVP will lead the initial development of project funding plans, project budgetary monitoring, and oversee all construction activities impacting BGSU’s physical environment and infrastructure. The AVP is also responsible for leading campus operations, including campus services, maintenance and trades, grounds, custodial, and campus sustainability. This person will lead the $15 million budget and more than 200 staff members across the Capital Planning, Campus Operations, Design and Construction teams.

The AVP will be responsible for the long-range strategic direction for all capital planning efforts as well as the daily, on-going physical plant needs. To this end, this new leader will work with a broad array of stakeholders (internally and externally) to envision and implement a Campus Master Plan 2.0. Successful development and execution of this plan will require an AVP who is savvy in a resource-constrained environment and is creative about generating new resources, including engaging in public-private partnerships. The AVP must also identify opportunities for operational efficiencies with regards to policies, processes, and technological systems. This person will be a visible, approachable, and collaborative leader. The AVP will place a high value on mentoring and developing staff; sustainability efforts; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and being part of a warm, familial, student-centered community.

BGSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae, should be sent in confidence to:

Rebecca Kennedy, Partner
Randi Alberry, Managing Associate
Keith Mason, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
To apply:
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. BGSU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Director, Space Administration & Management
Western WA University

The Director of Space Administration and Management oversees Western’s space management program. The Director utilizes innovative space planning strategies to create spaces and environments that support a diverse university community. The incumbent evaluates space use and determines space allocations and assignments, ensuring that space is used efficiently and effectively in accordance with the University’s strategic priorities. In collaboration with campus stakeholders, the Director oversees building access, departmental and multi-departmental moves, and space planning. Additionally, the Director performs strategic and operational studies for space initiatives, assists with planning, and ensures that proposed projects address the space needs of the University.


Typical duties include:

  • Perform strategic and operational studies for space. Ensure that proposed projects demonstratively address the needs of the University.
  • Develop and maintain space management policies consistent with higher education practices and trends. Create university space standards, procedures, and metrics.
  • Member of the Steering and Project Committees for Space Modeling and Capital Project development, design and construction. Committees oversee the planning and approve the final design and construction documents for Western projects.
  • Working with Facilities Development and Capital Budget, develop plans for, oversee and advise on departmental and multi-departmental moves, including moves due to public works projects or institution-wide initiatives.
  • Collaborate with current managers of spaces and discuss options and reassignments of space within and between departments.
  • Develop contingency plans for building emergencies.
  • Supervise and oversee work of Space Analyst.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in space management and planning, campus planning, and/or building design.
  • Ability to read and understand site plans, floor plans, sections, and other project development documents.
  • Experience in performing data gathering, data and statistical analysis, and report writing.
  • Experience in database development and management, data retrieval techniques, and related software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and inclusive team environment, form positive, collaborative relationships with various constituencies and be responsive to a variety of needs within the organizational community and external agencies.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Building Science, Engineering, Community/Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field.
  • Experience with AutoCad, Revit, or other design software.
  • Knowledge of relevant building code requirements.
  • Progressive experience with construction and/or capital projects, project management, techniques, and related documents.
  • Progressive experience in formulating and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, practices, and procedures of higher education space management, facilities planning, space planning and related capital programs, space and system furniture layout specifications, and/or institutional space planning.


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Open until filled. Application review begins Feb. 3, 2020. See full job description for application requirements and salary range.


Planning & Engineer Lead
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Position Title: Planning and Engineering Lead

UW System Title and Code: Engineer or Architect (S04 or S02)

FTE: 100%

Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Maintenance and Materiel Building

Supervisor: Paul Hasler, Director of Facility Services Department

Facility Services University Description

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point and for more information about the Stevens Point community.

Position Summary

This position reports to the Director of Facility Services and is responsible for management and supervision of the Facilities Planning and Construction team which includes all capital planning, engineering, design, drafting and construction activities occurring on campus. In addition, this position provides support and feedback for the following disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Chilled Water and energy management. As manager and supervisor of the Planning and Construction team, this position will provide leadership to the Campus Planner and provide oversight of all planning activities including capital budget development and long range physical development planning associated with the campus and will be responsible for the development and oversight of the campus master plan and the campus space planning model.

This position will lead and facilitate master planning and space planning discussions with campus leadership and other campus constituents. This position will also provide leadership to the campus Construction Engineer, Designers and Student Drafters and provide oversight of facilities engineering and all associated capital activities including project identification and prioritization, design and specification development and construction including project coordination activities. This position will function as the primary contact for State and UW System capital project development and will provide oversight of the campus GPS utility map. As a MEP / HVAC specialist, this position will provide technical support, troubleshooting, design assistance and general feedback related to MEP and HVAC systems including utility billing, fuel consumption, energy management, air handler operation, building controls, building automation systems, lighting and indoor air quality.

Required Qualifications

•A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, urban planning, construction management or directly related field.

•Minimum of 5 years of facilities management, capital planning or construction industry.

•Knowledge and skills in project management software, along with knowledge on techniques

and tools of project management (scope development, design, estimating, scheduling etc.).

•Knowledge of building construction and operation including the Commercial Building Code.

•Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the construction profession.

•Knowledge and experience in MS Office software and various technical software common to the planning and engineering industry.

•Strong team building and team participation skills; effective oral and written communication and ability to maintain effective working relationships.

•Interpersonal skills necessary to interact and communicate effectively with coworkers, supervisory and other University employees in order to maintain a smoothly functioning work unit.

•Ability to understand blueprints, construction documents, work orders, hazardous substance warnings and manufacturer's technical information.

•Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license in order to drive University vehicles.

•Must possess basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, division and multiplication necessary to complete work orders and estimate projects.

•Typical hours, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. On call and varied hours required.

•Minimal travel is required to branch campuses, field stations and other UW-System schools

Preferred Qualifications

•A working understanding of the Wisconsin Capital Budget process and its administering agencies of the University of Wisconsin System, the Division of Facilities Development, the Board of Regents, and the State Building Commission.

•Analytical skills necessary to ensure proper materials and application techniques are used to complete the task at hand to meet manufacturer's requirements.

•Web-based and social media presentations and communications will be a plus.

Anticipated Appointment Date: January 1, 2020

Terms of Employment

This is a 12-month, Academic Staff annual appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on December 2, 2019. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

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Project Manager - Team Lead In-House Construction
University of Texas at Austin

Project Manager-Team Lead, In-House Construction

Salary: $85,000.00, plus depending on qualifications


The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a Project Manager-Team Lead for In-House Construction to provide leadership and direct supervision of a team of 5-7 project managers in executing design, construction and renovation work with the primary delivery by in-house construction shops.  Responsibilities may include management of major campus events.  Reports to the Associate Director for Construction Services and is a member of the Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) Management Team.  Successful candidate must demonstrate strong leadership, management, organizational, communication and collaborative skills.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field, or comparable related experience. Seven years increasingly responsible experience in management of renovation projects and/or new construction for higher education or commercial facilities. Supervisory experience with construction crews or project management teams.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


For a detailed description and to apply for this position, please visit our online job application system at:


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Senior Capital Projects Manager
Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for the Senior Capital Projects Manager position. The Senior Capital Projects Manager is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-4. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Assume leadership of project management for large and/or complex capital projects with significant levels of autonomy in most project management matters. Guide processes through excellent judgment and depth of experience balancing College priorities for the best overall outcome. Responsible for project initiation through completion of construction and occupancy. Serve as primary project liaison and manager and the project's point of contact for College administration through early phases of project conceptualization, consultant selection processes, early budgeting, and scheduling. Point of contact with all stake-holders on campus.

The primary representative for the college when working with designers, consultants, vendors, contractors, legal counsel, accountants, and local and state officials. Manage contractual term negotiation process, construction bidding process, and ensure the performance of contractors and consultants. Negotiate change orders with contractors, monitor implications with project schedule, and manage consultants' construction administration process and percentage of diverse work hours for compliance with contract specifications and project close-out process.

The Senior Capital Projects Manager takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.



Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  For more information and to apply:

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!