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Senior Director, Construction Management

Date Posted: May 16, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Senior Director, Construction Management

Location: Facilities, Maintenance and Engineering, Support Services Complex, Building C 1601 Farnsworth Detroit, Michigan 48211

Salary Details: $85,000 - $120,000

Reports to: Executive Director, Facilities

Bargaining Unit: Non-Union

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Position Summary:

The Senior Director, Construction Management works to coordinate, plan and consult in the implementation of new construction alteration and renovation projects. The Senior Director serves as a liaison with appropriate District personnel and contractors providing specialized technical architectural and engineering expertise in determining new space planning, construction and renovation needs, and coordinating relocations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or District in architecture and/or engineering (mechanical, electrical, structural) or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must possess a minimum of seven years of experience and working knowledge of all aspects of construction practices, including but not limited to, applying contract language, invoicing, AIA Applications for Payment, Sworn Statements, Waivers, Certified Payrolls, Time and Materials breakouts, Materials and Labor Payment Bonds, Performance Bonds, warranties, as-builts, etc., plus experience in project closeout procedures.
  • Experience in construction supervision, preparation of budgets, and development of project schedules. Considerable knowledge and experience in the production and interpretation of construction documents (e.g. plans and specifications), and all aspects of contract administration.
  • Knowledge and experience in architectural and engineering design, coordination of mechanical, electrical, or structural systems, and field representation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Refined organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Prior experience managing staff and fostering teamwork including delegating work, setting clear direction and managing workflows.
  • Demonstrated experience – with managing basic finances including accounting, and cost analysis. Ability to develop and manage a budget. Ability to develop justifications for funding requests.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project for scheduling. Knowledge of and experience with computer aided design (CAD).

Essential Functions:

  1. Under the direction of the Executive Director, lead the management and development of new construction and renovation projects, serving as the liaison for the District as required through project completion.
  2. Conduct feasibility studies develop preliminary sketches, detailed drawings, schematics, and specifications for in-house design projects to obtain competitive bids.
  3. Prepare project budgets and schedules and assure compliance with codes and standards (e.g. fire codes, barrier free requirements, etc.)
  4. Provide overall project management on concurrent projects while adhering to 77 priorities and policies.
  5. Proactively assist in the management of design and construction phase activities by effectively planning, anticipating, and coordinating tasks with impacted parties and customers.
  6. Prepare contracts and change orders in accordance with District policies.
  7. Maintain a real-time and documented understanding of project budget performance.
  8. Maintain a current and documented understanding of the status of project activities to monitor and control schedule performance.
  9. Review for accuracy and approve applications for payment and related project invoices.
  10. Ensure timely accomplishment of project closure activities, including but not limited to punch list completion, close-out documents, facilities operations training, and project account closure.
  11. Prepare performance reports and work status reports utilizing work order management and project tracking software.
  12. Maintain appropriate project records, paperwork, and construction documents, through project completion.
  13. Consult and interface with appropriate government agencies.
  14. Provide functional supervision to student support personnel. Assign and monitor work activities.
  15. Attend professional seminars and symposiums; review literary magazines and informational guides to keep abreast of technological advancements in specialized field of study.
  16. Attend meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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