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Director, Construction Services

Directly responsible for large (>$100k) capital construction projects on campus and the management, supervision, and coordination of carpentry/paint/lock shop operations. Plans, coordinates, and supervises the activities of the carpentry/paint/lock shops performing building maintenance and preventative maintenance services. Evaluates carpentry/paint/lock shop workloads, assigns work and priorities, designates lead shop responsibilities, and coordinates required assistance from shops not under their supervision. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services, the position largely includes functional responsibility for facility construction projects, renovations, and contract services. Makes decisions regarding outsourcing services based on workloads and budget constraints to ensure timely completion of work and to reduce backlogs related to the carpentry/paint/lock shops. Responsible for procurement and project management of construction, maintenance outsourcing, and assigned special projects. Serves as a key administrator of Facilities Services, particularly in the absence of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services.


Primarily responsible for project management of capital construction projects, including estimating, budgeting, scheduling, coordination with university personnel, contract administration, and quality control of the construction process. Additional duties involve the maintenance and operations of the carpentry/paint/lock shops within the Facilities Services organization including the direct and indirect supervision of technical, clerical, administrative, and trades personnel related to these shops. Manages all operations including electrical, utilities, custodial, grounds, fleet, and construction projects in the absence of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services and assists in developing strategies for improving customer service. Sets the direction for greater efficiency and effectiveness of the carpentry/paint/lock shops'operations; provides budgeting and planning guidance for these three shops; oversees job/worker order operations to ensure accurate cost estimates for these three shops; develops preventive maintenance programs for these three shops. Evaluates performance of staff and actively participates in hiring decisions and dismissals.

Physical Condition

Moderate physical activity required with occasional lifting of objects weighing more than fifty pounds. Must be able to crawl, stoop, climb ladders, and stand for extended periods of time.


Eight or more years project management experience of large ($100k+) construction projects. This shall include creation and management of specifications, estimates, budgets, schedules, construction activities and documentation. Eight or more years direct supervision of skilled workers - preferably construction related tradesmen. Experience working in a university environment is preferred.


Must be skilled in the use of personal computers with working knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of AutoCAD highly desired. Must be an effective organizer and performance evaluator. Knowledge in all aspects of building systems, operation, materials, methods, and technology.


Bachelor's degree required in one of the recognized engineering disciplines or equivalent relevant experience. Master's degree and Professional registration preferred.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Must have strong leadership, excellent written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal and motivation skills. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, and customers. Skill in planning and effectively managing multiple projects to completion. A strong commitment to deal with contractors, vendors, university administrators, and a diverse workforce with courtesy and professionalism. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *An employment physical examination is required. *A valid Texas driver's license is required. * Must be available some nights and weekends. Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 09-13-2018