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Director for Campus Planning

University of New England | Biddeford, ME

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Assists the Vice President for University Operations with the University planning functions as well as management of multiple capital projects as directed by Senior Administration. Serves as the owner's on-site representative on a day to day basis for assigned projects.


  • Broad knowledge of building codes. Ability to successfully research specific building code permitting issues.
  • Broad knowledge of permitting processes.
  • Broad general understanding of current construction practices, methods, and materials.
  • General knowledge of major building systems and how they function.
  • Ability to understand construction drawings, specifications, and contracts.
  • Ability to understand the results of material testing and sampling.
  • Ability to understand warranties and conditions which invalidate those warranties.
  • Defines project guidelines, requirements, design/construction criteria and budgets, consistent with University standards.
  • Prepares and reviews RFP and contract documents, and negotiates corresponding fees.
  • Coordinates and manages the design and construction of new building and renovation projects efforts among user groups, the operations and maintenance team, the design team and the construction team, to meet programmatic needs, established specifications, timelines and budgets.
  • Oversees University Master Planning efforts.
  • Ability to present effectively to all audiences.
  • Prepares materials for and provides regular project updates and status reports to senior staff and Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares materials for and represents UNE at public presentations and acts as the University's community liaison relative to development.
  • Oversees regulatory permitting compliance in near term (development specific) and long term (storm water management, landfill groundwater monitoring, conservation easement compliance, etc.).
  • Oversees the solicitation, formulation and implementation of capital and deferred maintenance budget.
  • Oversees University CAD file management.
  • Responsible for project file management.
  • Oversees the Facilities Assessment Database.
  • Oversees the University Space Inventory Database, space planning, and chairs the University's space committee.
  • Assists with the administration of the University's energy conservation and utilities programs.
  • Completes University new employee orientation and sexual harassment training within 30 days of the date of hire.
  • Understands and complies with the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    A bachelors degree in construction management, engineering, architecture or related field and ten years of experience in management of institutional/commercial construction projects, and an extensive knowledge of building codes, regulatory permitting and building systems operation and design OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training along with professional certifications.
  • Must be an effective public speaker.
  • Must be very familiar with all aspects of the design process, able to direct the work of other team members, evaluate options, and make sound decisions.
  • Must be able to work independently with clients to develop creative solutions and be able to implement the plan.
  • Must also be able to successfully utilize all methods of communication to communicate clearly, regularly and effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up and Photoshop desirable.

    EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

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    Job Code: 20160693P
    Posted On: 2019-05-09 00:00:00
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Telecommute: No
    Categories: Management
    Job Status: Full Time
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