UMBC is a dynamic public research university with over 14,000 students that integrates teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC has been named as one of the best academic workplaces in the nation for the past ten years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. Additional information about UMBC can be found at about.umbc.edu.
UMBC seeks an innovative, dynamic professional to serve as its Director of Design and Construction, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management. The successful candidate will provide senior leadership and oversight for all aspects of campus construction and renovation projects in support of a $4 Million SF, 512-acre campus. Responsibilities include:
Selecting and managing the services of architects, engineers and consultants through all phases of design and construction
Assisting with the development of our capital improvement plan and system funded construction program
The Director will create and sustain an environment that maximizes the contribution of each team member in fulfilling UMBC’s mission while focusing on continuous quality improvement, realizing efficiencies, reducing costs and delivering projects on time and within budget
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction or a related field from an accredited institution (An advanced degree and Professional Licensure as an Architect or Engineer is preferred)
Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in capital planning, facilities design, construction, development and oversight of capital projects and providing oversight and direction to architects, engineers and contractors is required
Extensive leadership experience, technical expertise, problem-solving abilities and a demonstrated ability to function as part of a collegial, high-performing team are required
Must demonstrate the ability to interpret plans, sketches, drawing and blueprints of building and equipment and effectively communicate these details, concepts and design ideas to various technical and nontechnical stakeholders
An advanced Degree and Professional Licensure as an Architect or Engineer is preferred
10 years of increasingly responsible experience in capital planning, facilities design, construction, development and oversight of capital projects and providing oversight and direction to architects, engineers and contractors is preferred
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by July 5, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMBC, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMBC, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Further information is available at: https://covid19.umbc.edu/vaccine/
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493363
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.