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Assistant Director, Project Management

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118032
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director, Project Management
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPAF-FM-D&C-Project MGMT Greater Than 5M
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Provides leadership and management of project management and project support staff and is responsible for successfully executing assigned capital projects, from the pre-design stage through construction, equipping and project closeout. Number of project managers, project associates and project coordinators reporting directly to incumbent varies from one to three; individual projects typically range from $1M to $130M, may be new construction or major renovation, are of varying building types and are executed via various project development methodologies. Incumbent may manage one or more projects individually. Responsibilities include individual and collective project cost control; schedule management; quality assurance; oversight of pre-design, design, construction, capital equipment, move-in start up and commissioning services. Proactively develops relationships with key project stakeholders and serves as a senior staff member of the department. This position will provide project management leadership and project management for either the College Park Campus or Client Institutions (Service Center).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field.

Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible related experience, which includes managing multiple renovation projects, large, new construction projects, and managing A/E (design) consultant services and construction administration. Five (5) years must have been in a position of project leadership managing and coordinating activities of a project team and three (3) of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to lead and supervise professional staff in the management and implementation of multiple construction projects.
• Must possess thorough knowledge of construction management practices.
• Ability to effectively communicate (in oral and written form) and to use a computer for email, correspondence, report and automated project management systems. Ability to create management reports.
• Ability to coordinate work with customer departments, campus administration, designers, other project managers, government agencies, and other service and support agencies.
• Ability to manage project finances, make and review estimates, negotiate contract change orders with A/E firms and contractors, and to develop and manage value-engineering efforts. Ability to perform contractor and A/E evaluations.
• Ability to review construction drawings and specifications for constructability.
• Knowledge of national, state and local codes and regulations applicable to the design and construction of facilities.
• Ability to function in a team oriented environment, taking on new tasks with enthusiasm and energy.


Professional registration and/or advanced degree desired; LEED accreditation and LEED project experience desired.

Additional Certifications:

Must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Class C Driver’s license or equivalent with fewer than 6 points.

Incumbent will be required to file a Financial Disclosure.

Additional Information:

Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Maryland in its mission of achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. We are responsible for the physical campus – its academic, research and administrative spaces, the building infrastructure, and the surrounding landscape. Our workforce of about 800 employees brings a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills to the management of this complex environment. Our six departments serve the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

For full consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references.

The Department of Design & Construction delivers design, construction and equipment services to support the University’s educational and research programs while serving the needs of the State. The hiring range for this position is $105,823-$132,279.

Posting Date: 09/13/2017
Closing Date: 10/13/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 10/06/2017
Physical Demands

Work is performed in both an office environment and in the field. Incumbent must be able to work in a construction site environment and have the ability to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and adverse conditions created as a result of construction. Incumbent must be able to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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