Director of Planning, Design and Construction

MSU is looking for a Director of Planning, Design and Construction. In order to be considered, the applicant must apply at and search for job posting 468222. This will be posted until October 29, 2017.

The Director of Planning, Design, and Construction for Infrastructure Planning & Facilities will provide leadership and strategic vision to approximately 110 support and professional staff (which includes temporaries, on-calls and students). This position is responsible for oversight of approximately $150 million in capital project expenditures. This position is responsible for shaping the department to reinforce collaboration, accountability, and responsibility. This position also promotes an environment that recognizes and supports diversity, creates a climate that values and recognizes initiative, innovation, service excellence, continual learning, stewardship, and the achievement of results.


The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies and attributes:

  •  10+ years professional experience is required, in a functional leadership role managing a team of diverse professionals with varied backgrounds and capabilities all working toward measurable bottom-line results and successes.
  • Proven track record of excellent project management and strategic planning skills and effectively managing multiple projects with various deadlines and budgets.

  • Experience with positively and productively leading change with previous organizations/facilities.

  • Exceptional timemanagementskillswith proven abilitytomeetdeadlines.

  • Outstanding communicator, both written and verbal; especially as it relates to communicating efficiently and effectively with customers, stakeholders and staff.

  • Experience in construction, maintenance and/or operations of buildings

  • Design/Construction experience with complex buildings & infrastructures

  • Established network connections within field of expertise

  • Creative thinker who can also attentively and actively listen and skillfully communicate, knowledgably, with the appropriate level of business acumen to all levels within the university to faculty, administration and staff.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills while promoting teamwork.

  • Exercisesgoodjudgment,withintegrity,andobservesethicalstandardsensuringUniversity policies and procedures are being upheld.

  • Executesprofessionalresponsibilitieswithduecare,competenceanddiligenceinaccordancewiththestandardsestablishedfortheprofession.

  • Experience in a large, complex organization or facilities is desired.

  • Experience in contract interpretation, negotiation, grievance process and managing a unionized work force.

  • Experience with analyzing data and developing key performance indicators to develop reports and present findings.

  • Experience with performance-based budgeting and forecasting

  • Experience and a passion for sustainable ecosystems (or environments)

 EDUCATION & work experience

A Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil) or masters in Architecture or Landscape Architecture, or equivalent;

 A Professional Engineer (PE) license or a Licensed Architect certification.

 A minimum of eight years of progressively challenging management and administration experience and a proven track record of success working with a diverse staff.

 Experience implementing strategic frameworks, mission, vision, values and action plans.

 Experience leading within a complex, interdisciplinary, union environment that deploys business intelligence tools for reporting, queries, and analysis.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will consist of a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance if necessary.