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 Director of Design and Construction - Boise, Idaho, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Creative services/Design
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 4KoUm9HzSgx0tAV5OMQGOrXTdsyeKm / Latpro-3757803 
Date posted: Oct-14-2020
State, Zip: Idaho, 83706


Director of Design and Construction, Facilities Services (3646)
Posting Number: req1085
Working 12 months per year
Non-classified Staff
Finance and Administration
Pocatello - Main
Primary Purpose
Direct all capital, planning, and space management functions for the university: provide strategic and operational level support
for capital development initiatives through campus planning and Facilities Services.  Develop and oversee processes for
establishing budgets and project priorities. Provide architectural and engineering services for new buildings, remodels and
infrastructure on campus.  Provide oversight for, planning, design, and construction.
Key Responsibilities
Assist the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Facilities Services in the operations of the Facilities Services Department by
taking responsibility for the annual capital projects submittals and implementation, representing ISU at the Permanent
Building Fund Advisory Council meetings, and overseeing master planning, design, construction, and space utilization.
Assist with developing design standards, project management standards, and overseeing in-house construction
Position provides in-house technical and design support and expertise.
Supervise the Project Managers, Planners, and Drafters
Director of capital projects, development, master planning projects, DPW requests, and project implementation.
Provide reports, analysis, cost comparisons, schedules, and information to the AVP for reporting to the administrative
and leadership councils through the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs.
Provide decision packages and cost estimates for Facilities Services Subcommittee to prioritize the needs for projects
on campus that align with the budget cycle.
Provide technical expertise for all projects on campus, including drawing reviews and project sign off at all phases
through the DPW ProjectMates software, and internal project documentation.
Conduct meetings to review projects and share information with the Maintenance and Operations team leaders.
Meetings involving ISU staff, project architects, engineers, and contractors during the design phase of new buildings
and remodels on campus to make sure the users' and campus standards are met and that the new project will be
connected with our campus systems and communities for a seamless move-in to the spaces. Determine furnishings,
fixtures, and equipment, monitor budgets, and provide planning for new and remodel projects.
Serves on committees on campus as a technical expert.
Coordinate all work with the Director of Facilities Operations teams.
Strong customer service focus and communication skills.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Technical expertise and writing reports, using word programs, spreadsheets, scheduling charts and reports.
Familiarity with AutoCAD and data base file programs including space data bases, and GIS maps.
Able to communicate with other design professionals to make sure ISU’s needs are met within the parameters of each
Ensure delegated projects come in on time and within budget that meets the customer’s needs.
Manage budgets for delegated projects, and energy projects.
Maintain campus design standards documentation, aligned with ISU’s standards and state space standards.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Ten (10) years minimum experience in architecture and engineering design, planning, project management and/or
construction management.
Five (5) years Experience supervising staff and progressive management/business experience.
Outstanding communication skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs including Excel, Outlook, and Word.
Ability to keep organized project files and records and communicate with ISU faculty, staff and students with expertise
about projects on campus.
Ability to understand and reconcile diverse points of view and constraints and develop appropriate consensus.
Knowledge of building codes, building systems, and construction methods and materials.
Able to make decisions affecting prioritization of projects based on critical need, availability of funding, staff or
resources, and windows of opportunity for construction.
Recommend courses of action to AVP for resolving or reconciling multiple variables and constraints based on detailed,
objective analysis of relevant facts.
Able to make management decisions to meet programming, budget, and schedule requirements. Decide on which
processes and procedures must be upgraded and maintained: staff must be trained and monitored to comply with state
laws pertaining to public works, industry best practices and university policy.
Experience managing multi-million dollar projects and overseeing a project load of $100M at one time.

Preferred Qualifications
Five (5) years progressive experience in project management and staff supervision in a University environment
comparable to ISU.
Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or Business Administration.
Licensure in Engineering, Architecture, or related field. Architectural or PE license)
Demonstrated Experience in Mechanical Engineering systems, and design selection.
Demonstrated Experience in supervising design team.
Apply online at
Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 18, 2020. However, the position will remain open until
filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of
employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion
and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans & preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in
the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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