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Company Name:
Brown University, Facilities Management Department
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
10 years or more
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Assistant Director, Design & Construction

Brown University seeks an Assistant Director of Design & Construction to be responsible for assisting the Director of Project Management and directing a staff of project managers to ensure that the University goals and objectives are met on a variety of multi-discipline projects.

The Assistant Director assumes a level of responsibility for managing and supervising the contracting, administration and inspection of contract design, consulting, construction, renovation and repair projects at the University. The project management group delivers approximately 130 projects annually, including over $10 million per year on renewal and functional renovations and approximately $500 million in multi-year capital projects. Works with planners, engineers, project managers, and operations staff to develop the project scope, budget and schedule and preparation of contract documents for bid. Supports the project as necessary to define design and construction requirements. Generates clear reports and correspondence regarding complex project related issues. Presents complex and creative concepts to diverse audiences in oral, written and graphic formats.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or a related field. 10 years of progressively responsible management experience. Advanced knowledge of budget practices, employee supervision, and working with vendor contracts and services. Must have knowledge of applicable Building and Fire Codes. Ability to direct and converse technically with construction professionals regarding all aspects of building planning, design and construction. Experience working in a union environment preferred. Advanced customer service, communication and presentation skills, including written communications. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and navigate in a complex, collaborative environment. Ability to use good judgment and provide exceptional leadership. Ability to plan steps and carry out multi-phase projects requiring problem definition and modified techniques, to coordinate work with others, and to modify methods and procedures to solve a wide variety of problems. Ability to direct and organize program activities and to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan. Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures. Ability to prepare and analyze reports. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Experience in supervision of employees, including training, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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