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A&E Services, Assistant Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75117
  • Pay Grade: P12
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Assistant Director
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Engineering & Architecture


Under the general direction of the University Architect and Director, manages the planning, design, and construction of capital projects and physical improvements undertaken by the University, ensuring that they meet state and federal regulations and procedures and are effectively managed from concept through planning, design, bidding, construction, and occupancy.

Level Scope

Manages a large team typically consisting of both experienced professionals and subordinate Managers. Focuses on tactical and operational plans with short to mid term focus; significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate Managers. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead a project or program teams in one dept/job family. Proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Determines campus strategies for a program with campus wide impact.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 7 years relevant experience including 3 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in architectural/engineering design and construction practices.
  • Knowledge of building codes, land use and zoning laws.
  • Experience in building construction inspection and construction cost estimating.
  • Skills in the preparation of construction documents using the version of AutoCAD utilized by Architectural & Engineering Services.
  • Knowledge of construction contracts and contract law.
  • Knowledge of architectural professional practice procedures.
  • Skills in appropriate human relations with expertise in communication; excellent customer service/team player.
  • Knowledge and experience in DPW regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the A&E Services, Assistant Director must:

  • Visionary leader of construction projects charged with full responsibility for the planning, design and construction of all campus physical improvements and facilities as assigned.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the planning, design and construction of all assigned physical improvements and facilities are planned, designed and constructed in a manner to meet the goals and mission of the University.
  • Manages all assigned projects from the concept planning phase through design development and construction.
  • Makes recommendations to senior leadership of the University and represents the Director in their absence.
  • Responsible for acceptance of building on final inspection.
  • Interprets planning concepts and provides technical recommendations
  • Maintains active status on existing permits, manages all required permit modifications during construction, and ensures compliance and final certification.
  • Represents the department in translating the needs of the University into functional physical improvements and facilities that meet those needs.

35% of Time the A&E Services, Assistant Director

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the A&E Services, Assistant Director

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.