Director, Design and Construction

Director, Design and Construction


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 27603


Depends on Experience


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, January 6, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Hours may vary

Reports to

Vice President of Facilities

Employment Type

Full Time Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management.
Ten years of experience in design and/or construction management.

Five years of previous supervisory experience.

Experience working with the State of North Carolina construction contracts.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of State and Local Building codes from a design or construction application
Extensive knowledge of State Construction Office design and construction contracting requirements, including Interscope Plus reporting
Ability to interpret architect/engineer's drawings and specifications, as well as manage construction schedules and budgets

Ability to manage a large comprehensive higher education capital expansion program from inception through project closeout and occupancy.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and Microsoft Project Manager

Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels across the college
Ability to promote inclusion and diversity in daily activities.

Excellent organizational skills
Ability to maintain records accurately and meet deadlines consistently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Registration in North Carolina as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer.

Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

Experience working with Historically Underutilized Businesses, with regard to statewide goals.

Position Description

This position manages the overall planning, design and construction program for all building projects for the College.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.
*Manages the planning, design and construction for all building projects for the college including formal and informal projects associated with construction bonds, county funded repair and replacement projects, grants and special finances projects and the facilities master plan
*Manages the recruitment, selection, development and performance evaluation and discipline of assigned staff.             
*Manages the overall construction program schedules, scope and budgets.
*Monitors the progress of all projects and provides progress reports to the VP and all key stakeholders on a regular basis,
*Oversees and participates in the selection of all designers, consultants and Construction Manager at Risk contractors, recommending approval/disapproval.
*Reviews and recommends approval/disapproval of contractor pay applications, design amendments, change orders, contracts and agreements

*Continuously oversees, the development, refinement  and maintenance of the department's processes, procedures and policies to ensure that all construction projects meet the College's intent, requirements, and standards as well as the general statutes and regulations of the State of North Carolina. 
Assists the college's legal counsel in all legal matters pertaining to the College's design and construction program.
Assists the Vice President in the preparation of all actions, resolutions, reports, and motions for the Board of Trustees, State Board of Community Colleges, and Wake County Board of Commissioners.
Works closely with the President, Executive Vice President and the Vice President to continually update and maintain the college's Facilities Master Plan
Collaborates with Facility Services Maintenance Directors, Sustainability Director, and appropriate staff on all projects to ensure the maintenance and operational needs of the college are met.
Handles and processes correspondence with vendors, contractors, designers, and local, state, and federal agencies to ensure construction projects comply with appropriate statutes and regulations.
Acts as the owner's liaison between user groups, designers, and contractors to advance the construction program in accordance with prescribed plans and schedules. 
Provides data and updates to ensure the College's periodic SACS reporting requirements are up-to-date, regarding campus master planning and the construction program progression.
Completes an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or a group basis


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