The Office of Planning Construction and Facilities (OPCF) is responsible for the planning, design and construction of Diocesan building and renovation projects. Additionally, OPCF assists the Diocese in matters surrounding the acquisition, sale, zoning and evaluation of real property.
The Planning Manager (PM) is responsible for coordinating OPCF’s planning and design components and for assisting the Director in operating OPCF as a service organization that supports the development of design and construction projects for our Diocesan customers.
Match architectural firms to planning and design projects.
Develop project bid strategies and evaluate bids.
Negotiate, contract for and manage architectural and engineering services for capital projects.
Prepare and maintain capital project budgets and schedules.
Coordinate the flow of capital projects within OPCF, and keep other OPCF staff informed about design, scope, budget, schedule and other pertinent capital project matters.
Manage specific capital planning and design projects as assigned by the Director.
Promote an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation within OPCF.
Knowledge/Skills: Extensive knowledge of construction industry practices and of planning and design principles, tools, technologies and processes. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects independently and with minimal oversight; to adapt personal work style or approach to meet the unique needs of a customer/project; and to handle setbacks with a positive attitude. Strong written, oral and presentation skills.
Education: Minimum of a BS Degree in Architecture, planning, related science or equivalent work experience.
Licenses/Certifications: A valid license to practice as an architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license must be maintained.
Years and Types of Experience: Minimum of ten years progressive experience in the planning, design and construction of buildings. Experience in church design desirable, but not required.