UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
Position Summary This position serves as the key resource to establish policies and manage programs for developing multi-year facilities capital investment and renewal plans that support the University's academic, research and healthcare mission. Developing short, mid and long range capital plans, this position ensures that campus facilities and infrastructure assets are optimized to support university programs, implemented in a way that ensures safe and efficient operation of the campus and align with the university's strategic priorities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Co-plan and lead strategic capital planning discussions with college/unit leadership and other stakeholders. Apply judgment and analytical techniques to evaluate capital requests and determine feasibility and alignment with strategic objectives.
Develop programs for prioritizing repair and renovation (R&R), infrastructure renewal and building modernization requirements using quantitative and qualitative measures, including risk mitigation and other factors.
Plan and lead discussions with technical trades personnel, foreman, engineers and other subject matter experts to ensure the full requirement of UIC’s buildings and infrastructure renewal requirements are fully identified, properly understood and accurately recorded in an asset management system.
Prepare reports, budget analyses visualizations, presentations and other documents that effectively and accurately communicate the status of deferred maintenance and infrastructure renewal requirements.
Prepare capital budget analyses and supporting documents necessary to articulate capital needs and submit requests for capital funding.
Develop, maintain, and update the university’s facility condition assessment database including deferred maintenance projects. Using the database, track the allocation of multi-year funding to deferred maintenance projects.
Coordinate with Campus stakeholders, external consultants, project managers or other planning staff in establishing capital requirements and priorities.
Oversee the development and publishing of an annual capital plan, which may address strategies for divesting deficient facilities, prioritization of capital funds across multiple fund sources, strategic capital investments across specific building systems, strategies for balancing multiple competing priorities, short-term and long-term funding plans and other elements.
Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Accounting, Business, Construction Management, or related field.
A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in a facility planning or construction program/process management environment in an institution of higher learning, healthcare environment or similarly complex setting.
Basic understanding of building systems design (MEPFS and Architectural); Understanding of cost estimating and budgeting principles.
Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills; strong math, reasoning and analytical skills; Basic database skills; proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint and capable of analyzing data in MS Excel using pivot tables; Basic budgeting and cost estimating. Ability to develop AACE level 4 and 5 cost evaluations.
Lead and work effectively with all levels of internal/external personnel and capable of influencing senior leadership; Proficiency managing, analyzing and reporting on large data sources. Communicate complex data in simple visual graphics. Capable of tracking multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture, Accounting, Construction Management, or related field.
Prior experience in a public institution of higher learning, preferably in an urban setting.
PMP certification or Six Sigma designations preferred; Risk management designation preferred.
MS Access; Management of asset management databases; Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator); Advanced cost-estimating skills; Expertise with cost estimating software and benchmarking tools Anchor.
Proficiency in communicating second and third order consequences of decision making regarding capital assets.
For fullest consideration, please send a cover letter/letter of interest and current resume by December 15, 2022 to: https://jobs.uic.edu (Requisition ID: 1014610).
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $3.4 billion, is seeking an Associate Director for Campus and Space Planning to manage the campus and space planning work within the Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management. UIC serves over 34,000 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC enrolled a record number of students at its campus again last fall, continuing a six-year upward trend. UIC/UIH is a major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and other health sciences. Visit UIC’s website (www.uic.edu) for more information.