Campus Architect/Director of Design and Construction
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Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operations, the Campus Architect/Director of Design and Construction is responsible for general oversight, management, and administrative duties for the Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction department at California State University Northridge. The incumbent collaborates with the Academic Colleges, Academic Affairs, Auxiliaries, Physical Plant Management, Campus Community, and Chancellor's Office on operational and technical requirements including the efficient operation, planning, design, budgeting/construction management, and execution of the various Capital Outlay Programs.
Responsible for the administration and management of regulatory compliance for capital construction projects including the requirements of the California State Fire Marshall, Chancellors Office of Fire Safety, Division of the State Architect, California Building Code, Mechanical Review Board, Seismic Review Board and other such regulatory agencies which may have jurisdiction over capital projects.
Directs the selection and supervision of architects, engineers, contractors, construction managers and other consultants as necessary to execute capital construction projects.
As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in Planning, Architecture, Engineering or a job-related field; Master's degree in a job-related field preferred.
Equivalent to six years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in project planning, design, development, or capital programs management required; with three of the six years in a managerial role required.
Direct Experience in University Planning and execution of Capital Programs for a large institution preferred.
Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other pertinent federal, state and local regulatory requirements, or Certified Access Compliance Specialist preferred.
Possession of a valid California State Architectural license required..
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Protection Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other pertinent federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Demonstrates a proven track record of the ability to develop successful teams, motivate/inspire team members, strong negotiating skills.
Creative and innovative problem solver with strong budgetary management skills.
Strong communication skills (written and oral), and the ability to collaborate effectively.
Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applications received through May 4, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
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