Position: Director of Facilities Planning and Construction

Department: Facilities Planning and Construction (Facilities Management)

Full-Time, Continuing Position

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management, the Director of Facilities Planning and Construction is responsible for coordinating, directing, programming and administering master planning, capital funding, and remodeling activities for the University’s physical facilities through the supervision of professional and trades personnel and the utilization of outside consultants and contraction.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as an Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. NEIU has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success (formerly the Chicago Teachers’ Center). The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Facilities Planning and Construction reports to the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management who in turn reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and provides professional architectural engineering management services for all new construction and remodeling of physical facilities from concept design development to completion; identifies, evaluates, and prioritizes requirements by consulting with all University departments and by utilizing professional expertise and broad supervisory guidance; and develops cost estimates and funding strategies. The Director of Facilities Planning and Construction also determines if design or construction services are to be performed in-house or by others; plans, schedules, coordinates, and supervises preparation of all design documents and construction contracts; develops and maintains university standards; and certifies and accepts completed work on behalf of the University. The Director of Facilities Planning and Construction develops 10 year planning for maintenance and repairs and deferred maintenance; develops and presents project justifications for appropriate funding and support; develops and maintains the Physical Facilities Master Plan, site survey, architectural/mechanical plans and specifications, and all construction records and documents; and manages the utilization of the University’s construction and repair, and remodeling funds in a cost effective and timely manner. The Director of Facilities Planning and Construction also develops, coordinates, and prepares programming documents to support the University’s annual legislative request for capital funding; represents the University with all parties concerned after funds are appropriated until project close-out; and performs supervisory management functions for technical and professional staff members, Electricians, Maintenance Repair Workers, Locksmith, and Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

University graduation with a degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering with an Architectural License or Professional Engineer Registration; Master’s Degree in Architecture or Planning, ten years’ experience in construction industry, with five in a staff supervisory capacity; five years’ experience as an institutional architect; knowledge of City of Chicago ordinances and building codes; demonstrated experience in fiscal and personnel management; architectural, engineering, facility management and sustainability. Experience with Capital Development and Certified Facility Management Professional a plus.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.

This position requires a background check.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF/Word document to facility@neiu.edu

• A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
• Current resume
• Three (3) current professional references
Employment Application
Affirmative Action Form
Statement of Annuitant Status
• Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates    selected for on-campus interviews

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.