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Director of Planning, Design & Construction
Operations, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Butler University is looking for a full-time experienced Director for Planning, Design & Construction for its Operations Division.  The Butler University Operations Division partners with members of the University community to provide high quality and cost-effective planning, design, construction, project management, maintenance, custodial, grounds, event setup, and environmental health and safety services.  
The Director of Planning, Design, and Construction oversees a staff of project managers and is directly responsible for planning, organizing, overseeing and delivering new facilities (ie residence halls, a parking garage and academic buildings) as well as renovating existing facilities that support and enhance the living, teaching and learning environments for the Butler University community. 


Responsibilities and Essential Duties Include:
• Develops new construction and major renovation projects at a schematic level: scope, budget, and schedule
• Oversees development of renovation project scopes and budgets for the Capital Work Group and execution of projects that are approved
• Assists the Executive Director in participating in the development and execution of the University Master Plan
• Manages coordination, communication and customer service on behalf of the department
• Collaborates with Maintenance Services, Building Services, University Engineer and Manager of Environmental Programs & Safety for all new projects and renovations
• Oversees permits and compliance with all local, state and federal building codes and regulations, as well as OSHA.  Manage departmental budget
• Develops performance expectations and training plans for each person in the department
• Responsible for maintaining the campus building floor plans and utility drawings etc.
• Professional demeanor with the ability to provide a high level of customer-service.
• Excellent communication skills are required in dealing with a diverse staff, campus population and outside contacts.
• Must possess strong analytical skills, ability to be flexible, objective and possess strong problem solving ability.
• Demonstrated ability to implement standardized budget and project management systems and practices.
• Must have demonstrated leadership and visioning skills.
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Architecture, Engineering and/or Construction.
• Masters degree and director level experience in construction management is desired.
• 7-10 years of related experience.
• The ability to interpret/analyze complex documents, write reports and business correspondence as well as make presentations to top management, public groups and Board of Trustees.
• Must have university and construction management experience along with a strong computer background.
• Must possess a strong working knowledge of construction methods, materials and project delivery methods.
• Must possess working knowledge of sustainable design and LEED
• Should possess a working knowledge of mechanical systems.

To apply, please visit and enter keywords "Butler University".  Follow the instructions to upload your resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in and qualifications for this position.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff.  In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria.  Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.