Director of Engineering %26 Planning, Administration
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Internal Number: 225514
Director of Engineering & Planning Services (Facilities Services Design Professional 3 - MR14)
Facilities Planning & Management
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The primary purpose of this position is to oversee planning, architectural and engineering design of a wide range of University construction, renovation, maintenance and repair projects via the capital plan and other institutional fund sources. This position also oversees master planning, space management, and sustainability initiatives for the campus.
Duties and Responsibilities
This Director of Engineering & Planning Services position will direct on-going and future campus-built environment planning and design from concept development through contract document phase. This includes conceptualization and formulation of capital projects, siting, massing, architectural intent, engineering design standards, infrastructure, space allocation and phasing; assisting the Construction Services Director by reviewing construction documents and participating in construction quality control as needed; assisting in bid evaluation and award recommendation process; and assisting in the development and maintenance of UTC design standards.
This position oversees and coordinates comprehensive campus planning efforts which includes campus master plans, landscape plans, wayfinding/signage, space migration plans, facilities assessments, and facility program statements for future projects; coordinates building, landscape and open space, infrastructure and land-use planning, and regulatory agency zoning and planning requirements as assigned; develops and maintains design standard check-list for overall land use, building design and landscape development; and ensures project conformance with campus planning and design guidelines.
This position prepares comprehensive capital maintenance and capital outlay projects for each fiscal year and subsequent four years for submittal based on program goals; development of related program statements to include analysis of space utilization and space standards; translates the institutional vision into manageable, prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long-term Master Plan goals.
Additionally, this position oversees FPM sustainability efforts; which involve energy management, water management, waste reduction and recycling, environmental measurement, and reporting; this requires collection and analysis of pertinent data; utilization of best practices, new technologies and benchmarking tools; and identification of outside funding opportunities.
This position oversees space management processes including upkeep and audit of all physical space, signage, numbering and other related building issues. Responsible for facility inventory and associated formula and capital funding issues. Provides analysis and recommendations of space standards, needs and utilization.
This position is also a UTC liaison on contracts, proposals and progress payments for UTC design and consulting services; participating in designer and consultant evaluations and selection process; researching and providing information on real estate issues; and representing Facilities Dept. on zoning issues.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of engineering, architectural and construction practices.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of UT, THEC or Tennessee capital program policies and procedures.
Experience in sustainability initiatives.
Knowledge of high-performance building standards.
Review of applications will begin November 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and six years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Architecture; Higher Education or other institutional Facilities organization; planning, design or management of multi-million dollar construction and renovation projects; positions in both public and private Facilities organizations; in-depth knowledge of building, life safety and fire codes; professional license; membership and participation in industry organizations. Operations experience or experience in an organization responsible for both Operations and capital projects.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.