The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Its faculty members – who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching and patient care. The medical center has three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. The schools train about 3,600 medical, graduate, allied health students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows each year.
A great medical center offers outstanding patient care in addition to fine teaching and innovative research. We emphasize compassionate medical treatment. UT Southwestern’s physicians are equipped to bring the latest laboratory findings to each patient. We provide inpatient care to nearly 100,000 people and oversee approximately 1.9 million outpatient visits annually. UT Southwestern has approximately 21,000 employees and an operating budget of approximately $3.4 billion.
Reporting to the Vice President of Facilities Management, the Director of Major Capital Improvement projects performs engineering, design and project management work in directing all current and future construction projects at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The director will manage a current portfolio of $1 billion in design and construction initiatives. The director will interface directly with senior executive leadership at UTSW and will prepare project documentation for submission to UT System and the Board of Regents. The Director will manage a staff of 14 including an assistant director and a combination of senior project managers and project managers. Candidates with a strong academic medical background along with demonstrated experience in engineering, architecture and/or project management will be given priority consideration.
Management responsibilities for a staff of 14 members.
Responsibility for managing department operating budget.
Must have strong organizational skills for managing and compiling project data.
Must have strong written and verbal skills for project reporting including to Executive leadership of the organization.
Management and oversight of all Capital Improvement projects ranging from $4M and up with a strong focus on large scale projects.
Directs the development of plans and designs for major construction and modernization projects.
Formulates strategies, sets priorities, goals, and objectives to implement long term capital projects.
Oversees architects, project managers, and external contractors to ensure compliance with design specifications, schedules, and contractual commitments
Responsible for budget preparation and administration; preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff, supplies, materials and equipment; monitors and controls expenditures.
Manages the development of project schedules, bid openings, contracts, construction progress, inspections and project close-out for all capital projects.
Evaluates operations and activities of projects and recommends improvements and modifications as needed.
Prepares and communicates a variety of reports to stakeholders, facilities management, and institutional leadership.
Directs and plans for the effective use of construction resources.
Coordinates with other members of facilities management to support the multidisciplinary mission of the institution and provides an effective communication channel for coordination, long range planning, and problem resolution.
Establishes department policies and procedures and ensures compliance with State requirements.
Provides oversight of the UT System Board of Regents Rules and Regulations and requirements of the UT System Office of Capital Projects.
Responsibility to collaborate with the Purchasing/Strategic Sourcing department in developing procurement strategies for all phases of the projects.
Management role for mentoring and training of all staff.
Manage and track projects in the CIP centralized project management information system.
Close out projects to ensure documents are uploaded to eBuilder and properly issued to Facilities Management.
Address and manage critical issues impacting project quality and safety.
Use of Project Mates and eBuilder for the project management systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management, ten (10) years of experience in project management, experience in Management/Supervisory role, and experience in leadership Project Management role of large scale projects. Design and Construction experience with academic healthcare and/or research facilities and/or project management/construction management experience with a focus in healthcare, academic, and/or research facilities required.
Work is performed primarily in general office area.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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