Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Hiring Department

Design, Construction and Space Management

Application Deadline

Posted Until Filled

Part or Full Time
Full Time, Benefit Eligible


$72,300 - $118,752/annually

Job Description

The Senior Assistant Director will provide leadership, direction, and strategic vision for the construction operations of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The position will ensure project schedule milestones are established and met for all construction projects, and the position will provide operational level support for capital construction projects. The Senior Assistant Director will develop and oversee processes for establishing construction project schedules, risk management plans, cost performance reports, and project priorities. The position will direct the construction operations and ensure activities of all department staff are compliant with department and university policies and procedures.
  • Establish best practices and standard operating procedures related to all aspects of construction management including, but not limited to, regulatory compliance, quality control, personnel, safety, cost management, change management, risk management, and enforcement of general conditions of the contract for construction.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines using schedule management software such as Primavera P6, Oracle Primavera Cloud, or Microsoft Project; develop master construction schedule, lookahead reports, and variance reports for reporting to university administration; ensure schedules and milestones
  • Oversee risk management for construction projects; identify financial, schedule, or scope risks that the organization may face; prepare risk responses and action plans to decrease risk factors
  • Direct the planning, management and implementation of operational policies, procedures, and recommendations for construction services at Missouri S&T
  • Oversee the construction operations of Missouri S&T Design, Construction and Space Management
  • Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, polices, and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effect changes required for improvement
  • Direct construction staff to prepare and submit comprehensive budget estimates, project status update reports, and cost tracking reports.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction issues.
  • Work collaboratively with University of Missouri's System Facilities Planning and Development office to develop systemwide protocols and procedures and ensure compliance with System policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with University, state, federal and local regulatory requirements, as well as environmental impact issues. Assess safety compliance needs pertaining to the campus's physical assets. Participate in campus-wide emergency response planning.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Develop and implement quality control programs.
  • Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner, including administrative staff, construction project managers, or clients.
  • Perform, or contract others to perform, pre-building assessments, such as conceptual cost estimating, rough order of magnitude estimating, feasibility, or energy efficiency, environmental, and sustainability assessments.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised
  • Manages professional employees and/or supervisors
  • Has accountability for the performance and results of a team(s) within own function
  • Manages one or more generally homogeneous teams that have a large impact on the university
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experienceand at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PMP certification
  • 7 years of experience is preferred

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim's educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


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Posted: 06/24/2022