Director, Facilities Design & Construction (63203)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Director, Facilities Design & Construction
Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First Review: October 7, 2021
REQUIRED (All candidates must submit the following)

An on-line application

A letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement

A current résumé or curriculum vitae

Three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.


Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) leads the campus efforts in planning, development, and maintenance of the campus 'natural and built environments in support of the university's mission. The department seeks to preserve and enhance CPP's history, aesthetics, physical assets, and natural ecosystems through coordinated planning, design, and construction of buildings, transportation systems, infrastructure, landscaping and other physical improvements. FP&M includes the EH&S function as well. As an advocate on behalf of the university and its auxiliaries, FPM strives to provide facilities that meet scope, budget, operational needs, functional and legal requirements. FPM is comprised of approximately 130 facilities professionals that also provides Facilities Operations and maintenance services including custodial services, landscaping, recycling, building and mechanical trades, energy and utility management, fleet and auto services.

The workforce is culturally diverse and multilingual. Its composition includes full time staff throughout FPM who are also earning their degrees and many whom have graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. The staff includes architects and engineers, accountants, planners, project managers, administrative staff, carpenters, plumbers, locksmiths, painters, electricians, landscape architects, computer technicians, custodians and other building and mechanical trade technicians.


The Director, Design and Construction will be responsible for the following:

Administers and interprets CSU's design and construction policies, procedures, and guidelines for all campus projects to ensure compliance with approved project program, budget and scheduling goals; responsible for quality and cost control of projects; oversees all project development milestone activities to ensure that: adequate plan and constructability reviews are performed, required agency plan checks for code compliance, and appropriate peer reviews are conducted for all public works or capital improvement projects, including the selection, contract preparation, hiring and contract administration, payment, and evaluation of retained professional consultants; and chair monthly construction impact meetings during the construction period to facilitate communication of construction progress and impacts affecting the campus community.

The incumbent directs, oversees, and when necessary, completes tasks personally with the Design and Construction team to ensure the design documents, bid documents and procedures, reviews and construction meet the requirements of the campus, CSU and laws; and oversees the team's administration of design contracts, bid documents and administration, construction administration and closeout and all the associated tasks.

Coordinates bid package reviews including constructability and/or value engineering reviews, preparation of bid documents, advertising, award of construction contracts, and issuance of the Notice to Proceed. Arranges onsite inspection approval of contractor payments analyzes and negotiates change orders, filing of "Notice of Completion", dispute resolution, etc.

Reviews and approves construction contract change orders and progress payment requests and documents the progress of the construction work; conducts claims management and final project close out; resolves all project related contractual issues collaboratively with the Chancellor's Office of General Counsel and Capital Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC).

The incumbent will serve as the Campus Deputy Building Official maintaining and updating the building permitting and inspection program to best in CSU class status. Incumbent is responsible for all construction work to be reviewed, permitted, inspected and finalized in compliance with all applicable codes and standards, through the required agency plan checks, appropriate peer reviews and receive all necessary approvals. The specific detailed authorities, duties and processes for CSU as the Authority Having Jurisdiction are outlined in the Guidelines, Requirements and Best Practices for CSU Construction Document, Plan Review and Permit Authorizations document published by CSU's Chief Building Official.

These duties include oversight of the Document Resource Center (DRC) which is the repository for record drawings. The Document Resource Center also holds the records for system-wide reports and studies related to long-range facilities programming.

Directs, oversees and coordinates Project Managers, Project Coordinators, inspector(s) of Record and contracted staff, as required for each capital project in design and construction; and updates and reviews job descriptions and leads the hiring process for teammates when funding is available.
Actively works to achieve CPP's Strategic Plan Initiative 5 to advance organizational development and employee excellence and become a workplace of choice and developing teammates.

Collaborate openly with FP&M's Capital and Transportation Planning unit to review and receive the results of Planning efforts through feasibility, early programming and securing funding phases. The incumbent will then lead the Design and Construction of the improvements funded.

The incumbent will be responsible for contributing design and construction and campus deputy building official perspective on the preparation and submittals and receipts of requests for Capital Improvements for both campus-funded and systemwide funded projects.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university with an undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management, or a closely related field, or any combination of education and experience that totals at least 10 years.

One or more of the following licenses or credentials:
1. A current State of California Architect license
2. A current State of California Professional Engineer license
3. An International Code Council (ICC) certification as a 82 Commercial Building Inspector or 83 Building Plans examiner.

Seven years of progressively responsible professional and administrative experience involving public works design and construction. Experience in the administration of Building Code.

The successful candidate must have superior verbal and written communication skills.
The individual should demonstrate the ability to act independently with high integrity, exercise good judgment, provide constituencies and management with clear feedback, and make independent decisions as appropriate.
The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal skills; the ability to establish and maintain a productive working relationship to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies within the university, the Chancellor's Office and with contractors and consultants.
The ability to read, interpret and formulate capital project budget estimates and make formal presentations to campus constituents. The incumbent must continue to be current of all state and federal laws and codes relating to physical barrier removal (e.g., compliant signage, curb cuts, and accessible doors/entrances and construction).


Certified Access Specialist (CASp) designation to facilitate an inclusive Cal Poly through its physical facilities and comply with the law. An advanced degree in related field.


Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a Management Personnel Plan Level II position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance and retirement benefits.


Review of complete applications will begin October 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For application information and materials, visit our website at and refer to Job ID # 63203. All candidates must submit: (1) a formal University application (2) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.


A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:
Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.


The person holding this position is considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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