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Assistant Director, Construction Delivery
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2022
Title Assistant Director, Construction Delivery
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Design and Construction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary

University Facilities Design and Construction Department seeks a visionary construction professional to develop and lead a team of approximately 15 staff including project managers and site supervision to ensure the on-time, and within-budget delivery of multiple major construction projects simultaneously, while assuring the safe and unrestricted pursuit of the University’s overall mission as a flagship SUNY research institution. In this senior level role, ongoing responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Work with senior leadership to lead a team driven by efficiency, continuous improvement, and regulatory compliance to navigate a sharp increase in project quantity and scale at UB
    • Standardize and implement project delivery processes across multiple methods including bid/build, in-house construction and hybrid approaches
    • Enhance and foster a culture of schedule-driven and budget-driven project delivery as a commitment to the University’s strategic timeline
    • Continually support the professional development of staff as lifelong learners through mentoring, coaching, and developing individuals to pair interests and expertise with University needs
    • Develop and execute staffing resource strategies, to accomplish UB’s Top 25 goal through the delivery of cutting-edge higher education facilities to support the ongoing work of the University, attract world-class faculty & staff, and increase student retention


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About the University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree with 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree. 
    • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.



Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field with 7 years of experience in a leadership role.
    • Demonstration of ability to lead a team of construction professionals in a large and complex organization.
    • Experience in education renovation and construction projects of similar size and scope desired; cost forecasting experience preferred.
    • New York State registration in architecture or engineering ideal. Certification as PMPNYCCEO, and/or LEED or equivalent considered.



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