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#118993 Director, Construction Projects

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/6/2022

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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/06/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Director, Construction Projects is responsible for implementation of capital projects within the Healthcare environment. Provides administrative oversight for teams of project managers with emphasis on daily operations and functions, ensuring that project progress and completion is within budget and time constraints. Involves managing the design and construction of capital projects, including renovations, expansions and new facilities and infrastructure as well as landscape projects; collect, develop, and analyze technical data to determine project requirements and preparation of information regarding specifications, materials, equipment, estimated costs, and completion times. Has significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Determines strategies for a program with organization-wide impact.

Key Responsibilities:
- Provides strategies, tactical management and coordination of all capital improvement projects, including ensuring implementation of planned and comprehensive building, landscape and infrastructure programs.
- Focuses on integrity of approved project program through the successive phases of project development and implementation, development of early project estimates and budgets, integrity of project design and functional performance expectations.
- Manages professional staff of architects, engineers, landscape architects, project managers, analysts, and other design/construction professionals; identifies staffing needs, selects, hires, trains, evaluates and, as required, takes corrective action with direct reports.
- Directly oversees budgets and scheduling issues for assigned projects, ensuring on-budget and on-time performance.
- Establishes/maintains good working relationship with diverse populations including internal departmental units, service providers such as EH&S and Police, and external regulatory agencies such as State Fire Marshall, State Architect, etc., to ensure sufficient support for tactical project implementation.
- Provides expertise in selection of design professionals, fee and contract negotiations, project code compliance and regulations, engineering and technical support, organizational policies and project development.
- Advises senior management in responding to requests for information regarding the Capital Improvement Program, ensuring consistency and continuity in offering historical perspective in describing projects.
- Advises senior management in developing/conducting presentations, seminars, workshops, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or directly relevant field.

  • A minimum of eight or more years of relevant experience, including substantial experience in healthcare construction.

  • Certificate to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.

  • Experience and proven success in planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, building design and construction, state and federal legislative processes.


  • Advanced Degree in relevant field.

  • Five or more years of managerial experience in a relevant setting, including oversight of project managers.


  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and TB test.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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