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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: F7004 / Assoc Dir,Capital Projects
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages development of the Office of Capital Projects (OCP) major and minor capital project program. Integrates and coordinates the design, construction, and/or modification of physical facilities, and facilities infrastructure at the University's Main Campus, Health Sciences Center, branch campuses, and other regional sites. Oversees individual operating groups involved in capital project management, construction management, and facilities design management. Participates in Office of Capital Projects business management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the Major and Minor Capital project development program including, but not limited to, project management/construction management, OCP general construction and interiors work.
  2. Oversees all project management teams and team workload to assure that assigned projects and miscellaneous work conform with university standards, department objectives, good practice procedures, and project goals, including scope, budget, schedule, and aesthetic objectives.
  3. Assures the orderly development of projects through programming, design, construction and occupancy phases.
  4. Assumes a leadership role in the communication of capital program accomplishments to the University Community.
  5. Coordinates issue resolution when required.
  6. Participates in Office of Capital Projects business management as needed and as directed.
  7. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  8. Monitors and controls compliance with capital expenditure budgets.
  9. Collaborates with University component leadership, other departments, and administration as directed, to establish overall project goals, objectives, and priorities to ensure that both individual component and overall institutional goals are met.
  10. Assists or acts on behalf of director in presentations to the university administration.
  11. May serve as a consultant or advisor to other departments and/or division as directed.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of progressively higher level experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully direct, coordinate, and strategically integrate multiple developmental, enhancement, and/or modification projects and project teams.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of strategic facilities development concepts and principles at an institutional level.
  • Knowledge of building design and construction principles, processes, methods, techniques, and standards.
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge and understanding of construction project contract development and management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Design Principles.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to perform life cycle cost analyses.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Skill in business and financial planning and management.
  • Knowledge of capital expenditure budgeting policies and procedures as applied to public institutions.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly and effectively with senior institutional leadership.
  • Skill in the use of computerized software, to include scheduling, word processing, and spreadsheeting software.
  • Knowledge of the principles of CAD drafting.
  • Ability to plan and manage construction projects and a construction program.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with visits to construction sites and facilities.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017