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 capital project development and delivery under the Planning, Design & Construction group. 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 project management work efforts, providing broad leadership in multiple areas of project delivery including supervision of staff, work allocation, resolution of issues, client relations, process development, and best practices. Serves as key member of Planning, Design & Construction leadership team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participates in and provides strategic guidance in the areas of financial planning, profit and loss development, and year-over-year project management strategy.
  2. Manages the capital project development program including, but not limited to, project and construction management.
  3. Oversees all project management staff and staff workload to ensure that assigned projects and miscellaneous work conforms with University standards, department objectives, industry best practices, and project goals, including scope, budget, schedule, and aesthetic objectives.
  4. Develops processes that guide and ensure the orderly development of projects through programming, design, construction, and occupancy phases.
  5. Manages the development and operation of the capital project management system, providing information on project metrics and department workloads.
  6. 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.
  7. Facilitates the relationship between clients and institutional units relative to project stakeholder management and process, as well as project success.
  8. Coordinates issue resolution when required.
  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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • 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 budging 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.
  • 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.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires movement within University properties and project work areas.
  • 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.

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