Job Details

University of Kentucky
  • Position Number: 2444119
  • Location: Lexington, KY
  • Position Type: Facilities Management
The University of Kentucky Planning, Design & Construction department serves as liaison between the University clientele having capital construction needs, other University service units, and privately owned companies providing the necessary design, consulting and construction services. We are currently seeking a Capital Construction Director to support these efforts and to continue to foster the increasing growth and expansion of our campus.

In collaboration with the AVP for Planning/Design/Construction, the Director provides administrative leadership for the Capital Projects Management Department and oversees a capital construction portfolio in excess of one billion dollars. This position directly supervises assigned Capital Construction staff and manages large and/or highly complex capital construction projects serving higher education and healthcare and collaborates with athletics.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads project management teams

  • Establishes Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to provide a measurable standard against which an effective capital projects management team can be evaluated

  • Applies continuous innovation and development to add value, reduce costs, and optimize departmental performance and services

  • Develops and administers comprehensive policies, procedures, and strategic initiatives

  • Leads in defining and shaping internal control policies, standards, and processes

  • Develops, implements, and oversees an on-going staff training program

  • Partners with University leadership in strategic decision making regarding new capital construction initiatives and programs

  • Provides senior leadership of insightful findings for business decision support.

  • Reviews bid documents for compliance with UK standards and guidelines

  • Assists in the review of design documents to ensure acceptability of design and constructability

  • Assists in the review of value engineering and cost reduction proposals to ensure changes comply with design guidelines and standards and do not compromise programmatic requirements

  • Monitors Capital Construction Procurement Process for capital projects to ensure Purchasing Polices are followed

  • Manages Change-Order Process to ensure contracts are promptly and equitably administered; Complies with the intent of University standards and guidelines

  • Performs on-site observations of progress and quality of work and determines if work being performed complies with contract documents, UK standards and project schedules

  • Observes tests required by the contract; reviews contractor as-built drawings for current status and reports test procedures and test results toAVP

  • Maintains a record of site activities and documents any verbal instructions and interpretations given to contractors as well as work that may result in a claim for additional compensation or contract time extension(s)

  • Assists in conduct of project close out inspections.

To apply for this position, submit a UK Online Application at and reference job number: RE29364

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Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 9th 2021

For questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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