Director of Engineering & Small Construction Services

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Champaign, IL, USA
  • Mar 19, 2019
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Director of Engineering & Small Construction Services
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a Director of Engineering & Small Construction Services. The Director of Engineering & Small Construction Services supports Facilities & Services units in the design and construction process, specifically as it relates to engineering and architectural design of small projects, construction of minor remodels and improvements, design review of all projects, commissioning, and review of capital projects and campus facility standards and Division of Responsibility designations.

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1. Provide supervision, leadership and management of all aspects of the F & S Engineering & Construction Services Division, including Engineering Services, Small Construction Services, Code Compliance & Fire Safety.
2. Responsible for administration of the established minor engineering and construction services provided to the campus community via Facilities & Services.
3. Provide direction for the Division, setting procedures, prioritizing workload, establishing performance expectations, resolving conflicts, and coordinating with both internal and external groups.
4. Establish policies and procedures related to project development and execution for minor renovation and improvement projects.
5. Provide building system analysis and troubleshooting of problem areas, investigate existing conditions, identify system problems or incompatibilities, determine appropriate resolution of problems and provide scope for corrective work.
6. Provide oversight of the design review and commissioning process for all major proposed construction projects.
7. Oversee maintenance of campus space inventory system and UIUC Facility Standards including technical content.
8. Participate in the master planning efforts for various building or utility systems, promoting adherence to those master plans, and provide input to Program Statements.
9. Provide input and advice to the Executive Director on engineering and campus services, act as a member of the Facilities & Services executive management team, and various campus and community committees as assigned.
10. Lead a large team to ensure the completion of minor construction projects on time, on budget and to a satisfied customer.
11. Lead design professionals to deliver design projects on time and on budget.


Bachelor's degree in the field of engineering or architecture.


1. Minimum seven years engineering or architectural experience in work of a responsible nature, in facility design, construction and/or management is required.
2. Minimum five years of experience in a responsible management position.
3. Minimum five years of professional and managerial/administrative experience in a large research university, along with proven ability to coordinate and manage sensitive and/or complex projects.


1. Excellent interpersonal skills.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of building mechanical and construction systems.
3. Good working knowledge of applicable higher education standards, codes and regulations.
4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
5. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Archibus and Outlook.
6. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and function in a team environment.
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the campus community.

Application Procedure:

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, copy of undergraduate transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by March 29, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before March 29, 2019; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search.

Salary is commensurate with demonstrated ability and experience. This is a full-time 12-month academic professional appointment.

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Keri Frederick at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.