DIRECTOR OF CAPITAL PROGRAMS Facilities & Services University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a dynamic and transformative Director to lead its Capital Programs division. The Director of Capital Programs will provide coordination and administrative oversight for planning, design and construction of new buildings, additions/modifications to existing buildings, and associated backbone infrastructure in support of the mission of the University. The individual will also assume responsibility for contract specialists to bid and procure consulting and construction services. 

The Director is responsible for leadership and executive administration of six departments that make up the Capital Programs Division: Capital Planning and Space Management, Deferred Maintenance and Classroom Improvement Programs, Facilities Information Resources, Sustainability and Transportation Demand Management, Contract Administration and Project Management. S/he will lead the design process and manage external consultants and contractors as well as construction managers. The Director has six direct reports and the division is supported by a staff of 40 full-time academic and civil service personnel. 


1. Provide leadership and management to all units included within the Capital Programs Division.
2. Administration of the capital planning, design and construction process for the Urbana campus, working with campus units from project initiation through project completion.
3. Establishment of policies and procedures related to project definition, planning, budgeting, and delivery methodologies.
4. Oversight of the University Qualification Based Selection process for the employment of Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors.
5. Procurement of construction services from Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers and Contractors.
6. Development of capital improvement priorities and preparation of the State Capital Budget submission for the Urbana campus.
7. Administrative management of all campus, university and leased space resources in support of the Office of the Provost.
8. Administration of the site evaluation and selection process for buildings, additions and land improvements. 
9. Coordination of capital projects requiring Board of Trustee actions with the Office of Capital Programs and Real Estate Services.
10. Provide guidance and input on the development and use of all capital delivery support systems, including PRZM, FCPWeb, CAPS and Upside.
11. Establishment of the parameters for Project Labor Agreement use.
12. Monitor and review all federal, state, and University rules and regulations affecting design and construction.
13. Serve on campus committees and panels as needed.
14. Represent Facilities & Services and the Urbana Campus on City, County and Regional Planning Committees and task forces, including but not limited to GIS Consortium, CUUATS, Regional Planning Committee, UIRP Design Review Committee and East Central Illinois Building and Construction Trade Council.
15. Oversee the execution of all Capital Projects to ensure completion on time and on budget with the expected quality.



Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering. Graduate studies in Engineering is an asset. Minimum ten years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in facility design, construction and/or management in Universities is required. Ability to delegate and supervise the work of planning, project management and support staff, work effectively with academic individuals and groups on a variety of issues, and handle numerous issues simultaneously and meet required and sometime difficult deadlines; possess strong communication skills - both verbal and written, working knowledge of applicable University space standards and management tools, and prior experience with development of capital budgets for a large institution are also required.


Other preferred qualifications include an advanced Graduate Master or Ph.D. in Engineering degree, and experience in the field of facility management at a major research University in North America.

Application Procedures:

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references by December 31, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before December 31, 2018; 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 Nicole McCurry at


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