Williamson County Schools
full-time part-time employee contract
Director of Facilities Planning and ConstructionJob OverviewThis position directs the work of the Facilities Planning and Construction Department in managing the design and construction of over $500M of new school construction and school additions/renovations. Growth in Williamson County is predicted to double WCS’s student enrollment over the next 10-15 years. The pace of planning, land acquisition, design and construction has picked up. WCS requires an experienced Architect/Engineer to manage the program.(This job reports to the Assistant Superintendent for Operations.)Job Functions• Oversee all phases of project design (programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration).• Prepare contracts for A/E services and Contractor Services.• Collaborate with Architects and Engineers that the District engages to make sure that District scope-of-work and interest are addressed.• Oversee project schedules and budgets of multiple projects running simultaneously across the District.• Monitor all phases of construction to ensure project completion dates are met.• Act as an expert to ensure a quality design and documentation process is followed by District-hired consultants.• Take project lead responsibility over a group of architects and engineers.• Interface with District staff and design professionals at a professional level.• Make independent informed decisions on architectural and engineering problems and methods.• Apply skills to minimize risks and seek means to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.• Supervise the preparation of and checks construction documents created by consultants to verify the documents meet the needs of the District and the necessary codes.• Complete field inspections to verify that the contractor and design professionals are completing the work per the contract documents and in the best interest of the District.• Prepare a wide variety of written materials (e.g. facility records, correspondence, memos, reports, policy/procedures, budget, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.• Present information to the Superintendent, Board of Education, and other elected county and jurisdictional bodies for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and approvals, and for ensuring adherence to established internal controls.• Research new products, laws, regulations, codes, etc., for the purpose of recommending purchases, contracts, and maintaining district wide services.• Supervise the day-to-day activities of the Facility Planning and Construction Department personnel.Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.TravelThis job includes daily travel to District facilities and construction sites. Some travel outside the county is required but very infrequent.Working EnvironmentWork takes place in office settings as well as outside and inside construction sites. Hazards on the job include the typical office setting hazards, but also includes exposure to varied construction operations on a daily basis. This includes exposure to heavy equipment and machinery, chemicals, dust, pesticides, weather, temperature, high noise levels, overhead hazards, walking roofs and other multi-storied structures in various stages of completion, walking through undeveloped land, and driving county vehicles on interstates and back roads.Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking and 40% standingPhysical Requirements: lifting, bending, climbing, crawling, are all required. Lifting objects over 30-pounds is required.Vision correctable to 20/20 is required.QualificationsMinimum experience: 15 years of experience in facilities design, construction, and project management.Minimum education: Degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited university.The ideal candidate will have the following education, experience, skills, knowledge, abilities and/or competencies:• Licensed architect or engineer in the State of Tennessee.• Demonstrate a high degree of competence, capability, and architectural/engineering experience.• Experience with multiple delivery methods for buildings such as: Design Bid Build, CM @ Risk, Design Build.• Ability to read, prepare and understand Gantt Schedules, and experience with various project management software systems. Must be proficient in MS Office Excel and other project management systems.• Ability to oversee multiple projects at a time.Required Testing: None SpecifiedContinuing Education/Training: Maintains Licensure if LicensedRequired Certificates and/or Licenses: None SpecifiedClearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background ClearanceFLSA Status: ExemptEmployee Type: ClassifiedPursuant to the Williamson County Board of Education’s policy of non-discrimination, Williamson County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, orin the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.