UCSF Health is seeking a dynamic director to lead a professional team of approximately 40 staff members including architects, engineers, project managers, inspectors of record, and analysts in the delivery of all major and minor renovation and Infrastructure capital projects at all Clinical Campuses and other Administrative sites.
Under the general direction of the Vice President, Facilities and Support Services, the Director of Design and Construction provides leadership and administrative oversight of all professional staff in the Department’s core functional area of Planning, Architecture, Project Management, Contracts, and Administration. The Director possesses delegated authority for signature and execution of business activities related to plant accounts and operating budget cost centers. Currently, the Department manages 318 Construction Projects valued at $391M. The Director is an influential leader in relation to other organizational units and participates with high level managers and senior leadership to establish design and construction strategic plans and objectives based on organizational goals.
The Director of Design and Construction must be a team player and a hands-on manager with excellent communication skills. Our portfolio includes projects under $50,000 and over $40M with a focus on renovations of existing Facilities especially within occupied high risk inpatient and outpatient care areas. The successful candidate will have a breadth of experience in managing all types of capital projects. We seek a leader who has a track-record of building constituencies, providing transparency and improving process efficiencies. Equally important is the ability to work with the team to establish project timelines and budgets, and meet them. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop strong professional relationships with UCSF partners and all external agencies having jurisdiction to understand their needs and communicate expectations in the capital arena.
The position works collaboratively with the Directors of Facilities, Nursing, Environmental Health and Safety, Ancillary and other Support Services departments to coordinate the implementation of capital projects as they are affected by and affect the operations of these functions.
15 years of senior level health care management experience delivering large and complex, multif phased construction projects within an occupied Academic Medical Center
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture
Broad experience in capital project management and facilities administration with demonstrated ability to manage projects and personnel
Advanced knowledge of and experience in planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, building design and construction, state and federal legislative processes including but not limited to JCAHO, OSHPD, DHS.
Advanced financial, budgeting and cost management skills, including interacting with and synthesizing widely divergent viewpoints and interests in a large, complex organization, including the ability to manage scarce resources
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its vision, mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure and short and long range strategic capital projects plans
Advanced organizational skills including skill in consistently and effectively meeting budget and time deadlines
Advanced and proven skills to lead, direct, and manage personnel including selection, training, evaluating and, taking corrective action as required, with diplomacy, promoting and managing change, team building, consensus building, and fostering cooperation
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skills to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives and a demonstrated ability to effectively convey architectural and construction concepts in written and graphic formats, and oral presentations
Ability to chair committees and preside at public meetings
Working knowledge of architectural principles as they relate to planning, design and operations
Demonstrated planning and analytical skills related to building design and construction in a medical center
Familiarity with LEED design principles and practices
Ability to develop and coordinate all phases of construction projects, including controlling project costs
Broad familiarity with construction processes, practices, contracting procedures, codes and regulations
Demonstrated experience and familiarity with the principles of value engineering as related to capital projects
Familiarity with project scheduling and computer based design technologies
Ability to analyze complex problems and to synthesize, integrate and conceptualize alternative solutions
Ability to develop and analyze for comparative evaluation the anticipated effects of design and construction alternatives
Ability to plan effectively for both short-range and long-range objectives
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
Degree in Architecture and Architectural Registration
Master of Business Administration
Engineering and Professional Registration
License to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture
Certificate to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture
Certified in LEAN principles and practices
Experience in an Academic Medical Center setting
Knowledge of managed care contracting and capitation
Experience working with OSHPD and the State Fire Marshal’s Office
Knowledge of strategic financial planning; knowledge of management information systems; and strong negotiating skills
Living Pride Standards
Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center’s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.
Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.