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    Executive Director
    April 27, 2021
    The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) is seeking a dynamic new Executive Director to lead the organization’s geographic growth and expanded programming. It’s well documented that kids learn better in schools with good lighting, clean air, and comfortable classrooms. That’s why CHPS works with schools and experts to ensure that every child has the best possible learning environment with the smallest possible impact on the planet.

    The new Executive Director will be joining the organization at a pivotal time when strategic planning of the last few years is coming to fruition and our approach is more in demand. The CHPS’ priority of children’s health and well-being first has never been more relevant, and the new Executive Director will lead our effort to increase our visibility and our impact.

    Our Mission
    CHPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to making schools better places to learn and environmentally responsible. CHPS was founded in 1999 by a group of California state agencies and major utilities to address energy efficiency in schools. The effort quickly expanded to address all aspects of school design, construction and operation; CHPS became a 501(c)(3) in 2002. Growing from our start in California, CHPS became a national organization in 2008; our high performance criteria is currently being applied throughout the United States. Regional CHPS versions developed under license are in use in the Northeast and New York, California, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Hawaii. The US-CHPS Criteria is available nationwide, used by projects in Alaska, Montana, Colorado, and Florida, among others. Use of US-CHPS is growing and promises to further expand our influence. We currently have nearly 250 active projects in our verification programs; hundreds more across the country have achieved verification.

    Job Description
    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CHPS and its team, including staff and contractors, programs, growth, and execution of its mission.

    The Executive Director will:
    • Serve as the public face of CHPS.
    • Ensure that CHPS technical resources continue to be at the forefront of green schools and healthy building science.
    • Cultivate a strong partnership with the Board of Directors to set policies consistent with CHPS’ mission
    • Utilize a collaborative process to develop and maintain and an annual business plan.
    • Direct a collaborative process with staff and the Board of Directors to develop, manage and implement a long-term strategic plan and annual business plan.
    • Prepare and implement an approved annual budget and other necessary financial documents.
    • Oversee all fund development activities, including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of funders, and identifying new financial resources. Actively seek and maintain a diverse base of funding – sponsorships, foundation, government, membership, and projects and related fees.
    • Promote CHPS’ visibility and welfare through thought leadership and build upon the existing partnerships with other organizations that are aligned with CHPS' mission and vision.
    • Oversee all CHPS’ programs and initiatives.
    • Until the CHPS team can be expanded, manage the day-to-day operation of all programs and initiatives.

    All candidates should have proven leadership and management experience. Demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

    • A minimum of 5 years of management experience, preferably with an organization similar to or in a field related to CHPS’ mission
    • Track record in preparing and effectively managing a budget of at least $500,000
    • Track record of effective fundraising with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
    • Track record of effective leadership including specific examples of having developed and implemented successful strategies
    • Experience with sustainable/high performance building principles
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal; and multidisciplinary project skills
    • Ability to manage a remote workforce; CHPS has operated virtually since 2016.

    Additional Beneficial Qualifications:
    • Background in school design, construction, operations and/or school administration
    • Strong marketing and public relations experience
    • Entrepreneurial and adaptable with a passion for our mission

    Travel Requirement
    • Once normal travel resumes, must be able to travel up to 20% of the time.

    • CHPS is legally based in California but welcomes applicants in other states.

    • $80,000-$90,000 per year, full-time plus benefits

    Prospective candidates are requested to submit a resume with cover letter by June 4, 2021, to John Zinner, Chair, CHPS Board of Directors,

  • Brailsford and Dunlavey is looking to fill multiple positions in our San Francisco based office. We are looking for entry level to mid-level managers. We have new, large implementation programs that need your expertise.

    How to apply:

    Call with questions: 415.480.4086 or 320.282.0110

    Who we are:

    Our purpose is to inspire and empower organizations to maximize the value of investments that advance communities. Since 1993, Brailsford & Dunlavey has empowered hundreds of colleges and universities, PK–12 schools, municipalities, and professional sports organizations to achieve their bold visions through the built environment. 

    Our Benefits:
    We believe that a comprehensive benefits package is critical to supporting our employees' personal and family needs, and demonstrates our true commitment to work-life balance. Whether you are looking for a company that shares the burden of health care costs, permits occasional working-from-home flexibility, or invests heavily into each employee's 401(k), B&D delivers a complete package.

    • B&D provides a complete package to our full-time employees.
    • 100% company-paid medical, prescription, and dental insurance premiums for employees and their children
    • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses
    • Company-paid contributions to 401(k) retirement accounts
    • Flextime and telecommuting
    • Parental leave
    • Voluntary vision insurance
    • Company-paid disability and life insurance
    • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
    • Commuter benefits
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Reimbursement for professional memberships/certifications
    • In-house training
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Corporate fitness center access at most locations
    • Company-provided beverages

  • Company: Bray Architects

    Position: Design Specialist/Educational Planner

    Location: Milwaukee, WI


    Click link to apply:


    Our firm is seeking an experienced educational planning and design expert to join our growing team. This Design Specialist / Educational Planner role includes leadership and engagement during all phases of the architectural project development process with an emphasis on educational planning, programming, schematic design, and design development. The position requires the ability to act as both a leader and collaborative team member to create spaces that align curriculum with architecture, enhance teaching and learning and successfully achieve our clients’ goals.


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Lead, in partnership with the architectural team, a collaborative educational visioning, planning, and design process to establish, communicate, and successfully implement a client’s vision.
    • Lead project teams through programming, schematic design, and design development in partnership with project leaders.
    • Engage in multiple projects in various phases of development at any one time.
    • Prepare for and lead internal design project development meetings.
    • Prepare for, participate in, and lead client meetings and engage with users.
    • Support clients when necessary in exploring current, proposed, and forward-thinking curriculum and educational delivery practices to ensure alignment with the architectural solutions.
    • Develop innovative design concepts that are practical, safe, and aesthetically pleasing to enhance the educational experience and achieve our clients’ goals within the project budget.
    • Conduct space planning and create conceptual furniture and equipment layouts.
    • Work in partnership with clients, interior designers, and architectural teams, to select educational furniture that aligns with educational delivery and architectural objectives.
    • Design and develop Building Information Modeling (BIM), utilizing Revit® and Enscape™ software.
    • Participate in firm thought leadership and stay current on educational design best practices and research.
    • Work in partnership with architectural and interior design team members to establish cohesive design language and material palettes.
    • Research architectural products and materials.
    • Maintain an understanding of company standards.


    We are a full-service planning, architecture, interior design, and community engagement firm whose success derives from the quality of our design and the loyalty and trust of our growing client base.  Bray has been, and continues to be, Wisconsin’s recognized leader in K–12 educational design. If you are an organized and self-motivated individual with a desire to grow personally and professionally within a highly collaborative environment, we hope to hear from you. It has been an incredible several years at Bray with steady growth in work, employees, and markets served. We have every reason to be excited about the future. Come join us.


    We value most our dedicated staff who thrive within a culture of high work ethic, professional growth, commitment to each other and our clients, and supportive and transparent leadership. We have set a high bar of expectation, which is supported with mutual respect, support, and camaraderie.

    Bray Associates Architects, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status and protected veteran status.


    The ideal candidate shall have attained:

    • A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited architecture program
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
    • Autodesk Revit® experience
    • Strong organizational skills and comfort level with a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Advanced knowledge of educational planning and design
    • Possess creative talent in iterative conceptual design including site planning, building organization and massing, exterior and interior design language, space planning, furniture layouts, and material selection
    • Communication/presentation skills to lead meetings with clients and facilitate user engagement
    • Willingness to mentor team members and serve as a resource

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 10+ years of relevant experience
    • Autodesk Revit® expertise
    • Experience in K-12 educational design
    • Licensed Architect

  • Planning Analyst, Howard County Public School System

    Date posted: April 16, 2021
    Closing date: May 2, 2021
    Location: Ellicott City, MD


    Under the direction of the Manager of School Planning, the Planning Analyst oversees the School Enrollment Projection Model and boundary scenario testing programs. The Planning Analyst is responsible for the collection, maintenance, and accuracy validation of all data and systems utilized by the Office of School Planning to develop data-driven reports and analysis in support of school planning decisions.

    The ideal candidate for this role demonstrates consistently high levels of attention to detail and expertly utilizes and customizes databases, spreadsheets, and the ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) to conduct analysis. They successfully manage multiple projects and priorities with tight deadlines and possess a strong ability to communicate ideas and concepts effectively to inform a variety of stakeholders about school planning processes.

    Link to full job posting

  • Director, Construction and Management
    Aurora Public Schools

    Link to full job posting

    • Position Type: NonLicsensed Admin/Prof. Technical/Director, Construction and Management
    • Date Posted: 03/29/2021
    • Location: Construction Management
    • Closing Date: 04/16/2021


    Non-Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Daily 20% Ensure efficient and economical use of funds, manpower, facilities and time by monitoring and directing assigned operations and budgets within the department.
    Daily 20% Develop, administer, monitor and coordinate the budget and grants assigned to the department and initiating requisitions. Plan and administer major capital improvement projects and programs. Coordinate outside vendors and negotiate contracts. Monitor budget performance on all projects, make decisions regarding project scope and recommend budget increases when required.
    Daily 18% Supervise assigned staff including hiring, disciplining, evaluating, terminating, training and assigning and directing work as dictated by District policy and procedure.
    Daily 15% Provide vision, long-term planning and administration for the Construction Management and Support Department by monitoring projects and directives, attending meetings, communicating with staff and making recommendations and observations.
    Daily 10% Collaborate with administrators, district personnel and stakeholders regarding needs, status and performance of department programs.
    Daily 5% Supervise the District environmental compliance program including asbestos abatement, hazardous material and other environmental compliance programs by assuring that all programs comply with current local, state and federal regulations and policies.
    Daily 5% Provide leadership for facility planning activities including condition assessments and educational program needs assessments. Recommend short-range and long-range major repair and capital improvement programs for the District.
    Mnthly 1% Maintain current knowledge of all local codes, state and federal regulations and District policies that apply to construction management and environmental compliance.
    Yrly 1% Maintain technical knowledge required to perform all job duties for assigned activities and programs.
    Daily 5% Perform other duties as assigned.


    Aurora Public Schools - Job Description - Director, Construction and Management

  • MOA ARCHITECTURE provides architecture, planning, and interior design services to the K-12, Higher Ed, Healthcare, Science + Technology and Commercial sectors across the Rocky Mountain region. We are looking to grow and strengthen our team of professionals by adding talented and experienced K-12 Education Project Manager in our Denver Office. As a locally owned Legacy firm celebrating 40 years of success, we offer excellent growth, advancement and leadership opportunity for career minded individuals who can contribute to the success of the project, the team and the firm. Please visit our web site to learn more about us, the positions available and how to apply at   


    We seek a full time Project Manager with proven experience in project delivery of new construction, additions and/or interior renovations for K-12 education design.



    • Bachelor and/or master’s degree in Architecture from an NAAB accredited university
    • Licensed Architect
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in K-12 architectural design, technical execution and project management (with a minimum 3 years in a project management role in K-12)
    • Experience with Revit, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite, BSD Speclink a plus, Deltek Vision a plus (as a project management tool)
    • LEED or WELL accreditation a plus



    • Has high interest in and a passion for delivery of K-12 education design

    • Has the ability to develop a comprehensive understanding of a client’s program, requirements, standards and policies for incorporation into the design solution and documentation for bidding and construction
    • Is an effective leader, a positive influence on the project team, fosters a collaborative, team oriented environment
    • Is a great representative of MOA to our staff, clients, consultants, contractors and other industry partners
    • Is mature, credible, trustworthy, likable, and comfortable in dealing with staff and others in the industry (exhibits professional and emotional maturity).
    • Is self-directed, accountable and proactive, but not afraid to ask questions and seek guidance
    • Demonstrates high attention to detail, and high problem-solving skills
    • Has strong organizational, communication, time, and relationship management skills. Capable of managing multiple projects/tasks, tight and competing deadlines
    • Can earn the trust and respect of all those he/she works with.
    • Contributes to the team and is eager to listen, learn from others

    • Can lead and manage large projects or multiple smaller projects, however will remain flexible and willing to accept any assignments.


    • Has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of the delivery of architecture: client management; process management; people management; internal project budgets; construction means and methods; building materials, systems and technologies; sustainable design best practices; writing or coordinating specifications, construction phase services; and consultant coordination
    • Has extensive experience and knowledge of detail application of ADA, building and life safety codes. Experience with planning/entitlement, building permit, local or state agency review, and other various agencies as may be required.
    • May travel throughout the region for project assignment responsibilities



    • Primary MOA contact and representative for a client
    • Strengthen existing and build new relationships with clients

    • Assist in RFQ/RFP preparation: developing scope of work and schedule definition, review consultant proposals for appropriate scope, develop staffing model for fee development, and participate in interview preparation and presentation
    • Provide overall project management responsibility through all phases of project delivery including client and project team management, documentation content and quality, permitting, project scheduling, fee management, design to construction budget management, and all construction phase management responsibilities
    • Oversee the assigned staff and consultants – organize, direct and coordinate daily/ weekly and project team assignments. Drive great team performance
    • Provide support to the team, and advocate for the team in terms of resource allocation, schedule, technology, client relations, and other needs
    • Provide quality assurance oversight as an ongoing process during all phases of their projects, and will schedule and participate in quality control review efforts at all significant project milestones. May participate in quality control review of projects from other project managers
    • Existing facility evaluations, code compliance studies
    • Oversee the production of design and coordinate SD, DD and CD technical documentation
    • Manage bidding and construction phase services.
    • May travel throughout the region for project assignment responsibilities

  • MOA ARCHITECTURE provides architecture, planning, and interior design services to the K-12, Higher Ed, Healthcare, Science + Technology and Commercial sectors across the Rocky Mountain region. We are looking to grow and strengthen our team of professionals by adding a talented and experienced K-12 Education Architectural Designer in our Denver office. As a locally owned Legacy firm celebrating 40 years of success, we offer excellent growth, advancement and leadership opportunity for career minded individuals who can contribute to the success of the project, the team and the firm. Please visit our web site to learn more about us, the position available and how to apply at

    We seek a full-time architectural designer with proven experience in Pre K-12 Education programming, master planning, site/building planning and design for new construction, additions and/or interior renovations.


    • Bachelor and/or master’s degree in Architecture from an NAAB accredited university
    • Licensed Architect preferred
    • Demonstrated Pre K-12 educational design portfolio
    • 10+ years’ experience in site master planning, K-12 facility master planning, programming, building and architectural interior design
    • Design, graphic presentation, and public presentation experience using Revit, Sketch-Up, Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and one or more rendering software such as Enscape, V-Ray and Lumion.
    • LEED or WELL accreditation a plus



    • Is passionate about Pre K-12 educational design and has their finger on the pulse of 21st century teaching and learning, technology/equipment/furnishings, accessibility and safety, sustainable and healthy environments, and leading the design of educational environments that support and optimize teaching and learning.
    • Is highly experienced in K-12 design visioning, programming and space planning, leading the Design Advisory Group process, listening and responding to all of the constituents that have a stake in educating our youth (students, parents, educators, administrators, facilities managers, and the community)
    • Is a great listener and can transform and deliver the constituents’ vision into a high quality design - meeting program, schedule and budget
    • Is experienced and comfortable in dealing with challenging design opportunities with high problem-solving skills
    • Can effectively communicate ideas and concepts (verbal and graphic), can produce design concepts quickly, often in front of a client
    • Has strong organizational, communication, time, and relationship management skills.
    • Demonstrates high attention to detail, capable of managing multiple projects/tasks/people, tight and competing deadlines
    • Has a solid knowledge base and understanding of basic structural, mechanical, electrical and other building systems, commercial construction means and methods, building materials, building and life safety codes, and the ADA
    • Contributes to the team and is eager to listen, learn from others
    • Has strong communication and collaboration skills, ability to work in a team environment
    • Can earn the trust and respect of all those he/she works with.
    • May travel throughout the region for project assignment responsibilities
    • Is a great representative of MOA to our staff, clients, consultants, contractors and other industry partners



    • Lead or assist in marketing and business development in Pre K-12 Education arena, participate in RFP/RQP responses, lead or assist in interview preparation, design concepts, graphic presentation material, participate in interview presentation
    • Primary or secondary MOA contact and representative for a client in the design phase of projects
    • May work independently on some projects, or lead a team, or work as part of a team under the direction of others
    • Design to meet facility program, design schedule, and construction budget
    • Design to meet all the space and functional program requirements
    • Architectural site planning, master planning, building exterior and interior architectural conceptual design, design development, and final design
    • Develop project presentation graphics and 3D digital models and lead Design Advisory Group presentations
    • Develop graphic promotional materials to assist owners in presenting and promoting the project(s) to the community (building and site renderings, interior space renderings, etc.)
    • Educate and guide team members (in-house and consultants) to ensure design concepts are carried through the technical development and construction of the project
    • Provide design quality assurance oversight as an ongoing process during all phases of their projects

  • Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance

    Facilities & Services

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

    Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Architect/Engineer in Capital Maintenance Planning. The Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance Planning, has primary responsibility for preplanning efforts addressing deferred maintenance in Academic Facilities. The Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance Planning will develop preliminary project scope and budget to address known deficiencies, assist in the prioritization of campus deferred maintenance needs, and track completed deficiencies in the Facility Condition Reports.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


    1. Support the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles of Facilities & Services.
    2. Compile preliminary project scope and budget for deferred maintenance projects.
    3. Prepare project scope and budgets for campus improvement and classroom improvement projects.
    4. Maintain deferred maintenance database.
    5. Research existing facility conditions and requirements.
    6. Review project design documents prepared by Professional Service Consultant for adherence to project scope.
    7. Work with Focus Groups to prioritize campus deferred maintenance needs.
    8. Assist F&S staff and university consultants with deferred maintenance information. Provide architectural and/or engineering design assistance and interpretation.
    9. Assume role of project planner when requested, including (but not limited to) preparing project scope, schedule, budget documents, PSC selection and contract negotiation, project planning coordination and documentation to prepare for Project Management.
    10. Participate in presentation and report preparation.
    11. Work with student interns, delegating tasks and monitoring work product.
    12. Discuss facility needs with F&S and campus unit representatives.
    13. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Deferred Maintenance.
    14. Participate in the consultant selection process.
    15. Provide support for Facilities Planning Committee efforts.



    Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Architectural Sciences, Engineering or related field.

    Master's degree in Architecture or Engineering.

    Work Experience

    Three years of progressively responsible work experience in facility planning, project management and/or construction management.

    1. Ability to communicate well, delegate and supervise the work of support staff.
    2. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
    3. Ability to develop priorities.
    4. Experience with Microsoft Project.

    Training, Licenses, or Certifications

    1. Current registration as an Architect or Engineer.

    1. Current registration as an Architect or Engineer in the State of Illinois.
    2. Leadership in Energy and Environments Design (LEED) accreditation.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1. Familiarity with ADA Accessibility Guidelines and Illinois Accessibility code.
    2. Familiarity with various Building Codes.
    3. Familiarity with LEED rating system.
    4. Moderate working skills and familiarity with AutoCAD and facilities management systems.
    5. Knowledge of building codes and University facility standards.
    6. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite software.


    This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after April 24, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.


    Applications must be received by April 24, 2021. Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

    Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
    Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
    Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references, and a copy of a Current Registration as an Architect or Engineer.

    In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Ken McCray, 217-300-6211 or . For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

  • Reports To:              Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Construction    
    Duty Days:               238 Days
    Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
    Pay Grade:               B07


    • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering OR a Degree in any other field with 10 years educational facility construction experience
    • Minimum of five years of successful experience in construction management
    • Experience in the design and construction of educational projects (preferred)
    • Ability to communicate effectively with architects, engineers, contract entities, governmental agencies, and district staff
    • Proficient in use of Windows based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project; Blue Beam; CAD; Plan Grid; BIM

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    This position is responsible for managing a wide spectrum of construction and major renovation projects extending from project initiation through to project completion and warranty.

    1. Monitor the schematic design and design development phases of the project to ensure that the district’s educational program requirements are being met. This will include attending all meetings and documenting discussions and resolutions. Record changes made to the program requirements because of budget requirements. Communicate this information effectively to the Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction or other district staff as directed.
    2. Attend school board meetings and staff presentations as requested by the Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction.
    3. Coordinate with design firms, users, and other agency representatives.
    4. Evaluate compliance with district-approved requirements relating to approved scopes, budgets, and schedules at each milestone of the design process. Recommend any adjustments necessary to maintain budget and schedule.
    5. Confirm at each milestone that the construction materials specified meet the district’s required standards.
    6. Monitor and direct information supplied by the district to the project architects pertaining to site surveys and conditions, as-built drawings, utility information, etc.
    7. Contact all utility providers and notify them of the project’s utility requirements (CenterPoint Energy, MUDs). Advise the Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction of any necessary district action.
    8. Monitor design schedules, design budgets, progress, and products specified for each project. Anticipate schedule problems and conflicts.
    9. Monitor submittal to and approval by all plan check and regulatory agencies in order to maintain the project timeline.
    10. Review construction cost estimates for the assigned projects developed by the architects on as needed basis.
    11. Conform to policies, procedures and reporting formats.
    1. Attend bid openings for each project or each section of the work (if CM-At-Risk).
    2. Assist in the selection of general contractors, vendors, and suppliers for each project.
    3. Review the contract documents prior to issue for proposals to confirm that the district’s Supplementary General Conditions are incorporated in each project.
    4. In collaboration with the architects, discuss bidding strategy, prepare bidder list, and generate bidder interest. Assist in conducting the pre-bid conference.
    5. Assist in bid openings, evaluation of bids, and recommend award of contract. Prepare contract documents.
    6. Immediately after the award of contract receive and review the necessary bonds and insurance submittals from the contractor(s) for contract conformance.
    1. Attend pre-construction conferences conducted by the project architect and the contractor.
    2. Attend separate trade pre-construction conferences conducted by the contractor as required in the specifications.
    3. Monitor critical path schedule as submitted by the contractor. Notify Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction of any impacts to the schedule that could delay the completion date.
    4. If construction is taking place on an existing campus, coordinate planned activities with school administration and maintenance staff.
    5. Assist in the color and finish selection process. Monitor the progress of the selection process to insure that the construction schedule is not delayed.
    6. Monitor Request for Information Process to insure prompt response by all parties.
    7. Monitor Submittal Process to insure prompt submission and review.
    8. Track the Proposal Request Process to ensure the change requested is necessary and that the cost change is acceptable.
    9. Review pricing on all proposed changes and work with project architect and contractor to resolve differences. Recommend approval when price and scope of work are acceptable.
    10. Review change orders for accuracy and recommend acceptance to the district.
    11. Review payment requests for accuracy and forward to Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction when approved for payment.
    12. Verify that the contractor is keeping the as-built drawings current each month prior to pay request approval.
    13. Verify that specified testing and start-up requirements of equipment and materials are being met.
    14. Walk punch list with architect and contractor. Monitor completion of items.
    15. Assist in coordinating furnishings, fixed equipment, and other separately held contracts for each project.
    16. Schedule and coordinate start-up activities with district personnel, including personnel training for each project.
    1. Review Project Close-out Documents to make sure they are complete and meet the contract requirements.
    2. Verify that all warranties have been received and are properly executed by the district.
    3. Prepare historical information database for each project, including project history, all related costs, list of contractors that performed the work, and any other pertinent information.
    4. Assist in performing the post occupancy evaluations of completed new construction and renovation projects. 

    Equipment Used:

    Personal computer, printer, copier, drawing plotter, electronic scanning devices, digital camera.

    Working Conditions:

    Frequent districtwide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours; work indoors and outdoors to conduct on-site inspection of all facilities and construction projects; work around machinery with moving parts; work on ladders or scaffolding.

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

    To apply:


    To ensure that all new, remodeled and renovated facilities and sites meet the highest standard of design, construction and appropriateness for the educational activities they are intended to foster.


    1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution in building construction, architecture or engineering, educational facilities management or other related experience acceptable to the Board.
    2. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in facilities planning, construction or related business.
    3. A current license in the State of Florida as a Certified General Contractor (CGC), Certified Building Contractor (CBC), Architect, or Engineer is preferred.


    Knowledge and understanding of public educational facilities planning including site, educational planning and design, construction, capital budgeting and applicable local, state and federal regulations.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with schools, construction industry personnel, and the general public.  Ability to effectively use business English, spelling and punctuation.  Ability to perform basic mathematical skills and algebraic computations with reasonable speed and accuracy.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.  Computer experience, specifically Microsoft applications, with word processing, spreadsheets, and scheduling.  Ability to manage time wisely.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely on the telephone or in person.  Ability to use calculators, copy machines and other assorted office machinery.  Ability to make decisions in accordance with District rules, regulations and policies.  Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public.


    Chief Operations Officer (COO) or designee


    Project Directors
    Plans Room Specialist
    Executive Planner
    Project Assistants
    Assigned Secretarial Support



    1. Protect and promote the interest of the district and the department.
    2. Represent the department on business, community and district level groups.
    3. Advocate, facilitate and monitor the alignment of Department vision and mission with district vision and mission.
    4. Supervise the departmental programs and encourage continuous improvement efforts within the department.
    5. Manage the recommendation, development and implementation of new construction, remodeling and renovation of both educational and ancillary facilities and sites in accordance with District, educational requirements, and Statutory and Administrative Board Rule.
    6. Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the capital outlay component of the District budget, including local and external revenues and expenditures for capital Outlay Projects.
    7. Assist in the forecasting and preparation of outlay project budgets for inclusion into the District’s capital improvement plan and Florida Department of Education (FDOE) five-year work plan.
    8. Provide overall project management and financial responsibility for each project that is administered by the department. Continually strive to keep project expenditures within approved budgetary limits.
    9. Participate in the system of selection and evaluation of design professionals, contractors and consultants to ensure that Florida Statute 287.055 and other requirements are followed.
    10. Establish and monitor a system of budget, plan and specification development and review, contract negotiations, construction management and inspections in accordance with Board Rule Policy, Florida Statutes, and SBE Administrative Rule (FAC.)
    11. Administer and conduct contract negotiations with construction contractors, architects, engineers, and other professional businesses as they relate to facilities planning and construction.
    12. Recommend, implement and maintain an accurate facilities’ records system, including appropriate drawings, specifications, warranties, approvals, inventories and other related data.
    13. Serve as a liaison between District administration and school faculty for facilities planning, design, and construction.
    14. Recommend to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) or designee the selection, transfer, or termination of Department of Construction Services’ personnel.
    15. Advocate, facilitate and monitor the professional growth and performance of employees through providing ongoing training opportunities.
    16. Encourage employee involvement, empowerment, responsibility and innovation.
    17. Recognize outstanding performance of employees.
    18. Negotiate and evaluate improvement objectives with department personnel.
    19. Advocate, facilitate and monitor alignment of department plans and budgeting to District strategic directions.
    20. Ensure the construction department works as a team to support the districts strategic plan. Communicate District Team goals.
    21. Develop short and long-term goals.
    22. Maintain an information system that provides information requests in a timely manner.
    23. Gather, monitor and share data for comparison and improvement purposes.
    24. Assist with reports to analyze and use operational results to improve service.
    25. Facilitate and monitor current level of departmental performance.
    26. Advocate, facilitate and monitor the development, deployment and results of department improvement initiatives as they relate to District initiatives.
    27. Evaluate overall operational performance of the construction department.
    28. Represent departmental needs and concerns to the appropriate administrators.
    29. Listen to customer input.
    30. Advocate, facilitate and monitor customer satisfaction data.
    31. Communicate with SACs and other community organizations, and other public organizations.
    32. Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this positions.


    Light Work:  Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently as needed to move objects.


    Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan.

    Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the District.


    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

    Board approved:



    5/14/2007 New Format




    PAY GRADE: D15


    STATE JOB CODE: 74005

    Pay Scale

    Approved Budget Annual Salary Range: $76,464 - $122,167

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