Senior Director for Capital Projects, Modernization, Planning, Design and Construction

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA
  • Full Time
  • California Institute of Technology

  • The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a world-renowned science and engineering Institute invites nominations and applications for the Senior Director for Capital Projects, Modernization, Planning, Design and Construction. The Senior Director (SD) reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities and is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and coordination of approximately twenty professional staff members who provide planning, design, engineering and construction services to the campus through effective and efficient project management of new construction and modernization projects. In addition to the normal recurring modernization of existing facilities and laboratories, the institute anticipates the need for planning, siting and concept development for new construction projects on the campus over the next several years.


    The successful candidate will have extensive project management experience with complex facilities in a higher education or research environment. This individual will also be capable of operating in a high-paced environment with focus on delivering customized solutions on compressed schedules and tight budgets. They will be well versed in producing results with a blended workforce of in-house and contracted effort.  Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in engineering, architecture, urban design or city planning as well as a minimum of ten years’ experience in the planning, design, construction and modernization of large complex facilities projects. Certification as a Project Management Professional, DBIA Certification or Certified Construction Manager or the ability to achieve in 6 months of hire is required. Experience in educational or technical environment and a PE a RA or other construction and design related certification are preferred. The SD must be an effective communicator and will maintain close relationships with the Provost’s Office, Division Chairs, Vice Presidents, Division Operations Officers, campus administration, faculty, staff, and government building officials and inspectors.


    Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate


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