Director of Planning, Design, and Construction - Penn Engineering (Hybrid Eligible)
University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 3272077
Director of Planning, Design, and Construction - Penn Engineering (Hybrid Eligible)
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
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Posted Job Title Director of Planning, Design, and Construction - Penn Engineering (Hybrid Eligible)
Job Profile Title Director B
Job Description Summary Penn Engineering's world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning. http://www.seas.upenn.edu/
The Director of Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) in Penn Engineering will manage new construction and renovation projects from feasibility and strategy, cost analysis, conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction, through post-occupancy. Mentor and direct PDC staff on projects.
The Director of Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) will collaborate with and advise the Senior Director on project strategy, departmental staff and workflow decisions, capital planning, and capital budgeting. Aid in project allocation within the department; provide direction to staff for their projects' strategies, and help manage office operations. Support space management decisions at the school level through data analytics, space data tracking, and space strategy development. Perform other operational and managerial responsibilities, including mentoring and directing PDC staff on projects and career development.
Manage new construction and renovation projects from feasibility and strategy, cost analysis, conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction, through post-occupancy. Collaborate to hire consultants; advise architectural and engineering consultants in design through construction; act as owner's representative for our faculty, staff, and students, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and providing high-level direction for both the projects and within the office of PDC. Projects include dry, damp, and wet laboratories, MEP infrastructure upgrades and associated lab planning and architecture, public and student spaces, classrooms, conference rooms, cafes and more. Oversee program requirements, outlines and advises design and engineering scope, reviews construction documents, submittals and RFIs on $100,000 through $180M capital projects. Collaborate with staff, faculty, students, operations, and facilities.
Coordinate and direct internal and external resources for Penn and code compliancy. Develop and monitor project budgets and schedules through project completion. Act as client representative and the liaison between SEAS leadership, direct end-users, industry consultants and contractors. In addition to working within campus engineering standards, incorporate sustainable design and engineering solutions into projects. Full project coordination includes coordinating FFE installations, equipment and user moves, punch lists, and post occupancy scope.
Bachelor's degree, in engineering, architecture or related field, and a minimum of seven years of related experience working on science and technology projects, preferably in higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient in AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suite, and 3D modeling software. LEED AP Certification, Master's degree in PMP or business training preferred.
Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.
Department / School School of Engineering and Applied Science
Pay Range $61,046.00 - $95,972.00 Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.