Director of Construction (19-20)

Weslaco, TX, United States
Jun 16, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

Role Mission: The Director of Construction is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of major construction projects for IDEA Public Schools, which encompasses activities that range from site selections, conceptual design development, works closely with consultants to determine conceptual designs, cost and timing required to develop sites, deliver complex projects on-time and within budget, projects strictly follow the required compliance guidelines, and projects meet the standards and program model developed by IDEA.

  • 100% of programmed schools in operation with teacher and student Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) two weeks before the first day of school.

    • Manage coordination with Project Management Services Inc. (PMSI) to ensure project schedules
    • Attend and steer weekly PMSI, IDEA conference call and on-site meetings; ensure there are clear updates and next steps for all projects and follow up on any internal issues as well as paths forward for external delays
    • For projects managed by IDEA Public Schools, engage directly with contractor providing feedback on progress, coordinate with campus on schedules and availability for access to facilities
    • Work with local government entities on permit, inspection, and occupancy processes; engaging other internal stakeholders, as needed.

  • 100% of programmed portables and Master Planned and CapEx projects in operation with teacher and student TCO two weeks prior to first day of school.
    • Execute, in partnership with Facility Asset Manager and Managing Director of Facility and Construction, the internal CapEx process and clearly articulate process and protocol to internal stakeholders
    • Coordinate with design team to develop and execute contracts
    • Engage with Regional Directors of Operations on project status, supports needed, and to identify alternative plans, as appropriate, to ensure limited interruptions to student or staff experience
    • Work with local government entities on permit, inspection, and occupancy processes; engaging other internal stakeholders, as needed.

  • 95% of warranty items documented and resolved within 60 days at year 1 projects.
    • Maintain system for tracking all warranty items and evaluating the functionality and performance of items
    • Coordinate with contractors and subcontractors, as appropriate, should functionality become an issue
    • Work with and support training of Facility Managers to ensure that warranty tickets are entered into internal management system
    • Manage coordination between sites and contractors to address any warranty issues, without disruption to staff or students

  • 100% of punchlists created and resolved for every new school within 90 days after the first day of school.

    • Collaborate with design team to create standardized punchlist and update for unique projects
    • Ensure contractor completes punchlist for 100% of projects

  • We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
    • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
    • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
    • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
    • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
    • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
    • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
    • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.

    • Must be reliable, punctual have a strong drive to do whatever it takes
    • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be open to observation and feedback
    • Able to work independently when needed
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
    • The ability to motivate, delegate, and lead a diverse team to accomplish goals.
    • Computer literacy; can use Microsoft Office software.
    • Strong mathematical skills with ability to understand and interpret data (charts, graphs, etc.).
    • Ability to read blueprints, structural drawings, and plans
    • Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes, and equipment
    • Can follow verbal and written instructions/guidance.

    • Education: Bachelor's Degree in construction science or related field
    • Experience: 5-7 years professional experience, construction management preferred

    • Salaries for this role typically fall between $65,400 and $83,400, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

    IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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