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Assistant Director-Eng/Architectural Supervisor

Organization: UNC-Chapel
Date Posted: 10/27/2017
City: Chapel Hill
Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: Project Manager
Salary: $83,948.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

Facilities Planning and Design (FP&D) is comprised of design professionals responsible for the planning, design and management of all capital improvement projects, which include new buildings, repairs and renovation of existing buildings, major campus infrastructure, interior design, open space improvements and preservation of historic properties. FP&D ensures that the projects adhere to the principles of adopted land use plan and campus development guidelines.


The Assistant Director supports the Executive Director of FP&D in the supervision of the department’s design professionals, in the operation and reporting of the department’s function and in improving work processes and the workplace. Responsibilities include planning, organizing and managing daily operations of the unit, quality assurance of the unit’s work, human resource management, supporting staff development, and managing capital projects and providing technical expertise in support of FP&D operations.


Must be skilled in applying full knowledge of professional architectural theory, techniques, practices and procedures; local, state and federal rules/regulations; and supervisory practices, including communication skills, delegating and assigning work, managing expectations, dealing effectively with difficult employees, and evaluating performance. Requires knowledge of and ability to manage budgets/contracts of significant scope and complexity, including budget, personnel, and equipment within timelines.


Requires the ability to analyze complex situations; recommend solutions and options; alert leadership to impact on program; recognize problematic processes and procedures affecting operations or physical product; recommend response to a complex situation based on local state and federal rules/regulations and standards; recommend modifications to program policy and procedures to minimize risk; weigh alternatives in addressing architectural design issues, considering opinions, facts, and tangible/ intangible factors.


Requires the ability to conduct performance management reviews; coach and facilitate the enhancement of employee competencies; define and implement operational goals and objectives; effective resource management to provide for employee training and growth, and to meet the operational goals and objectives. Also requires the ability to address work process and procedural issues for the unit; review and approve work; and may have approval authority. Ability to provide oversight of budget administration and ensure correct interpretation of fiscal rules and regulations.


How to Apply / Contact

NOTE: All interested candidates must apply via the University Application website:

Position # is 20003664 in the SHRA catagory.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree related to the area of assignment and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Licensed to practice architecture or landscape architecture by the North Carolina Board of Architecture or the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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