Assistant Director of Capital Projects - Georgetown University

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Assistant Director of Capital Projects - Georgetown University

The Assistant Director of Capital Projects, reporting to the Executive Director of Capital Projects, supports the implementation of capital projects across campuses and university interests; and assists project delivery by supporting efficient and effective processes to align all internal and external participants in the program, including coordination of the project managers and support resources.

They collaborate with senior academic and administrative leadership to support Georgetown's mission, cultivate and sustain cooperative working relationships throughout the institution.

The Assistant Director supports the Executive Director's management of a technical unit delivering capital project services from initiation through turnover in responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

* Provides direction to project managers who lead teams of consultant architects and engineers, construction managers, contractors, O&M personnel and contracting specialists.
* Ensures all aspects of project management are effectively implemented and accomplished - such as project approvals from appropriate government agencies and community interest groups; adherence to established project budgets and schedules; schematic design reviews, onsite inspections to evaluate contractor performance, confirmations of satisfactory progression of work, and assurance that change order management validates scope of work, justification and pricing.
* Monitors work of the unit and takes appropriate steps to ensure that activities meet requirements.
* Works collegially across the university to ensure that design standards, project goals and the University mission are documented, reviewed and achieved.

Fiscal Responsibility

At the direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director and technical staff manage 50-70 projects per year with combined project cost averaging $125M and average annual expenditures of $50M.

Projects vary in complexity and scope across all university properties.

Work Interactions

The Assistant Director interacts with University faculty and staff, community interest groups, contractors, and subcontractors.

For each project, they manage and work with a project team led by a project manager with 5 to 20 team members (customers, design consultants, construction contractors, contracting specialists and O&M personnel and telecommunications personnel).

As well, they interact with contractor personnel, including subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, transportation firms, and specialty consultants hired via prime contractors to support project outcomes.


* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Architecture - preference for Master's degree in Engineering, Architecture, or business-related discipline
* Higher education experience
* High level of interpersonal skills for daily interaction with faculty, students and staff, GU managers, team members and public agency officials
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Work Environment

The work requires the employee to sit, walk and stand while working and moving about a normal office environment; to use arms and hands to lift and carry small to medium weight items, and to use fingers to operate computer key boards, writing and drawing instruments; as well as to visit project sites and traverse rough terrain or construction, climb ladders or scaffolding and bend or crawl to inspect or observe situations.

Work Mode: On Campus.

Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University.

Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation.

Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options.

You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities.

Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption.

This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees.

Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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