Western Connecticut State University Facilities Planning & Engineering Director

Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Western Connecticut State University
Facilities Planning & Engineering

Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a Director of Facilities Planning & Engineering.
The Facilities Planning & Engineering department is responsible for providing integrated and comprehensive support to the University and other units within the Facilities Services Division. Key responsibilities include design services for internal projects, contract and project administration, master planning and planning for strategic initiatives, and institutional standards development and implementation.

Position Summary: Leading a small but agile and dedicated team of professionals, the Director is responsible for managing the University capital projects program, minor capital renovations, and internal construction projects; recommending and implementing projects which support the campus facilities master plan and energy management programs, while also monitoring construction projects being supported by the State Department of Construction Services.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or a related field, as well as a license to practice architecture or be a professional engineer in the State of Connecticut are required. Applicants will be considered who may not meet this requirement if they have the ability to be licensed in CT. Offers will be contingent on the applicants ability to gain preferred licenses within 90 days of appointment. A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in educational or institutional facilities planning and management is required. Experience interacting with State agencies governing capital projects (i.e.; DCS, OPM, or OSBI) is desirable. Must possess a broad knowledge of physical plant operations including: building and grounds design and repair, mechanical, electrical and conveyance systems, building and life safety code conformance and ADA requirements; be able to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the institutional goals, be a confident and professional communicator, harnessing the power of positive messaging, and possess a keen sense of customer support. Must possess a broad knowledge of CAD, Revit and BIM.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $79,874 – $121,718 and is commensurate upon candidates' experience. WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/.

Application Process: Prospective candidates must submit a cover letter, which includes the names and contact information for three (3) professional references and a resume. Email your application materials as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) to: Ms. Peggy Boyle, Assistant Director of Human Resources - Recruitment. In subject line of email reference: Your Last Name – Director Planning & Engineering. Application materials must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and be received by Friday, December 21, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link:

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer