TheExecutive Director of Capital Projects reports to the Executive Vice Presidentand Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO) of the University of Tennessee System. TheExecutive Director oversees the three primary components of the Office ofCapital Projects, which include facilities planning, capital budget, and realproperty and space administration. In this role, he/she is responsible for oversightof the general management, design and construction of major capital projects acrossthe UT System. The office coordinatesthe development of program statements for major capital projects with campusofficials for facilities; administers contracts in collaboration with designersand contractors to design and construct major projects; coordinates activitiesand obtains approvals from various agencies such as the State Building Commission,the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), the Tennessee Department ofTransportation, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the State Fire Marshallas required; coordinates the University's capital outlay and capitalmaintenance budget and priorities, in collaboration with the UT President,EVP/COO and campus/institute officials, to be submitted to THEC, the Departmentof Finance and Administration and the General Assembly; and prepares andmaintains budgets for capital projects and approves the disbursement of fundsfor such projects.
TheOffice of Real Estate Management and Space Administration, which reports to theExecutive Director, has the responsibility of managing the real property assetsof the University obtained by gift or acquired for institutional use; workswith the Development Office in acquiring gift properties for the University;acquires and disposes of real property for the University; manages all realproperty leases for the University; and handles all less than fee propertytransactions for the University. This office also coordinates space utilizationdata collection across the System, providing reports related to spaceadministration to the State and system administration as required or requested.Additionally, the office coordinates facilities assessment data, real estateacquisition and campus master planning for the campuses and institutes
Duties and Responsibilities:
Amongthe primary duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director are: the supervision,administration and management of major University-wide construction and realproperty ventures, including major new construction; major planning design andconstruction; major renovation; and the analysis and oversight of all University-wideAdministration (UWA) real property transactions; lease administration; real propertyasset management; gift property; easements and right of ways; and serves as leadliaison for all real property approvals with the State Building CommissionExecutive Sub Committee, UT Board of Trustees and other federal, state andlocal municipalities. The ExecutiveDirector provides oversight of all institutional real property acquisitions,divestitures, real property campus planning activities, University-financedloans, capital leases, certain capital projects, gift property program, officialdocuments and files and obtaining system and state approvals for real propertyventures.
TheExecutive Director is also responsible for:
providing direct supervision of the Director of Facilities Planning, the Office of Capital Projects Budget Director and the Director of Real Property and Space Administration
providing leadership in the alignment of the University's strategic plan, academic plan and with the campus master plans
working collaboratively with the Capital Projects team in developing professional strategies and tactics to ensure effective and efficient office operations and System-wide project management
building and maintaining a strong team of technical and administrative professionals to ensure quality service across the System
working closely with members of UT System administration, UT campus and foundation administrators and a variety of state officials to ensure effective project management and compliance and to safeguard the interests of the University and maximize its resources as it relates to capital outlay and maintenance
ensuring the optimal management of all real property ventures for the University system, based on a System-wide perspective and driven by strategic master planning
coordinating broad-based technical and analytical assessments for planning, evaluating, implementing and expediting real property growth initiatives
ensuring compliance with State Building Commission policies, state law, and University policies related to capital projects/real property endeavors
serving as a strong, proactive advocate for all UT campuses and institutes actively representing the University's interests in regular meetings with the State's constitutional officers, who have oversight for capital projects/capital budget operations
prepping the University President and EVP/COO for projects to be presented to the State Building Commission (SBC) and representing the University in the absence of the President at SBC meetings
attending meetings and/or providing presentations related to capital projects/real property transactions during Board of Trustees or Board Committee meetings, System-level cabinet meetings, etc.
working with the appropriate administrators, including legal representatives, to develop or revise University and UT Foundation policies/procedures related to capital and real property management
serves as the lead liaison on real property matters among the campuses, various other System Institutes and within the System Office of Facilities
conducting special projects as required
coordinating liability, personal and realty property coverages through Risk Management
may assist with planning and making strategic acquisitions for campus Transit and Parking Services as appropriate
interacting with and providing presentations for the Tennessee State School Bond Authority (TSSBA)
working with campus and System procurement departments on contractual and delegated bidding of capital project items
may assist in monitoring environmental issues on institutional property, including related health and safety, fire safety, biological and radiation safety issues as appropriate
coordinating and providing input into campus safety and security as it relates to capital projects
providing information and input, as needed, to the UT Office of Budget and Finance, Communications and Marketing, Government Relations, or other System offices
overseeing and coordinating renovations, tenant improvements and related programmatic capital projects as appropriate
working with System media relations professionals in developing media statements, engaging in interviews or providing official information to media representatives about complex capital/facilities project as required
providing various administrative and compliance reports
serving on various committees as required
Internal Number: 183846
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