AVP Capital Planning/Design/Construction at University of Kentucky

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Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Job Title

AVP Capital Planning/Design/Construction

Requisition Number


Working Title

Associate Vice President, Capital Planning, Design, and Construction

Department Name

3CC00:Capital Project Management

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Grade Level


Salary Range


Type of Position


Position Time Status


Required Education


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Required Related Experience

10 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Repetitive motion

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or weather and temperature extremes while reviewing and/or traveling to/from a job-site(s).


8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)*

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and crisis management requiring evening(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky (UK) is continuing to build, transform and grow its campus into a thriving, residential research campus - one poised to serve those students, scholars and staff today; one that is ready to serve the needs of the state and world tomorrow. To do this - to create the best possible environment for the UK community's success - the institution has invested, and largely self-financed, over $2.5 billion in a campus transformation, with new residence halls and classrooms, research facilities, dining facilities and athletic venues. UK is one of only eight institutions in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus.

The Associate Vice President, Capital Planning, Design, and Construction is an essential position to our campus growth and transformation, and will provide administrative and leadership direction to all functional areas in support of capital planning, design, and construction project management. Direct management and collaboration with department staff will be crucial to provide all required project management services to engage stakeholders, procure services, design to codes, and complete construction within established financial, functional, operational, and scheduling goals. Significant experience with development of capital budgets, workflows, policies, procedures, organized record keeping, assessment, benchmarking and systems for the efficient allocation of resources will be key for success in the role. The AVP communicates and collaborates with various internal (e.g. University Colleges, UK HealthCare Facilities Planning and Management) and external (e.g. privately owned companies, contractors)stakeholders to define and prioritize needs in accordance with the planning, designing, and implementation of the University's strategic initiatives for both on-campus and off-campus projects. In addition, the AVP participates in the Periodic Campus Master Plan and precinct plan updates and is responsible, along with the Vice President for Facilities Management and Chief Facilities Officer, in planning and producing the biennium and 6-year capital request for University Administration.

Additional responsibilities include:
• Plays an active and leading role in strategic facilities planning, space management, design standards, and ensuring compliance with required procurement and approval processes
• Coordinates all aspects of the design and construction process as well as selection process for design teams and contractors
• Develops, administers, and manages annual multi-million dollar University-wide capital construction program
• Continuously stays up-to-date with industrial systems, design details, advance construction standards, and industry trends
• Establishes Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to be measured to ensure customer requirements are met or exceeded in accordance with established procedures and processes and holds team members accountable
• Pro-actively and regularly initiates, establishes, and maintains effective client relationships with faculty, staff, students, and others to advance the University of Kentucky's strategic initiatives, mission and goals

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows/Office; SAP

A minimum of ten years professional leadership experience leading teams on large, diverse and concurrent capital projects in Higher Education (or similar institutional experience) or with a private sector employer specializing in public higher education leading planning, design, and project management functions requiring project approvals from state agencies - Preferred.

Significant experience with development of capital budgets, workflows, policies, procedures, organized record keeping, assessment, benchmarking and systems for the efficient allocation of resources is required.

Driver's License - Preferred

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering + 10 Years

Professional Engineer (P.E.) License - Preferred

Preferred Disciplines: Architecture; Planning; Engineering; Project Management; or Construction Management.

Deadline to Apply


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience in overseeing, collaborating, and delivering large capital projects at a senior management level.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Describe your role in the planning, execution, and review of all new construction and renovation projects on a University Campus or in a non-University environment.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Describe your experience in planning, data collection and analysis as well as document management.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Describe your collaboration experience at a senior management level in developing and implementing strategic plans and/or initiatives.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • COAA.org (Construction Owners Assoc. of America)
    • APPA.org (Assoc. of Physical Plant Administrators)
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter