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Director, Facilities Design & Construction

Apply now Job no: 539786
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Pomona
Categories: At-Will, Custodial/Facilities, Full Time

Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)

Anticipated Salary Range: $145,000 - $160,000 Annually (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Benefits Include: (15) Paid Holidays, (24) Vacation Days, Comprehensive Benefits Package 

Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled

First Application Review Date: June 18, 2024



Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) leads the campus efforts in planning, development, and maintenance of the campus ‘natural and built environments in support of the university’s mission. The department seeks to preserve and enhance CPP’s history, aesthetics, physical assets, and natural ecosystems through coordinated planning, design, and construction of buildings, transportation systems, infrastructure, landscaping and other physical improvements. FP&M includes the EH&S function as well. As an advocate on behalf of the university and its auxiliaries, FPM strives to provide facilities that meet scope, budget, operational needs, functional and legal requirements. FPM is comprised of approximately 130 facilities professionals that also provides Facilities Operations and maintenance services including custodial services, landscaping, recycling, building and mechanical trades, energy and utility management, fleet and auto services. 

The workforce is culturally diverse and multilingual. Its composition includes full time staff throughout FPM who are also earning their degrees and many whom have graduated from Cal Poly Pomona. The staff includes architects and engineers, accountants, planners, project managers, administrative staff, carpenters, plumbers, locksmiths, painters, electricians, landscape architects, computer technicians, custodians and other building and mechanical trade technicians.  



  • Manages all aspects of assigned projects through the full course of the project life cycle including planning, design, construction, and closeout phases. Independently leads and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. This includes those associated with real estate development, capital improvements, major maintenance and repair, capital renewal, deferred maintenance, and infrastructure improvements.  
  • Administers and interprets CSU’s design and construction policies, procedures, and guidelines for all campus projects to ensure compliance with approved project program, budget and scheduling goals. Responsible for quality and cost control of projects. Oversees all project development milestone activities to ensure that: adequate plan and constructability reviews are performed, required agency plan checks for code compliance, and appropriate peer reviews are conducted for all public works or capital improvement projects, including the selection, contract preparation, hiring and contract administration, payment, and evaluation of retained professional consultants. Submits reports, as requested, concerning all facets of a project including budget, schedule, cash flow, outstanding issues, quality control, RFIs, submittal logs, inspection logs, contingency balance and other pertinent issues. The incumbent may serve as point of contact for any system or campus audits of capital projects. 
  • The incumbent directs, oversees and when necessary completes tasks personally with the Design and Construction team to ensure the design documents, bid documents and procedures, reviews and construction meet the requirements of the campus, CSU and laws. Oversees the team’s administration of design contracts, bid documents and administration, construction administration and closeout and all the associated tasks. Chairs monthly construction impact meetings during the construction period to facilitate communication of construction progress and impacts affecting the campus community.
  • Coordinates bid package reviews including constructability and/or value engineering reviews, preparation of bid documents, advertising, award of construction contracts, and issuance of the Notice to Proceed. Arranges onsite inspection approval of contractor payments analyzes and negotiates change orders, filing of “Notice of Completion”, dispute resolution, etc.  
  • Reviews and approves construction contract change orders and progress payment requests and documents the progress of the construction work. Conducts claims management and final project close out. Resolves all project related contractual issues collaboratively with the Chancellor’s Office of General Counsel and Capital Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC). 
  • Collaborate openly with FP&M’s Transportation and Capital Planning unit to review and receive the results of Planning efforts through feasibility, early programming and securing funding phases. The incumbent will then lead the Design and Construction of the improvements funded.  
  • The incumbent will be responsible for contributing design and construction perspective in the preparation and submittals and receipts of requests for Capital Improvements for both campus-funded and systemwide funded projects.  
  • The incumbent will serve as the Campus Deputy Building Official maintaining and updating the building permitting and inspection program to best in CSU class status. Incumbent is responsible for all construction work to be reviewed, permitted, inspected and finalized in compliance with all applicable codes and standards, through the required agency plan checks, appropriate peer reviews and receive all necessary approvals. The specific detailed authorities, duties and processes for CSU as the Authority Having Jurisdiction are outlined in the Guidelines, Requirements and Best Practices for CSU Construction Document, Plan Review and Permit Authorizations document published by CSU’s Chief Building Official.
  • The incumbent will provide general oversight of the Document Resource Center (DRC) which is the repository for record drawings. The Document Resource Center also holds the records for system-wide reports and studies related to long-range facilities programming.
  • Directs, oversees and coordinates Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Inspector(s) of Record and contracted staff, as required for each capital project in design and construction.  
  • Applies a "team leader/coach” approach, with a service-oriented win-win attitude, strong technical skills and communication skills, both written and oral. Promotes and projects a positive attitude, a quality customer service philosophy in the department, and leads by example. Conducts performance evaluations, counsels’ staff on job functions and attendance, and deals with personnel issues. Communicates effectively to ensure that all staff are kept current and aware of new materials, methods, equipment, safety, and regulations in their particular field. 
  • Updates and reviews job descriptions and leads the hiring process for teammates when funding is available.
  • Actively works to achieve CPP’s Strategic Plan Initiative 5 to advance organizational development and employee excellence and become a workplace of choice and developing teammates.



  • Valid California Driver’s License and insurance
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university with an undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, or construction
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional and administrative experience involving public works design and construction.
  • Experience in the administration of Building Code.  
  • The successful candidate must have superior verbal and written communication skills. The individual should demonstrate the ability to act independently with high integrity, exercise good judgment, provide constituencies and management with clear feedback, and make independent decisions as appropriate. The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal skills; the ability to establish and maintain a productive working relationship to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies within the university, the Chancellor’s Office and with contractors and consultants. The ability to read, interpret and formulate capital project budget estimates and make formal presentations to campus constituents. The incumbent must continue to be current of all state and federal laws and codes relating to physical barrier removal (e.g., compliant signage, curb cuts, and accessible doors/entrances and construction). 



  • Certified Access Specialist (CASp) designation to facilitate an inclusive Cal Poly through its physical facilities and comply with the law.
  • An advanced degree in related field. 
  • management, or a closely related field, or any combination of education and experience that totals at least 10 years.  
  • One or more of the following licenses or credentials
    • A current State of California Architect license
    • A current State of California Professional Engineer license
    • An International Code Council (ICC) certification as a B2 Commercial Building Inspector or B3 Building Plans examiner
    • Alternatively, the ability to secure the qualifications within 12 months of appointment.  



Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Cal Poly Pomona, we are committed to the urgent and ongoing work of creating and sustaining an inclusive campus where all students, faculty, and staff are welcomed, respected and can flourish to achieve their dreams of success.  

We believe diversity strengthens community. Cal Poly Pomona proudly holds designations as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). In 2022, the campus launched the Black Thriving Initiative recognizing that Cal Poly Pomona’s future as a university must be linked to the success of its Black community.

More information about our campus initiatives can be found on the Office of Inclusive Excellence’s website


Out of State Work

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Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment to final job candidates, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any information that the applicant submits for consideration regarding the criminal conviction history such as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate’s conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. For more information, go to


Employment Eligibility Verification

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  For more information, go to


Conflict of Interest 

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file financial interest disclosure forms subject to state regulations.  For more information, go to   


Outside Employment Disclosure 

Executive and Management Plan Personnel employees must disclose all current outside employment at the time of hire as a precondition of hire and at the following times after hire: annually in July, within 30 days of accepting outside employment, and upon their manager’s request.  For more information, go to   


Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) 

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at


Security & Fire Safety 

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for viewing at: and


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

As a federal contractor, Cal Poly Pomona will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  For more information, see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision poster.


Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at For more information, go to Employment Notices.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and veteran or military status.  We engage the talents of all qualified workers, regardless of their background. More information is available at Equal Employment Opportunity statement.


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