Deputy Director, Architectural and Engineering Services (170727)

Boise State University
Architectural and Engineering Services

Deputy Director, Architectural and Engineering Services (170727)

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. 

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

The Boise State University campus is growing!  Making the transformation into a metropolitan research university of distinction is a great challenge. Architectural and Engineering Services plays an integral role in that transition by managing design and construction for projects big and small, from simply adding a door to managing the development of multimillion dollar campus facilities.


  1. the general direction of the University Architect and Director [Director], Architectural and Engineering Services, the Deputy Director manages the planning, design, and construction of all capital projects and physical improvements undertaken by the University, ensuring that they meet state and federal regulations and procedures and are effectively managed from concept through planning, design, bidding, construction, and occupancy.


Project Management                                         

  • Visionary leader of construction projects charged with full responsibility for the planning, design and construction of all campus physical improvements and facilities as assigned. Delivers division values-based leadership of all assigned projects and effectively manages client expectations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the planning, design and construction of all assigned physical improvements and facilities are planned, designed and constructed in a manner to meet the goals and mission of the University.
  • Manages all assigned projects from the concept planning phase through design development and construction.
  • Design and installation of all capital projects and physical improvements.
  • Makes recommendations to senior leadership of the University and represents the Direct in their absence.
  • Oversees and manages planning and construction schedules.
  • Performs periodic construction inspections and prepares and distributes reports to appropriate personnel. Responsible for acceptance of building on final inspection.
  • Interprets planning concepts and provides technical recommendations regarding the development and implementation of planning elements and projects.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities to become more cost effective during the planning and construction process.

Compliance and Regulations                           

  • Assist the Director in maintaining compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and codes for physical improvements and facilities.
  • Ensures that construction projects are in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Manages building code compliance with regard to code issues, especially those issues that require engineering knowledge in the interpretation of the codes and understanding of the issues.
  • Facilitates compliance of the University with accessibility requirements mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Maintains active status on existing permits, manages all required permit modifications during construction, and ensures compliance and final certification.
  • Responsible for health, safety, and welfare for new and renovated buildings. Meets with Division of Building Safety officials with respect to design of new and renovated buildings.

Public Relations                                                 

  • Represents the department in translating the needs of the University into functional physical improvements and facilities that meet those needs.
  • Responsible for all attendant duties naturally related to the above and to assist the Director in managing the office and staff accordingly.
  • Promotes a positive and cooperative image of the University with the construction industry by managing the coordination between the University and various agencies.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of procedures, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the unit in the Directors absence.


  • Responsible for the supervision and shared-supervision with Associate Director of staff in the following positions:
    • Project Manager/Architect/Engineer
    • Interior Designer
    • Projector Manager
    • Construction Manager
    • GIS Manager
    • Student Interns
  • Facilitate collaborative working relationships among co-workers, campus customers, and students.


  • Actively supports conceptual design initiatives working closely and collaboratively with other units in Campus Planning and Facilities (CPF) as well as stakeholders' campus wide.
  • Assist the Director in administering AES operating budgets.  Position is responsible for management of the budgets for numerous planning, design and construction projects which can be up to $60M per project or $150M per year in aggregate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Architecture, Construction Management, Building Science, Engineering, or related field. 
  • 3-5 years progressively responsible experience guiding and managing the design process, project budgets, oversight of multi-million dollar construction projects, field observation of construction, and personnel management and administration.
  • Specific successful experience managing large scale construction projects with research university clients.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree – Architecture, Construction Management, Building Science, Engineering, or related field. 


  • Certification from the Construction Management Association of America or the American Institute Constructors
  • Certified Educational Facilities Professional (Association Physical Plant Administrators)
  • Registration –  Professional Engineer
  • Licensed Architect in Idaho - or ability to secure Idaho registration within 24 months from start of employment

Salary and Benefits 

Application Submittal

  • Upload a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position
  • Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment)
  • List names of three (3) professional references and contact information


The deadline for applications is July 24, 2017.

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