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University of Texas at Austin
Facilities Planning & Management
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Posted: 12/21/2021
Director of Construction

Director of Construction

Facilities Planning & Management 

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) welcomes nominations and applications for the position of the Director of Construction.  

Facilities Planning & Management (FPM) is an organization with over 1,000 staff, employed in the departments of Capital Projects and Construction; Project Management and Construction Services; Facilities Services; Campus Real Estate Office; Sustainability, and the Office of the Associate Vice President. The mission of FPM is “providing excellence in facilities and services” and the organization is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace, and to creating an engaged, inclusive, and diverse workforce.

The Director role is a position that will oversee all campus construction efforts and lead the integration of all associated activities.  The Director will be responsible for leading the delivery of all construction for improving landscapes, transportation networks, new buildings, as well as additions, renovations, and modifications to existing buildings, utilities, and hardscapes, in support of the mission of the University of Texas at Austin.  This Unit of FPM will integrate all construction services for the University with a workforce of project managers, construction inspectors, in-house trades professionals, and support staff who complete projects of all scales and budgets.

Working under the general supervision of and reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Facilities Planning & Management, the Director will provide vision, direction, technical expertise, and assistance to building programs and is responsible for compliance with and improvement of appropriate campus standards for facility design, construction, and related services consistent with the needs of UT-Austin and the Campus Master Plan. This position supervises, integrates, and coordinates the completion of work, project management services, cost estimating, staff performance, contractor performance, and technical assistance required to develop and execute an annual capital construction budget. Currently, the University of Texas at Austin has major capital projects in excess of $2 billion in design and construction.

The Director will work closely with University leadership, colleges, campus business units, and others to support an integrated approach to design, construction, and development that ensures excellence and contextual consistency within specific functional areas and across the institution. This position must promote proactive coordination and collaboration between departments responsible for planning, real estate management, sustainment, utilities, maintenance, and operations.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

For more information, please visit UT Austin’s home page at and the full position description:

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can learn, research, create, work and thrive free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UT Austin complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.