Director, Design Services
Company: Christiana Care
Posted on: September 12, 2019
Operates as owners representative on Women & Children expansion
with users, architects, engineers, construction manager, County &
Code officials, and CCHS management on scope, schedule, and
To provide leadership, project oversight and technical expertise
for major new construction and renovation projects, initially
Women's & Children's building. Leads design development, architect
selection, construction budgeting, bidding document development,
and contractor selection process. Manages day to day operations for
Design & Construction Services including operating budget
development and expense management and capital construction budget
Together with Vice President, develops multiyear strategic facility
development plans and departmental objectives. Sets priorities and
project assignment for project managers. Participates in
performance evaluations, goals and development opportunities with
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Confers with management and medical/dental staff in planning,
evaluation and costing regarding proposed projects, and advises
Project Administrator of the impact of their decisions on project
cost estimates, scheduling and quality.
Proposes and undertakes feasibility studies, submits alternatives
and recommends courses of action for programs and projects.
Prepares preliminary cost studies for capital improvement projects
and makes final budget cost recommendations as to the advisability
of construction projects.
Prepares schematic designs and ensures that the design concept and
details are properly executed in the construction and bidding
documents for the implementation of approved programs and
Gathers and evaluates data pertaining to physical and functional
planning, prepares reports indicating findings, and consults with
management to determine project priorities.
Manages construction bid and award process.
Monitors construction progress to ensure that the contractor is
following the design, using specified materials, and meeting the
specific standards for the quality of work.
Reviews and makes recommendations on proposals, schedules,
billings, and performance. Approves contract payments.
Attends meetings of various committees as required.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental
safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely
manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety
violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees,
patients, and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Regular contact with consultants, contractors, vendors and
government regulatory officials when conducting construction and
capital improvement projects. Occasional contact with Senior
leadership, Administrative, and Medical/Dental staffs.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Manages activities of outside Designers, Contractors, and
Consultants, which may involve multiple contracts currently.
Participates in work assignments for office staff, Project
Managers, Project Designer, Construction Project Manager,
Administrative Staff, and Staff Accountant.
Vice President, Design & Construction Services
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's degree in Architecture from an accredited School of
- Master's in Business Administration preferred
- Minimum of ten years progressively responsible architectural
- Design supervision and experience in medical facility design
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be
- Business experience of managing professionals and annual
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of Architectural design, drafting and layout
Knowledge of institutional building design and codes
Knowledge of preparation and administration of professional
services and construction contracts
Knowledge of managerial and supervisory methods and techniques
Ability to translate the purpose, requirements, and cost of a
project into a design concept
Ability to incorporate building codes, zoning laws, fire
regulations, and other pertinent ordinances into design
Ability to prepare designs and conduct feasibility studies within
reasonable time constraints
Ability to effectively monitor construction progress and prepare
construction update reports
Ability to visualize spatial relationships and solve technical
Skill in developing project ideas, evaluating data and proposals,
conducting feasibility studies and administering contracts
Skill in developing and maintaining cooperative working
relationships when developing construction and capital improvements
Skill in developing multi-project scheduling in Flow Chart
Skill in oral and written communications
- Delaware registration and licensure as an Architect; or acquire
same within a year after the date of hire.
Frequent sitting with intermittent standing and walking.
Generally comfortable office environment with occasional exposure
to hazards of construction site activities.Christiana Hospital,
Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern
facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale
teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only
Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of
Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical
emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the
East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana
Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News and World
Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3
in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult
Procedures/Conditions. Academic medical center, Baltimore area,
Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health,
Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system,
Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner,
In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation,
Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider,
Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark,
U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare,
Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach,
Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow,
Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont,
Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern
Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West
Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown,
Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman,
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