|Job Description :
Are you a design and construction professional interested in transforming public sector construction project delivery in Pennsylvania? At DGS Public Works we are changing how we do business by utilizing the principles of Lean Project Delivery to transform state agency requirements into successful capital construction projects.
Join DGS Public Works as the Assistant Director and lead a team of Portfolio Managers and Design Project Managers to deliver a comprehensive state-wide portfolio of capital projects to help state agencies achieve their mission. Work alongside a team of dedicated professionals that promote a fun, creative and open-minded environment focused on continuous improvement and maximizing value.
At Public Works we manage a variety of renovation and new construction projects that support the Commonwealth’s Capitol complex, universities, hospitals, museums, correctional institutions, national guard readiness centers, state police and parks and forests throughout Pennsylvania. Be a part of our transformation. Join the DGS team and apply today!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
DGS Public Works strives to be a trusted partner in our Client Agencies’ business strategy and ensure superior customer service and satisfaction.
The Assistant Director is responsible for technical and administrative leadership to ensure the timely and effective delivery of a state-wide portfolio of construction projects. The Assistant Director champions Lean Design and Construction principles and ensures projects are delivered using the DGS Project Delivery System with best practice project management techniques appropriate to the type and scale of the projects to maximize value and realize the project goals.
Leading a group of Portfolio Managers, the Assistant Director promotes professional development, accountability, engagement and cultivates a learning environment while challenging each team member to reach their highest potential. The Assistant Director monitors portfolio outcomes, updates standard work, and works with the Director to ensure continuous alignment of project management services with the Commonwealth’s capital construction program goals.
Start the next chapter in your career and be a part of the continued modernization of DGS Public Works!
Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Lunch Period: 1 Hour
Work Schedule start and end times are flexible and are established with the employee during the hiring process.
You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) up to 4 days a week (1 day a week in the office). In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
Starting salary is based on experience within the range described in this announcement.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
One year as a Design and Construction Portfolio Manager, DGS or
Nine years of professional engineering, architecture, or construction administration experience, which included one year in a supervisory capacity over professional staff involved in engineering and architectural design and the review of large, multi-level complex building structures, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture or a closely related field; or
An equivalent combination of experience and training.
Possession of a valid professional license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (or a reciprocal jurisdiction) such as Registered Architect (RA), Professional Engineer (PE), Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), Professional Geologist (PG), Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or a credential from a nationally recognized and accredited professional certification program such as Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM).
Minimum 2 years of experience supervising a professional staff in the architecture, engineering or construction industry in the public or private sector or equivalent.
Extensive experience leading business process improvement and lean methodology, with a strong focus on customer service, facilitation, and conflict resolution skill.
Experience facilitating and implementing continuous improvement projects to improve project outcomes on building construction projects.
Practical knowledge of engineering and/or architectural principles within a discipline related to facilities and infrastructure design and construction.
Practical knowledge of common permitting requirements for building construction projects and their requirements.
Preferred Qualifications (not required):
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Lean Six Sigma Certification
How To Apply:
Attach a resume; it is required in order to submit an application.
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.
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We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.
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