Assistant Director for Construction

Posted Date 5 days ago(3/12/2018 3:56 PM)
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Regular Full-Time
Public Facilities Department
Public Facilities - 26 Court St
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This is a provisional appointment.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the direction of the Director of the Public Facilities Department, the Assistant Director for Construction (ADC) is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the construction of the City of Boston Public Facilities Department building projects including planning, programming, design and construction of the City's physical plant. The work involves the repair and renovation of the City's approximately 450 buildings and the construction of new public buildings.


The ADC is required to play a role in the entire operation of the Department and is expected to play a primary role in construction related activities. The individual is expected to be knowledgeable about how buildings function, how their systems operate, how they deteriorate and how best to repair them. A practical knowledge of and extensive experience with construction methods, means, costs, and scheduling is essential. The ADC is required to review, analyze and negotiate construction change orders and claims.


  • Overseeing the department's management of the construction for new buildings, as well as the repair and renovation of existing structures.
  • The individual must be fully grounded in the science of building construction management including an understanding of civil, structural, and MEP engineering as well as architectural and other design professions related to building construction.
  • The individual is required to supervise and support project managers and Clerks of Works in directing the efforts of architects, consultant engineers and contractors during construction phase activities.
  • The ADC is required to be the principal resource for the project managers in managing construction contracts in matters of design, construction quality, schedules, change orders, amendments, time extensions, claims and architects', engineers', and contractor's performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, practice as a project executive, project manager, or general superintendent for a General Contractor and two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Additional experience preferred. Experience must be in building construction (horizontal construction does not qualify).
  • Experience operating one's own general contracting business or as a senior manager in a large general contracting corporation or public agency preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills preferred.
  • Excellent communication, word processing skills, computer spread sheets skills preferred.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an ability to read, understand and enforce all provisions of design and construction contracts including written contracts, drawings and specifications.
  • Experience dealing with the public preferred.
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts Bidding Construction Laws, particularly Chapters 7, 30 and 149 preferred.
  • Understanding of Massachusetts Building Code, general/subcontractor relations, trade customs required.
  • Analytical expertise and writing skills required.
  • Must be a licensed builder holding a City of Boston Board of Examiner's ABC License and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supervisor's (unrestricted) License and/or be an architect or engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or hold another comparable professional credential.
  • Experience managing construction professionals, as well as professional staff required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.





Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  MM2-11

Hours per week:  35


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