City of Boston

Assistant Director for Design

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/9/2021 9:51 AM)
Req ID
Public Facilities Department
Regular Full-Time
Public Facilities - 26 Court St
Salary Min
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Reporting to the Director of the Public Facilities Department, the Assistant Director for Design shall provide project and/or design review oversight for departmental projects, working closely with contracted architects/designers, user agencies, and other stakeholders.  The Assistant Director for Design is responsible, from designer selection through project closeout, for supervising design review staff and vendors, Project Managers and Clerk of the Works in the delivery of new construction and renovation projects for City-owned buildings.  Also serves as a member of the senior management team for the Department and is responsible for monitoring and improving departmental operations, policies and procedures.



 Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Establish and monitor project schedules and budgets.
  • Review project designs to ensure they meet the highest standard of quality and functionality.
  • Inspect projects, review change orders, and negotiate costs related to design and construction projects.
  • Establish policies and procedures related to project delivery and departmental operations.
  • Serve as liaison to user agencies, architects, engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders.
  • Manage staff to produce projects on time and within budget.
  • Serve as a resource to the department in matters related to design and engineering of departmental projects.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years experience in building design, construction management, facility program studies, design and/or construction project management and two (2) years in a supervisory capacity required.  Additional experience preferred.
  • Successful experience managing a staff of five (5) or more and project or program budgets of over $25M preferred.
  • Experience working with permitting and oversight agencies preferred.
  • Knowledge of design, construction, contract practices, MA Building Code, LEED,  M.G.L. Chapter 7C,  149 and/or 149A procurement regulations and statues , and generally accepted trade practices for building design and construction preferred.
  • Engineering or Architectural registration strongly preferred.  Substitutions may be made for significant and relevant experience in design/project management.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills preferred.
  • Proven ability to motivate staff to produce projects on time and within budget preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.






Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/MM2-11
Hours per week:  35



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