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Assistant Vice Chancellor – Facilities Construction

University of Tennessee, Facilities Services
Knoxville, Tennessee
Salary from $180,000 based on candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Division / Department Head
Contract Type
Organization Type


  • Direct and Oversee the operational management and administrative direction for all UTK Construction projects, both capital and non-capital, providing advice and support to other campus departments such as academics, student life, and athletics
  • Provides policy and direction for UT Knoxville campus construction and renovation project activities
  • Develops engineering procedures and policies necessary to translate academic plans into physical facilities
  • Reviews and evaluates plans and reports submitted by consultants, campus personnel, and others
  • Confers with representatives of the campuses, local governments, businesses, other State agencies, architects, and utility corporations
  • Reviews all utility and site preparation drawings developed in support of construction and renovation project design consultants
  • Responsible for the effective management and oversight of all financial resources related to construction, including formulating and administering an annual operating budget that includes both utilities and a significant cost recovery program
  • Responsible for management and oversight of special funded facilities programs such as Classroom Improvement, Campus Beautification, special repairs, and capital projects
  • Develops, prioritizes, determines, and justifies resources required for, and administers projects for the renovation and modernization of facilities and utilities in the context of UT Knoxville priorities and the Campus Master Plan.
  • Directs the work of other managers, establishes organizational direction, and leads management staff to develop and implement strategies designed to achieve operational goals that efficiently use assigned resources.
  • Recruits and retains a diverse workforce and fosters a positive work environment where diversity is valued, respected, and celebrated.
  • Upholds the principles of inclusiveness, diversity, dialogue, collegiality, respect, knowledge, integrity, learning, awareness, and responsiveness. Sets standards, goals, and plans related to these areas
  • Plays a key role in campus emergency preparedness, master planning, and space management
  • Participates in professional associations and campus programs and committees
  • Full responsibility for performance management of direct reports including workload tasking, prioritizing, evaluations and award allocations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture, or a construction related technical field
  • Eight years of increasing complex experience in one or more of the areas of planning, design, or construction
  • Professional Engineer or American Institute of Architecture License

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in an engineering or management program
  • Direct experience in the design of buildings, infrastructure, or other similar experiences is desirable, as is an understanding of the administrative processes of project delivery within the University of Tennessee System.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. 


  • Possess a thorough technical knowledge of construction management, engineering programming, space planning, building code compliance, and construction cost budgeting
  • Possess technical knowledge in architectural or a construction related engineering discipline
  • Possess experience and ability in managing and leading construction project teams, construction project budgets, and other design and construction facilitation and operations. Experience should include a variety of construction contract delivery methods to include Design Build; Design, Bid, Build; Construction Manager at Risk; Job Order Contract; Public-Private-Partnership
  • General knowledge of the Uniform Building Code, Southern Building Code requirements for educational facilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other related statues
  • Construction budget preparation and job cost accounting
  • Legal and practical aspects of construction project design, bidding, management, and close out of construction contracts
  • Generally accepted architectural, planning, and construction principles and practices as related to public works and institutions of higher education and schools
  • Methods, practices, equipment, and supplies used in facility maintenance and construction, building, and safety regulations
  • Leadership and management techniques and practices
  • Conduct strategic planning; plan, organize, and direct staff, and resources
  • Demonstrated experience in building diverse leadership and work teams and meeting performance standards

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