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NYC Health + Hospitals, Division of OFD - Director of Design and Construction

Job Description

The NYC Health + Hospitals, Division of Office of Facilities Development seeks a Director of Design and Construction to manage Planning, Design and Construction for the NYC H+H system. As the Director of Design and Construction at NYC H+H, the selected candidate will coordinate and manage all facility development projects activities from inception to completion. The Director is responsible for municipal and state approvals required for all new construction and renovation of existing facilities. The Director is responsible for overseeing the adherence to applicable regulatory codes, including all regulatory standards, providing planning, design and construction guidance and information during the development of departmental business plans and manages all consultants. The Director will also support leadership and will be required to develop concepts and plans for facility growth or change in service as well as capital upkeep and replacement. This individual will oversee necessary design, consultant and construction contracts to progress design and construction and ensure coordination with the various facilities. This position is intended to support all physical plant construction, renovation, restoration, and major repair programs at any facility associated with NYC H+H operations. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in building systems and construction methods specifically in the health care clinic environment.

General tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Develop technical procurement strategies and documentation to inform Supply Chain and legal and launch any necessary projects.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the design and construction teams assigned to projects including in-house project managers, design firms, construction management firms and contractors. Manage projects through development of architectural and engineering design drawings, construction documents, procurement, construction bid and award, construction RFPs, construction, and close out.

  • Manage the construction process for new construction, major renovations, minor construction and special projects. Interface with in-house and external architects and construction management firms and contractors as necessaryCoordinate with end users, senior management and others on the project team to determine project goals and priorities. Review overall project scope of work and provide constructability and project management expertise.

  • Review existing conditions noting utilization, adjacencies, square footages, and utilities and provide design review and support necessary for the proposed project.

  • Participate in Project Meetings (i.e. planning, scheduling, progress, coordination, constructability, biding and procurement, and construction meetings). Provide overall program management for portfolio of work.

  • Assist in the development of project budgets, development of CP documentation, cost estimates, creating requisitions and work orders, and project schedules.

  • Review and approve construction documents prior to bidding for constructability issues and to insure they meet NYC H+H standards.

  • Assist procurement with competitive bidding process for construction services. Negotiate with contractors and subcontractors if necessary. Review bids and participate in the award process.

  • Ensure that pre-construction risk assessments including interim life safety measures and if necessary that infection control risk assessments are performed.

  • Manage and coordinate contractors performing construction and insure projects stay on time and on budget.

  • Track progress of construction and coordinate activities with contractors, plant operations & maintenance, fire safety, hospital police, furniture vendors and end users.

  • Ensure contractor's compliance with construction documents and contracts, insurances, bonds and ensures that hospital policy and procedures are followed.

  • Review and approve all invoices and requests for change orders.

  • Ensure that Close Out of projects including coordinating punch lists with design team are completed.

  • Other duties as assigned and necessary during emergencies and/or disasters.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Science, Health Care Administration, Engineering or related discipline from an accredited college or university or a license as a Professional Engineer or registration as an Architect; and,

2. Eight years managerial experience in Capital Program or budget work in the construction field including four years experience in budget administration and management of health care facilities; or,

3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Department Preferences

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with the following knowledge, abilities, experience and/or skills:

  • Knowledge of Healthcare systems

  • Long Term Capital Planning

  • Design Management

  • Construction Management

  • Budget Management

  • Time Management

  • Negotiations

  • Regulatory (DOB, FDNY, DOH)Close outs

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Excellent technical, conceptual, and financial skills.

  • Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of healthcare and space management.

  • At least 10 years of related experience in design and/or construction management with experience in healthcare clinics


  • Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Microsoft Access

  • MSProject

  • Auto CADD/Revit.

  • Procore/E-builder or similar