Job Details

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Position Number: 2523483
  • Location: Champaign, IL
  • Position Type: Engineering

Associate Director of Engineering Services
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

This position is responsible for oversight and management of the Facilities & Services' (F&S) Engineering Services unit within the Engineering & Construction Services (E&CS) Department. Included within the Engineering Services unit are the F&S Design Review, Commissioning & Inspection, Design Services, and Division of Responsibility (DoR) groups. The Engineering Services unit and this Associate Director position works extensively with campus stakeholders, other F&S units, as well as outside consultants and contractors on Capital and small construction projects to deliver the responsive, reliable, and highly-valued Engineering Services as needed by the University.

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1. Develop and manage programs, budgets, and personnel associated with the execution and delivery of Engineering Services projects, including Capital and small construction projects involving new construction, additions, remodeling, maintenance, and repair of facilities and infrastructure.
2. Serve as the lead technical representative and Campus liaison for the Engineering Services unit in matters of design, quality, and commissioning, inspection, and DoR responsibility of University facilities.
3. Assist the Director of E&CS in establishing budgets, forecasting financial performance, and plan to control costs for the unit.
4. Establish and maintain appropriate resource levels, operational efficiency, and quality of services to meet the needs of the University within established budget.
5. Develop strategies that seek methods and procedures that improve recognizable quality and value of the unit to the University. Work with the Director of E&CS and staff to implement new methods and procedures.
6. Direct staff allocation across the Engineering Services groups to achieve a balanced workload while matching skill sets with tasks.
7. Ensure technical staff is well versed and trained in current building codes, Facility Standards, State and federal regulations, and energy codes. Prepare and coordinate training and education for the Engineering Services staff and work with Managers to ensure their employees maintain their professional registration, certifications and have the proper skill sets to adequately meet the needs of the University.
8. Assess new technologies, equipment and systems for application within the Engineering Services unit.
9. Responsible for ensuring the University's Facilities Standards are maintained and updated to achieve the goal of "institutional quality" of assets that provide the University with the best possible life cycle benefit.
10. Direct the DoR Coordinator in setting goals for completing asset maintenance responsibilities.
11. Conduct staff performance evaluations and performance feedback throughout the year.
12. Update Director of E&CS on activities and performance of Engineering Services staff and projects.


1. Facilitate communication with all other F&S Departments as well as Campus stakeholders.
2. Assist Capital Programs in strategic planning of building and campus infrastructure with respect to new construction, alterations, renovation, remodeling projects, as well as reviewing comprehensive project scope statements.
3. Consistent with University of Illinois procurement policy, assign an Engineering Services staff member to serve as a committee member on Quality Based Selection (QBS) Professional Service Consultants (PSC) selection committees.
4. Assist Capital Programs Project Management staff in interpreting Facility Standards, evaluating change orders, assisting with variance requests through technical review, and maintaining a data base of the performance of Professional Service Consultants (PSC) and contractors.
5. Review and comment on Conceptualization and Feasibility Studies.
6. Support the Deferred Maintenance group in defining, scoping, and prioritizing potential deferred maintenance projects.
7. Support Associate Director of Sustainability by managing LEED compliance policy.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.



1. Required: Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive, relevant experience in building construction field as an engineer or architect.
2. Required: Demonstrated relevant professional management experience of architectural and/or engineering team(s).
3. Preferred: Demonstrated relevant professional management experience of architectural and/or engineering team(s), with five (5) years or more preferred. Demonstrate experience with quality assurance reviews/programs.


1. Required: Bachelor's or advanced degree in engineering, architectural, or related technical field, from an accredited institution.
2. Preferred: Advanced technical degrees in relevant field, or an advanced management degree, or progressing toward such advanced degrees.


1. Required: Hold a current Professional Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Architectural license (prefer in the State of Illinois).
2. Preferred: LEED Accredited Professional Certification, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Commissioning Authority, or Project Management Professional.


1. Demonstrate good working knowledge of institutional higher education standards, codes and regulations; and an understanding of the Illinois Procurement Act, Capital Development Board practices, as well as construction and labor industry standard practices.
2. Demonstrate ability to function and promote work in a team environment.
3. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4. Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders including, F&S and campus staff, Professional Services Consultants, and contractors.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of building codes and Standards (ex: IBC, IMC, NEC, NFPA Codes, ASHRAE Standards, and Research Laboratory Guidelines)
6. Demonstrate knowledge of Professional Service Consultant Agreements and construction contracts.
7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (ex: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Outlook)
Demonstrate knowledge with Construction Industry tools (ex: AutoCAD MEP Suite, REVIT, Archibus, Asset Works, AiM, and SharePoint)


This is a full-time Civil Service/Academic Professional Associate Director Engineering Services position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after October 12, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by October 12, 2021. Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Bryan Fijalkovich, 217-300-2496 or For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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