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Director of Construction

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/27/22

Job Description

Join a talented team of Facilities department professionals at Ball State University. The Facilities department has an opening for a Director of Construction. The Director of Construction will direct and oversee construction of new university projects and major renovations to existing building and campus infrastructure; ensure that established university specifications and performance standards are met including construction schedule, cost, quality, and project safety requirements; and assign and direct work of campus construction managers. This position comes with an excellent benefits package including 10 paid holidays in 2023, health insurance, retirement, vacation, the opportunity for work/life balance, employee discounts to Ball State’s pools, division 1 workout facilities, cultural events and much more!

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Direct and oversee construction of new university projects and major renovations to existing building and campus infrastructure; ensure that established university specifications and performance standards are met including construction schedule, cost, quality, and project safety requirements. Assign and direct work of campus construction managers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field.
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible experience with a professional/
    architectural/planning/engineering/construction firm, or related design or consulting firm or in a similar position within a facilities management entity; proven experience with construction contract administration.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of architectural design, technical engineering principles and construction management; considerable knowledge of construction materials, methods, and practices; excellent writing skills and knowledge of computer spreadsheet, database, and project scheduling software; ability to effectively communicate with university and governmental officials, consultants, and contractors.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public agency or university experience.
  • Professional registration in architecture, engineering, construction management.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31729. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Teresa Murray and James Lowe. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 17, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...