Director, Office of Building and Renovations



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  • Catholic Diocese with 150 Churches and 30 Schools

DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

OFFICE OF BUILDING AND RENOVATIONS

1408 CARMEL DRIVE

LAFAYETTE, LA 70501

Exempt, Full-time Regular, Benefits Eligible
(Regular) Work Schedule: M-Th, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Position Summary:  The Director of the Office of Building and Renovations for the Diocese of Lafayette is responsible for overseeing construction, architectural, engineering, maintenance, renovation and rehabilitation of all significant and large scale projects as well as provide consultative services for small scale projects throughout the Diocese of Lafayette, including but not limited to those of parishes and schools. The person in this position will also oversee (or perform) asbestos inspections of all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette and provide advice and counsel regarding construction plans, contracts, materials and matters.

The person in this position is called to provide a Christian, compassionate, and professional personality in all aspects of day-to-day operations, with complete confidentiality. The Director of the Office of Building and Renovations must be a team player who will share and participate in the vision and goals of the Bishop and of the Diocese.

The person in this position follows the established working hours of the Diocese of Lafayette Central Office and shall follow all diocesan and office policies, procedures, and regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist parishes, schools, and other diocesan entities with development of construction projects and compliance with diocesan construction policy and state laws regarding these projects.
  • Provide oversight of architects, engineers and other professionals and the construction, architectural, engineering, maintenance, renovation and rehabilitation of all significant and large scale projects
  • Offer consultative services for small scale projects of parishes, schools, and other diocesan entities
  • Review consultant and contractor documents and contracts for compliance with diocesan policy, insurance requirements, and adherence to state law and procedure.
  • Oversee or develop drawings for small scale and minimal projects according to need and ability
  • Establish and maintain Building Review Board, which serves to review submitted plans and drawings and present questions, corrections, or concerns to submitting parties
  • Conduct and participate in workshops as it relates to the matters addressed by this office

Additional Duties:

  • Prepare letters in response to requests related to construction matters
  • Engage with professionals as needed, including architects, contractors, engineers, attorneys, insurance and bonding agencies
  • Participate in continuing education to assure compliance and understanding of latest codes, regulations, and practices

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

§  Ability to maintain confidentiality.

§  Must maintain up-to-date personal certification for diocesan Safe Environment program.

§  Proficient in current computer system(s), including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook and other software used to create designs and presentations.

§  Advanced spreadsheet application skills

§  Strong supervisory, organizational, leadership and communication skills.

§  Ability to work collaboratively and compassionately with other Central Office Directors and staff members, as well as clergy, lay personnel and volunteers throughout the Diocese.

§  Ability to take initiative and to see projects through to completion.

§  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Architecture, or engineering-related field.

§  Minimum of seven years related work experience

§  Licensed architect with ability to use autoCAD is preferred.

§  Certified asbestos Inspector and Management Planner a plus.

Job Conditions/Physical Demands: (The following are representative of the physical capabilities that must be met by an employee and the working conditions that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is frequently required to sit, ambulate, talk and hear, and occasionally to stand.
  • Specific seeing abilities include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry items up to 30 pounds.
  • Work is performed in an office and outdoor setting.
  • May be called upon to work beyond the regular work schedule on weekends, evenings or holidays.

To apply for this job email your details to jtrumps@diolaf.org


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