Director, Office of Planning Construction and Facilities | Catholic Diocese of Arlington


The Office of Planning, Construction and Facilities (OPCF) assists parishes, schools, and diocesan entities with the planning and development of new facilities, the coordination of construction projects, and the operation and preventive maintenance of new and existing facilities.

The Director is responsible for providing vision, leadership, motivation and management oversight for the (OPCF) team, operating a customer-focused process that mitigates risk while supporting the needs of the diocesan entities, and overseeing the day-to-day operation of OPCF in accordance with its objectives, goals and operating budgets.

As a member of the joint leadership team, reporting directly to the Vicar General, the Director serves as the “ambassador” for the program – visiting with pastors and meeting with building and finance committees to listen to their comments, concerns, ideas and suggestions, educating them about the OPCF program, and offering a wide range of assistance with planning, design, construction and maintenance.


  • Direct the implementation of the Diocesan Planning and Construction Manual to ensure full compliance regarding the planning, design, financing, construction, commissioning, and maintenance of all diocesan properties.

  • Assist the Vicar General with coordinating meetings of the Diocesan Building Commission, including preparing materials and disseminating information regarding current and future construction and renovation projects being planned and undertaken at the parishes, schools and diocesan entities.

  • Create and implement departmental operational policies, procedures, processes, and objectives that focus on achieving desired results in an efficient, and repeatable fashion.

  • Ensure that operations are conducted in accordance with the Diocesan Planning and Construction Manual and agreed to schedules, budgets, policies and objectives.

  • Report results, achievements, and progress to diocesan management.

  • Develop, direct, and monitor compliance with the diocesan safety program, and ensure compliance with building and safety codes and other associated regulations.

  • Monitor progress against established timelines, and balance multiple priorities to effectively meet departmental objectives.

  • Develop and manage an effective contractor/supplier qualification, selection, and review process.

  • Work closely with the Diocese purchasing, finance, human resources, administrative services, information technology, property management, transportation, and legal departments to accomplish objectives through organizational teamwork.

  • On key/large-scale projects, and in conjunction with Diocese Construction Managers, meet with project owners, contractors, vendors, architects, engineers, and others to monitor and coordinate all phases of the construction project.

  • Select, implement, and manage systems to plan and track all current and slated projects to ensure that cost overruns and schedule delays are mitigated.

  • Provide expertise, guidance, and training to the OPCF team with regard to effectively managing the planning, construction, commissioning, and facilities maintenance process; promote continuing education of the department staff.

  • Create an atmosphere where teamwork and cooperation are the mainstays of every project.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Bishop and/or the Vicar General.


  • Knowledge/Skills: Must have the ability to organize and operate the OPCF as a customer service oriented business in support of the Bishop, Pastors/Administrators, and High School Principals. Demonstrated knowledge of contract development and management, budget development, and program execution required. Must have strong written, oral, and presentation skills. Proven competencies with Microsoft software products and use of construction management/facilities management software tools required. Strong planning and organizational skills required as well as a record of achievement in team building and goal achievement. Must be capable of performing multiple functions and priorities concurrently. Must be comfortable acting independently and be self-motivated, pro-active and able to lead by example.

  • Education Required: BS Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management or equivalent degree and experience required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum of fifteen years progressive experience in project planning, construction management, facilities maintenance/management, and departmental leadership.



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November 21st, 2018 by