Director of Construction

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Director of Construction is responsible for managing the portfolio of short, mid and long-term construction projects for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), including all public, academic and research facilities, and clinical space for the Faculty Practice Doctors, both on campus and at off site facilities.  The ISMMS Director of Construction will report directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Resource Management, and ultimately to the Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  The current annual capital plan includes many projects at multiple sites around NYC, each of varying complexity.  This is a very active and engaging position, interacting with knowledgeable and demanding clients, fulfilling state of the art technical requirements, reporting to senior leadership and managing the ISMMS Design and Construction Staff.  The ISMMS Director will work closely with the Dean’s Office, various Mount Sinai in -house departments, physicians, educators, administrators, senior leadership and executive staff.  The ISMMS Director of Construction must oversee a dynamic portfolio of ISMMS projects from concept, through design and construction, while maintaining control over budget, schedule and client satisfaction.

  • Oversee the staff activities of 6-7 Project Managers, Project Coordinator.
  • Work with consultants, including Architects, Engineers, and Expeditors to insure projects are programmed, designed, permitted and bid according to the client’s needs and governing laws.
  • Coordinate the activities of construction managers, contractors and vendors to ensure that projects are bid, contracted and delivered as designed, on schedule and on budget.
  • Develop, estimate and track project budgets, taking appropriate action when necessary to ensure adherence to budgetary limitations as well as to ensure projects stay on schedule
  • Review and approve all Contracts, Purchase Orders, Change Orders, Requisitions and Payments
  • Interface with Mount Sinai Departments like IT, Legal, Purchasing, Compliance, Engineering, Environmental Health & Safety, Fire Safety, and others
  • Oversee relocations, enabling, and backfilling clients into new space
  • Ensure that staff follow all departmental policies and procedures as well as internal purchasing and compliance directives.
  • Maintain Project Status Report providing the Dean’s Office, Senior Associate Dean, CFO, FPA Administration with weekly updated project status reports, finance reports and strategy meetings with multiple ISMMS Deans, and FPA C Level Administration.
  • Develop Annual Capital Budget in collaboration with senior management
  • Design, develop and implement best practices 


  • Architectural Degree Required.  Graduate degree a plus.
  • 10 years managing complex construction programs for a hospital, university or other similar institution.
  • At least 10 years of experience in a construction Project Management capacity.
  • Familiarity with NYC codes and permitting process as well as DOH requirements for clinical spaces.
  • Managed a professional staff.
  • In-depth knowledge of the contracting and construction business
  • Advanced skill level in MS office, with excellent electronic communication skills. 
  • Proficient on Autocad
  • Knowledgeable of project management systems to interface with IT and Finance
  • Excellent research skills and ability to use Internet effectively
  • Hands-on skills, including ability to manage project directly, when needed
  • Excellent negotiation and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to solve unstructured problems
  • Excellent communication skills-both verbal and written
  • Highly organized
  • Understands value of team approach and effectively uses teamwork to improve results.
  • Registered Architect a plus

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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