The Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities Management serves as the Library system’s senior administrator responsible for overseeing the design, planning and execution of all capital projects, including a Master Planning effort for the 350,000 square foot Central Library. Additionally, the Vice President provides direction and technical assistance to architects, engineers, and contractors on all new construction and renovations and operating maintenance of the existing 1.1M SF City-owned and BPL-leased facilities in consultation with a broad range of constituencies, in addition to related NY City agencies, such as the Department of Design and Construction (DDC).
Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Vice President serves as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team and as staff to the Library’s Board of Trustees’ Capital Planning Committee. Additionally, the Vice President serves as the senior liaison to all City and State agencies associated with the Library’s capital construction and renovation and leasehold programs.
The Vice President monitors the progress of contractors and construction management companies; develops and prepares reports, specifications and cost estimates for new and remodeled facilities; provides expertise and presentations in areas of facilities planning and development; recommends budgets involving construction and remodeling; makes suitable presentations for the Board of Trustees, Library’s Board of Trustees’ Capital Planning Committee, Executive Management Team, and applicable internal and external audiences; coordinates department activities with procurement and control units; and evaluates the operations of the department and makes recommendations on department policies, systems, and procedures.
It is also the responsibility of the Vice President to recruit, lead, evaluate, and manage a diverse population of approximately 40 full and part-time union and non-union departmental staff, and to direct and support non-union senior managers in the execution of site-specific or system-wide Library capital project goals through needs assessments, funding estimates and requests, project management and analysis in the development, design and construction phases; maintenance and operations for all buildings and facilities; with an emphasis on the daily operations of the maintenance and operation programs.; oversight of environmental health and safety.
Capital Construction Program
Environmental Health & Safety