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Area Manager Planning Design Construction

Dignity Health Chattanooga, Tennessee

The posted compensation range of $49.20 - $71.34 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-349406 Employment Type Full Time Department Real Estate Operations Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday Remote Yes Category Real Estate

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


*Remote Opportunity

● Manages capital project planning design and construction by facilitating PDP required activities.
● Communicates PDP effectiveness to National Real Estate Services senior management through periodic meetings the Division Director, System Director, and System VP Real Estate Services
● Communicates PDP effectiveness to hospital and area senior management through periodic meetings with the hospital project executive and project sponsor and attends quarterly project update meeting for area president and chief financial officer.
● Demonstrates PDP effectiveness through knowledge of application and effective
utilization of tools and guidelines
● Ensures effective utilization of Preferred Provider Network (PPN) by drafting RFPs; selection of providers; providing project specific orientation and training; maintaining productivity, monitoring activities; controlling costs and schedules.
● Ensures positive outcomes for NRES and PDP reviews by facilitating project development throughout each phase, facilitating review sessions and generating senior management reports for each review.
● Ensures effective utilization of PDP and tools by facilitating facility planning, design and construction activities in accordance with Common Spirit Health policies and the Project Delivery Process.
● Maintains relationships with authorities having jurisdiction by monitoring compliance with federal, state, and local requirements; periodic communication and meetings; facilitating project reviews; facilitating problem solving between agencies, owner and consultants; monitoring change; and monitoring PPN performance.
● Provides project communication support by establishing and enforcing project communication policies and guidelines; identifying and correcting project communication deficiencies; utilization of Common Spirit Health Design and Construction Web based programs and project planning design and construction tools.
● Ensures effective communication within NRES senior management on important issues, concerns, problems or anticipated problems that might impact system, group, facility and/or NRES performance and outcomes.

● Provides area director project status reports by developing periodic project status reports including cost, schedule and comparative metrics.
● Achieves financial objectives for identified projects by forecasting requirements; scheduling and monitoring expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.
● Maintains continuity among area, and local work teams by assuring documentation and communication of actions, issues, irregularities, and changing needs.
● Improves quality results by directing facilitation of problem identification, problem solving and implementation of recommendations.
● Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
● Contributes to team effort by promoting the National Real Estate Services, Design and Construction organization and the Common Spirit Health Project Delivery Process.
● Provides primary and secondary project management responsibilities in accordance with the PDP project services responsibility matrix.


● Significant experience (5+years) with providing leadership and management direction related Hospital Planning, Design Construction.or IT Infrastructure projects. Trade Licenses a Plus.
● Experience in working with planning, design, and construction service provider

● Excellent working knowledge of project construction budgets & control.
● Experience and knowledge of construction project phasing and disruption in an
acute healthcare environment.
● Demonstrated success in past hospital construction, or IT infrastructure projects of $5 million or more. Management reporting capabilities to meet organization goals and objectives. Experience with providing visible sponsorship and guidance of major change initiatives preferred.
● Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, and working systems and components.
● Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Information Systems or Construction Management and/or equivalent experience required with a strong background in Hospital Construction Management preferred.

Training Required
● California OSHPD Experience
● State and/or Regulatory Agencies coordination related to Healthcare
Construction Experience

Training Preferred/Desired
● Lean Process Improvement
● Change Management
● Design for Patient Focused Care
● Evidence Based Design
● Sustainability


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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