Capital Management & Construction Sr Director

Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Senior Director, Capital Management and Construction reports to the Vice President, Facilities and Campus Operations, and is responsible for executing a complex project portfolio which includes master planning and space planning in the research, clinical and administrative environments, new construction, major infrastructure and tenant improvement projects. Duties include managing capital projects on time, within budget, and in compliance with governing laws and statutes.  This role will also be accountable for the Facilities Oversight Subcommittee, which is responsible for overseeing, coordinating, reviewing and providing recommendations to the Capital Oversight Committee regarding space and capital requests. 


Job Duties


  • Directs multi-year capital improvement planning activities, including identification of proposed projects and development of their scope, budget and funding plans
  • Oversees preparation and submission of all project planning documents to senior leadership, and other constituencies or planning partners
  • Manages capital development for all new facilities
  • Oversees all construction, including but not limited to office and lab relocations, repairs, replacements and upgrades, and new facility construction; and manages construction contracts.
  • Regularly interacts with senior leadership, appropriate committees, and relevant constituencies to drive campus space planning and major master planning projects and activities, balancing lab and office space
  • Creates and maintains building and interiors standards
  • Gains a thorough understanding of the design needs of faculty and staff
  • Staffs Space Committee meetings
  • Develops and provides schematic plans for testing concepts
  • Directs and manages activities of managerial and professional direct reports, non-employees, and other relevant collaborators or partners, spanning multiple functional areas, to include selection, training, setting performance standards and stretch goals, evaluating, and, as required, taking corrective action
  • Selects, coordinates, directs and oversees external project managers, architects, design consultants, developers, contractors, subcontractors and other third parties as appropriate
  • Represents senior management as required, including attending meetings, responding to informational requests and assisting in emergency response planning/training


 Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of ten years of experience managing multiple and diverse architectural and construction projects including master, facilities, and space planning, ideally at the org-wide level
  • Seven years of demonstrated management/supervisory experience
  • Experience in working on or closely with wet lab, clinical research, academic, medical, acute and health systems
  • Proven flexibility in combining broad big picture thinking with relevant details
  • Previous experience with direct supervision and mentoring of professional-level employees

Other Competencies


  • Communication: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; write clearly and informatively. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interact knowledgeably and effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Initiative: Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit sound and accurate judgment, including prioritization and time management skills. Able to provide support to multiple constituencies simultaneously.
  • High Performance: Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and innovation, and establishes metrics as a basis for increased efficiency.
  • Results Orientation: Focused on improvement of effectiveness and service. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify situations, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
  • Thoroughness: Ensuring that one’s own and others’ work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Judgement: Excellent business and technical judgment. Executive maturity and ability to exercise exceptional discretion with confidential information. A high level of integrity and honesty.
  • Knowledge: Maintain a broad overall knowledge of the institution and partners, where necessary, to cultivate relationships that will lead to success. Proven ability to translate between technology, operations, science and healthcare.
  • Collaboration: Engage and be viewed as an accessible partner within the Hutch and partner organizations

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $144,923 to $241,538 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  This position may be eligible for relocation assistance. This position may be eligible for sign on bonus.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). Paid time off is prorated for part-time positions.  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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