Engineering and Architecture Manager

Denver, CO
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Facilities Projects, a division of Facilities Management

Engineering and Architecture Manager

Position #612536 - Requisition 08812

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Examples of Work Performed

Project Schedule and Budget Management

Evaluate scheduling needs, compile data from numerous sources and develop a master project schedule for projects for which this position is in charge. Monitor schedule and make adjustments as necessary to deliver project on time; determine when additional effort is required to keep the project on schedule and has the authority to take action if work falls behind. Prepare budget estimates to give clients magnitude of cost for proposed renovation work. Have full responsibility for fiscal management of the project budget and sole discretion of adjusting budget for maximum effectiveness. Negotiate costs of services with consultants, contractors, and suppliers. Maintain a computer based budget worksheet and update status on a regular basis.

Bidding and Construction Administration

Oversee document preparations for bidding and manage the construction phase of the project. Monitor project progress against project objectives. Prepare bidding advertisements to contractors, establish the criteria to be met by bidding contractors, conduct pre-bid meetings, site visits, clarify plan information, chair bid openings, determine the validity of received bids and awards the contracts. Participate in budget reconciliation and value engineering efforts as well as design and planning meetings. Oversee the construction activity and coordinate with the Contractor and University entities for project needs. Conduct weekly construction meetings to review progress, clarify details, process information, update status, receive client input, relay instructions to contractors and monitor quality control issues, determine appropriateness of requested changes so budget and schedules can be adjusted if necessary. Keep the University community informed of outages or potential disruptions by following appropriate policies and procedures. Complete contract close-out.

Design Administration

Monitor project progress by measuring progress against project objectives. Conduct design meetings with clients, consultants, to complete drawings, contract documents, budget reviews, and schedules for the proposed project. Analyze and circulate information to the various campus departments for review and comment. Review and/or inspect work product regularly, identifying variances between planned and actual project objectives, identify problem areas of concern and determine necessary corrective measures, communicate project progress to all interested parties through written or verbal communications when appropriate.

Contractual Agreements

Solicit proposals or qualifications, as necessary; create and negotiate mutually acceptable terms and conditions; prepare consultant and contractor contracts; obtain appropriate approvals; amend contracts as applicable; and monitor activities of consultants and contractors for conformance to contract terms and conditions. The position will make consultant selections based on State rules and regulations so that the best team is selected to meet the client's and project's needs. The position will manage all contractual types including Design Bid Build(DBB), Construction Manager/General Contractor(CMGC) and Design Build(DB). As well as other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary range for this position is $80,000 - $100,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in construction management, architecture, architectural engineering, construction engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or a directly related field .

The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including direct responsibility for construction project management in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($25K) to large ($20M+) renovation and capital projects for institutional or commercial buildings which must have included experience in planning/cost estimating work


A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience with construction project management in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($25K) to large ($20M+) renovation and capital projects for institutional or commercial buildings which must have included experience in planning/cost estimating work may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 or more years in construction project management in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($25K) to large ($20M+) renovation and capital projects for institutional or commercial buildings which must have included experience in planning/cost estimating work
  • Experience in the construction administration of buildings and remodel projects in an institutional, higher education, or similar setting.
  • Experience supervising project management staff
  • Experience with utility work.
  • Experience with State of Colorado, Office of the Architect, and State Buildings Program contractual agreements, or similar.
  • Experience in Design/Build or Construction Management/General Contractor project delivery methods.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 31, 2017. Those who do not apply by March 31, 2017 may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Engineering and Architecture/Physical Science and Engineering

Primary Location: Denver

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60081 - ADM-AVCFP Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 12, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Todd Akey

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00612536


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