Senior Project Manager - Facilities Planning & Management

Denver, USA, Colorado
May 27, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver by providing an aesthetically pleasing, clean, orderly, safe and healthy environment in which to learn, teach, live and work.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director, Capital Projects and Planning, performs complex project management of major new construction and/or building renovation projects within established time and budget parameters. Serves as the representative of the Facilities Management Department in the programming, design, construction and warranty phases of projects.

Essential Functions

  • Administration and Management
  • Develop, Maintain and Revise Policy and Procedures
  • Coordinate and Communicate Work Activities of Organization
  • Performs Supervisory Responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Language Skills
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret blueprints, construction specifications, building codes and other printed regulations as they apply to the construction industry.
    • Ability to write reports, project descriptions, and scope, and routine business correspondence.
    • Ability to present information effectively, respond to questions and concerns immediately and facilitate satisfactory resolutions to problems.
    • Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
    • Must have the self-confidence and assertiveness to present and support conclusions to a variety of groups including high-level administrators, architects, engineers, facility staff, and customers.
  • Mathematical Skills
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as square footage, area, volume, circumferences, and percentages.
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • Ability to apply concepts and analyze data.
    • Knowledge of cost accounting and purchasing methods
  • Reasoning Abilities
    • Ability to perform complex analysis.
    • Ability to make decisions using broad judgment.
    • Ability to mediate and/or resolve disputes or claims.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in management, architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field.
  • Valid Colorado driver's license.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA).
  • Ten years of experience in managing construction for capital projects with a construction value in excess of $2 million, including additions, alterations, renovations, new construction, and pre-construction experience.
  • Experience supervising other project managers, architects and construction professionals.
  • Knowledge of basic construction techniques, systems and materials, building trades, local codes, contract law and administration, and personal computer software applications (Word, Excel, MS Project).
  • Knowledge of estimating methods and the interpretation and editing of technical specifications and construction documents.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows.
  • Ability to learn new database software quickly.
  • Knowledge and experience in writing policies and procedures that meet industry best practices.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to organize large quantities of information, to deal with frequently changing priorities, and to understand and apply University and Facilities Management standards, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate multiple prime and subcontractors, suppliers, Facilities Management trades and participants from other University departments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in management, architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field.

Work Schedule


Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday, June 9, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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