Project Manager

USA, Denver, Colorado
Sep 08, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

With minimal direction, 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 & Planning Department in the programming, design, construction and warranty phases of the projects.

Essential Functions

  • Develops reports to track and continually monitor project estimated costs, budgets, actual costs and schedules in coordination with the University Architect, Architect of Record, Contractors and Finance Department and provides budgetary and progress reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management & Planning.
  • Convenes, facilitates and/or attends meetings of the Owners Representative, University Architect, Architect of Record, other consultants and contractors during the progress of the project to ensure user satisfaction, quality control and timely completion of the project within budget.
  • Coordinates proper, thorough and timely reviews of plans, drawings, submittals, shop drawings, University standards and code requirements.
  • Makes recommendations to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management & Planning on appropriate bidding or negotiation methods and on qualifications of contractors.
  • Participates in the selection and hiring of architects, engineers, consultants and contractors.
  • Coordinates bid solicitations and/or the negotiation process and the award and issuing of contracts.
  • Reviews and approves contractor requests for payment.
  • Participate in the negotiation and approval of change orders within the project budget.
  • Reports on, manages and maintains the change order log and use of contingency for assigned projects.
  • Determines the need for and coordinates the implementation of required services such as soils testing, surveys, utilities changes or relocations, hazardous material testing and abatement, special inspections, materials testing, demolition, data and telephone, security systems installations, city department reviews and sign-offs.
  • Maintains and distributes project files including plans and specifications, contracts and purchase orders, shop drawings, submittals, progress payments, correspondence, operating manuals and warranty materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret blue prints, 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 effectively information, respond to questions and concerns immediately and facilitate satisfactory resolutions to problems. 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 stakeholders.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as square footage, area, volume and percentages. Ability to apply concepts and analyze data. Knowledge of cost accounting and purchasing methods.
    Reasoning Ability: Ability to perform complex analysis. Ability to make decisions using broad judgment. Ability to mediate and/or resolve disputes or claims.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of fundamentals of project management. Knowledge of estimating methods and the interpretation and editing of technical specifications and construction documents. Manage internal paper work, and/or systems input to obtain project approvals by internal management teams. Manage internal systems update to track project scopes, costs and schedule throughout the duration of the project. Monitor project budgets to ensure that they are accurate and the balances are correct. Ability to organize large quantities of information, to deal with frequently changing priorities, and to understand and apply University and Facilities Management & Planning standards, policies and procedures. Ability to supervise and coordinate multiple prime and sub-contractors, suppliers, Facilities Management & Planning trades and participants from other University departments.
  • Personal computer software applications (Word, Excel, MS Project).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in management, architecture, engineering, construction management or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful architectural or engineering experience and/or construction program and project management, involving both administrative and technical responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of project management.
  • Knowledge of basic construction techniques, systems and materials, building trades, local codes, contract law and administration.
  • Knowledge of estimating methods and the interpretation and editing of technical specifications and construction documents.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Registration as licensed architect or professional engineer.
  • 5 years of experience in management of complex operations and projects.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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