Project Manager

Aurora, CO
Mar 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Facilities Management - Facilities Projects

Project Manager

Position #650677 - Requisition #12784

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Who we are:

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. Read more about us here.

Facilities Management has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Project Manager position.

Jobs in this career family manage the physical infrastructure of the University. Functions include planning, architectural design, capital project commissioning, building code compliance, engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.) architectural drafting, landscape design, energy conservation and construction project management.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed fully independently.

Position Emphasis:

The Project Manager coordinates with Building Maintenance Operations and Service Providers such as the Office of Institutional Planning (OIP), EH&S, OIT, Police, Electronic Security and Grants and Contracts as appropriate. Participate in Project Oversight Committees.

Examples of Work Performed:

Project Schedule and Budget Management (20%)

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.

Contractual Agreements (15%)

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 primarily contractual Design Bid Build(DBB) and assist on Construction Manager/General Contracts(CMGC)working with a more senior project manager or supervisor.

Design Administration (20%)

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.

Bidding and Construction Administration (20%)

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.

Post Construction Issues (5%)

Monitors issues that arise during the Post Construction period and provides support to the occupants and Facilities Operations if issues are not quickly resolved during the normal warranty process.

Dispute Resolution (5%)

Mediate disputes and resolve discrepancies by hearing arguments from all parties and various perspectives. Evaluate complex issues, determining which require approval from a higher authority, coordinating with their supervisor as applicable. Review change requests from consultants, clients, and contractors, verifying applicability, often negotiating final cost and time requests. Will seek consensus regarding disputes or different requirements among client requests, building code requirements, and state and university requirements. Perform related duties as assigned.

Estimating (10%)

Produce estimates for projects based conceptual scope from customer interviews and input for projects generally under $2 million for presentation to the end user. Provide conceptual and detailed estimates based on the stage of the project development to customer and to planning when needed for program plans.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Serve on or chair search committees as they are needed for hiring and other needs as they arise. Post Requests for Qualification and Proposals when the Project Coordinator is out.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.


What we require:
  • 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 related degree
  • Two years of construction project management experience in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($25K) to medium ($2M+) renovation and capital projects for institutional or commercial buildings which must have included at least one year experience in planning/cost estimating work.
  • Must possess a current, valid Colorado Driver's License or have the ability to obtain one
  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific 2 years of experience.
    For example: Associates degree from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in construction management, architecture, architectural engineering, construction engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or related degree and two years of construction project management experience in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($25K) to medium ($2M+) renovation and capital projects for institutional or commercial buildings which must have included at least one year experience in planning/cost estimating work.
What you will need:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, administrative staff members, faculty, and with personnel of external agencies
  • Experience in the construction administration of buildings and remodel projects in an institutional, higher education, or similar setting
  • Experience in Design/Bid/Build project delivery methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Fully competent with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project
What we can offer:
  • The hiring salary range for this position has been established at $60,000 to $70,000, and is commensurate with skills and experience
  • This position not eligible for overtime compensation
  • The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at:

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.

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Engineering and Architecture/Physical Science and Engineering

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60084 - ADM-AVCFP Major Bld & Lrg Proj

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ken Neeper

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00650677


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