Project Manager - Facilities Management & Planning

Job description

Position Summary

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.

This position will start July 1, 2018

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. *Perform other duties including special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in management, architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field
  • Five years of successful architectural or engineering experience and/or construction program and project management, involving both administrative and technical responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree
  • Project Management Certification
  • Registration as licensed architect or professional engineer
  • Five years in management of complex operations and projects

Work Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works in either a standard office setting or on a construction site with heavy equipment; can be exposed to outside weather, high places, a high noise level, chemical fumes and dust. Understanding of security and safety procedures, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE), is required.

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk, and to visit construction sites which requires stepping over obstacles, climbing ladders, and the ability to balance. The employee is regularly required to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs.
  • The job requires some driving.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, April 30, 2018.

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

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

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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Job No: 005943
Posted: 4/16/2018
Application Due: 6/15/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable