Capital Program Manager

Job description

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.




Under limited supervision, manages and administers the construction and delivery of new university facilities and/or alterations/modifications to existing facilities, to include contract preparation, on-site coordination, quality control, and all aspects of contract management.




  1. Participates in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for major construction projects; provides conceptual estimates, feasibility studies, and cost estimates, and may coordinate the production of basic design plans and construction documents. Develops and administers project budgets and fiscal controls, contracts, and quality control provisions; performs project cost estimating and value engineering, as appropriate. Oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management of construction projects; monitors and coordinates work performed by architectural, engineering, and construction firms, as well as institutional, state, and local entities. Reviews and interprets proposed designs, architectural drawings, and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiates revisions where appropriate; advises consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results. Ensures that project operations are in compliance with design specifications and with university, state, and federal policies and regulations. Establishes performance and delivery criteria, ensuring that client and institutional requirements are being met; prepares project specifications, and coordinates procurement, as appropriate. Authorizes the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approves contractor invoices for payment. Directs work sequencing to expedite project delivery and to minimize disruption of ongoing institutional operations. Inspects, approves, and accepts completed projects for the institution, ensuring conformance with institutional standards, building and life safety codes, and architectural/engineering specifications. Represents the institution in business with customers, consultants, contractors, and other public and/or private agencies and organizations. Researches and prepares various reports pertaining to operations, equipment, policies, procedures, and/or other issues, as appropriate. Implementation of a software database (TMA) for campus facilities. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Architecture with a minimum of 7 years of directly related experience including experience in managing multiple functions is required. A Master’s degree, registered PE or architect with construction management and campus master planning experience is preferred.



Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Records maintenance skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge of architectural design and planning principles and procedures. Ability to develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies. Ability to read schematics and blueprints and/or technical manuals. Technical knowledge of building components and their function. Knowledge of building components life cycle values and maintenance requirements. Skills in workflow analysis and management. Knowledge of contract documents and specifications. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements. Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures. Ability to provide technical guidance and/or supervision to architects, structural engineers, and independent building contractors. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Knowledge of the operating practices of construction, architectural, and building firms. Ability to foster a cooperative business environment. Knowledge of University/State procurement rules and regulations. Knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations. Ability to make complex operating, administrative, and procedural decisions. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality. Ability to perform site inspections and/or approve installations. Skill in the use of computers, specifically in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:


Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.




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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/6/2018
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