Project Manager - Non-Capital

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Planning, Design, Construction
Functional Areas: Infrastructure & Sustainability
Department: Facilities Management
Requisition Number: 14384
Location: Boulder, CO
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 02-Dec-2018

Job Summary

Facilities Management at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Project Manager position. This position functions as a University representative to the campus community for small to large ($2K- $1M) renovation, deferred and controlled maintenance type construction projects, determining the scope of work, estimating and cost control management, giving instructions to hired consultants and contractors, for the timely alteration, modification, maintenance, and repair of campus buildings. As the University representative, the position will be required to work with a wide variety of campus groups and must possess excellent communication and customer service skills.

You will receive excellent benefits including:

• Paid vacation and sick leave

• 10 paid holidays

• Medical, vision, and dental insurance

• Life insurance

• Tuition reimbursement

• EcoPass for free RTD rides

• An unparalleled retirement plan with an employer contribution at 10% of your salary

Who We Are

The Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability (I&S) oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include long-range capital planning, real estate development, architecture, design and construction, the operation and maintenance of all campus facilities and utilities, transportation services, workplace accident prevention and the creation of a safe working environment for campus employees, environmental health and safety, campus logistics, and efforts around sustainability and resiliency.

Beyond creating a safe and secure environment at CU Boulder, the department is embarking on several projects that are key to the strategic vision of the campus including: creating a clear and comprehensive framework and methodology for campus master planning; developing strategies and tactics to improve campus sustainability and resiliency; and progressively working within the campus and with our community partners to positively impact humanity.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Project Development

  • Meet with campus building clients to review proposed improvements.
  • Develop project scope statements, in consultation with clients and other project personnel, such as architects and engineers.
  • Coordinate with Facilities Management, building proctors and occupants, and with auxiliary services such as EH&S, OIT, and Parking Services.

Project Schedule and Budget Management

  • Evaluate scheduling needs, compile data from numerous sources and develop a master project schedule.
  • 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, including FAMIS Capital Projects Module.

Contractual Agreements

  • 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.
  • Select consultants based on State rules and regulations so that the best team is selected to meet the client’s and project’s needs.

Bidding and Construction Administration

  • 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 pro-bid meetings, site visits, clarify plan information, chair bid openings, determine the validity of received bids and awards the contract.
  • Oversee the construction activity and coordinate with the Contractor and University entitles 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.
  • Inform the University community of outages or potential disruptions by following appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Complete contract dose-out.

Design Administration

  • 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.

Dispute Resolution

  • 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.
  • Seek consensus regarding disputes or different requirements among client requests, building code requirements, and state and university requirements.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range Starts at $72,000, commensurate with skills and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, architectural engineering, construction engineering or related degree AND three (3) years of construction project management experience in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($2K) to large ($1M) renovation projects for institutional or commercial buildings
    • OR an associate’s degree from an accredited, non-correspondence college or university in construction management, architecture, architectural engineering, construction engineering or related degree AND five (5) years of construction project management experience in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($2K) to large ($1M) renovation projects for institutional or commercial buildings
    • OR at least seven (7) years of construction project management experience in the alteration, modification and remodel of small ($2K) to large ($1M) renovation projects for institutional or commercial buildings
  • Must have at least one year of experience in planning/cost estimating work.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent customer service, organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience in the project management of buildings and remodel projects in an institutional, higher education, or similar setting.
  • Experience with project management of deferred maintenance projects with mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.
  • Experience with project management of interior renovations and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E).
  • Knowledge of, or a demonstrated ability to quickly learn, Microsoft Word, Excel and Project.
  • Knowledge of, or a demonstrated ability to quickly learn, the State of Colorado, Office of the Architect, and State Buildings Program contractual agreements, or similar.
  • Experience in Design/Build or Construction Management/General Contractor project delivery methods.
  • Civil or mechanical experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by December 2, 2018 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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