Project Manager

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Job TitleProject ManagerDepartmentFE&P Project ManagementFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberS20192Open Date10/10/2019Close DateSalary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Benefits EligibleYesEligible for OvertimeNoPosition Summary

Rice University’s Facilities Engineering and Planning (FE&P) project management group provides comprehensive project management services supporting improvements and maintenance of the University’s infrastructure, to direct the architectural development of capital improvements and provide consultation on maintenance issues. The FE&P project management team includes professional project managers who are responsible for management of all aspects of new construction and renovation projects on the Rice campus. This team provides engineering and project management services that support improvements and maintenance of campus infrastructure, further directing the architectural development of capital improvements as well as providing consultation on maintenance issues.

The project manager is responsible for management of all aspects of new construction and renovation projects, and routinely prepares budget estimates and reports, prepares project and contract documents, oversees outside design professionals and their selection, oversees the preparation of construction documents, manages the contractor selection process, and manages the project team throughout both design and construction.

The ideal candidate is able to engage in critical thinking, exercise independent judgment, set priorities, and solve problems. S/he is a creative thinker with experience in project management, knowledge of contract management, and strong business acumen.

Education RequiredBachelor's DegreeMajor/DisciplineSubstitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management

Experience Required3 yearsType of Experience

Related experience in construction/facilities project management.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

- Five years of related experience which includes at least two years of recent (within the past five years) relevant construction project management experience in the design and construction of research labs
- Experience with the design and construction of facilities in urban settings

License/Certification RequiredLicense/Certification Preferred

Registered architect or professional engineer (PE)

Skills Required

- Written and oral communications skills to address a wide variety of audiences
- Ability to engage and influence cross functional teams
- Demonstrates project management ability to employ integrations, scope, time management, cost quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement components
- Resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations
- Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects

Skills Preferred

- Knowledge and experience with Excel spreadsheets, Word, and Microsoft Project scheduling software
- Attention to detail
- Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for lab installations
- Knowledge of and proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) systems
- Ability to deal with stressful situations and critical issues with diplomacy
- Ability to plan personal time and productivity to meet pressing deadlines
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team, receiving direction from various team leaders

Internal / External Contacts

- Will be required to work professionally with campus clients at all levels in developing programs and construction plans
- Will need to coordinate with building occupants to provide contractor work time with minimum occupant disruption
- Will need to work with General Counsel’s office relative to contract negotiations
- Must interact professionally with Governmental agencies when seeking permits both in person and by phone
- Must interact professionally with consultants and contractors when performing project activity

Physical Demands

- Be able to frequent construction site inspections at many locations, both on and off campus
- Must be able to climb a ladder
- Must be able and willing to enter all university spaces

Working Conditions

- Works in temporary construction office
- This position is considered essential during a campus emergency; the incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency

Security SensitiveYes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Please note these references will not be contacted unless the applicant becomes a finalist.

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Job Duty NameEssential FunctionsDescription of Job Duty

- Leads design and development of new projects
- Performs the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing
- Leads projects requiring functional integration
- Completes sub-project and/or stand-alone elements (or a contained project such as construction project)
- Directs development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project
- Researches and recommends new methods of construction or building materials to ensure that updated procedures or cost effective alternates are applied
- Investigates installation failures and recommends corrections
- Participates in developing/updating project management procedures and standards with other department staff
- Completes special projects as needed
- Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Duties

Job Duty NameAdditional FunctionsDescription of Job Duty

- Leads studies of architectural programming and space utilization; leads design and development of new projects while working closely with requesting client and other Rice project personnel
- Assists with administrative functions of coordinating documentation required for LEED certification; maintains record documents with assistance of department coordinator and organizes and schedules progress meetings

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. References/Recommendation Request
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have three years of related experience in construction/facilities project management?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/12/2019
    Application Due: 10/26/2019
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