Project Manager, Facilities Services
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 29,2019
Salary & Benefits: Starting salary is $55,932.68 per the Salary Schedule. Promotional placement is not limited to posted salary range maximum. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.
Classification: Full-time, Technical/Professional, Pay Grade PT7, Exempt.
Location: Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606.
OVERVIEW: Santa Fe College (SF) was recently recognized as the top-rated community college in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester.
The Planning and Construction Department within Facilities Services enables the development of the Santa Fe College through the department’s oversight, planning, management, and coordination of construction projects, as well as the department’s efforts to secure annual funds to assure that the College can provide needed facilities and the related infrastructure required to support the educational process.
The Planning and Construction Department of Facilities Services is seeking a Project Manager to provide project management and oversight of major and minor capital projects involving renovation, remodel, maintenance, and/or new construction on the main Northwest Campus, as well as SF’s six educational center within Alachua and Bradford Counties. The Project Manager works closely with outside architects, engineers, construction companies and other stakeholders in the design and construction of projects; and works closely with in-house trade supervisors to ensure quality and timely work.
Responsibilities and duties:
- Manage renovation, remodel, maintenance and new construction projects from design to completion.
- Collaborate with contractors during the execution of construction activities at the Northwest Campus and SF’s six educational centers, conducting meetings as necessary.
- Review and provide comments on plans and technical specifications prepared for the College.
- Monitor and inspect construction work to ensure conformance with applicable codes, as well as SF’s construction standards.
- Collaborate and coordinate with SF’s in-house trades workers in the execution of minor repairs and remodeling projects.
- Work closely with SF’s Purchasing Department and/or contracted professional consultants and construction managers to receive, analyze and negotiate bids for project work.
- Estimate building costs and establishes project budgets, planning and construction schedules and is responsible for maintaining the established budget and scheduling.
- Make appropriate recommendations based on knowing applicable codes, being able to reference codes and identify safety issues.
- Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Director, Planning and Construction
Required: A Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction, Architecture, Engineering or a related field with two (2) years of closely related work experience managing construction projects or a combination of completed education and relevant work experience equal to six (6) years.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: A working knowledge of AutoCAD.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
- Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
- Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures, collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts, identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select appropriate course, follow up, and evaluate.
- Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
- Critical Thinking & Judgement - able to make well-reasoned, sensible, and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations, and other factors.
- Customer Service – ability to respond promptly and courteously to all questions from students and faculty, demonstrating patience and persistence when helping students with little or no computer skills.
- Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
- Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
- Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
- Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
- Results Orientation – proven ability to set and exceed established targets.
- Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
- Detail Oriented - Proven accuracy and attention to detail.
- Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts through the job portal to be considered for this position. College transcripts are required for any college coursework. If you do not have college coursework, proof of high school completion or equivalent must be uploaded as unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.