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Project Manager

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Job Description

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking a Project Manager to join Office of Design and Construction. BENEFITS: UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

  • Proactively manage multiple non-capital construction projects, including initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
  • Develop architectural and engineering scopes of work, costs, and schedules; review and negotiate fee proposals.
  • Determine the responsibilities and specifications for projects by identifying project phases and processes, studying client requirements, assigning personnel, reviewing contractor bids, and preparing cost estimates.
  • Provide and execute customer centric stakeholder communication plans that include timely and accurate updates regarding project status, costs, risks, and schedule impacts.
  • Predict project risks and take the appropriate mitigating measures before they occur.
  • Provide visual inspection and quality control by monitoring construction progress.
  • Ensure and track compliance with intended results, codes, regulations, and required standards.
  • Review cost estimates and lead/monitor estimate reconciliation and value engineering to maintain project costs.
  • Maintain and monitor project costs, provide cash flow projections, and review and negotiate all project changes and other financial documentation.
  • Deliver excellent customer service through intentional and strategic actions that build and maintain trust.
  • Coordinate with local jurisdictions and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all requirements.
  • Effectively utilize project management software (i.e. E-builder) for document tracking, change orders, process approvals and customer communication.
  • Collaborate with campus partners such as maintenance leads to ensure successful completed project integration.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the university users and building occupants during construction.
  • Record any relevant or outstanding issues in project and/or technical specialty databases/reports.
  • Work with the Director of Project Management to implement Facilities and Operations policies and process improvement strategies relevant to project management, and be fully accountable and responsible for their implementation.
  • Represent Design and Construction department to the University’s Executive Management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) or a related degree in Construction Management

Experience: Six (6) years of experience in project design, management, implementation, and assessment; and construction of institutional or commercial building projects.

Certification/Licensure: Project Management Institute PMP or CMAA Certified Construction Manager (CCM) required, or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

Other:  May consider a combination of directly related experience and education. Valid driver’s license.



    Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Needs to see a personal fit with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB’ core values: Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Knowledge, Leadership, Communication, & Work/Life Balance.  Accomplishes responsibilities by applying specialized and theoretical knowledge, principles, and concepts of a professional discipline normally acquired through advanced education or specialized training. Resolves issues and significant matters on behalf of management by utilizing independent judgment, discretion, creativity, and analytical thinking. Contributes to development and evaluation of goals and objectives. Creates solutions to ensure legal and policy compliance. May supervise, mentor, or coordinate work of others (positions that supervise are responsible for service delivery, quality assurance, and employee performance). May independently manage or administer programs, processes, projects, or resources. Applies intermediate level knowledge, concepts, principles, and skills. Decision making occurs within general guidelines and requires significant interpretation. Supervisor defines work guided by goals and objectives. Supervisor assists with unusual situations. Solutions require considerable analysis and evaluation of various alternatives. Independently anticipates needs and requirements to resolve non-routine matters. Knowledge of best practices in design and construction processes and multiple project delivery methods including Design-Build and Construction Management at Risk.   Computer skills in relevant project management, scheduling and office applications, such as eBuilder, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project and BlueBeam. Familiarity with AutoCad and BIM.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at [email protected]  Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Division of Facilities Maintenance
Job Posting: Feb 19, 2021
Unposting Date: Mar 5, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 2/21/2021
Application Due: 5/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time