Capital Construction Manager Senior

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Job Title:

Capital Construction Manager Senior

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Department Name:

3CC00:Capital Project Management

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

10 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Repetitive motion.

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or weather/temperature extremes while on or traveling to/from various job sites.


8:00am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)*

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and/or crisis management requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Capital Construction Director, this position provides construction management expertise to clients with every phase of project delivery, from conceptual budgeting to warranty administration to ensure a successful project experience; Assists owners and project managers in the development of a project from concept through appropriate construction delivery methods (i.e.) design/bid/build; design/build; or construction management for large and/or highly complex capital construction projects typically exceeding one million dollars, as assigned; Manages and coordinates with design team and UK Purchasing to solicit construction proposals; Manages and coordinates evaluation of construction proposals and recommends firm(s) most likely to provide "best value’ to the University during construction; Negotiates construction contracts; Manages and coordinates efforts of design and construction teams, respectively, to ensure performance meets contract requirements; within budget; and on-schedule; Oversees and directs assigned quality assurance/quality control staff in oversight of daily construction activity; Delivers final interpretation and decisions regarding ‘acceptance of work in place.’; Reviews and approves all change orders and pay applications; Maintains and controls overall project budget; Using University standard contract language, contracts for construction services — based on proposals received in accordance with the Model Procurement Code as well as with written approval of the project sector or user representative — in order to obtain “best value” for the University ; Manages and coordinates efforts with the design and construction teams, respectively, to promptly address matters of document approval; response to requests for information; processing of submittals; requests for quotations; changes; and all other project issues; Ensures timely reporting via web-based project management system, where available, of the status of the project with regard to schedule, cost and quality; Obtains compliance by the design and construction teams, respectively, to the requirements of their contracts as well as their construction documents; Resolves conflicts and issues which may arise from the construct process, including any contractual disputes; Ensures full compliance with all project deliverables and close-out documentation; Reviews and oversees capital construction project implementation requirements directly with project managers and staff, as assigned; and Manages and controls proper and accurate dissemination and flow of project information to all team members using web-based project management system as well as other means.

In addition, the Capital Construction Manager develops and implements large and/or highly complex capital construction projects typically exceeding one million dollars; Establishes and documents project needs and expectations through coordination with University user groups, including senior executive leadership, academic deans, directors, et al; Establishes criteria for selection of design consultants, including nationally recognized firms, for large and/or highly complex capital construction projects typically exceeding one million dollars; Manages the process for solicitation and selection of design professionals appropriate for each assigned project; Negotiates design fees and design contract terms directly with design professionals; Ensures activities of design professionals meet University programmatic requirements and expectations and remain within budget and on-schedule; Coordinates and manages the activities of a wide variety of University interests as well as faculty, staff, and students’ interests in understanding, reviewing, and approving design proposals and documents; Ensures all stakeholders, both internal and external, have input (e.g.) city, fire marshal, et al into capital construction project design; Reviews and oversees capital construction project design requirements directly with project managers and staff, as assigned; and Resolves budget issues as needed via value engineering process and collaborates closely with AVP and Director to achieve a successful resolution.

[Internal Candidate Being Considered (IEBC)]

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows/Office; SAP; CPM

Demonstrated experience in Business Administration; Safety and Environmental Compliance Statutes; Building Codes; Fiscal Acumen.

Demonstrated knowledge of construction means and methods; the application of construction and contract law; budgeting and costing techniques; critical path scheduling (CPM); and web-based project management.

Driver’s License — Preferred

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree + 10 Years

Bachelor’s Degree – Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or Construction Engineer — Preferred

MBA — Desirable

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time