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M/E/P Construction Administrator

Miami University
Miami University, Oxford Campus, Ohio
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Job Summary:    

Perform mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other engineering-related construction administration duties on various major construction and site utility improvement projects. The position is a temporary, full-time, renewable position. Hours for this position are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.





Duties/Physical Demands:    

1. Perform engineering-related construction administration duties on various major projects.
2. Project scheduling: help develop and monitor project schedules; ensure schedule is accurate and updated to reflect changing project conditions. Identify to University Project Manager(s) when construction progress falls behind schedule and subsequent oversight of recovery of schedules. Verify adherence to schedule when reviewing contractor's progress payments.
3. Work coordination: responsible for oversight and assuring coordination between various trades, suppliers, and end-users to ensure timely completion of the project; attend weekly progress meetings with contractors; ensure that all safety requirements are met for each project. Oversee LEED and related energy conservation and environmental initiatives including assuring any required documentation is in place. Makes sure systems are serviceable including design reviews and subsequent construction installation to assure ease and maintainability of systems.
4. Quality control: ensures construction is in compliance with drawings and specifications and University standards for quality and contract compliance are being met.
5. Project close-out: inspection of contractors' work to ensure compliance with all project requirements; follow-up to ensure contractor and Associate Engineers complete all final inspection work tasks (punch list, commissioning, clean up, etc); ensure submission of accurate record drawings and operations and maintenance manuals.
6. Warranty period oversight: Responsible for oversight and enforcing correction of one-year warranty period items as well as defective work and related work deficiencies to be corrected by contractors.


Minimum Qualifications:    

1. Education and Experience: minimum of five years experience as a full-time construction project manager; or, a bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering, plus a minimum of two years, full-time, relevant experience.


Desired Qualifications:    

Skilled past superintendent, journeyman, MES (mechanical equipment service) certified, or related project administrator specializing in installing, maintaining, and oversight of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, life safety, fire suppression, building automation, and other related engineering-based trades work with expedience in maintaining multi-facility complex facility systems


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:    

1. Construction knowledge: understanding of common commercial and institutional construction techniques, practices, means, methods, tools, and equipment; must be knowledgeable about building codes related to various construction disciplines; understanding the skilled trades work, to include electrical, HVAC, plumbing, building automation, fire suppression systems, conveyance systems, and related engineered systems. Experience with single prime, multiple prime, construction manager at risk, and design/build contracts.
2. Technical understanding: the ability to read, interpret, and understand drawings, specifications, design details, and technical submittals; must be knowledgeable in reading and interpreting construction schedules.
3. Attention to detail: ability to maintain detailed and complete records of construction activities and costs; strong organizational skills.
4. Communication skills: ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons.
5. Commissioning: familiarity with commissioning procedures as well as requirements with regard to attaining LEED certification.
6. Customer service skills: understanding of modern customer service theories, practices, and methods.
7. Managerial complexity: must be able to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and be able to determine appropriate priorities; must be able to make independent interpretations and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the organization and are consistent with the objectives of Miami University.
8. Computer skills: must be proficient in the use of business application software, to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs; experience in the use of Microsoft Project software is preferred.
9. Experience working with the State of Ohio construction administration processes and procedures.


Special Instructions to Applicants:    

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.


Diversity Statement:    

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:    

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.


As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, an email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.


Labor Law Posters for Applicants:    

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


Benefits Eligible:    



Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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