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Project Manager - Facilities Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Project Manager

MR12: Depending on education level and experience.



The Project Manager reports to the Director of Design for Facilities Services, and is responsible for managing projects for and behalf of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus.

This position manages capital and minor projects; develops conceptual project estimates and schedules; project programs;  organizes and participates in design/construction teams; reviews design plans and specifications and estimates; influences and manages construction budgets (to the extent allowed); observes and reports construction work from project sites; implements and ensures compliance with campus standards; is familiar with standard concepts, contractual mechanisms and procedures, practices and technical procedures within the architectural field; provides technical guidance and limited design services for smaller renovations; seeks additional training in order to enhance or add capabilities; relies on moderate experience and judgment to plan and accomplish tasks; utilizes certain degree of creativity and latitude; works independently with minimal supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-      Review of Consultant’s drawings and specifications for compliance with applicable Codes and University standards

-             Advise Consultants on campus standards and accepted practices

-             Attend progress meetings to ensure that the University’s standards are complied with

-      Liaise with various departments to address specific concerns as they relate to the project/s

-             Develop program documents and budget allocations for capital projects

-      Meet with Consultants and Contractors before and during construction to minimize    impacts of the construction process on campus events and activities

-             Represent the End-Users and ensure that their program and spatial needs are met

-             Review and monitor all works in progress and provide status reports at regular intervals



-      B.S. Interior Design, Architecture or Engineering, licensed in the State of Tennessee, or have reciprocity with Tennessee and be able to gain license within 6 months of hire date. Registered Design Professional, or 10 years of related job experience.  Must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.



Strong written and oral communications skills; knowledge of good architectural practices; ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse trades and groups of people; has a wide-range knowledge of building systems, components, and construction methods; has knowledge of building codes and industry standards; has knowledge of construction cost estimation; ability to multi-task effectively; ability to resolve problems quickly and effectively; professionally licensed.



Successful candidate must be capable of operating independently, but skilled at working with others. Must have good oral and written communication skills and be capable of translating complex ideas to others of varying technical levels and personality types. Must be thorough, decisive and objective. Capable of researching complex code issues and seeking creative solutions within given parameters.


Finalists for this position may be asked to provide information about investigations and findings related to sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assaults, dating/domestic violence, and stalking during their current or immediately previous employment (if not currently employed).



Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Design
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 9, 2023, 9:22:29 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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