Facilities Project Manager
Purpose of Classification:
Develops facility projects, both renovation and new construction, to support the University's Capital Improvement Program, from initiation stage through planning, design and construction.
This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.
Example of Duties:
- Develops conceptual plans and budgets for facilities project to support fiscal decision making.
- Coordinates with proponent groups and building committees to facilitate rational facility planning, budgeting and scheduling.
- Develops planning documents for initiation of projects to gain approval at University and Regents level.
- Prepares requests for proposal and conducts all necessary meetings to facilitate hiring architectural and construction management services.
- Monitors and reports on all phases of planning and construction.
- Coordinates all parties involved in the planning, design and construction process.
- Develops and maintains facility project budgets.
- Coordinates with university evaluation committees to develop recommendations for selection of professional services.
- Conducts pre-construction conference, reviews bids and recommends award of contract.
- Prepares construction contracts and monitors their execution and distribution.
- Prepares contract change orders and monitors their execution.
- Reviews contract plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate building codes and project requirements.
- Receives pay requests from professional consultants and contractors and approves for payment.
- Monitors and facilitates resolution of construction contract disputes and claims.
- Coordinates with facility occupants move-in to new facilities.
- Monitors construction contract close-out and maintains documentation files.
- Assists in development of new standards of practice for Project Management activities with the University system.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of facilities planning and construction management processes and procedures.
- Knowledge of estimating, budgeting and scheduling practices.
- Knowledge of current status of costs of new construction, escalation factors and market trends.
- Knowledge of building codes and standards of practice.
- Knowledge of laws governing construction contracts and contracting.
- Knowledge of construction materials and methods.
- Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and to compare them with construction progress.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural Engineering or Construction Management or related field AND five years of planning and construction experience which includes one year of construction supervisory experience; OR,
- Ten years of progressively responsible construction experience which includes one year of construction supervisory experience; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.