Associate Project Manager - Construction

1 month ago(12/21/2017 11:39 AM)
Number of Openings
1
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Staff
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
330187
Minneapolis & St. Paul
Department/Unit
Facilities Management – Business Affairs
FLSA Status
Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
12
Benefits Eligible
Yes
Special Instructions
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

Overview

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Associate Project Manager - Construction position within Facilities Management.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general umbrella of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management but managed by the Facilities Project Manager, the Associate Project Manager will take a lead role in the coordination and management of new construction projects, renovations, capital improvement and deferred maintenance projects by interfacing with the UST community, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers to provide a coordinated flow of information and attention to project priorities

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Partner with the Facilities Project Manager and in some cases the AVP of Facilities to procure, direct and coordinate the work of architects, engineers, and contractors for new construction, renovations, capital improvement and major repair projects to ensure all work conforms to university standards in addition to contracts and construction documents. Provide leadership and coordination with the St. Thomas community as needed to make sure that needs and wants align with project outcomes. Provide status updates during all phases of a project. Assist in the scheduling of move in and start up operations.
  2. Reviews and manages construction documents, specifications, shop drawings and contracts. Monitors project schedules and construction progress.  Keeps records of all construction meetings and daily logs, plans, specifications, shop drawings, owner’s manuals, contracts and permits of construction projects.
  3. Coordinates with the Director of Facilities Maintenance to determine if projects should be completed with assistance from university trade staff and manages these projects to ensure they are completed on schedule and within budget. Manages the “Work by Owner” portion of projects to see that the necessary work is performed by outside contractors or university trade staff. This also includes coordinating the installation of all “N.I.C” separate contract items for the completion of the project.
  4. Assists in drafting and directing the RFP, bids, procurement and contract document preparation phase related to contracted construction, renovation, major repairs and capital improvements. Assists in managing the competitively bid process when required. Negotiates with contractors with contractors and service providers whenever permitted. Justifies sole source contracting when appropriate. Manages projects with the intent of providing best value to the university with a focus on overall life cycle costs.
  5. Directs the one-year warranty phase of projects and reports items requiring correction. Follows up to ensure adequate measures are taken by appropriate parties. Coordinates training to ensure that Facilities Management staff is provided appropriate training in the operation and maintenance of new buildings or systems.
  6. Keeps accurate up-to-date records for construction budget costs and the direct purchase of construction materials. Reviews pay applications, invoices and verification of payments to subcontractors/suppliers. Tracks job progress against schedules, confirms substantial and final completion, establishment and resolution of punch lists, and verification of contract compliance.
  7. Supervises arrangements for and scheduling with affected departments with any interruptions of space, utilities, power, steam, water, roads, parking, etc. caused by projects.
  8. Assists in providing cost estimates for major project requests and assists in identifying budgeting requirements related to new construction, renovations, capital improvement and major repair projects.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

 

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications: Engineering, architecture, or construction management four-year degree with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a commercial construction management position.

 

Experience should include conceptual and construction estimating, material/subcontractor/design procurement, project scheduling, project accounting, plan management, overall construction knowledge and experience, and overall project management. Excellent written and oral skills. Basic knowledge of the various project delivery methods and the steps within each.  Basic experience with project programming and budgeting. Working knowledge of building, fire and safety codes. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Experience with Bluebeam and AutoCAD desirable.

 

Knowledge of:  Concepts, materials and terminology related to commercial building construction; project management principles and practices; applicable local and state building codes and regulations; computer applications related to the work; business and engineering mathematics; standard office practices and procedures; principles, and practices related to commercial building inspection in multiple specialties; procedures for documenting inspections; techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic supervisory principles and practices. 

 

Skill in:  Performing complex building and safety inspections of commercial buildings and structures in multiple specialty areas of expertise, ability to detect and locate plan deviations and the use of improper materials or techniques; interpreting, explaining and enforcing appropriate codes and regulations; reading and interpreting plans, and documents; establishing effective working relationships with contractors, architects, staff and the public; performing the most complex and sensitive building inspections in multiple specialty areas; explaining university requirements to engineers, architects, developers, and staff; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; maintaining accurate records and files; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.

 

Physical requirements:  The ability to work in and move about an office setting. The ability to use a computer and other office equipment. The ability to commute to offsite locations to attend meetings and/or inspect properties. Strength and stamina to inspect various facilities which may include standing for extended periods of time, stooping, kneeling and walking on uneven terrain at construction sites, climbing ladders, scaffoldings and stairs; strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. The ability to read printed materials and a computer screen. The ability to communicate in person and over the telephone. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

 

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

 

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

 

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

 

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

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