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Construction Project Manager

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Construction Project Manager
  • Job ID: #18630
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Construction Project Manager

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in Facilities Planning & Construction beginning Fall, 2022. This professional position will be appointed to a specific project with an expected duration of 3-4 years. This position is eligible for full time benefit with an anticipated salary of $58,000 - $65,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position is dedicated to the successful construction and occupancy of the largest building in the history of the UW-Eau Claire campus as a new 330,000 GSF, $250M+ state-of-the-art Science and Health Sciences Building. The building provides instructional and research laboratories for 10 academic programs and a unique partnership with Mayo Health System providing dedicated space for collaboration. Additional project information is available at the following website. https://www.uwec.edu/facilities- projects/science-health-sciences-building/

As part of the Facilities Planning & Construction Team, this position will be the primary campus liaison for the science building project. Essential to this role is extensive communication with all campus stakeholders and State of Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development project managers. Daily tasks will include site observations, communicating project status, attending project meetings, coordinating movable equipment items, and managing move-in/occupancy processes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in construction project management or related field
  • 5+ years construction project management experience
  • Experience managing commercial construction projects budgeted at $5M or above
  • Demonstrated project leadership, team lead or equivalent
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
  • Experience budgeting and ordering materials
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Valid Driver’s License

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction project management or related field
  • 2+ years construction project management experience
  • State of Wisconsin construction project management experience
  • Knowledge of commercial building codes
  • Experience managing complex higher education building projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and project document archiving

DUTIES:

Core Accountabilities

  • Coordinate and communicate detailed project schedules and milestones
  • Understand construction means and methods and advocate on behalf of the campus
  • Confirm campus standards, guidelines, and specifications are followed
  • Coordinate contractor access and act as daily liaison
  • Work with Architectural and Engineering Teams to address project needs
  • Collaborate with Mayo Health System Project Team to ensure occupancy needs
  • Schedule Facilities maintenance staff for contractor support and campus infrastructure tie-ins
  • Attend on-site meetings, observations, investigations and change order discussions
  • Understand and interpret construction documents and specifications
  • Review and approve shop drawings submittals, material specifications and product selections
  • Budget, specify, quote, procure, and install moveable equipment, FF&E, and owner items
  • Identify vendors, product availability/supply and schedule coordination
  • Detailed working knowledge of science equipment handling and utility needs
  • Manage project document sharing and electronic archiving
  • Manage move-in process from existing science building
  • Coordinate contractor commissioning and trainings
  • Oversees occupancy, turnover, and close-out process
  • Verify scope of work align with campus goals and objectives for the project

Job-Specific Customer Focus

  • High level of dedication to quality service
  • May respond directly to students, staff, faculty, or other external customers
  • Interacts with a variety of internal & external customers
  • Able to maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive information

Facilities Competencies (competencies required of all staff in Facilities)

  • Customer Service (building/managing relationships)

Works both independently and collaboratively with others on campus (in/outside of unit) and within the community. Responds to requests/needs in a timely manner. Utilizes interpersonal sensitivity and displays appreciation of difference across the full communications spectrum.

  • Cognition (ability to think and learn)

Is technically literate and able to fully utilize technology. Analyzes and processes large amounts of information, sees inter-relationships and acts on them to continuously improve outcomes and how work gets done.

  • Personal Responsibility (individual-environment fit)

Accountable for actions and results. Brings energy and a positive approach to work in an environment that can be difficult/stressful at times. Receives coaching/criticism constructively; accepts/integrates input from others.

  • Fundamental Skills (subject matter/functional expertise)

Brings functional expertise to bear in daily tasks. Uses critical thinking to process communications, perspectives, policies and/or procedures and solve problems. Knows and understands the importance of professional ethics and legal responsibilities.

  • Leadership (formal/informal ability to influence)

Accomplishes objectives within the current environment and uses foresight to envision where future challenges and opportunities will lead. Is decisive; inspires and motivates others without being overbearing.

THE UNIT: The unit of Facilities Planning & Construction consists of 7 staff members lead by the Campus Planner / Assistant Director of Facilities. Team members include Construction Project Manager Team Lead, 2 Project Coordinators, Facilities Designer, Space Planning Analyst and CADD Specialist.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human- resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Facilities Planning and Construction: Construction Project Manager position (Job ID # 18630) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Renee Strehlau, strehlrm@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 26, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).