The Project Manager will work with a team on the planning, management and coordination of interior space utilization, as well as, project design and coordination for building projects, including new construction, renovations, and planning studies. This is a great opportunity for someone who can lead teams, has excellent communication and collaboration skills, and can think analytically and strategically. The individual in this position will manage campus development studies, project feasibility studies, facilities renewal planning, and space programming. S/he will be responsible for the development of scopes of work, budgets, and schedules, working with external consultants and campus constituencies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Direct and coordinate projects, design and analysis, architectural documentation and lead project teams. 2. Define problems and develop alternative solutions and cost estimates. 3. Work with a team on the planning, management and coordination of interior space utilization, as well as, development of programming, design, estimating, construction documents, and project management for small scale renovation and new construction projects. 4. Development of necessary design, documentation, and management of interior design projects including furniture layout and selection, and finish color and material selections. 5. Prepare detailed construction budget estimates and schedules. 6. Coordinate the performance of contractors and review their work to determine if it is completed according to construction plans and specifications and schedule. Enforces contract provisions and resolves budgetary, technical and scheduling issues. 7. Responsible to direct and monitor the progress of construction projects through contract construction management firms. Makes periodic on-site inspections of projects to ensure construction is proceeding properly. Maintains project status reports. 8. Participate in construction meetings. 9. Review engineering and architectural drawings and specifications for accuracy and completeness and monitors progress and ensures compliance with plans, specification and schedules. 10. Track and control construction costs against the project budget, review payment requests, and maintain meeting notes. 11. Meet regularly with university staff, contractors, architects, and others to monitor and coordinate all phases of the construction project. 12. Develop and maintain good working relationships with Marquette employees and service contractors. 13. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Five (5) years of related experience in planning, design and project management, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction technology, theory, practices, and principles. Well-developed organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and managerial skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse user groups and stakeholders. Ability to work effectively with and provide direction to contractors and consultants. Demonstrated traits for positive, innovative, and creative leadership and team building. Excellent skills in defining projects and determining project budgets. Well-developed knowledge of building codes and related regulations. Project management skills to include preparing contracts and coordinating and monitoring contractor performance. Well-developed skills in reading, interpreting, and ensuring compliance to project specifications and final design documents. Advanced skills in leading and coordinating multiple activities requiring multiple engineering disciplines and facility operations practices. Working knowledge of technical building systems (e.g. envelope, structural, mechanical). Proven ability to develop planning solutions and participate in the resolution of planning and technical issues, recommending cost effective options and approaches. Ability to synthesize technical programmatic needs, develops alternative planning solutions to use as tools for establishing design. Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD and other graphic software. Requires the ability to move throughout the campus on foot, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, and stairs and/or ladders on construction sites.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Credentialed as a registered architect, engineer, certified planner, or similar professional is preferred. Experience working with higher education institutions. Knowledge of project development execution and budgeting. Basic understanding of financial practices including life cycle cost analysis. Ability to prepare Construction Documents. Ability to lead the Construction Administration phase of a project. LEED Accredited Professional.
Internal Number: 10322
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.