The Project Manager will manage assigned capital and deferred maintenance projects from programming through project close-out and commissioning, with primary focus on renewal and replacement, renovations, and capital projects. This position will act as the owner's representative in ensuring compliance with programmatic requirements, applicable codes, industry standards, best practices, specifications and incorporation of building standards into every project. The Project Manager will be a liaison with university user groups affected by projects, providing clear communications, explaining design plans, and managing expectations. The position will coordinate small to medium deferred maintenance and capital renewal projects, while minimizing disruption to normal operations, and supporting the academic mission; and coordinates improvement projects from inception to successful close-out and transition to active use including but not limited to:
Developing and managing project processes and resources to maintain effectiveness; developing project scope, plan, and redesign coordinating with internal constituents, architects, engineers, builders, and other team members; performing estimates for proposed future projects; developing and managing project budgets, assisting with setting the final project budgets, maintaining up-to-date project budgets versus actuals, and recommending alternatives within budgetary constraints; managing the procurement process, including the preparation of bid documents, approval of drawings and schedules, review of change order requests, reviewing of consultants and contractors work, and reviewing and approval of invoices for compliance with project scope and specifications; maintaining accurate project files and schedules, project manuals, warranty documents, and contract documents and drawings; manages project communication by developing reports, memorandum, letters, and other documents regarding project status for both internal and external distribution, preparing and making presentations as needed, providing oversight to ensure operational cost management, compliance with project timelines and requirements, and maintenance of performance and quality standards, resolving issues as they arise, conducting project close-out activities, conducting project debriefing reviews and coordinating the training of maintenance staff related to newly completed projects; developing controls and procedures to monitor work order reports for the assurance of effective and timely evaluation, assignment, completion, and close-out of routine and preventative maintenance of all facilities management and work production; identifying service improvement opportunities; developing Request for Proposals (RFP's) as needed and managed the selection process; and completing other tasks as assigned by Supervisor including but not limited to managing smaller expensed projects such as carpet replacements, campus signage upgrades/replacements, and landscape projects.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of budgetary theory, principles, and practices
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to departmental budget and accounting practices
Strong attention to detail
Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment with sensitivity to identify matters that require higher-level management consultation
Ability to interpret policies and procedures and to propose solutions to problems
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels, exercising tact, confidentiality, sound judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness.
Substantially developed interpersonal and teamwork skills to successfully work with diverse groups in an academic environment.
Review of applications will begin on July 2nd and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; and 3-5 years of experience in the development and delivery of facilities projects in, including building renovations, and infrastructure improvements, from programming through construction and project close-out.
Preferred Qualifications: knowledge of building codes and ADA requirements, and the ability to review design documents for compliance; knowledge and experience in the renovation of buildings, including building systems, design processes, and multiple methods of project delivery; knowledge, experience, and a successful track record in managing capital projects and project delivery in budget and on schedule; and knowledge and experience in the renovations and adaptive re-use of historic buildings.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 213886
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