Full Time, Regular, Exempt Position
The University of Maine System seeks to hire a qualified Project Manager for the Capital Planning and Project Management Department. This work location is on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine - other campus locations may be considered.
The Project Manager is a critical position in support of construction administration in Facilities Management. Expertise is applied to a wide range of areas and activities. This position requires significant expertise in the construction field, effective communication and interaction with campus and Facilities constituencies, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to assume significant responsibility. This position maintains responsibility for the completion of assigned University construction, renovation, remodeling, repair, and other projects related to University of Maine System operations and programmatic needs, while ensuring a safe, modern, efficient and effective environment for our students, employees and public.
- Acts as owner’s representative for building renovation and construction projects through the full lifecycle of a project, from project idea through procurement and to successful final completion.
- Provides direction and support to building committees throughout the capital renovation/capital construction process.
- Performs construction-related liaison duties with designers and consultants.
- Negotiates design and construction agreements and handles other activities associated with the bidding and awarding of design and construction contracts, as required.
- Ensures an orderly and timely flow of project documentation and financial accounting for capital projects.
- Reviews building components and systems designed by others for quality control, appropriateness and constructability.
- Ensures construction work is in compliance with plans and specifications. Monitors and inspects construction work in all phases of construction to assure quality and completeness. Authorized to make necessary changes to yield the desired end result.
- Acts as Facilities Management liaison with designers, consultants and contractors during construction process.
- Assists in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for alteration and minor construction projects.
- Communicates effectively with building committees, building occupants, and other campus constituencies on all aspects of construction projects.
- Works effectively and cooperatively with other members of the Facilities Management team, University administration, the campus communities, and external clients and customers. Develops and maintains professional relationships based upon courtesy, civility and mutual respect.
- Other reasonably related duties as assigned.
- Develops project cost estimates, develops budgets, and manages multi-million dollar construction projects within available budgets.
- Assists in development of project and construction budgets, maintains accurate records of purchases, expenditures and processes appropriate charges.
- Maintains current knowledge of developments in building design and construction through seminars, periodicals and meetings with other professionals.
Contacts (Internal and External):
- Works with staff at all levels of the organization and the University of Maine System.
- Works with the System Director of Capital Planning and Project Management, Director of Facilities Management and General Services or designee on unified system wide project capital construction planning and execution.
- Works with architects, engineers, contractors, vendors, technical representatives and State and municipal officials.
Normal University business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Work outside regular hours (to include evenings and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position. The employee should establish regular office hours and, in consultation with the supervisor, adjust the work schedule as appropriate.
- Typically requires the education of a relevant Bachelor’s degree with substantial experience in a responsible position involving building renovation, alteration and new building construction. An equivalent combination of appropriate formal education and significant leadership and management experience in the construction industry/field may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
- Previous successful experience organizing and managing multiple priorities, activities and projects concurrently.
- Previous experience in project management.
- Knowledge and skills in preparation of plans, specifications, purchase requisitions, bids, quotes, record keeping and payment in accordance with standard construction practices.
- Knowledge of building codes and standards such as BOCA, NFPA, NEC, ADA.
- Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Must possess computer skills that are adequate to permit effective use of Facilities Management data and communication systems.
- Ability to reach, kneel, stand, walk up and down stairs, and climb ladders to heights of 20 feet.
- Valid Driver's License and be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy.
- CAD experience
- Experience working in a higher education institutional setting with an emphasis on working with committees and constituencies strongly preferred.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range is mid $50's plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.
Review of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by October 15, 2018. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the University. Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position.” You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post offer physical.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Location/Region: Orono, ME (US - 04469)