Capital Project Manager

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Job Description:
  • Campus Title: Capital Project Manager
  • Division: Finance and Administration
  • Department: Facilities Planning
  • Salary Level: SL3
  • Salary Range: $70,000 to $75,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • Position Effort: Full-Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the director of Facilities Planning, the Capital Project Manager is responsible for the management of design and construction process for capital and select renovation, rehab and repair projects. These may range from $150K up to $5M, as assigned. The Capital Project Manager is an integral part of the Facilities Planning Team, which collaborates with campus stakeholders, State University construction Fund and consultants to execute design and construction projects for the campus. This position does not directly supervise other employees but may oversee the work of employees for some projects. This position is expected to provide management/oversight of consultants and contractors to ensure work is completed on time and within budget.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support the director of Facilities Planning in the planning, design, and construction management of campus facilities
  • Manage and coordinate the planning, programming, and complete design, and construction for new facilities, renovation, or repair projects of SUNY Fredonia's Site work, utilities and building systems (structural, MEP, fire protection, etc.) as necessary to the project; including civil engineering, interiors, landscape/environmental, building, and building systems scopes of work.
  • Manage or assist with the development of feasibility and other special studies to determine viability of potential campus projects, study alternatives, and establish project costs.
  • Coordinates projects with all project stakeholders including but not limited to facilities and other campus departments, design team, contractors, SUCF, and Authorities having Jurisdiction to ensure the project successfully integrates project and campus needs.
  • Maintains the project budget, cost estimates and schedules; ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Manage and coordinate the LEED/SITES process and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages and participates in the review of design documents to ensure compliance with the building codes and regulations, campus standards, SUCF directives, project scope, and programmatic requirements incorporating appropriate campus stakeholders.
  • Assist SUCF on large-scale capital projects in planning, design, and construction and inspection activities.
  • Obtain, verify, and document existing information on buildings, utilities, infrastructure, and site.
  • Manage all aspects and all phases of campus managed (Let) projects. Coordinate activities of larger capital projects with SUCF.
  • Know, understand and follow Fredonia policies.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.



  • An Associate's degree with a minimum of 5 years practical experience.
  • Understanding of design disciplines including civil, landscape, environmental, architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection as well as space planning, and the integration of architectural and engineering disciplines in design and construction.
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of engineering and architectural related to design and construction of buildings.
  • Knowledge of HVAC, electrical and structural engineering concepts.
  • Ability to use sound judgment on difficult engineering/architectural problems.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects amid changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation and initiative.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with members of a diverse campus community in the planning and execution of projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills, problem-solving capabilities, and negotiation skills to lead projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Experience with Excel, Word, and Gmail
  • Strong ability to multi-task is essential.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field with a minimum of 2 years practical experience.
  • Knowledge of Facilities Planning Principles.
  • Knowledge of implementing practices and procedures to meet project environmental goals, including LEED Building Criteria, Indoor Air Quality Management and General Commissioning Requirements.
  • Certified Code Enforcement Official / Working knowledge of federal, state and local building and environmental codes or regulations.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, term appointed, SL3, UUP represented tenure track position

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by 09/21/2020 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

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