Project Manager - Planning, Design, & Construction

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Working Title Project Manager - Planning, Design, & Construction Department Planning, Design, & Construction Compensation Title Project Manager Position Number 30000203 Position Status Regular Work Schedule

Full time

Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

The Project Manager is a member of Planning, Design and Construction staff within Facilities Management. Honesty, integrity, judgement and collegiality are important qualities for this position. The project manager reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for coordination of design, implementation, and control of all activities for assigned capital improvement projects. Works in concert with the Associate Director in the schematic design and design development phases and takes lead at design development and/or construction document project phase. Typical projects range from $5,000 to $10M, and include interior retrofits, MEP upgrades/replacements, structural repairs, and partial-to-full building renovations.

Primary Responsibilities

Acts as administrator of individually assigned projects, including reporting project status; budget and schedule management; client interaction; coordination of delivery and installation of FFE items; warranty/project closeout; and, coordination with other university offices as required.
a) Acts as primary contact and supervisor of the General Contractor or Construction Manager for assigned projects.
b) Reads and interprets blueprints and project specifications and is responsible for ensuring conformance with approved project documentation.
c) Responsible for monitoring project compliance for life safety, ADA, and building codes.
d) Concentrates on the Customer’s satisfaction for the duration of the project and conducts Post Occupancy Evaluation. Ensures effective communication throughout project duration.
e) Manages project consistent with department and university policies and procedures.
f) Responsible for remaining current with project documentation preparing project reports, construction change authorizations, change orders, purchase requisitions, invoice processing.

Work collaboratively with planning staff at beginning stages of a project and as appropriate throughout the project, and with operations and maintenance staff to obtain timely project feedback and assistance in completion of projects.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or construction management and 4-6 years related experience required.

Application review will begin immediately.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree Minimum Experience 4 years Salary $63,000 Pay Grade S75
Requisition Number 2020S1301 Job Open Date 01/12/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher
  2. * Why are you interested in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe, in short, your experience with using SAP (i.e. types of tasks you completed using SAP).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have experience with using a database?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe any customer service experience you may have.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents

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