Project Manager, Housing & Residential Life
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.
Duties include: Manage planning, budgeting, design, consultant and contractor selection, pre-construction, bidding, value engineering, agency approvals, construction management, quality assurance/inspections, and closeout; conduct feasibility analyses and cost estimating for requested projects; work as part of the project team, with architects, engineers, construction management firms, and other consultants, act as the owner’s rep for new construction, deferred maintenance, and renovation projects; coordinate project activities with University departments such as Public Safety, Information Technology, University administrators, Safety and Risk Management and project stakeholders, to ensure that all parties are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule with minimal impact to University operations; research, prepare, and present reports and presentations as requested; work closely and communicate effectively with the Facilities Management and others as designated, regarding project status updates, addressing issues, concerns, and project needs in a responsive and timely manner; budgetary responsibility to analyzes budgetary data and develop budget proposals; inspect and review projects to ensure compliance with building and safety codes, industry standards, best practices, specifications and incorporation of UTC building standards into every project; act as the primary liaison between project stakeholders’ group and outside design consultants; follow established processes for developing project scope, budget and schedule; develop estimates by obtained material and labor quotes using processes established by the university; provide construction oversight and management of all projects that are assigned; maintain and share information on construction costs and material pricing for use by others on building and construction projects; submit project funding requests for approval; follow established procurement policies for contractor selection and award; develops Request for Proposals (RFP's) as needed and managed the selection process; and complete 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.
Review of applications will begin on March 26th and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; and 5-7 years of experience in the development and delivery of capital projects in, including building renovations, new construction, and infrastructure improvements, from programming through construction and project close-out.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree; 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.
Project Manager, Housing and Residential Life
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