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Architectural Project Manager, Facility Services

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Architectural Project Manager, Facilities Services

The University of Montana invites applications for an Architectural Project Manager for Facilities Services . The person assigned to this position will report to the Associate Director of Planning, Design, and Construction, and will administer projects from conceptual stage to construction completion both individually and as a team. The individual occupying this role must possess the ability to understand architectural, civil, structural, and engineering drawings of complex multi-million-dollar projects, and work with private sector architects and engineers contracted to design campus projects. Budget and scheduling skills, along with a thorough understanding of design practices and construction management, are essential to this position. The person in this position will also be responsible for smaller, in-house projects on campus as they arise.

Essential responsibilities and duties associated with this position:
  • Supervision of campus construction projects as directed by the Associate Director of Planning, Design and Construction (PDC).
  • Individual must have the ability to administer the projects from conceptual stage to construction completion phase either individually or as a team with other staff. Must be able to keep projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Ability to understand architectural, civil, structural and engineering drawings of complex multi-million-dollar projects.
  • Ability to work with private sector architects and engineers contracted to design campus projects.
  • Supervision of other UM campus related construction projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of PDC.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Salary for this position is $77,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Construction management, Engineering, Architecture or equivalent.
  • Have experience in construction management and contractual language/terminology. Be able to understand the workflows & sequencing of construction tasks and Critical path methods.
  • Experience with managing project budgets and tracking project expenditures.
  • Demonstrated experience with traditional bidding and contract awards. Ability to manage change order processes.
  • Ability to work effectively with campus faculty, researchers, students, and administrators.
  • Ability to make presentations to faculty and staff, administrators and general public.
  • Possess a clear understanding of current building codes and ADA accessibility standards.
  • Have great problem-solving skills. Foster a spirit of teamwork within the PDC staff.
  • Have good MS Word, Excel, Project Manager, Adobe Acrobat, and Bluebeam skills.
  • Experience with ProCore, EBuilder, or similar construction management software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of working experience in construction Management.
  • LEED green associate or accredited professional.
  • Experience managing Design/Build or GC/CM delivery methods of construction.

About UM and the Department Facilities Services

The University of Montana is flagship, research-intensive R1 institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

Facilities Services is charged with the efficient operation and maintenance of the University’s state-funded physical plant and assists the various auxiliary operations with these services when requested. We support the campus in enhancing and developing its physical plant.

Planning, Design & Construction provides professional design, planning, and construction-related services required to maintain and create a safe aesthetically pleasing campus environment.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Open Until Filled

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.
  • Letter of Interest - addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume - listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information
* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above. *

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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