Project Manager, Facilities & Safety Services

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time

Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged.

Job Title

Project Manager, Facilities & Safety Services

Job Description Summary

Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as a Project Manager in the Facilities & Safety Services department.

This position manages the development of construction designs and coordination of contract construction work for new and existing facilities, and manages the development of space plans and needs for facilities.

Job Description

  • This position has three critical components: quality customer service, prompt and direct response to program objectives and the achievement of the best prices for the University.

  • This position must have a firm understanding in integration of organizational, operational, and infrastructural design challenges to aid in the creation of workspaces that are functional for a scientific community tasked with innovation and research.

  • Provides service to clients/users in the realization of program expectations, serving as liaison between A/E, CM, G C and representative of the University community.

  • Develop, manage, monitor and assure implementation of project budgets, schedules and program scopes within approved limits, as well as coordination of reviews and approvals with local, University and State/Federal agencies to accomplish Capital Improvement objectives.

  • May assign work to other employees as a lead worker or supervise one or more Administration, Staff and OPS employees.

  • Responsible and accountable for developing and managing budgets and project programs.

  • Assist with procurement of services for fundraising material to obtain State matching funds and private donations from donors.

  • Receive assignments in the form of results expected, due dates, and general procedures to follow.

  • Analyze information and draw inference in order to prepare recommendations. Duties are somewhat varied in nature, requiring independent judgement involving commonly encountered problems.

  • Procures professional design services for the development of a project.

  • Establishes and develops project’s scope, budget, and schedule with user groups for approval by campus administration.

  • Coordinates with campus personnel for project budgetary requests. Proactively modifies project budget variable to assure project viability.

  • Ensure compliance with program requirements, budget constraints, and scope of service and user requirements at each phase of the project.

  • Strong understanding in project delivery methods (program, design, construct, deliver).

  • Review work progress on a daily basis; maintain regular communication with stakeholders and team members regarding progress; and record any changes and modifications to the project.

  • Arrange and attend project meetings.

  • Visit jobsite as needed to review progress of work.

  • Prepare various reports/updates to successfully manage projects.

  • Review project submittals for verification of furniture fixtures and equipment (specifically lab equipment).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of construction delivery methods.

  • Experience in coordination of ongoing multiple major multi-million dollar projects.

  • Experience with Capital Projects.

  • Experience in higher education projects/program support.

  • Familiarity with construction related software (design/drafting software, construction management software, scheduling software, punch list software, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in engineering, construction or architecture, and three (3) years of relevant experience or an appropriate degree of specialization, and five (5) years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in higher education project delivery.

  • Experience with University Capital Projects

Required Licenses, Certifications, and/or Other Specific Requirements of Law:
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.

  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.

Normal Work Schedule: This position is salary exempt. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.

Target Hiring Salary: $63,140 - $80,000, commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline

The position is open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format.
  • Resume

  • Cover letter

Diversity Statement:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:

Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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