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Sr. Project Manager (HR Title: Construction Project Manager 4) - (FAC00000183)

Employer
SMU
Location
Dallas, Texas
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Date posted
Mar 19, 2024

Salary Range: 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, meaningful research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs.

SMU serves approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students through eight degree-granting schools.

SMU is data driven, and its powerful supercomputing ecosystem – paired with entrepreneurial drive – creates an unrivaled environment for the University to deliver research excellence.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical, enterprising leaders in their professions and communities. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for global impact.

SMU is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

This position is responsible for facilitating and coordinating major and minor capital construction projects simultaneously through the project life cycle (feasibility, design, construction, and transition to operations). Project workload can range up to $150,000,000 managed by a single project manager, while number of projects managed at one time can vary from 3-15 depending on total magnitude of projects. Works closely with the Facilities Planning and Management Department and other campus departments to minimize campus disruption and ensure campus standards are met. Responsible for the day to day management of partners (architects, construction firms and other consultants and vendors) as well as cost, schedule and quality controls on projects.  Must be willing and able to work from job site construction trailers and navigate active construction job sites for regular project walks to monitor and evaluate progress, quality and schedule adherence.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for written and verbal communications, contracting, scheduling, coordination of work, e-Builder management, archiving and SMU inter-departmental coordination

  • Project construction logistics and planning

  • Oversight of 3rd party Architects, Engineers, contractors and consultants

  • Accountable for schedule, budget & quality goals of projects

  • Oversee and advise partners of building standards and requirements

  • Key leader to facility user groups

  • Provide support materials for AVP use in Oversight Committee Meetings and BOT meetings

 

 

Qualifications

 

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidate with a Master's degree is desired preferably with a degree in study of field of Construction Management, Architecture, Construction Technology, Engineering and/or Facility Management.

A minimum of 10 years of experience in design and/or construction project management is required. Experience with traditional project delivery methods is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must possess strong project management, problem-solving and organizational skills with the ability to manage projects and tasks. Candidate must demonstrate experience presenting to large groups. Work experience solving design and construction issues on major projects of significant scope and complexity is desirable. Professional registration in area related to the design and/or construction industry is preferred. Candidate with professional License (PE, AIA,NCARB), Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and LEED AP accreditation is preferred, but not required. Candidate should demonstrate to be highly motivated to see projects through completion. 

Candidate must exhibit the ability to lead diverse groups of individuals to meet project goals and objectives. Candidate must also demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Candidate must also demonstrate to be a team player. Attention to detail is a must. Candidate must be customer service oriented.  

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and MS Projects is required. Candidate with knowledge of eBuilder and AutoCAD is preferred.  

Candidate must be able to work from construction sites and navigate ongoing work through regular on-site visits to monitor progress and adherence to project plans, specifications and schedule.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time

Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601.

Benefits:

SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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