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Project Manager Construction Services

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

Construction Services

Job Description


Construction Services is an integral part of the Facility Operations department, performing small to mid-sized construction projects ranging from new construction to interior renovations, along with replacement of streets and sidewalks and employing a wide range of trades to support Mizzou’s nearly 300 facilities.

We are seeking an individual to join our team as the Project Manager for Construction Services. The primary focus of this position is to manage all in-house projects initiated through the Construction Services Department. This position will review requested projects, ensure proper quotations are provided to the client and follow the project from initiation to completion, ordering materials and equipment, hiring outside contractors and ensuring a successful outcome. This position will be a main point of contact for the client and will also be responsible for all projects within various departments at the University, as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee construction projects within the Construction Services department. Work with our in-house Design Services team, architects, engineers, and trades professionals to develop plans, create a project time frame, distribute resources, obtain proper permits and licenses and ensure timely completion of each project.

Work with accounting to ensure accuracy of expenditures and project closeout, approval of contractor payment vouchers throughout the construction process.

Work with procurement to obtain bids and follow proper purchasing procedures.

Obtain necessary permits, approvals, and other regulatory prerequisites.

This position may be assigned as the main point of contact for departments across the University for a wide range of projects, regardless of the involvement of the Construction Services department.

Evaluate progress for all assigned projects and prepare detailed reports. Must have the ability to prepare and maintain a five-year capital plan for all areas assigned, providing estimated project amounts and indicating funding sources.

Engage with outside contractors to contribute to an established project or complete projects, as needed.

Ensure adherence to all building, health and safety standards and resolve issues as they arise.

Issue progress updates as needed regarding costs and timelines.

This position will work closely with the Project Manager for Facility Operations, and our Planning Design and Construction department, collaborating on projects and assisting with duties, as requested.


7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Must maintain a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, to include Excel and have the ability to learn other University-related software programs.

Five years of experience in construction industry as it relates to project management, carpentry, roofing, masonry, structural and civil categories.

A valid driver’s license which will allow the legal operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Missouri is required.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $85,000 - $110,000 annually

Grade: GGS 012

University title: CSM Project Manager

Internal candidates can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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