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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024


Posting Number: SRGV7570
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Operations Planning & Constr
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Provides professional project management across multiple higher education construction projects throughout the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) distributed campuses. To provide mid-level, project management duties including but not limited to managing and coordinating with UTRGV staff and design professionals the efficient administration of contracts necessary to meet project goals.

Description of Duties:
  • Manages the planning, design, and execution of higher education construction projects to ensure project goals are met.
  • Manages and monitors the project’s scope, budget, and schedule during the construction phase as required for multiple projects.
  • Applies project control processes to track progress, ensure consistency, mitigate risk, and ensure compliance with Board of Regents Rules & Regulations and applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to upper management on design, construction contracts, and changes.
  • Consults and communicates with upper-level project management on all changes to the scope, schedule, or budget for assigned projects.
  • Reviews design, development, and construction documents on institutionally managed projects for completeness.
  • Conducts review of project Request For Information (RFI) and submittals.
  • Drives process for development of construction documents with contracted design professionals.
  • Leads and facilitates pre-construction, pre-installation and regular job site construction meetings with project owner, architect, contractor and/or subcontractor.
  • Evaluates and monitors the project’s schedule to ensure the project’s adherence to schedule and budget.
  • Facilitates progress of design with consultants, provides change management, and facilitates timely decisions by stakeholders.
  • Surveys construction progress to confirm the percent complete by trades.
  • Establishes and maintains positive and effective relationships and communications with clients, construction manager, project team, consultants/architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the campus community.
  • Provides support to campus staff in the management of planning and construction activities and processes.
  • Acts as project liaison with campus staff, facility user groups, operations, and administration.
  • Coordinates with campus staff when site visits, inspections, noise control, traffic control, security, or utility outages are required for the project.
  • Collaborates with Facilities Maintenance and Operations division and assists in the development of process improvements, incorporates campus design guidelines into project requirements, and manages multiple deferred maintenance, roof repairs, and building envelope projects.
  • Oversees and creates conceptual and schematic drawings for the development of new construction projects.
  • Plans and coordinates the updating and organizing of construction documents for existing facilities.
  • Maintains project files and records and prepares project reports, photo documentation, and safety observations.
  • Conducts weekly project observations and follows up on corrections of noted non-compliance areas by the contractor.
  • Responsible for initiating solicitation of construction-related quotes in collaboration with the procurement office.
  • Reviews monthly contractor payment applications and approves or returns for corrections, as needed.
  • Collaborates with the construction team to maintain quality, addressing questions and managing scope changes.
  • Facilitates contractor completion of punch items and conducts warranty observations with all stakeholders within the one-year warranty period.
  • Stays current in codes and regulations applicable to design and construction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
May supervise staff as needed.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field from an accredited University.

Preferred Education:
Registration as Professional Architect or Engineer.

Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire. As a condition of employment, this position requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s). Preferred: Related specialty certificates such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP), or similar.

Required Experience:
Four (4) years of related work experience providing project management of design and construction activities. Relevant experience may be substituted for education on a one-to-one basis Knowledge of building codes, including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101, International Building Code (IBC), Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as learn and apply the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Design and Construction Standards.

Preferred Experience:

Standard office equipment including personal computer, fax, telephone, printer, plotters, scanners and copiers. Use of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to perform all required duties successfully. Office/industrial/construction environment conditions; some travel, evening, night and weekend work is required. Exposure to all weather conditions, especially to extreme temperatures. Possible exposure to chemicals and chemical fumes. Exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards. May occasionally require working at heights, in confined spaces, around rotating machinery, energized systems, bio-hazards or chemicals. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Must be able to work under pressure, solve problems, and negotiate. Must possess excellent managerial and organizational abilities and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in developing productive relationships with all clients, both internal and external to the University community. Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 05/17/2024
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-bc1907f8d42b4241bb482570781e8ffb

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