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


Posting Number: SRGV7568
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Operations Planning & Constr
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Provides professional project management support on design and construction projects for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), from project initiation through completion of project design, construction, and warranty phases. To perform entry-level, task-oriented project management duties, including baseline planning, organizing, directing, and facilitating design and construction projects to successful completion, under the direction of a team lead.

Description of Duties:
  • Assists with managing all phases of a project including planning, design, construction, technology, move management, and occupancy.
  • Assists the project team lead in resolving construction issues involving architectural, civil, structural, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical issues.
  • Assists in managing project budget, schedule and coordination of design and construction services as required for multiple projects.
  • Assists in the coordination of project information with campus staff, facility user groups, operations, and administration.
  • Creates conceptual and schematic drawings for the development of new construction projects using CADD equipment.
  • Reads and understands documents defining the project, including but not limited to: agreements, leases, work letters, project charters, surveys, budgets, schedules, and drawings.
  • Conducts daily observation of construction work for compliance with approved contract drawings, specifications, Request for Information (RFI’s), change orders, and approved submittals and shop drawings.
  • Provides consistent, timely, and reliable communication between all project stakeholders, including clients, professional service providers, university personnel and contractors to ensure that projects are thoroughly documented and understood.
  • Monitors project close-out procedures, including O&M manuals, as-builts, punch lists, and warranty walk-throughs. Issues punch lists for above ceiling, open wall, and substantial completion inspections, and revisits to confirm completion of deficiencies.
  • Surveys construction progress to confirm the percent complete by trades.
  • Assists with reviewing design development and construction documents on institutionally managed projects to avoid delays.
  • Collaborates with other areas in the Facilities and Operations Department for the development of process improvements and other applicable topics.
  • Participates in the solicitation of construction-related quotes, including collaboration with the procurement office.
  • Prepares project status reports, processes purchase orders, updates tracking reports, and maintains files for due diligence and financials.
  • Responsible for the application of computer-based drafting techniques in the preparation of various types of drawings.
  • Participates in the process of the development of construction documents with contracted design professionals.
  • Responsible for updating and managing construction documents for existing facilities.
  • Participates in special projects related to facilities space utilization and related data collection.
  • Reviews and confirms/modifies approved monthly contractor payment applications.
  • Coordinates and monitors material testing, and system testing. Monitors the Commissioning process, including equipment testing, functional performance tests, and building integration on inter-related systems.
  • Stays current in Codes and Regulations applicable to design and construction.
  • Attends Pre-Construction meetings and regular onsite construction meetings.
  • Attends early morning, evening, or after-hours to installations (ex: concrete pours) requiring owner representation. Flexible hours are required for construction observations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
May supervise employees as needed or assigned.

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

Preferred Education:
Working towards registration as a 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:
Two (2) years of related work experience providing project management of design and construction activities for renovation and new construction projects. 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. Use of standard manual equipment used in drafting. Use of AutoCAD software 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. Must be able to move between buildings and climb structures.

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.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-2451 and/or

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-1cd6f88ec331a64ea2fb443b048aa068

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