founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
The Construction Services team is responsible for the
programming, planning, design, and bidding for the major
maintenance, renovation and construction of buildings, grounds,
utilities and infrastructure for approximately 300 Wesleyan
University buildings including a central power plant that
encompasses almost 3 million square feet.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Construction and
Infrastructure and acting as the University’s authorized
representative, the project manager’s responsibilities
- Manage multiple renovation, new construction, major
maintenance, and relocation projects from inception to completion
ranging in size from thousands of dollars to multi-millions of
- Manage pre-construction phase project management services
including meeting with representatives of the University and the
program(s) to: develop program requirements, project scope, project
schedule, and project cost estimates.
- For some projects develop scopes for bidding, including
drawings and specifications.
- For some projects facilitate the selection of architects,
engineers and other professional service firms.
- Manage the design process to achieve the best design, location
- Solicit and analyze bids for construction and make
recommendation for successful contractor bid.
- Develop and maintain detailed project budgets and project costs
in CSI format.
- Prepare monthly reports including projected vs. actual scope,
budget, and schedule. · Review invoices for payment and approve all
- Manage the construction phase including prepare and award the
construction contract, schedule the work with contractor and owner
input, schedule and oversee all utility shutdowns, conduct weekly
construction meetings to address matters such as procedures,
progress, problems and scheduling.
- Recommend necessary changes to the architect and/or owner,
negotiate contractor change requests, and implement procedures for
shop drawings, product data, samples, and other submittals.
- Perform daily on-site observations of progress and quality of
- Observe the contractors’ checkout of utilities, operational
systems, and equipment for readiness and assists in their initial
startup and testing.
- Assist the architect in conducting inspections and determining
when work is complete.
- Coordinate and administer any departmental moves associated
with the work.
- Conduct ongoing value engineering reviews and final cost
- Assure all regulatory compliance.
- Participate as needed in campus recovery following incidents
like major storms.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction
Management plus at least 5 years’ experience managing $1Million
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, MS Project and PowerPoint, internet
Effective communication skills including a collaborative management
Demonstrated ability to facilitate efficient, productive
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts in a professional
Active listening skills.
A collaborative team player.
Demonstrated history of satisfied clients.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Track record of projects successfully managed.
Results-oriented, self-motivated individual. Demonstrated ability
to manage multiple priorities, objectives, and deadlines.
Knowledge of all applicable building, life safety, fire and health
codes and regulations applicable to renovations and new
Knowledge of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems for
residential and institutional buildings.
Knowledge of building materials, components and principles,
practices and methods of building construction including the
ability to read and create drawings and specifications.
Good financial understanding with ability to track multiple
disbursements and a demonstrated history of completing projects
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and
work collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.
Professional Engineers License
Experience drawing in AutoCAD
Ten years experience managing multi-million dollar projects in an
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is January 15, 2022
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19
unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption.
New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an
employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they
must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.