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Facilities Project Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Develops facility projects, both renovation and new construction, to support the University's Capital Improvement Program, from initiation stage through planning, design and construction.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Develops conceptual plans and budgets for facilities projects to support fiscal decision-making.
  • Coordinates with proponent groups and building committees to facilitate rational facility planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Develops planning documents for initiation of projects to gain approval at University and Regents level.
  • Prepares requests for proposal and conducts all necessary meetings to facilitate hiring architectural and construction management services.
  • Monitors and reports on all phases of planning and construction.
  • Coordinates all parties involved in the planning, design, and construction process.
  • Develops and maintains facility project budgets.
  • Coordinates with university evaluation committees to develop recommendations for selection of professional services.
  • Conducts pre-construction conference, reviews bids, and recommends award of contract.
  • Prepares construction contracts and monitors their execution and distribution.
  • Prepares contract change orders and monitors their execution.
  • Reviews contract plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate building codes and project requirements.
  • Receives pay requests from professional consultants and contractors and approves for payment.
  • Monitors and facilitates resolution of construction contract disputes and claims.
  • Coordinates with facility occupants move-in to new facilities.
  • Monitors construction contract close-out and maintains documentation files.
  • Assists in development of new standards of practice for Project Management activities with the University system.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of facilities planning and construction management processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of estimating, budgeting, and scheduling practices.
  • Knowledge of current status of costs of new construction, escalation factors, and market trends.
  • Knowledge of building codes and standards of practice.
  • Knowledge of laws governing construction contracts and contracting.
  • Knowledge of construction materials and methods.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.

  • Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and to compare them with construction progress.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural Engineering or Construction Management or related field AND five years of planning and construction experience; which includes 1 yr of construction supervisory experience; OR, Nine years of progressively responsible construction experience, which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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