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Project Manager 2

Posted Tuesday, June 1


University of Minnesota - Capital Project Management



Salary / Compensation



Job ID 340782 URL:
Minimum Qualifications:
Four year degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or a related discipline, and eight years of experience in institutional/commercial/industrial construction. An equivalent amount of experience and education to total twelve years may be considered. Demonstrated success managing to scope, schedule and budget for mid- to large complex construction projects.

Work experience must include direct project management experience. Personal computer experience with strong computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics presentation for Windows (MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Experience working with confidential and sensitive information is required. Preferred Qualifications Public sector project management experience Project management for laboratory and/or mechanical systems projects Architect or Engineering license in the State of Minnesota. Experience with software database systems for project management, such as TRIRIGA.

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. Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and comparing them with the project’s goals.

Knowledge of capital project planning, architectural, engineering and construction principles practices and process Knowledge of project delivery methods and the allocation of risks. Customer service and well developed oral and written communication skills with a diverse population. Organizational and time management skills. Ability to lead, manage and motivate project team to achieve the project’s goals. Conflict management, negotiation and problem resolution skills. Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, multi-task and establish priorities.

Ability to work as a part of CPM’s team of Planners, Architects, Project Managers and Project Coordinators on large significant complex projects About the Job The Project Manager II, under the direction of the Construction Manager, is responsible for managing a portfolio of moderate to complex Capital Improvement Projects (building and infrastructure construction) ranging up to $250,000,000 from conceptualization through completion, across the University system.

Responsibilities revolve around three primary functions:
1) team leadership,
2) project execution – maintaining scope, schedule, budget and managing risk, and
3) communication.

This position is responsible for managing all of the day to day activities necessary to drive the successful completion of each Capital Improvement project, as well as partnering with the Design Project Manager for projects that are team based. Responsibilities Team Leadership: This position is responsible to lead a project team, or co-lead when teamed, for Capital Improvement Projects ranging up to $250,000,000.

The Construction Project Manager is the point of contact in providing the necessary guidance for all team members involved in each project. The project team includes: University Clients, University Internal Partners, other University Project Managers (in cases of teaming arrangements), Contractors, and Vendors. Responsibilities for team leadership include: Building relationships with and engaging clients and stakeholders. 

Monitoring adherence to scope, schedule and budget Keeping CPM leadership informed Providing consistent project delivery throughout CPM project management Teaming with Design Project Managers and Project Coordinators, as well as Planners, providing oversight and guidance Project Execution: This position is responsible for representing the University’s interests during all phases of the design and construction process, with an emphasis on construction documents, guaranteed maximum price or bidding, construction, occupancy and project closeout.

The Construction Project Manager will also provide secondary continuity on the project during the design phase when teamed with a Design Project Manager. Responsibilities for project execution include: Procurement, Team Management, Contract Management, Evaluation of the Work, Budget and Schedule Management, and Documentation.

Highlighted examples include: Initiation (including but not limited to): Develop overall planning schedule and budget. Assembling the project team and recommending appropriate project delivery method. Implementing internal partners/stakeholder requirements as appropriate. Obtaining required approvals from CPM leadership and providing support for the approvals at the Project Executive Committee, Capital Oversight Group and Board of Regents as needed Maintaining TRIRIGA.

Project Management Information System Procurement and Contract Management (including but not limited to): Developing appropriate scope of services and then pursuing proposals / bids for design, construction, and FFE services. Leading negotiation of fee and business terms & conditions of the contract(s). Directing the work of consultants and maintaining a clear understanding of the consultant’s scope of services Ensuring adherence to contract terms & conditions. Aggressively resolving issues relative to performance Review/evaluate/recommend cost quotations, bids, invoices, payment applications, and proposed change orders Determining / facilitating auditing requirements. 

Evaluation of the Work, Budget and Schedule Management (including but not limited to): Understanding University-wide established processes, policies and guidelines necessary to complete a project. Balancing of occupant needs with stakeholder requirements. Explanation of risk for proposed project solutions. Determining and understanding University needs and client program requirements in order to align needs and wants within project budget. Recommending and managing appropriate project contingencies Identifying and tracking key schedule milestones. Making timely and budget-conscious decisions regarding unforeseen conditions. 

Ensuring University-wide interests are represented, rather than singular project program, including items such as: Master Plan, Design Guidelines, B3 Sustainable Building 2030 (SB 2030) Energy Standard, Operations/Maintenance, Construction Standards and other similar interests. Communication: This position manages the flow of information and communication between parties and requires constant and accurate communication in order to successfully plan, execute and complete each Capital Improvement Project. There are many facets and variables to each construction project along with a team of participants including both internal partners and external vendors.

Effective communication is essential to maintaining continuity throughout the project duration and achieving the desired end result. Responsibilities for communication include: Leading construction progress meetings. Timely and concise explanation of issues and decision details. Leading Advisory Committee meetings to review scope, schedule and budget. Engaging internal partners for input and document review. Ensuring accurate and updated information and reports in TRIRIGA. Ensuring accurate and timely Project Executive Committees, COG and Regents submittals. Ensuring CPM leadership is informed of significant developments on a timely basis. Work Environment Office environment, typically, with frequent visits to construction sites.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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Capital Project Management Hiring Committee