Facilities Project Manager Duties and Responsibilities
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.
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
- 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
- Monitors and reports on all phases of planning and
- 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
- Prepares contract change orders and monitors their
- 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
- Monitors construction contract close-out and maintains
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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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