Project Manager, Construction Services

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Job Type: FullTime
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Position Information
Job Posting Number S00957
Position Title Project Manager, Construction Services
Department Construction Services-1115
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Pay Type Salaried
Salary Range
$90,000 -  $108,000
Compensation Practices
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Position Details
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 include:
  • 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 dollars. 
  • 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 and value. 
  • 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 disbursements. 
  • 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 the work. 
  • 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 analysis. 
  • Assure all regulatory compliance. 
  • Participate as needed in campus recovery following incidents like major storms.  
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management plus at least 5 years’ experience managing $1Million projects. 
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, MS Project and PowerPoint, internet and email. 
Effective communication skills including a collaborative management style. 
Demonstrated ability to facilitate efficient, productive meetings. 
Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner. 
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 construction. 
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 within budget.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and work collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Professional Engineers License
Experience drawing in AutoCAD
Ten years experience managing multi-million dollar projects in an institutional setting.
Management Competencies Build effective teams, Manage and measure work, Meeting management, Project management
Competencies Action oriented, Creativity and innovation, Customer focus, Functional/technical skills, Personal accountability, Problem solving, Project management
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is January 15, 2022 
Additional Information
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 start date.
Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities, comprehensive group insurance plans, fitness incentives, generous paid time off, retirement plans, flexible work schedules and educational benefits, including free employee
access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees.
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