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Project Manager III

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Project Manager III - 26783 University Staff

Are you ready to advance your career? Are you ready for a challenge? Do you thrive in a collborative and supportive work enviroment? If you said yes to any of these questions, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The Planning, Design, and Construction department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking a highly motivated individual for a position as a Project Manager III. The Planning, Design, and Construction department is responsible for the planning, design and construction of minor and major projects. This position will be responsible for oversight of multiple projects on behalf of the university. Specifically, the position will develop budgets and schedules, and oversee design and construction processes per university and state requirements for both small and Capital Construction projects. In addition, this position will develop design and construction documents for small projects. The position requires knowledge of the design and construction of commercial, educational and/or institutional type buildings including design, contracting and construction processes. These processes include architect and contractor selection, contract negotiation, client relationships, approvals technical issues of building design, codes, regulations, and laws. Professional fields include Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of Innovation TM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

As an institution committed to equitable access and opportunity, we uphold our commitment to sustainable inclusive belonging by blending diversity, equity and inclusion into the full fabric of the UCCS community.

Job Duties:
  • Review of construction documents and specifications for completeness and accuracy.
  • Verification of compliance with State and University Standards.
  • Manage multiple projects, including client relations, programs, budgets, and schedules.
  • Manage the selection and contracting of project design architects, engineers and other consultants per university and state requirements.
  • Manage the design process for projects including internal programming stakeholder coordination, design review, code review and appropriate approvals and coordination with outside consultants for civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
  • Qualify and select individuals and firms for professional services based on State of Colorado Statutes.
  • Manage the bidding, selection and contracting of project contractors per university and state requirements.
  • Provide project construction administration including budget, schedule, coordination and all required documents for closeout processes per university and state requirements.
  • Direct, manage, supervise, oversee, or review work of consultants, contractors, and Facilities Services staff on projects.
  • Supervision and mentoring of Project Assistants or Project Coordinators. Mentoring of less experienced professional positions will be required.

  • Job Competencies:

  • Must have knowledge of building design and construction processes including budgeting and scheduling management, design, contracts, technical issues, codes, construction documentation and construction administration.
  • Experience managing consultants and contractors during all phases of design and construction.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and schedules for multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of International Building Codes and ADA guidelines.
  • Requires the knowledge of architecture, engineering and construction including applicable laws and regulations, and general systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of Colorado Revised Statutes, State Fiscal Rules, and State Building programs.
  • Expertise with forms and procedures pertaining to Change Order Proposals, Change Orders, Contract Amendments, and Pay Applications.
  • Knowledgeable of multiple project delivery methods including Design/Bid/Build, Design/Build and CM/GC.
  • Experience managing RFQ/RFP process to select contractors and outside consultants.
  • Knowledge of State close-out processes.
  • Excellent inter-personal, verbal communication, written and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Relationship Building
  • Experience leading and supervising a team of project managers, architects, engineers, construction managers, or project assistants and coordinators.

  • Work Location: On-site

    This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $90,870 - $98,889

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
  • Off Campus Housing Resources

  • Tentative Search Timeline:
  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of August 29th, 2022.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of September 5th, 2022.
  • The potential employee start date is October 1st, 2022.

  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Design, Interior Architecture, or related field. Applicable work experience or a combination of education and applicable work experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis. For example, an associate degree and at least 17 years of experience as described below.
  • 15 years or more of experience in project planning, design, construction documentation, bidding, and construction administration of small ($25K) to large ($10M+) commercial, educational and /or institutional projects.
  • 8 years or more of experience working under Colorado Revised Statutes, State Fiscal Rules, State Building programs, and State close-out processes.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management. Environmental Design, Interior Architecture, or related field.
  • 20 years or more of experience in project planning, design, construction documentation and construction administration of commercial, educational and/or institutional projects over $2 million construction costs.
  • 10 years or more of experience as an ‘owner's representative' on commercial, educational and/or institutional projects over $2 million construction costs.
  • 6 years or more of experience in the production of architectural construction documents using AutoCAD or Revit software.
  • 3 years of experience selecting and specifying furniture and finishes for commercial or institutional projects.
  • 2-3 years of experience leading or supervising a team of project managers, architects, engineers, construction managers, or project assistants, and coordinators.
  • Experience with Bluebeam
  • Valid Architectural or Engineering license.

  • Physical Requirements
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • This position will be required to conduct fieldwork requiring access to construction sites with typical construction hazards including walking on uneven surfaces, over and around obstacles, and climbing ladders.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: • This position is open until filled. All applications received by 8/26/22 will receive full consideration for the position. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 26787). • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected]. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

    Job Category: Engineering and Architecture/Physical Science and Engineering

    Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40093 - VCAF-P&C Administrative Ops

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Aug 15, 2022

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Paul Mendoza Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00415520

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