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Summary: Provides project management services for the construction and renovation program at the University, to include capital construction of new facilities, major building renewals, and minor renovation projects.
- Provides project management duties for assigned capital and non-capital projects valued up to $3 million, to include: procurement of professional design services overseeing design team during design phases, project scheduling, project budget, pre-qualification of contractors, solicitation of contractor bids, contractor selection, processing and approval of invoices, field inspections, monitoring construction progress and project close-out.
- Liaises with internal and external project customers to determine project needs. Uses management techniques to resolve customer conflicts where necessary. Conducts periodic project meetings with customers to discuss progress and outstanding issues. Evaluates, approves and documents change orders with customer. Takes a proactive approach to assure that all customer needs and expectations are met in a timely and quality manner.
- Manages the design process to ensure that the architectural/engineering design team adheres to university design standards and meets customer expectations. Recommends changes to project designers for improved constructability, budget management, and contract administration. Reviews design documents to minimize delays and assures construction can be completed effectively.
- Manages resources assigned to the project; assuring project work is executed in compliance with design codes, construction codes, regulations, safety standards, contract documents, budgets and schedules.
- Prepares and continuously updates comprehensive schedules including project status and key milestones.
- Coordinates with appropriate city and state permitting officials.
- Oversees building commissioning process to ensure that project specifications are adhered to by building contractors and their sub-contractors. Serves as a University representative for outsource or in-house inspection and testing of project components such as mechanical systems, electrical systems, roofs and materials of assigned projects, as required.
- Obtains warranty certificates, operating manuals and affidavits for issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.
- Manages project closeout process to ensure smooth transition from construction phase to use by occupants and operation by maintenance staff.
Is considered an essential employee as defined in Facilities and Campus Services’ Severe Weather Policy.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management and a minimum five years’ experience as Project Manager or at least ten years of construction-related experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of design and construction industry with regards to design reviews, cost estimating, project scheduling, contracting, and overall management of capital and non-capital projects.
- Demonstrated knowledge of local codes, and standards of design and light construction.
- Must be experienced in multiple contract delivery methods. General knowledge of building commissioning and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Must have strong communication, organization and leadership skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Applications, and other software packages.
- Is comfortable in a highly fluid work environment, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Highly organized; ability to plan ahead to maximize efficiency based on available resources.
- Ability to travel to on-campus and off-campus locations for business activities.
- Ability to meet the University’s automobile insurance requirements.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- General Contractor’s License or Professional Engineer’s License.
- Oversees work of architects, engineers, and contractors as engaged by the University during construction.
- Oversees budget of assigned projects.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.