Project Manager - Facilities Planning

Grand Valley State University   Allendale, MI   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 5, 2024
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Facilities Planning is seeking a Project Manager with a professional degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a construction related field or discipline. Minimum of 7 years of experience in the building design and/or construction management of building construction projects.

  • Provide project management and oversight of building design and construction projects.
  • Responsible for planning, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, managing, reporting and project close-out on all assigned construction projects.
  • Select and recommend the appropriate professional firm to best satisfy the needs for architectural and engineering design services.
  • Select and recommend the appropriate construction management firm to best satisfy the needs for pre-construction and construction services for major capital construction projects.
  • Act as a liaison with both internal and external entities to ensure effective communication in the resolution of administrative and technical issues related to assigned projects.
  • Support other project managers, faculty and staff in facility design to meet program requirements within established budget.
  • Work with consultants, suppliers, vendors, GVSU technology, and facilities support staff to develop construction documents and implement GVSU standards.
  • Represent the interests of Grand Valley State University by maintaining parameters of good practice set forth by the design and construction industry and as legislated by governmental authorities and to convey those interests through written and verbal communications, meetings, negotiations, inspections, interpretations, approvals, and disapprovals.
  • Work with consultants to develop construction documents and specifications for issue for bids.
  • Review, approve, and process all project pay requests.
  • Provide oversight and evaluate project documents to ensure that the requirements of the contract documents have been satisfied.
  • Perform other duties as required/assigned by Facilities Planning department and university leadership.
  • Professional degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a construction related field or discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in design or management of building construction projects.
  • Experience in the administration of construction projects including cost estimating, budgeting, consultant management, customer interaction, contract management and project closeout.
  • Technical skills in construction, retrofitting and updating building systems, and familiarity with life safety and building codes.
  • Knowledge normally acquired through a combination of completion of education requirements and a strong history of project management and field experience in the construction industry.
  • Experience in the administration of time sensitive projects, including cost estimating, working with suppliers, consultants and contractors, customer interaction, construction management and project closeout.
  • Understanding and recognition of health, life safety, building codes, and ADA compliance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and commitments concurrently and effectively.
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust to new projects, teams and environments and challenges.
  • Strong commitment to customer service with good oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, BIM, Bluebeam programs
  • Experience in institutional facilities, in particular, higher education.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe
  • Experience in higher education
  • Field experience in the construction industry or exposures to the construction functions of Owner, Architect/Engineer and Contractor.
SALARY: $85,000-$110,000; Commensurate with experience.

CAMPUS: Allendale, MI

HOW TO APPLY: Attach your cover letter and resume on the application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for racial and ethnic minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. University policy extends protections to additional identities.