Construction Project Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
04 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Provide administrative, management & professional services to facilitate and accomplish new construction, renovation, and/or replacement of the physical facilities and infrastructure of the campus in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan.

Position Summary

This position manages and supervises the project team, tasks, budget and schedule for all phases of design and construction. Projects are conducted simultaneously and cover a wide variety of design & construction disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, and landscape architecture. Construction projects include new construction, renovation, remodel, control maintenance, and capital construction. The position’s purpose is to ensure that stated project objectives are achieved from pre-construction (design) through construction and closeout with minimal disruption to other University activities and function. Work includes: reviewing the requirements of the program plan; determining the project process depending upon complexity; developing and managing budgets; facilitating user group involvement; adjusting projects to align with University policy; scheduling projects; managing project duration; selecting and supervising Architects & Engineers; reviewing and advising approval of designs; negotiating compliance with regulatory requirements; coordinating project with other University groups and activities; bidding, tailoring and acquiring approval of design & construction contracts; overseeing contractor activities; verifying performance for invoices and recommending payment ; negotiating change orders; providing quality control; documenting and closing out the project.

Responsibility and complexity have increased. Position has taken on larger, concurrent projects with multiple funding, multiple phases, are assigned, including complete new buildings. Active participation in and guidance of program development for capital construction and control maintenance projects is required. Assigned projects have a greater impact on University operations and development of the University Master plan as a whole. The quantity of larger and more complex projects being executed simultaneously has increased along with an ongoing focus on the quality and coordination of those projects.

Required Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in construction management, business, environmental health, engineering or related field, and three years of project management experience and/or construction management experience. Or, a master’s degree in a related field and two years of project management experience and/or construction management experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience with International Building Code, ICC certifications
Higher Education experience
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at one time
Experience with sustainable building practices
Ability to demonstrate success and completion of varied commercial construction projects.
Experience in design work (mechanical, electrical, structural or civil)
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to work successfully with many different types of clients, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, contractors, and the general public.

Diversity Statement

  • Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Pre-Design Duty/Responsibility

Review and interpret program planning, communicate with user group to review needs. Interview and select professional consultants including architects, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers (and other sub-consultants) to work on the project design team. Solicit proposals, negotiate contract terms, issue design and consultant contracts. Develop and evaluate multi-phased estimates, budgets, and schedules. Develop project strategies which meet programmed objectives. Determine needs and coordinate with other entities effecting project, i.e. City of Fort Collins, Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County, other State entities

Percentage Of Time 20% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Design Duty/Responsibility

Manages in house design efforts. Presents requirements of program plan, coordinate user group needs, and CSU requirements/standards with design team. Provide and maintain communication between all entities. Investigate site and review facilities to determine special project needs. Provide for environmental hazard review of project and design remediation requirements as needed. Review plans and specifications at various levels of design (SD, DD, CD) to ensure compliance with program plan, client needs, University requirements, applicable codes, meet LEED objectives, CSU standards and budget constraints, and present project to Design Review Committee

Percentage Of Time 35% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Contract Bidding Duty/Responsibility

Develop a bid strategy including a list of alternates taking into account the scope of work, project schedule, and funding. Initiate bid advertisement, conduct mandatory site inspection, answer questions during bidding period, issue addenda to the bid, attend bid opening, write bid report, and issue Notice of Award, contract, Notice to Proceed. Bidding strategies must be consistent with University policies and procedures, State statutes and requirements, and regulatory requirements. Strategies may vary depended upon the complexity of the project, budgetary constraints, funding type, or critical milestones. Bids must be reviewed and verified for accuracy, completeness and in compliance to the bid documents. Verify bids are within budget, and if not, revise the scope of work through “value engineering” with design team and client, then negotiate revised price with the contractor. Verify that the contractors are pre-qualified and the appropriate obligations are met including bonds and insurance. Coordinate and ensure that the bid schedule, advertisement, bid documents, and site inspection are in compliance with CSU Purchasing and State procurement procedures

Percentage Of Time 2% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Construction Administration Duty/Responsibility

Modify or customize standard State contracts and administer contract agreements with the architect/engineer, consultants, and contractors. Conduct pre-construction conference to communicate CSU policies and confirm the contractor’s construction plan is coordinated within the University. Coordinate in house effort and schedule with that of other sub contractors.
Review and ensure Schedule of Values, Sub contractor list, and construction schedule meet the project requirements. Monitor construction progress, attend weekly site meetings and inspections and verify construction is in accordance with contract documents. Coordinate construction work around University activities in order to minimize negative impacts to University operations. Resolve disputes, discrepancies, and interpret disagreements. Coordinate and recommend approval of change orders, authorize payment of contractor’s pay application after review of project progress and quality of workmanship, and verify and maintain project retainage. Track budget changes, invoices, update project schedule on computerized project management system. Present project update to Facilities management personnel and the campus community on the current status of projects. Work with clients, occupant representatives, user groups, utilities, and facilities trade shops to insure the prompt completion of the project. Administer policies, procedures, statues, rules, regulations and applicable codes and inspections.

Percentage Of Time 45% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Close-out Duty/Responsibility

Coordinate, conduct and validate project close out of final punch list, testing, verification, and training of various new systems receipt of Owner and Maintenance documentation including warranties, as-built drawings, advertisement of acceptance and final settlement, release of contractor’s final retainage

Percentage Of Time 2% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Post Construction Duty/Responsibility

Schedule and conduct 6 and 11-month inspections. Verify that all items are addressed and completed in a timely manner. Coordinate any post construction work that falls within the warranty periods with the contractor. Initiate preventative maintenance items with University personnel once warranties have expired.

Percentage Of Time 2% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Process Improvement Duty/Responsibility

Review current contracts, general conditions, design guidelines, CSU Construction Standards and Construction Services Group business plan. Recommend and implement agreed upon specific changes to improve communication, practices, procedures, training and coordination with other departments.

Percentage Of Time 2% Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility

Determines and acquires other campus services such as parking, security, telecomm, Purchasing and Central Receiving. Responsible for obtaining necessary parts and supplies to ensure proper job completion. Emergency coordination. Snow removal.

Percentage Of Time 2%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter and resume which address the required and preferred qualifications. Be sure to include dates (month and year) for relevant experience.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For full consideration, applications must be received by the deadline; however, the candidate pool will be kept open until the position is filled.

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.