Construction Project Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number A00919
Position Title Construction Project Manager
Position Number E 590
Salary for Announcement

The beginning of the salary range is $76,901. The final salary will be commensurate with the selected candidates education and experience.

Employee Category Administrators
Department VP Admin and Finance
EClass Code Full Time Administrators
Position Summary

The position reports directly to the Director of Facilities Planning & Space Management and will manage all construction and renovation projects for the University. Duties include: coordinating and leading project development activities from point of project conception through completion; organizing and controlling project schedules and costs; acting as the University’s point of contact with contractors; providing expertise in the professional field of engineering, architecture or construction management to provide project coordination and development, design review, and contract administration; supporting development of campus design standards; prioritizing ongoing and new projects.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


Provide administration of construction projects by reviewing work requests for preliminary scope and priority: review cost opinions, develop cost estimates, create project agreements, project plans and schedules, oversee pre-construction meetings; collecting and recording budget information, attend weekly project status meetings with design, trades, and monthly meetings with accounting staff; relaying project status information to the Director of Facilities Planning & Space Management, and to the Vice President of Administration, Finance & Facilities. Coordinate with Auraria Higher Education Center’s Facilities Management department on remodels to academic spaces.

Assist in all aspects of capital construction projects from program plan, design development, construction documents, code review, construction, inspections, and project closeout. Furniture, fixtures and equipment procurement, commissioning, and move management. Assist in the management of construction project activities by coordinating with AHEC’s in-house design and Construction staff, outside contractors and outside A&E. Monitor project budgets, status and billing review information, visiting and inspecting job sites, punch list development, change order review, and final job inspection with clients and any other affected parties.

Coordinate construction project development with AHEC project management staff or outside architecture and engineer resources to maintain campus standards. Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Facilities Planning & Space Management.

This person will apply various codes including campus standards and policies to the design and function of the space as they relate to various solutions for construction, including scheduling, budget and technical support.

Other duties include;
• Working with Metro State staff to determine construction solutions that meet their functional and budget needs and that meet campus standards.
• Determine the scope of work for each project and what type of information will be required in the construction documents for each project.
• Determine what action is to be taken when demolition of an area exposes unexpected problems.
• Assure construction complies with design and quality standards as well as codes.
• Develop priorities for construction projects using both in-house resources and outside contractors.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a related field.
• Five years’ experience as a project manager in commercial design and construction.
• Experience in all aspects of capital construction projects from program plan to closeout. Including but not limited to program planning, design review, cost analysis, code review, inspections, value engineering and project closeout.
• Experience in project estimating and budget preparation.
• Valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with design, contract administration, and/or construction management in an occupied higher education setting.
• Have well-developed analytical and organizational skills.
• Experience with customer service.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Error free written communication skills.
• Excellent verbal communication skills.
• Experience planning and making presentations.
• Experience in project estimating and budget preparation.
• Experience with state procurement rules and process.
• Experience with a scheduling, project management software system used in construction and/or facilities management.
Professional Engineer License, Architecture License or Construction Management (CM) certification preferred.

Posting date 11/15/2017
Closing date 12/14/2017
Closing Instructions Close on Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a related field?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  2. * Do you have five years’ experience as a project manager in commercial design and construction?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  3. * What is your current salary?

    (Open Ended Question)

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