An entry-level project management position, the Assistant Project Manager is an integral member of a project team that is responsible for managing a portfolio of building and infrastructure projects system wide. The project team is responsible to manage design, program scope, schedule, and budget to preserve, maintain, and improve the University’s Capital Assets and help fulfill its academic mission.
Responsibilities: This position will work directly with CPM design and delivery project managers and assist with the management, performance, and completion of moderate to complex renovation, new construction, and utility infrastructure projects. The Assistant Project Manager, under supervision, will assist project managers through all phases of a Capital Improvement Project; these phases include: Pre-design/Capital Budgeting; Design; Construction; and Operational Turn-over/Occupancy.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Project scoping and assessment;
Procurement of design, construction and related services;
Project team leadership;
Contract billings; and change management.
Perform other duties as required.
Position reports to the Manager of Design.
Work Environment: Primarily an office environment but will include visits to construction sites.
Bachelor’s degree in architecture/interior design, engineering, construction management or related field and 2 years of experience.
The two years of experience can include: two-year student internship; two calendar years working in a design, science or engineering field (not specifically 4160 hours); or two calendar years working at a hands-on job that requires a design/technical understanding, which may include design firm internship or any job where math science or hands-on understanding of “how things work” is required and is applicable to architecture, engineering, construction management or related fields.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of architecture and engineering principles and practices.
Knowledge of construction standards, principles and practices.
Knowledge of building systems and equipment.
Ability to understand and interpret design and construction documents.
Knowledge of project delivery methods.
Ability to understand and work within University policies and procedures.
Ability to gather, organize, summarize, and analyze detail information.
Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Ability to communicate and foster strong working relationships.
Ability to assess, negotiate and problem resolution skills.
Ability to manage multiple project tasks concurrently.
Ability to work in a personal computer environment - MS Office, SketchUp, AutoCAD/Revit, MS Project.
Internal Number: 331633
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