Rice University's Facilities Engineering and Planning (FE&P) project management group provides comprehensive project management services supporting improvements and maintenance of the University's infrastructure, to direct the architectural development of capital improvements and provide consultation on maintenance issues. The FE&P project management team includes professional project managers who are responsible for management of all aspects of new construction and renovation projects on the Rice campus. This team provides engineering and project management services that support improvements and maintenance of campus infrastructure, further directing the architectural development of capital improvements as well as providing consultation on maintenance issues.
The project manager is responsible for management of all aspects of new construction and renovation projects, and routinely prepares budget estimates and reports, prepares project and contract documents, oversees outside design professionals and their selection, oversees the preparation of construction documents, manages the contractor selection process, and manages the project team throughout both design and construction.
The ideal candidate is able to engage in critical thinking, exercise independent judgment, set priorities, and solve problems. S/he is a creative thinker with experience in project management, knowledge of contract management, and strong business acumen.
$80,000 to $100,000
Leads design and development of new projects
Performs the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing
Leads projects requiring functional integration
Completes sub-project and/or stand-alone elements (or a contained project such as construction project)
Directs development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project
Researches and recommends new methods of construction or building materials to ensure that updated procedures or cost-effective alternates are applied
Investigates installation failures and recommends corrections
Participates in developing/updating project management procedures and standards with other department staff
Completes special projects as needed
Performs all other duties as assigned
Leads studies of architectural programming and space utilization; leads design and development of new projects while working closely with requesting client and other Rice project personnel
Assists with administrative functions of coordinating documentation required for LEED certification; maintains record documents with assistance of department coordinator and organizes and schedules progress meetings
3 years of related experience in construction/facilities project management
Written and oral communications skills to address a wide variety of audiences
Ability to engage and influence cross functional teams
Demonstrates project management ability to employ integrations, scope, time management, cost quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement components
Resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem-solving skills in a variety of situations
Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects
Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management
Five years of related experience which includes at least two years of recent (within the past five years) relevant construction project management experience in the design and construction of research labs
Experience with the design and construction of facilities in urban setting
Knowledge and experience with Excel spreadsheets, Word, and Microsoft Project scheduling software
Attention to detail
Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for lab installations
Knowledge of and proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) systems
Ability to deal with stressful situations and critical issues with diplomacy
Ability to plan personal time and productivity to meet pressing deadlines
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, receiving direction from various team leaders
Be able to frequent construction site inspections at many locations, both on and off campus
Ability to climb a ladder
Must be able and willing to enter all university spaces
Work in temporary construction office
This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.
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