8878 Construction Manager


TITLE Construction Manager




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director, Facilities Management


The Construction Manager is responsible for the in-house construction activities of the University, including repair and alteration of building structures and interior and exterior renovations. The Construction Manager develops short- and long-range plans for implementation of in-house construction priorities in response to the needs of the University Community and ensures that assigned in-house construction projects meet construction industry and University standards. The Construction Manager works with requesting departments to fully understand their request, prepares construction estimates and time frames for completion of proposed projects, and utilizes the Campus Construction Team (CCT) or contract personnel to complete projects.

This position is funded by revenue generated by projects performed by the CCT; the continuation of this and other positions funded by CCT revenue are dependent on sufficient ongoing revenue generation.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Completion of an associate’s or technical degree in Construction, Project Management, Facility Management, or a related area from a postsecondary vocation or technical school is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: At least six years of management experience in construction or building trades is required. Supervisory experience is required. Hands-on construction or building trades experience is required. Two years of business experience is preferred.

Skills: Management and administrative skills, particularly in the ability to instruct others and delegate are required. Construction skills and the ability to understand construction trades associated with managing a construction team are required. The ability to interpret blueprints, color schemes, sketches, and schematics is required. Computer literacy is required. Knowledge of the safe use of hazardous materials, solvents, cleaners, adhesives, and chemicals common to construction work is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: The ability to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds on a frequent basis and a full range of physical motion is required in order to operate manual and electric powered tools, sprayers, and construction-related equipment. The ability to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings as well as ladders or scaffolding to supervise construction-related work is required. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Near-vision acuity is required to inspect construction and repairs. The ability to read blueprints, building code manuals, and other similar documents is required.

Other: The scope of the position requires responding to construction emergencies or other unforeseen situations around-the-clock and work in the evenings and on weekends as needed during progress of construction projects. The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and adhesives common to construction work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed. A valid driver’s license is required.


1. Ensures that all assigned in-house construction projects are implemented, scheduled, and completed utilizing safe, structurally sound means and methods while meeting University and construction industry standards.

2. Works with requesting departments to understand their construction and renovation needs and determines whether the project is within the capability of the CCT and subsequently provides estimates.

3. Communicates plans for projects with campus stakeholders including the customer, Facilities Management units (Grounds, Custodial, Facilities Maintenance, Key Control, Work Management, Central Stores, Property Control, etc.), Computer Services, and Planning, Design & Construction to ensure the completed project will meet the long term needs of the University and is consistent with University standards, can be maintained and serviced without creating an undue burden, and is consistent with the campus aesthetic, etc.

4. Prepares and maintains required project documentation for each project undertaken by the CCT.

5. Plans and implements the schedule required to accomplish the assigned projects.

6. Works in conjunction with Central Stores to obtain quotes and procure materials, supplies, and equipment for projects, prepares functional specifications for specialty items to be purchased, and complies with University purchasing procedures, guidelines, and principles.

7. Documents the planning and scheduling of the assigned work, including time and materials within the Computerized Maintenance Management System and produces weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the Associate Director of Facilities Management.

8. Works with Planning, Design & Construction (P, D&C) as well as consultant architects and engineers to construct projects in strict accordance with construction plans, maintains documentation of project communication, and prepares documentation of as-built conditions for University records.

9. Assures completion of assigned projects with quality workmanship and customer service by observing and monitoring work performance and the progress of construction projects, adjusts and corrects plans as needed, recommends the use of additional departmental personnel, temporary skilled trades personnel, or contract personnel, and redirects work efforts as needed to meet critical and/or necessary work requirements.

10. Advises University administration on technical and financial aspects of in-house construction projects and provides expertise on needs and priorities to Planning, Design, & Construction and consultants, and supervises the Construction Foreman and the CCT work crews.

11. Plans and schedules all work activities for the CCT by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, and tool requirements and methods to be used, develops a plan or layout for the project, and assigns projects appropriate for the CCT’s level of expertise and availability.

12. With the assistance of the Construction Foreman, ensures that all required manpower and materials are available and established time frames are met for successful on-time completion of assigned work.

13. Keeps the CCT productive throughout the year by performing long-range planning of projects and finding ways to expand the effectiveness of the team to perform work.

14. Provides reports which clearly represent the effectiveness of CCT performance that include a summary of the completed work, the revenue generated by the project, the productivity of the crew, and a projection of forthcoming work.

15. Maintains a business model that demonstrates the ability of the CCT to remain self-supporting from the revenue generated by projects and presents an annual rate structure that generates revenues sufficient to cover the indirect costs of the CCT.

16. Ensures that the purchase of new or replacement shop tools and equipment are consistent with the goals of the CCT, are appropriate for the requirements of the assigned work, are within the financial constraints established for the program, and have been communicated to the Associate Director of Facilities Management.

17. Ensures that all contract services meet specified results and/or work orders to minimize future operational problems by observing (spot-checking) the work performed and advising the Associate Director of Facilities Management when services fail to meet specifications or endanger University property or lives.

18. Ensures a cooperative and coordinated work effort between the CCT and other University entities by serving as a liaison between the entities and assuring effective communication of project goals, time frames, coordination of work, phasing, and impact.

19. Coordinates and schedules projects to minimize the impact of projects on University operations due to noise, fumes, detours, interruption of utilities, or limitation of access to facilities and communicates such impacts to the campus community in a timely fashion as appropriate.

20. Reduces the likelihood for liability regarding the University’s compliance with federal regulations by complying with and enforcing policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials.

21. Develops an effective staff by hiring qualified applicants, trains employees to standards, plans the professional development of CCT personnel, and supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.

22. Assists with the development of a competent and efficient workforce by training construction team staff (as necessary) in the proper use of equipment, hand and power tools, shop safety, and appropriate work methods.

23. Enforces University and departmental rules and policies regarding employee conduct by ensuring that all assigned personnel have knowledge of the rules and policies of employee conduct, issues verbal warnings and written reprimands for violations, and recommends progressive disciplinary action to the Associate Director, Facilities Management as necessary.

24. Handles or refers employee grievances as appropriate, remains knowledgeable of and enforces the provisions of the Memorandum of Agreement, University and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

25. Focuses on customer needs and customer satisfaction, projects a positive customer service environment to both internal and external customers and promotes and encourages an attitude of exemplary customer service and high integrity to all staff within Facilities Management.

26. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

27. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as assigned by the Associate Director, Facilities Management.

28. Contributes to the overall success of Facilities Management by performing other duties as assigned.


The Construction Manager is supervised by the Associate Director of Facilities Management and supervises full-time and part-time staff.