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Project Manager, Construction

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/08/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/08/2018
Working Title Project Manager, Construction
Job Classification Facilities III
Department Name 74750-Facilities Management AVC
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0001873
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Project Manager, Construction. They will be reporting to the Senior Manager of Construction. The Project Manager, Construction will be responsible for the oversight and management of assigned capital projects of advanced scope, including new building and renovation projects. The Project Manager, Construction provides expertise as it pertains to construction management, design, the scope of work, and cost estimations.

For all construction projects, the Project Manager determines user needs, defines the scope of professional services, manages the development of construction drawings and specifications, coordinates field work and contractor activities, develops contracts, prepares budgets and scope of work, sources all necessary resources, and ensures quality and execution of all projects. The Project Manager must maintain a working knowledge of compliance and standards, and make recommendations for enhancements to the project management process.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 10+ years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or a related discipline is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ten plus years of experience in the construction industry is required. Construction experience in a higher education/campus environment is strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and lead teams of contractors is required. Comprehensive knowledge of applicable building codes, construction standards, and design standards is essential. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 8.1, Excel, Work, Access, Project and related programs is required. Experience with CPM scheduling is a plus.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents