The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks an innovative, dynamic Facilities Management Professional to serve as Project Manager for Construction Services, a position reporting to the Assistant Director for Construction Services. The successful candidate will contribute to an organization that supports the University’s academic enterprise and its commitment to sustainability and climate neutrality by renewing and expanding an attractive, safe, and sustainable four-million square foot, 512-acre campus. UMBC is a vibrant 14,000-student suburban research university ranked for the 6th consecutive year as one of the world’s top university by Times Higher Education. The selected candidate will join an innovative and diverse team working at an institution named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one the best academic workplaces in the nation for the past eight years. For more information on UMBC visit: http://umbc.edu/.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will manage the design and construction process for new construction and renovation projects. Specific duties include: coordinate and lead project development activities from point of client conception through project completion; support the procurement of and the administration of contracts for the design and construction teams; create, coordinate and facilitate project schedules; prepare and maintain project budgets; liaise between internal clients, campus administrators, and external contractors; provide expertise in a professional field of civil engineering, architecture, electrical or mechanical engineering; coordinate project development, design review, contract administration, and support development of and implementation of campus standards and management guidelines; prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information; and perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or 10 years experience in a construction related field as a project manager, project engineer,Superintendent, lead electrician, lead mechanic, etc.
Experience: Three years (five preferred) of experience preferably in construction management or related technical specialization with responsibilities outlined above.
Skills: Must have: well developed analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills; knowledge of principles and practices of project management and construction technologies; demonstrated ability to manage design and construction projects; proven consultation and change management skills; and computer skills in relevant design, scheduling and office applications.
Other: Valid State of Maryland Driver’s License required
- Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related area - Experience with design and/or construction of electrical systems - Experience with design and/or construction of storm water management facilities and other civil/site work. - Experience with design and construction contract administration in occupied Higher Education setting - Licensed electrician or electrical engineer - Professional Architect or Engineer license
UMBC is a dynamic public research university with over 14,000 students that integrates teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC has been named as one of the best academic workplaces in the nation for the past ten years by the Chronicle of Higher Education. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. Additional information about UMBC can be found at about.umbc.edu.