Facilities Design and Construction Senior Project Managers are responsible for capital building projects, renovations, mechanical/electrical and other projects as assigned. Facilitates and guides project development. Manages, supervises, directs and coordinates new construction and renovation projects through the entire project life cycle, including but not limited to budget/estimating, scheduling, planning/design, bidding, construction and closeout phases. Project delivery methods utilized include but not limited to Design/Bid/Build, Design-Build and Construction Manager at Risk. The Senior Project Manager ensures projects run according to schedule, meets financial objectives and university core goals while exercising independent judgement. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Skillfully navigates the wide array of tasks and responsibilities required to successfully deliver projects while providing the highest level of customer service. Coordinate pricing and proposals with contractors on projects. Monitors construction timeline and ensures that contractors are maintaining schedule and budgets. Review/approve monthly contractor billing to ensure request aligns with work completed to date. Coordinates necessary interruption of services with FOD Operations, hospital utilities, energy partners, etc. Review and/or approve shop drawings, change directives (field work orders), request for information, and change orders. Transitions projects to university operations and departments at occupancy. Closes out projects at completion, ensuring all final invoices and contractual commitments have been processed. Verifies record drawings and operating manuals are received and delivered to the appropriate university departments. The Senior Project Manager manages large and complex projects with budgets generally greater than $20 million, and delivers projects following rules set forth in the Ohio Revised Code 153, Ohio Administrative Code 153, Building Design Standards, and university policies. Acts as University representative included, but not limited to, architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors to accomplish the project within the established schedule and budget and within the customer's expectations. Prepares and develops cost estimates, schedules and scopes of work for new construction and renovation projects as assigned for customer/stakeholder approval. Reviews and negotiates fee proposals of consultants and coordinates activities of architects, consultants and contractors. Reviews design documents and project manuals for compliance with building code, university building design standards and project objectives. Review/approve monthly professional service billings to ensure requests align with work performed. Provides communications to Director of Projects, Senior Leadership, customers and stakeholders during all project phases. Prepares and provides project status reports and project schedules for Director of Projects, Administrators, and Senior Leadership. Provides recommendations on project costs analysis and alternatives to deliver projects on time and on budget. Partners and coordinates work with FOD Operations, OCIO, and departments. Works actively with other areas of the university to ensure university-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork. Maintains documentation of all assigned projects in the electronic project file and project management system. Participates and may lead departmental staff, design and construction coordination meetings. Participates in continuing education, internal workshops and training sessions. Hours and days may vary due to project needs. May be required for 24-hour emergency call. Potential travel to sites outside the Columbus Campus may be required for this position. Will require a criminal background check.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or related field OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; eight or more years of experience in capital construction projects within public sector or university experience; experience negotiating contracts and/or fee proposals. Understanding of the LEED rating system; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of customers and management levels. Demonstrated construction management administration skills, working knowledge of building systems, design and construction techniques. Proven organizational and problem-solving skills. Working knowledge and practical application and experience in word processing, spreadsheet, planning and data base software use. Knowledge of applicable codes and regulatory requirements such as OSHA and ADA. Valid driver’s license.
Experience with CADD, Revit, BIM, or other computer drafting programs. Licensed Architect or Engineer a plus.
Target Salary: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.
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