Capital Construction Project Manager – Capital Programs

Champaign, IL

Posted: 8/20/19
Deadline: 8/26/19

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Job Duties

Capital Construction Project Manager – Capital Programs
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a Capital Construction Project Manager.

The Capital Construction Project Manager is responsible for the scope, budget, and schedule management, contract administration, design and construction execution on assigned campus projects; responsible for administration of the established design, construction, and post-construction phase services provided to the campus by the Capital Programs Division; and accountable to ensure completing all projects on time, on budget and to a satisfied customer and to the expected quality parameters.


1. Lead design and construction execution, including scope, budget, contracts, and schedule which have been established during the planning phase of capital projects. Responsibilities begin during the design phase of projects and must participate during planning and design, review development project requirements, and support with the selection of project consultants.
2. Manage procurement of construction services and construction execution including contract document(s) administration, budget and schedule management, and project closeout while maintaining the University’s requirements for project quality, cost and time.
3. Lead the preparation and implementation of F&S Project Management policies and procedures related to capital delivery.
4. Supervise and coordinate those project management services associated with all capital improvements including, but not limited to, project budgeting, procurement of professional and construction services, and all construction activities.
5. Accountable for the procedures/protocol for administration of contract documentation: bond documentation, certificate of insurance documentation, review of draft documents required for approval by the Board of Trustees, review of contracts for contractors and architects/engineer, pay application review, etc.
6. Responsible for preparation and implementation of F&S policies and procedures related to project management.
7. Administer project conceptualization development with other professionals and administrators.
8. Coordinate activities with the Capital Development Board for design, construction, project delivery, and partnering.
9. Assist with the preparation of the scope of professional services required for each project.
10. Lead the approved process for the selection of construction managers, and other contractors to be recommended for employment by the University or Capital Development Board.
11. Direct the development of pre-construction, construction Professional Services Agreements for construction managers, other contractors, and a standard format regarding the scope of professional services. Coordinate the scope of professional services required for each project with the Senior Project Manager and/or Associate Director(s).
12. Monitor and review of federal, state, and University rules and regulations affecting contract administration and procurement of professional services and materials and labor for new construction, remodeling, renovation, and minor repairs.
13. Accountable for completing projects on time and on budget for complex capital construction projects.
14. Lead contract dispute resolution efforts with contractors and construction managers on his/her projects.
15. Lead difficult negotiations with construction vendors to ensure best value for the University.
16. Take corrective actions and make decisions as necessary to improve performance of delayed projects.
17. Utilize his/her best interpersonal skills to coordinate and mitigate multiple personal risks among several stakeholders.
18. Predict project risks and take the appropriate mitigating measures before they occur.


Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field.

Required Work Experience:

Five years of progressively more responsible administrative experience on design and construction-related projects.

Required Training, Licenses, or Certifications:

Professional Engineer (PE), Architecture, or related professional designation/licensure.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after August 26, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by August 26, 2019. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Keri Frederick, 217-300-1575 or For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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