Project Manager (Laboratory Projects)
Rice University - Houston, TX

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The Project Manager is responsible for management of all aspects of new construction and renovation projects, and routinely prepares budget estimates and reports, prepares project and contract documents, oversees outside design professionals and their selection, oversees the preparation of construction documents, manages the contractor selection process, and manages the project team throughout both design and construction.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Architecture or an advanced degree in natural sciences.

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Experience Required
8 years

Related experience which includes at least five years of recent (within the past one to two years) relevant construction project management experience in the design and construction of research labs.

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

License/Certification Required

Other Skills Required
Knowledge and experience with Excel spreadsheets, Word, and Microsoft Project scheduling software. Working knowledge of Mechanical. Electrical and Plumbing systems for lab installations. Knowledge of research requirements that dictate the mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs for labs.Candidate must also have good communication skills, both verbal and written. Attention to detail is necessary.

Education Preferred

Experience Preferred
Experience with the design and construction of facilities in urban settings.

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred
Knowledge and experience with CAD and BIM systems.

Physical Demands
Frequent site inspections at many locations, both on and off campus.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)

Difficulties encountered:
1. Must be able to deal with stressful situations and critical issues with diplomacy.
2. Must be able to plan personal time and productivity to meet pressing deadlines.
3. Must be able to work effectively as part of a team, receiving direction from various team leaders.
4. Must be able and willing to enter all university spaces.
5. Must be willing to work in temporary construction office.

This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.


Salary Information
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Job Posting Category

Eligible for Overtime

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive

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