Project Manager - Senior Project Manager
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

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Purpose Supervises team of projects managers and support staff and provides professional management in the planning, budgeting, scheduling, programming, design and construction of existing University facilities.

Essential Functions Manage and supervise employees in work unit to accomplish the goals and tasks of the work unit, including hiring, motivating, counseling, training, evaluating, and disciplining. Demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills. Provide professional direction for the project team to achieve common goals and successful projects. Serves as key participant in team and client meetings. Raises PMCS visibility through involvement in higher education, sustainability and facilities organizations. Effectively communicates relevant project/practice information to superiors, peers, and stakeholders. Communicates sensitive information tactfully, confronts issues openly and quickly, and handles difficult personnel situations directly. Manages day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple design/renovation projects of classrooms, offices, and auxiliaries. Oversees managers working on client renovation projects and reviews high-level deliverables across projects. Reviews client engagement and quality assurance procedures in accordance with standard procedures to ensure achievement of PMCS strategic goals and customer satisfaction. Minimizes exposure and risk across multiple projects through research and coaching. Assists in the evaluation of design and implementation across more than 100 renovation projects managed by 9 project managers. Possesses a thorough understanding of PMCS services, design standards, technical preferences, technical direction, and is able to review projects for code and accessibility compliance. Manages the development of project teams by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each Project Manager's interests and experience. Participates in programs relating to performance evaluations, reviews performance for consistency, and mentors project managers through formal channels. Assess training needs and select training tools for team members. Challenges others to develop as leaders while clarifying roles and responsibilities and pursuing excellence in all aspects of project delivery. Builds expert knowledge in facilities/renovation in higher education and conveys knowledge to others. Encourages creative and innovative thinking from team members while facilitating their ideas to fruition. Helps to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities and share lessons learned and best practices. Easily recognizes areas for internal improvement and develops plans for implementation. Lends expertise to internal teams and task forces and complies with and enforces standard policies and procedures. Reviews the status reports of team members across projects and addresses issues as appropriate.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned. Serve on committees, task forces, etc., to improve the departmental mission of project delivery. Represent PMCS at University events.

Required qualifications Professional degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or in a related field. Seven years increasingly responsible experience in project management of institutional renovation, new construction, and maintenance projects for owner-clients. Knowledge of building codes, including National Fire Protection Association-NFPA 101, International Building Codes-IBC, Texas Accessibility Standards-TAS, and Americans with Disabilities Act-ADA. Experience in preparation and delivery of presentations, proposals, and estimates. Demonstrated ability and experience in effective communications with upper management, clients, project team members, and construction personnel. Supervisory experience in a design, construction, or facilities renovation related field. Demonstrated ability and experience in managing projects with minimal supervision, and in coordinating with all project stakeholders. Demonstrated basic computer experience in spreadsheet, word processing, and scheduling software. Demonstrated understanding of construction specifications. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Advanced Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or in a related field. Three years supervisory experience in a design, construction, or facilities renovation related field. Demonstrated familiarity with material and methods of institutional design and construction, including laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, and other university facilities. Professional registration in Texas as an architect, engineer, or Project Management Professional.

Working conditions May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Additional hours may be required.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program ( ORP ) instead of TRS , subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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