Manager, Capital Projects
University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

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This position manages the operations of contracted and in-house design, construction, testing, equipping of both fixed and non-fixed, commissioning, and approvals of capital projects including the regulatory agency document submittals and approvals, inspections, and final acceptance.

This person will also prepare budget forecasts, estimates and controls for assigned professional consultant agreements and maintenance agreements; direct, supervise, coordinate, resolve conflicts and evaluate performance of University personnel activities, multiple architects, engineers, construction contractors, construction managers, quality control contractors and others on assigned projects.

Manage, coordinate, and evaluate consultants with the planning and design of the projects involving multiple architects, engineers, surveyors, geotechnical engineers, construction managers, design builders, commissioning authorities and others contracted on capitol construction projects and in-house projects assigned. Assure the development, review and approve design and construction documents for compliance with University and departmental requirements, codes, regulations, ADA, as well as compatibility with University guidelines. Maintain project records. Manage, supervise, coordinate, an evaluate University personnel activities associated with capital construction projects and in-house projects.
Manage, coordinate, and evaluate the operational, financial and personnel activities associated with construction contractors and construction managers, design builders, quality control contractors, commissioning authorities and others contracted on capitol construction and in-house projects assigned, through work site visits and bid specification procedures, as directed.
Assist in the development of organizational policy relative to capital construction; interpret statutes, codes and regulatory requirements to develop and coordinate construction documentation applicable to major and minor capitol construction projects as well as in-house construction projects.
Evaluate completed capitol construction and in-house projects by completing an analysis of materials and labor costs versus the project estimates; prepare reports and documentation as required, and obtain certificates of occupancy. Prepare and administrate planning, design and construction documents for in-house projects. Prepare estimates and budgets for capital construction and in-house projects. Serve as a liaison among campus departments and external contractors for coordinating and scheduling capitol construction and in-house construction projects. Maintain public relations and image of Facilities Planning operations with the University community and the general public. Approve shop drawings, change orders, payment request and other related submittals and documents on capitol construction and in-house project assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree and five years' experience managing capital construction projects to include knowledge of current trade methods and experience with contract documents and specifications including working with a budget and estimating costs.
Knowledge of and experience with computer software applications utilized to apply architecture or engineering theory to architectural, structural, electrical, electronic, mechanical or building automation systems of buildings, site improvement, job estimating, scheduling and utilities
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
Customer service and teamwork standards.
Supervisory experience and knowledge of appropriate techniques in working with a variety of constituents.
Basic, routine, and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to construction and maintenance.
Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at:

Desired Qualifications

Professional Architect or Engineer License (
Computer software for management of construction schedules, costs, and subcontracts such as Primavera, Microsoft Schedule, CAD.
Knowledge of and experience with architecture or consulting engineering office organizations including staff qualifications and hierarchy.
Knowledge of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles as well as a LEED Accredited Professional Certification.
Knowledge of and experience in alternative forms of design and construction delivery for capital projects.
Ability to interpret terms and conditions of alternative forms of design and construction delivery legal agreements.

Required Materials

Complete on-line application, resume, cover letter, and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status.

The University of Wyoming is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations on prospective employees.

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The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 27,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.
The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 200 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.
The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

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