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Project Manager/Planner III

East Carolina University
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Facilities Management

Project Manager/Planner III

Position Number 500478
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department AFH Engineering and Arch Service HR
Department Homepage
Advertising Department CO Eng & Arch
Division Administration & Finance
Classification Title Specialist
Working Title Project Manager/Planner III
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications. $75,670 - $115,000
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Non-Faculty
Job Category Non-Faculty Staff Professional

Organizational Unit Overview
Facilities Engineering & Architectural Services (FEAS) is a department within the Campus Operations Division of Administration and Finance. FEAS is responsible for development of the real property of the University to support the mission of teaching, research, public service, and patient care. All the traditional services of urban planners, architects, engineers, and other environmental design disciplines are procured and managed by this department. Key departmental responsibilities include the design and construction of new buildings, renovations of existing facilities, management and implementation of the University's master plan and management of the University's repair and renovation program.

Job Duties
Management of University Capital Improvement Projects: This position has direct responsibility for administration and coordination of capital project contracts and professionals and the management of formal capital projects which may range from $500K to in excess of $265M. Positions at this level are accountable for independently planning and managing large and complex projects and/or programs and reviewing completed tasks and overall accomplishments for technical accuracy and adherence to previously established goals, including approval authority on complex actions. Position will coordinate project work so as to minimize disruptions to on going University activities. This position will practicing an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of architecture and engineering concepts, practices and techniques and utilize a thorough knowledge of internal organizational structure, business needs/objectives, budget, planning, legal/public relations considerations, and/or other related factors in order to provide project management services to campus partners. This position ensures that design and construction projects are on schedule, within budget, responsive to program needs and comply with or exceed ECU and State Construction Office standards and expectations. This position may have final approval for complex or a broad variety/scope of program/project specifications for completeness, compatibility, compliance with standards, codes and design needs.

Planning: This position will contribute to various university planning efforts such as master planning and/or campus project development (new buildings and renovations), project space programming, etc.

Financial Control: The project manager will provide input into the initial project budgeting process and manage or track the formal budget approval process, project spending during planning, and payments for miscellaneous expenditures and designer fees. The position shall be responsible for project budget control throughout the entire project(s). Program: The department utilizes Assetworks Capital Project Planning and Management as the software platform for project management.

Designer Selections: Project manager will lead and assist in the designer selection process to include include advertising, short-listing and designer interviews. This activity is executed in collaboration with campus stakeholders. The position will facilitate the executing of design contracts through the state process, monitor adherence to contractual commitments, and initiate amendments as appropriate.

Coordination of Project reviews: The project manager will manage the collection and reconciliation of University review comments at schematic design, design development and construction development phases; will distribute the designer's responses to all comments, follow up to assure compliance or adequate reasons for non-compliance to comments, mediate conflicting comments, and obtain formal University approval at each design phase. Responsibilities will also include the shepherding of off-campus reviews by the State Construction Office, Department of Insurance, and other agencies. Position will also review plans of other capital projects for assurance with proposed designs to support operations and maintenance functions.

Schedule Control: Project Managers are responsible during design and construction to establish overall project schedules to facilitate timely project completion. Schedules will reflect impacts of seasonal shutdowns of steam, chilled water, cooling towers or other similar infrastructure. Schedules will also reflect impacts related to exams, graduations and/or sporting events.

Receipt of Bids: The project manager will receive construction bids and manage the tabulation and negotiations withcontractors.

Award of Contracts: Project manager will provide staff support in the process of awarding construction contracts.

Construction Monitor: The position will make regular site visits to projects under construction to ensure compliance with project documents and safe practices are being followed around the job site.

Project Liaison: The project manager is the primary point of contact between designer and all University agencies as well as with contractors. Work requires considerable contact with other engineers, professionals, industry-specific owners and operators, local governmental officials and others. Position represents the University as an expert.

Minimum Education/Experience
Bachelor's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Prefer registration as a Licensed Engineer in the State of North Carolina with four or more years' experience.

Prefer individual with experience with campus master planning and capital project planning as well as managing projects including building renovations, new construction, as well as infrastructure projects of all types, in-ground and in-facility. Experience with these types of projects occurring in a complex campus environment is a plus.

Experience working with NC Office of State Construction is a plus as well. Professional licensure or ability to obtain it within 12 months of employment preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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