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*REVISED* Capital Project Manager

University of Oklahoma
Job Location:
Facilities Management
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Organization: Architectural
& Engineering

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: M-F; 8am-5pm. Some nights and weekends as jobs require.

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Job Description


At Architectural and Engineering Services, we build the future! We advance the University of Oklahoma's mission by supplying professional and administrative services required to direct the planning, design, and construction of new and renovated structures across the entirety of all three University campuses. To further this mission, we are looking for a Capital Project Manager to provide leadership and coordination with remodeling, construction and repair projects on buildings throughout the campuses.

When working for the University of Oklahoma, you will have access to:

  • A generous PTO package that includes 14 holidays each year and 18 - 22 hours of earned PTO per month.

  • Insurance plans for you and your family

  • Retirement options that require no contributions from the employee

  • And much more! For a list of OU's benefits, click here.

What you will do:

  • Represents the University during all phases of design, programming, and construction of both major and minor capital improvements projects.
  • Evaluates drawings, specifications, and other documentation to ensure that projects comply with University standards and requirements.
  • On-site capital project construction administration, including participating in regular progress meetings and special meetings; and monitoring contractor work for conformance with construction contract requirements.
  • In-office construction administration; advising contractors, project architects or engineers, and University officials regarding project quality and schedule, coordination with other University departments and other project personnel; reviewing contractor submittals; responding to requests for information and other inquiries.
  • Prepares progress reports and communicates project status to University entities and with external parties (vendors, contractors, consultants, etc.).
  • Capital project management, including various meetings with a variety of constituencies, including users, consultants, contractors, University administration and other departments; and translating project requirements into architectural/engineering design program.
  • Developing and monitoring project budgets; and reviewing and approving project expenditures
  • Administering consultant and construction contracts; administering construction project procedures and conducting formal bid openings.
  • Coordinates work with local, state, and federal agencies involved in the University's construction program.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements


Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Environmental Design or Engineering or related professional track degree; AND

  • 36 months progressively responsible professional experience in commercial or institutional construction; or architectural or engineering design.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree for a total of 84 months of related experience.


  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Able to read, interpret, and evaluate construction drawings and specifications

  • Ability to coordinate and organize goals and efforts of multiple constituencies

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.


  • Valid Driver's License

Departmental Preferences:

  • Prefer Candidate to be licensed Architect or Engineer.
  • 3-7 years relevant post-graduation experience in commercial institutional construction administration and/or 3-7 years relevant post-graduation experience in architectural or engineering project management.
  • Prefer experience as a team member on major capital projects of $10 Million or higher.
  • Proficient in AutoCad; Bluebeam; & Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in PlanGrid

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to engage in repetitive motion. Bending, standing, and stooping. Climbing stairs. Working with building tools as needed.

  • Exposure to extreme weather.
  • Visiting job sites.
  • Deals with occasional confrontation.
  • Works in stressful conditions and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects; ability to climb, including climbing ladders; ability to crouch, crawl, bend, or stoop; ability to draw, drag, haul or tug or push objects; ability to reach; ability to grasp; ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time; ability to touch and feel size, shape, temperature, and texture.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon driver's license check

Job Posting: Jul 8, 2024

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