Construction Project Manager and Field Estimator

University of Oregon
Campus Planning and Facilities Management

Job no: 528685
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Construction/Planning, Operations/Infrastructure, Planning/Project Management

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Classification: Construction Project Manager 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $23.49 - $35.96 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins: Position closes January 17, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application including an online application, a cover letter, resume and answers to the following supplemental questions: Describe your skills and abilities using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook and Excel) in general, and in particular how you’ve used them as part of your past experiences with construction project management.


Department Summary

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that supports the University of Oregon's mission of exceptional teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally responsible.

Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of human, financial and material resources, the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient, reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning environment in support of the University’s mission and vision.

Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university’s many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and beautiful.

The University of Oregon is a diverse, inclusive, and equal opportunity employer. Our community standards promote a culture of respect that honors the rights, safety, dignity, and worth of every individual. Our employment practices reflect this standard to promote a culture that respects the dignity and essential worth of all individuals throughout the University community.

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Position Summary

The Construction Project Manager (PM) and Field Estimator position is a critical component the Construction Management team of Facilities Services. This position will coordinate construction project management activities, and typically works on smaller and/or less complex construction or maintenance projects. This includes monitoring project status to ensure progress toward completion, communicating and coordinating changes with participants to keep parties informed at all levels and overseeing steps to completion, as well as monitoring the projects timeline. This also includes monitoring the project plans, specification and Internal Work Agreements (IWA) according to appropriate standards, procedures, and policies, and inspecting projects regularly. Vital to this position is the aptitude to work independently with the capacity to make appropriate judgements and decisions associated with construction activities, procuring contractors, program development, and project improvements.

Interactions and contacts occur daily with other Facilities Services shops, the Work Control Center, and with the campus and larger community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies. The Construction PM and Field Estimator will be expected to go into the field to gather information related to construction estimates. This includes, but not limited to, measuring, evaluating site conditions, identifying possible hazardous materials, capturing potential unforeseen circumstances, and gathering detailed photographs of project area(s).

Work is reviewed regularly by the Construction Services Manager to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually. This position supervises in a lead capacity field technicians and student employees as the need arises.

Work Conditions
Regularly working in high places, in tunnels, outside in extreme temperatures, and in shop and office settings.

Driver's Certification
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver's license throughout employment in this position.

Essential Personnel
This unit provides essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements

• One year of experience managing, overseeing, or assisting in the management of capital improvement and/or capital construction projects; AND
• A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or closely-related field or three additional years of relevant experience.

Professional Competencies

• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
• Pay close attention to detail.
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Model the highest ethical standards.
• Provide superior customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in managing several projects simultaneously.
• Experience directing, organizing, and prioritizing work.
• Experience analyzing, making independent decisions, and determining the best course of action.
• Experience creating estimates in a construction setting.
• Experience with a CMMS (computerized maintenance management system).
• Experience with all aspects of construction.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.