Sr. Project Manager

University of Alaska
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$100 milli
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Sr. Project Manager
  • Job Number: 521212

  • Classification: Facilities Services-Engineering 6

  • Grade: Grade 83

  • Work type: On Campus, Staff Full-time

  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • School/Business unit: UAF Facilities Services

  • Location: Fairbanks

  • Categories: Architecture/Construction/Planning, Engineering/Computer Science, Facilities/Skilled Trades

  • Position Summary:

    Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction (DDC) is seeking an experienced Sr. Project Manager interested in handling a wide variety of facility construction projects at UAF. The DDC team has overall responsibility for the planning and development of all UAF infrastructure and facilities in order to meet the educational and research needs of our vibrant university and community. The range of projects managed by DDC spans from simple room remodels to complex science lab construction in a demanding environment and with varying scheduling requirements. This position works with a diverse professional team and provides a high level of project planning and execution. The incumbent must be component in all aspects of design, project controls, contracting, and quality assurance and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


    10Coordinate project schedules and activities with design managers, users, maintenance personnel and consultants, to ensure uninterrupted progress of work and facilities occupancy by the university.Essential

    10Manage the development of design documents for capital improvement projects. Actively ensure user needs and objectives needs and objective are incorporated, university design standards, and standard engineering practices are utilized, and the project can be constructed within budget.Essential

    15Develop and manage budgets for the design and construction of capital project with budgets up to $100 million. Effectively manage the project costs to optimize the utilization of available funds.Essential

    25Provide professional management of design and construction. Apply extensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices, contract law and code compliance in broad areas of assignments. Set standards and establish procedures. Devise new approaches to problems encountered. Make decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and represent the organization to resolve important questions. Establishes priorities and proposed plans to obtain goals. Develop short and long range planning goals, scope of project, schedules and budgets for projects ranging in scope from individual facilities to campus wide. Incorporate user needs and objectives in preparation of project planning guides and architectural programs. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices of own field and related sciences or disciplines.Essential

    30Manage the construction of capital improvement projects. Ensure quality, contract and regulatory compliance, timeliness of projects and cost efficiency. Act independently and quickly in analyzing, evaluating and resolving construction problems to prevent delays and associated claims. Successfully execute cost efficient contract modifications to keep projects in track.Essential

    5Negotiate, write, evaluate, review and process contract documents and modification valued at up to $100 million with Architects, Engineers and contractors for design and construction of capital projects.Essential

    5Supervise project team for effective management of planning, design and construction of projects. Supervision includes providing performance appraisals and implementing professional development programs for employees.Essential

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: High level of technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments. Plans and develops engineering projects with unique or controversial problems which impact major company programs. Devises new approaches to problems encountered on projects. Has a firm understanding of current building codes and practices, procurement/contracting regulations, and budget-management.

    Required Experience:

    Requires extensive experience managing capital improvements projects, including program development, project planning, design, bidding construction and warranty period administration. Experience must include management of multiple concurrent projects ranging in size, complexity, and schedule.

    Required Education or Training:

    Bachelor of Science degree in any of the engineering disciplines or Bachelor of Sciene/Arts degree in architecture required from an accredited engineering program. Requires professional registration in the state of Alaska, or advanced degree/experience, or equivalent. A valid driver's license is required.

    Salary Information:

    Salary is negotiable upon conditional job offer depending on experience and education.

    This is a full-time, 12-month, Exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

    New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 83, based on education and experience.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

    Application review will continue until the position is filled.

    To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


    Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

    Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Bridget Thimsen, Facilities HR Coordinator at 907-474-6265.

    Advertised: 14 Feb 2023 Alaskan Standard Time Applications close: Open until filled

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