Quality Project Manager

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22002928

The University of Iowa Design & Construction Department is seeking a Quality Project Manager. This position is responsible for the delivery of effective project management services with an emphasis on quality management. The projects have a high level of complexity and can be high profile and have a greater impact on the operations of the institution. Projects may be multi-phased with multiple contracts and project team may include staff from several disciplines and/or departments as well as Specialty Consultants. Project durations can be as long as 3-5 years.

Duties to Include:

  • Manage project schedule throughout course of design and/or construction and develop schedule to assure desired project completion dates are met.
  • Manage purchase orders, work authorizations, and contracts on numerous single and multi-phased projects and negotiate contract changes independently.
  • Lead thorough and effective project coordination among internal and external participants for entire project duration.
  • Make recommendations regarding dispute resolution, design errors/design omissions, as required.
  • Review design and/or construction for code compliance with current campus standards and industry best practices. 

Location: University Services Building
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Salary: $68,000 to commensurate

About Design & Construction:
Design & Construction leads a comprehensive and cooperative approach to design and construction excellence in creating a campus that is consistent with the University of Iowa’s status as one of the nation’s leading academic/research institutions. We support the University’s mission to educate, provide community service and encourage environmental sustainability.
Design & Construction takes an integrated and sustainable approach to the long-term planning and management of the University of Iowa’s land, buildings, and historic resources. We facilitate and support decision making processes of Senior Administration and the Board of Regents in these areas.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Professional experience (typically 3-5 years) in project management of projects during programming, schematic design, design development and/or construction document phases.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in computer software applications.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in architecture, engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Extensive experience in a customer focused, team-oriented environment.
  • Professional experience (typically 5–7 years) in project management of projects.
  • Extensive experience in project management of the design phases of projects on a university campus.
  • Extensive experience with project management software such as BlueBeam, BIM, Microsoft Projects, etc.
  • Experience in sustainable design processes, laboratory and/or MEPT capital improvement projects and/or state building inspection procedures.
  • Knowledge of ASHRAE, ASTM and/or Joint Commission standards and Building Codes including NFPA 99.
  • Experience with healthcare, laboratory, MEPT or building envelope capital improvement projects and/or state building inspection procedures.

For additional questions, please contact Brooke McMurl at or 319-467-0719.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Position and Application Details:
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 81099

Posted 13 days ago

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