Construction Project Manager

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22003037

The University of Iowa Design & Construction team is seeking a Construction Project Manager to be responsible for the delivery of effective project management services. These projects have a high level of complexity and can be high profile and have a greater impact on the operations of the institution. Construction projects may be multi-phased with multiple contracts; 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 process and develop schedule to assure desired project completion dates are met. 
  • Review bids received and recommend contract awards to administration.
  • Provide expert advice on constructability impact in the formulation of schedules during design phase. 
  • Review design and/or construction for code compliance with current campus standards and industry best practices.
  • Manage purchase orders and contracts on numerous single and multi-phased projects, and negotiate change orders and/or claims independently and make recommendation to administration for approval. 

Location: University Services Building
Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm

About Facilities Management 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.

About Iowa City
The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, construction technology, architecture or a related field 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. 
  • Familiarity with construction site safety guidelines.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization

Desired 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 3-5 years) in construction management or construction supervision on a university campus.
  • Extensive experience with project management software such as BlueBeam, Microsoft Projects, etc.
  • Experience managing healthcare, laboratory and/or MEPT capital improvement projects.
  • Experience with commissioning processes and/or state building inspection procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management.
  • Understanding of the total-cost-ownership approach to project decision making and other effective practices supporting facilities stewardship.

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:

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: 81260

Posted 4 days ago

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