Construction Project Specialist

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 23004298

The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management (FM) is seeking a Construction Project Specialist to be responsible for the delivery of effective project management services. Project scopes will include all building systems and a wide variety of project types, with a moderate level of complexity such as a clinic/laboratory. Projects often may require Board of Regents action, which involves increased attention to budget and schedule issues. Durations are normally no more than six months in duration for construction unless they are assisting a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager.

This position is eligible for hybrid work within Iowa and will require a work arrangement form to be completed upon the start of your employment. Per policy, work arrangements will be reviewed annually.

Duties to Include:

  • Monitor and process payments for work of design professionals, consultants and vendor as required for projects.
  • Review contract documentations for compliance.
  • Assure agreements reflect client needs and project parameters, and monitor project to assure scope, time and budget requirements are met.
  • Assure projects remain on schedule throughout course of design and/or construction.
  • Provide advice, prepare, and monitor project schedules for review to assure project needs are met as directed.

Location: University Services Building

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

About Design & Construction:

Design & Construction leads a comprehensive and collaborative 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 education and experience.
  • Professional experience (typically 1-3 years) in construction management or construction supervision.
  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in a customer-focused, team-oriented environment.
  • Professional experience (typically 1-3 years) in construction management or construction supervision on a university campus.
  • Working knowledge of quality management and commissioning processes.
  • Working experience with project management software such as BlueBeam, Microsoft Projects, etc.
  • Working experience with healthcare, laboratory or MEPT capital improvement projects and/or state building inspection procedures.

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 required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background investigation. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Andy Brus at or 319-467-1454.

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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Job ID: 90664

Posted 17 days ago

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