Senior Contract Manager

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  • Job Number:519713
  • Classification:Facilities Services-Engineering 4
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Architecture/Construction/Planning, Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is hiring a Senior Contract Manager. The Mission of UAF's Division of Design and Construction is to define, plan, and develop the infrastructure, land, and facilities to meet the needs of the university and the community, and to provide engineering support for the maintenance, operations, and utilities divisions of Facilities Services.


10Able to lead the work of Engineering 1, 2, and 3 positions. Directs the work of administrative staff in support of project. Able to supervise a small unit assigned to a job site at a distance from central office.Essential
10Apply knowledge of policies, principles, practices, laws, legal liabilities, responsibilities, and regulations relating to construction project management. Able to prepare bid/quote, award, and contract documents in accordance with State procurement codes. Prepare cost efficient contract and facility modifications to keep projects on track.Essential
10Incorporate user needs and objectives in the preparation and planning stages of project development. Participate in the development and management of budgets for the design and construction of capital improvement projects. Participate in the effective management of project costs to optimize the utilization of available funds.Essential
35Direct, guide, and manage the construction and/or modifications of University facilities so that changes comply with life and safety codes, building codes, industry standards, and efficient operation. Review drawings and specifications for various campus systems and recommend changes to improve design or increase reliability of design. Ensure quality, contract and regulatory compliance, timeliness of project schedule, and cost efficiency.Essential
35Provide professional management of engineering and construction projects. A fully competent engineer able to apply knowledge to ensure quality design and construction of facilities by applying engineering principles and project management experience. Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, and adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. Devise new approaches to problems by analyzing more than one option in problem-solving process. Analyze and appraise facts and precedents in making decisions. Assimilate and apply new information, define priorities and goals, organize work within group, monitor progress, and adjust resources to accomplish objectives. Requires extensive experience to assure competence.Essential


Knowledge of policies, principles, practices, laws, legal liabilities, responsibilities, and regulations relating to design & construction project management for projects valued from several thousand to millions of dollars.

Knowledge of current building codes, regulations, standards, and best building practices.


Requires extensive experience in design and  construction projects to ensure competence in the construction management field. Must have had experience working with a team in management of construction projects. Preferred experience in vertical construction in the public sector.


Bachelor of Science in any of the engineering disciplines or architecture may be required or a combination of advanced education and experience. Certification of education in building code courses, contract law, facilities management, utilities management, and construction courses may be substituted in lieu of a degree. Professional registration in the state of Alaska, or ability to obtain registration within 12 months of employment, may be required. Progressive Responsible equivalent experience in construction management may be substituted.

Applications will be reviewed by date received until the position is filled.

  • This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Salary Information: Grade 81 - DOE.  This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package

Salary is negotiable upon conditional job offer.

Applicant Instructions:  Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements: 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 by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*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 contracts.

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

Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination: The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: 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.

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

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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