Project Manager

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Classification:Facilities Services-Engineering 5
Grade:Grade 82
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

As our Project Manager, you’ll help Design and Construction at UAF to fulfill our mission. The Mission 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, design, and construction divisions of Facilities Services. The functional units within Design and Construction are Project Management, Facilities Engineering and AutoCad Support.


10Coordinate and work with State, Federal and Local Transportation Agencies and Planners on the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) board. Plan and advocate for funding for top priority transportation projects on the UAF campus.Essential
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 staff, faculty and students.Essential
10Supervise 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
15Develop and manage budgets for the design and construction of capital projects. Effectively manage the project costs to optimize the utilization of available funds.Essential
55Manage the development of design documents for capital improvement projects. Actively ensure user needs and objectives are incorporated, university design standards, and standard engineering practices are utilized, and the project can be constructed within budget. Manage 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 on track.Essential


Extensive knowledge of project programming, scheduling, educational/research facilities design, engineering or architectural principles, building and life safety codes, regulations and statutes, contract law, construction specifications and technology. Thorough understanding of project administration and budgeting. Extensive knowledge of A/E contracting procedures for a public entity.


Requires 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 from several thousand to several million dollars. Interpersonal and computer skills are important.


Bachelor of Science in any of the engineering disciplines or architecture may be required or a combination of advanced education and experience. Professional registration in the State of Alaska, or ability to obtain registration within 12 months of employment; or 10 years Contract Manager or Senior Contract Manager experience in a department with a similar function as UAF Facilities Services Design and Construction.

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on 1/7/2021, to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

Salary Information:  This is a full-time, Grade 82, minimum $72,363 yearly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

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

Term Position:

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

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

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

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

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

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