Contract Manager

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  • Job Number:521399
  • Classification:Facilities Services-Engineering 3
  • Grade:Grade 80
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Architecture/Construction/Planning, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction is currently looking for motivated individuals for our Contact Manager position to provide professional management of engineering and construction, assure quality design and construction of facilities and Interpret the requirements of design and construction drawings, specifications, and contracts. This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


10Coordinate project schedules and activities with project managers, users, maintenance personnel, and to ensure uninterrupted progress of work, and facilitate occupancy by the University.Essential
10Evaluate and process contract documents including bonds, insurance, change orders, contract modifications, submittals/shop drawings, pay estimates, and certificates of completion.Essential
10Make immediate, concise decisions and commitments during construction to avoid delays and resultant claims. Resolve disputes such as acceptability of the quality of work.Essential
35Provide continuous monitoring or inspection of the contractor's quality of workmanship and materials for compliance with the contract documents. Maintain daily construction reports, cost control reports, final cost reports, and photo journals for possible legal record. Initiate corrective action for design and construction deficiencies.Essential
35Provide professional management of engineering and construction. Assure quality design and construction of facilities. Interpret the requirements of design and construction drawings, specifications, and contracts. Review engineering and constructability during the design phase of project development to minimize construction cost. Prepare Requests for Proposals to contractors, review proposals, negotiate a fair and reasonable price.Essential



  • Knowledge of policies, principles, practices, laws, legal liabilities, responsibilities, and regulations relating to construction project management for projects valued from several thousand to multi-million dollars.
  • Knowledge and training in current building practices, means and methods, scheduling, and quality assurance.  Knowledge of building codes and standards is also required.


  • Amount of experience required is related to level of applicable education: A Bachelor of Science in any of the engineering disciplines or architecture, any combination of applicable advanced education and experience, or sufficient demonstrated construction management experience.
  • Possess a valid driver's license


Typically a Bachelor of Science in any of the engineering disciplines or architecture is required however, any combination of applicable advanced education and experience, or demonstrated related construction and/or Facilities management experience may be acceptable.


Grade 80 / DOE  (minimum Step 1 $28.22/hr)

Salary is negotiable upon conditional job offer depending on experience and education.

Salary schedule: UAF Salary Schedule

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

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

Applications will be reviewed based on application date. 

Salary is negotiable upon conditional job offer.

*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 no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*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 contract.

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.


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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