Contract Manager

Contract Manager

  • 527424
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 80
  • UAF Facilities Services

Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction is currently looking for a motivated individual for our Contact (Construction) 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.

The Facilities Services' Division of Design and Construction team has overall responsibility for the planning and development of all UAF infrastructure and facilities to meet the educational and research needs of our vibrant university and community.

As a construction Contract Manager, you will provide professional management of engineering and construction work in progress across UAF facilities. Every day you will coordinate project schedules, documents, and activities with the project team, users, maintenance personnel, and others, and monitor contractors’ work for compliance with ongoing contracts. Employees at DDC enjoy professional development and training support, a fun and friendly atmosphere with a predictable schedule, and a wide array of ongoing building and facilities projects to keep things interesting. No two projects are the same!

To thrive in this role, you will need 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. You will need to be able to communicate technical information to engineering teams and contractors, but also to building users and laypersons. You will rely on the use/knowledge of computer systems and applications including Windows operating system(s), AutoCAD, spreadsheets, word processors, and scheduling software. Working experience with project scheduling, estimating, and construction drawings and specifications are highly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.  This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

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

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

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