Works under the general direction of an employee of higher grade
Supervises support staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Manages the design process, construction activities, purchasing efforts and users needs related to capital projects associated with UConn Health;
insures that the assigned projects are delivered within budget and on schedule;
collaborates with appropriate parties on developing creative solutions to driving issues;
reviews all designs, plans, and specifications with the parties and administration, obtains necessary authorizations to proceed; coordinates all construction with personnel in areas affected by the construction; conducts periodic site reviews for quality and progress; consults with other project design and management staff as necessary; attends project meetings and reports results as appropriate; maintains up-dated reports/data for budget and schedule data; reviews all change
orders obtains signature authorizations; coordinates all acceptance tests, punch lists, walk through, or otherinspections of UCHC projects to determine compliance with codes, standards and plans, and specifications; coordinates the occupancy and/or start-up of all areas or equipment after Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or its equivalent is received;
serves as a resource to other Project Managers; negotiates contracts, monitors and facilitates resolution of constructioncontract disputes and claims; assists in the development of new standards of practice for Project Management activities;
keeps abreast with industry standards, compliance and best practices;
duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of architectural principles as obtained through an architectural degree program;
professional or advanced degree; considerable knowledge of project management; knowledge of
state design codes and national standards; knowledge of statutes, regulations and laws governing
construction permits; knowledge of building materials; knowledge of contract documentation;
knowledge of budget and financial processes considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written
communication skills; organizational skills; skill in the use of industry related technologies and tools including computer applications and professional office applications; ability to analyze complex problems utilizing both theoretical knowledge and experience to attain solutions; considerable administrative ability; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; considerable ability to read and interpret plans and specifications for comparison with construction progress; mathematical ability; ability to resolve technical and management issues at all levels internal and external to the health center
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering or related technical field
and five (5) years broad experience in a combination of large scale construction/project
management and design/implementation.
Master’s degree in architecture or engineering or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the general experience.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS: Experience in Medical and/or Research Laboratory Facilities; knowledge related to the design and construction of Medical (inpatient and outpatient) and/or Research facilities.