Senior Construction Project Manager
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

Job Info

The University of Iowa Design & Construction team is seeking a Sr. Construction Project Manager. This position will be responsible for high profile projects that may last 3-5 years in duration; the role may have difficult features such as demanding schedule, extremely tight budget, or difficult site, and have a significant impact on operations. The Sr. Construction Project Manager will need to use management skills to develop the program and deliver a completed project that meets the scope, schedule and budget requirements.

This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.

Duties to include:

  • Plan the sequencing and scheduling of capital improvement projects in coordination with administration.
  • Meet with customers to assess needs and expectations and monitor performance of project team.
  • Assess and advise development and management of project schedules throughout the design and/or construction process
  • Review design and/or construction for code compliance with current campus standards and industry best practices.
  • Oversee the management of internal and external engineering/architecture and general construction contracts and maintain records.
Location: University Services Building

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

About Facilities Management Design & Construction:

Design & Construction leads a comprehensive and cooperative approach to design and construction excellence in creating a campus that is consistent with the University of Iowa's status as one of the nation's leading academic/research institutions. We support the University's mission to educate, provide community service and encourage environmental sustainability.

Design & Construction takes an integrated and sustainable approach to the long-term planning and management of the University of Iowa's land, buildings, and historic resources. We facilitate and support decision making processes of Senior Administration and the Board of Regents in these areas.

About Iowa City

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation's best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction technology, architecture or a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Professional experience (typically 5-7 years) in construction management or construction supervision.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in computer software applications.
  • Familiarity with construction site safety guidelines.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in engineering, construction technology, architecture or a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Experience in a customer focused, team-oriented environment.
  • Professional experience (typically 5-7 years) in construction management or construction supervision on a university campus.
  • Expert/Leader experience with project management software such as BlueBeam, Microsoft Projects, etc.
  • Expert/Leader experience in managing healthcare, laboratory and/or MEPT capital improvement projects.
  • Experience with commissioning processes and/or state building inspection procedures.
  • Extensive experience with Quality Management.
  • Understanding of the total-cost-ownership approach to project decision making and other effective practices supporting facilities stewardship.
Position and Application Details:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Brooke McMurl at or 319-467-0719.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: E&A Senior Project Manager
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: Hybrid within Iowa
  • Pay Level: 5B
Contact Information
  • Organization: Finance & Operations (General)
  • Contact Name: Brooke McMurl
  • Contact Email:

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