Responsible for managing laboratory and office renovation projects throughout the campus. Develops the preliminary design, prepares the scope of work, cost estimations, construction schedule, commissioning and close out. Acts as the technical expert in contract negotiations, budget management and progress reporting. Maintains close working relationships with management, customers and other professionals. May work under the direction of a senior-level Project Manager on larger projects. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.
1. Act as the Project Manager and University liaison on all assigned projects; project types typically include office, residence, classroom renovations as well as lab renovations; ensure integrity and quality of design and construction to reflect Lehigh University's image and character *Serve as University representative with architects and engineers, consultants, contractors, code officials and various University constituents *Provide technical expertise and direction to projects, including assisting in the development and proper management of project schedules and budgetary cost controls, reviewing architectural drawings and bid documents *Under specific circumstances, may be required to provide conceptual and schematic drawings *Review and evaluate project progress and determine necessary actions to resolve problems *Monitor projects to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures, including inspection of completed projects for accuracy, completeness and compliance with established contracts, standards and specifications * Reviews submittals for compliance * Takes appropriate actions to resolve discrepancies.; manage a portfolio of projects ranging in size from $10,000 to $1,000,000 *Prepare and maintain records, reports and files related to projects, contractors, plans, specification and financial activities *Ensure that both the project and the client's requirements and expectations are met by properly managing and balancing each of the typical project constraints while providing consistent and timely communication throughout the process; ensure that any requested changes in scope are appropriately approved and documented *Direct and monitor various programming, design and construction related activities, including the work of architects, contractors and other consultants *Under very specific circumstances, may be required to act in a General Contractor capacity, however, this will be by exception only
2. Manage the budget and business aspects of all project matters; inclusive of estimates, cost control and close-out *Develop Request for Proposals from outside professionals and contractors; assist with fee negotiations, review and approve payments to consultants and contractors and negotiate effectively *Utilize methods appropriate to the project, develop budget estimates for the different phases of a project, get approvals and sources of funding, prepare RFP's, select and vet bidders *Review and approve payment schedules, process change orders, work orders, purchase orders, etc. negotiate and analyze any cost discrepancies; make sound financial decisions that are in the best interests of the University; review and analyze cost-effectiveness of alternate solutions in order to meet budget constraints while not compromising on the projects core deliverables; prepare periodic budget reports as required for University constituents *Administer all project accounts using Lehigh University's accounting system (Banner), TMA, tools (Desktop Finance, and Excel), guidelines and protocols; track and reconcile all spending using the aforementioned accounting system and tools *Assist in the preparation, solicitation and review of bids, proposals and administration of contract documents related to assigned projects; award bids after consultation with Director *Reviews projects and contracts for compliance and takes appropriate actions to resolve discrepancies *Communicate effectively both orally and written
3. Project communication; written, graphic and verbal *Interface with customer regarding project scope, schedule and budget *Weekly progress reports and reporting, both internally and externally in regards to scope schedule and budget status *Reports to be in both written and graphic format and distributed appropriately utilizing a standardized format
Position Number: S83400
The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community
This is a two year term position
This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position
This position works with minors
This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University
This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required
Will sometimes need to walk, climb or balance, sit, stand, use hands and arms to reach, feel and handle objects, lift up to 50 pounds, work near mechanical parts or in areas with airborne particles
Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Architecture, Construction Management or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Three to five years experience
Experience in either project management, building design or facilities management preferred
Ability to complete projects on time and on budget, and report on status and progress
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software
Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position
Because of increasing COVID case counts in the region and new information about the characteristics of the Delta variant, all Lehigh faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated unless they receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the requirement.
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