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Construction Project Manager

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Feb 24, 2024
Closing date
Mar 25, 2024

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The Project Manager is an advanced technical position and is responsible for the coordination, design and project management of architectural/engineering projects on campus. This position will manage or coordinate multiple projects per year with project budgets ranging from $5K to $200M. This position will manage campus projects including new construction, renovations, energy conservation, utility and infrastructure, and maintenance projects. This position works closely and manages work with other departments within Facilities Management, the UW, the Division of Facilities Development (DFD), UW-Stout divisions and departments, architectural/engineering consultants, and contractors. This position may supervise student and temporary employees. This work is performed with a high level of independence. This position reports to the Architecture and Engineering Director (Campus Planner) within the Facilities Management, Planning and Engineering Unit.

Official UW Title and Job Description: Construction Project Manager

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, related field, or equivalent education and work experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of architectural, engineering, or construction project management experience.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards pertaining to design including IBC, Wisconsin Administrative Codes, and applicable to Asbestos, Lead, NFPA, ASHRAE, ANSI, ASME standards, etc.
  • Ability to interpret design, layouts, plans, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of materials of construction, material/labor costs, estimating programs.
  • Facilities project management experience.
  • Reading and comprehension of building construction plans and technical specifications.
  • Ability to do project planning, evaluation, and implementation. Manage multiple tasks and effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge of computer applications for design, drawing and program management (i.e. AutoCAD/Revit, Microsoft Office 365, spreadsheets, Bluebeam, and CMMS).
  • Knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, build, installation, operation, and maintenance of commercial buildings.
A. Liaison with University departments, UW staff, DFD personnel, Asbestos Competent Person, Risk Management, Architects, Contractors, vendors and representatives of local governmental units

1. Serve as liaison between Facilities Management and individuals, units, and agencies listed above.
2. Attend construction meetings as a representative of the campus.
3. Coordinate and lead meetings involving campus personnel, off-campus individuals, and agencies as required.
4. Manage assigned projects from pre-design to completion.
5. Assist with project programming and space tabulations.
6. Manage project budgets and approve disbursement of funds.
7. Direct and monitor the work of contractors, vendors, subcontractors, and design firms.
8. Coordinate project information with asbestos competent person pertaining to asbestos, lead, and any other potential hazardous materials encountered in conducting university business.
9. Write requests for projects and architect/engineer services in coordination with the UW and WI Department of Administration.
10. Complete reports and assemble data required by the University, the UW, WI Department of Administration, and other state/local agencies.
11. Assist with development of biennial capital budget documents, including writing agency requests, six-year plan assembly, creating development plans, and drafting project requests.
12. Budget preparation includes Major, Minor, All Agency, and Instructional Space Improvement Program Projects. Total project budgets typically range from $300,000 to multi-million-dollar major projects.

B. Professional Project Management Responsibilities

1. Provide support to all facilities management operations and perform design as required. Focus will be on plumbing, mechanical systems, electrical systems, sustainability, and campus utilities (high pressure steam, chilled water and 4160 high voltage systems).
2. Provide professional architectural and/or engineering support to all Facilities Management staff.
3. Understand and correctly interpret the portion of the Wisconsin Administrative Code governing building systems design and operations.
4. Review plans and specifications for new and remodeling construction projects and recommend necessary and beneficial changes to incorporate into them.
5. Investigate, survey, and update existing campus building information as requested by campus user groups.
6. Develop project requests for the various in-house small projects, all agency projects, and enumerated projects.
7. Evaluate project requests for conformance with campus and long-range plans.
8. Assist in the development of the Capital Planning activities, campus development plan, master plan updates, project requests, condition reports, etc.

C. Assist in the management of the Campus infrastructure systems

1. Maintain a storm water management plan and program to ensure compliance with governing agency requirements and coordinate with Facilities Management maintenance and grounds teams to complete program requirements.
2. Prepare draft policy documents and related procedures designed to maximize energy efficiency of campus facilities with focus on continuous improvement.
3. Assist staff on electronic and manual filing systems for building plans, utilities, and shop drawings.
4. Assist with information on in-house projects, pertaining to updating field conditions compared to design documents.

D. Other Responsibilities

1. Attend and participate in weekly department meetings and various campus meetings.
2. Carry out various other department responsibilities as assigned.
3. Respond to facilities and infrastructure emergencies, if required.
4. Participate in building condition assessments, land use, land acquisition, transportation, parking, future building locations, utilities, and services as needed to support campus initiatives.
5. Establish and maintain university standards for planning university facilities development. Develop and implement planning documents that serve as guides and manuals for the planning, design, and construction of campus facilities.

The Facilities Management Department is a service unit that reports to the Vice Chancellor of Business, Finance, and Administrative Services and provides many services to the UW-Stout campus including building and grounds maintenance, facility modifications and improvements, custodial services, snow removal, landscaping, campus planning & engineering, construction management, purchasing, fleet services, key management, campus inventory management, campus heat/steam production and chilled water, building openings and closings, event setup and teardown, moving services, trash and recycling collection, etc.

The mission of Facilities Management is to provide quality service in an efficient, professional manner while being fiscally responsible to ensure campus safety and comfort. Our focus is to continually improve and ensure customer satisfaction.

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Applications received by end of day, 3/10/24 are ensured full consideration. Applications accepted until position is filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Justin Utpadel
Phone: 715-232-2200

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Alisha Marburger
Phone: 715-232-1709


The annual salary range is $70,000 - $90,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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