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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 10/2/2017
Project Manager

The Project Manager (PM) manages the assigned projects with planning, design, construction, engineering and management expertise as required. The PM is the primary contact between OSU and the client(s), subcontractor(s), AE(s), and other stakeholders. The PM is responsible for the professional and equitable application and enforcement of the unit's policy and procedures. As workloads dictate, the PM may be assigned to manage planning and construction units to provide similar services. The PM will plan and allocate resources to accomplish the work to meet area productivity and quality goals. The PM will review performance data to monitor and measure productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness. Exempt employees are expected to spend whatever hours are necessary over and above the basic workweek in the completion of their work assignments. There are occasions when one is exposed to noise, dust, etc. on a construction site. Constantly positions self to fulfill the duties of the position which include overseeing work in small mechanical rooms and other maintenance or construction activities. Occasionally ascends/descends heights to accomplish work. Occasional to frequent work on roofs, ladders, and stairs and occasional work on high-reach machinery. Some irregular and extra hours as needed for projects and emergencies. Emergencies frequently involve difficult working conditions. Work involves incidental or occasional exposure to uncomfortable and hazardous working conditions, both indoors and out, such as extreme temperatures, moving machinery, electrical sources, potential hazardous chemicals, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and loud noises. Must use appropriate personal protective equipment as required (gloves, safety vests and glasses, hardhats etc.). These items are provided and are not for personal use. Due to communication expectations of the position, the incumbent will be required to maintain a personal cell phone and will be required to be continually available during and after normal working hours. The incumbent's salary includes compensation to apply toward the use of their personal cellular device.

Minimum qualifications: High School graduate/GED with ten (10) years of prior successful work experience with seven (7) of those years working in a building maintenance or construction organization; or two (2) years post-secondary education in the building trades or technical field with eight (8) years of prior successful work experience with five (5) of those years working in a building maintenance or construction organization; or Bachelor's degree and six (6) years of prior successful work experience with three (3) of those years working in a building maintenance or construction organization. Experience working in an organization that is responsible for work maintaining, renovating and preserving facilities. Ability to climb ladders. Position requires occasional physical exertion. Must be able to occasionally move about or remain in a stationary position 25% of the time. The physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds frequently and in excess of 25 pounds occasionally. Have before hire and maintain after hire a valid driver's license. A valid driver's license must be maintained for the operation of an OSU vehicle, which is required in the performance of job duties as assigned. Ability to manage complex and often fast-moving small to moderate sized construction and renovation projects. The person in this position frequently communicates with customers and employees who have inquiries on work and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Computer skills in Outlook, Word, and Excel for departmental record keeping, and good organizational ability. Skills in evaluating the work of others to ensure adherence to stated standards. Skills in conflict resolution and resolving problems involving tenants and contractors regarding project requirements. Considerable knowledge of methods, standards and equipment used within the facility repair and renovation industry. Ability to estimate costs and assess bids. Ability to communicate effectively and accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with contractors and departmental representatives. Ability to work independently. Ability to present a friendly and positive demeanor to students, and clients served, staff and the general public. Basic knowledge of building codes and ability to incorporate EHS' AHJ expectations into code framework. Ability to become proficient in the use of AIM software including CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), and CPPM Capital Planning and Project Management) modules. Able to follow directions as presented by supervisor. Effective work habits, including commitment to quality work, time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and good record-keeping skills. Good judgment in making decisions, asking for help, bringing forward problems, communicating with others, and working around moving machinery and electricity. Able to learn and act on new technical or complex information.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Building trades or technical field and six (6) years of prior successful work experience in a building maintenance or construction organization. Experience working with architectural and engineering design consultants to define the specific design services and products needed for a given construction project, experience with computer based estimating software programs, and experience and training in developing partnering/teamwork relationships between the customer and contractor to enhance the quality of construction services being provided. Apply online at For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)