Project Manager 2, Construction at University of Miami

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Coral Gables, Florida

Job Description:

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The Project Manager 2, Construction oversees and directs the construction management of assigned project(s). Further, the Project Manager 2, Construction serves as liaison between the institution and outside contractors and designers to ensure projects are completed in a timely fashion.


  • Generates project status reports and works to ensure plans adhere to contract specifications.

  • Provides construction budgets for analysis and provides periodic budget updates.

  • Formulates schedules for each phase of construction and inputs into master project schedule.

  • Works with staff engineers to formalize construction documents.

  • Facilitates the bidding process, receives qualified bids, and prepares a bid summary analysis.

  • Prepares contract documentation in forms and amounts acceptable to lenders.

  • Inspects project(s) periodically to ensure compliance and schedules status meetings.

  • Reviews and approves consultant invoices from architects, engineers, and special inspectors.

  • Establishes and continuously assesses the effectiveness of the internal controls within the unit and compliance with University policies and procedures.

  • Ensures employees are trained on controls within the function and on University policy and procedures.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor's Degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable


Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles.

  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.

  • Ability to establish department goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.

  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop and train others.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

Department Specific Functions (specific to the Coral Gables and Marine campuses)

Updated 2/1/2023

Broad Scope and Function of Job

The Project Manager 2, Design & Construction position is responsible for managing Capital Design & Construction and Repair & Renovation projects at the University of Miami on the Coral Gables and RSMAS campuses, as well as other project locations UM undertakes. The Project Manager 2, Design & Construction oversees all aspects of project management, including administering and subcontracting agents, services, and professionals required for successful completion of the projects. The Project Manager 2, Construction will maintain direct supervision of project team and will maintain current and accurate project budget and schedules. They are responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction, accurate communication with end users, administration and other team members.

The position reports to the Executive Director, Design & Construction and/or the Assistant Vice President, Design & Construction.

General Description of Duties and Requirements:

  • Plans, develops, administers, and coordinates all functions, projects, and services for a subdivision of a major University-wide designated unit that provides services for the entire University.

  • Project Manager 2 will be expected to possess problem solving skills and utilize them as necessary in the execution of their job to resolve issues as they may arise.

  • Exercises full responsibility and accountability for project schedules and budgets.

  • Works with University Architect's office, Space Planning office, and reviews project design documents for compliance with UM design guidelines and other applicable codes, as well as for constructability.

  • Works with Campus Planning and assists in the update of the University's Master plans and design guidelines.

  • Knowledge of project scheduling & budget software.

  • Has oversight of a broad range of major capital projects with individual projects not to exceed $25M and portfolio value of not to exceed $50M.

Detailed Description of Duties Associated with this Position:

All regular functions are carried out on a project basis with projects assigned by the Executive Director, Design & Construction including and/or the Assistant Vice President, Design & Construction, but not limited to:

  • Jointly plan, program, manage, and assist in coordination of multiple capital and repair & renovation construction projects consistent with the goals and priorities of the University.

  • Maintain continuous coordination and dialogue with the architect/engineer, customer, end-user, and Facilities Operations & Planning to ensure University requirements are incorporated in the design of assigned projects.

  • Manage all facets of assigned projects from conception through design, construction, permitting, and user occupancy, as necessary to guarantee a quality project on schedule and within budget.

  • Prepare feasibility, constructability, and value engineering analysis from the concept stage of assigned projects.

  • Carry out review of drawings and specifications at each stage of design completion to ensure quality and accuracy of plans, compliance with University standards, project goals, and objectives.

  • Develop project contracting and bid strategy and manage associated meetings.

  • Manage the construction, design, and associated consultant's contracts, and direct the interaction of architects, engineers, and contractors during all phases of assigned projects.

  • Maintain accurate project budgets, schedule, and quality management indicators. Participate in continuous improvement processes.

  • Keep client informed of progress and change actions during the project on a weekly basis. Generate monthly status reports incorporating updated schedules, cost projections, photos, and status and prepare cost reports on a regular basis.

  • Obtain technical base data and provide same to appropriate design entities (such as ground surveys, reference drawings, test, and boring data) including "as-builts" and Facilities Condition Reports and provide same to appropriate design entities.

  • Assist users with the securing of office furniture, telephones, keying & locks, moving, and all other components required to produce a "turn-key" project.

  • Excellent customer service, communications, and interpersonal skills. Must be professional, responsive, and reliable and exceed customer expectations.

  • Manage, monitor and maintain asset/facilities management program in relation to budget and asset tracking within assigned projects.

  • Identifies project risks and constraints, and tracks quality control.

  • All other duties as assigned.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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