The following responsibilities represent managing assigned projects in their specific category or type:
1) Technical, Research, and Laboratory Projects - Design and construction of space, and/or buildings whose primary function is to support laboratory, research, or specialized functions of a technical or specialized nature requiring complex and sophisticated support systems, finishes, or other conditions.
2) Small Scale Projects - Design and construction of small, relatively simple, projects triggered by a change in function of existing space, refurbishment of worn out space, or projects for which the scope is limited in cost, area, or complexity.Â Projects tend to incorporate a room, suite of rooms, or building type of relatively simple parameters.
3) General and Large Scale Projects - Design and construction of space and/or buildings which could be described as "general institutional or business use"; in that it is not of a functional type requiring specialized systems, processes, or construction systems.Â Space types might include among others, classrooms and meeting rooms, offices, residential, recreational, lounges, food service, etc.Â Projects tend to be larger, whole floor or building renovations or additions.
4) Programming and Preliminary Design Projects - Feasibility studies, programming studies, space allocation and assessment, and preliminary conceptual design and planning.Â Project assignments tend to be "up front" "upon inception" explorations and investigations necessary to clarify and define the exact nature of a proposed space need or project.Â Projects include evaluations of quantity and quality of space needed for new, expanding, or changing programs.Â
5) Infrastructure Projects - Design and construction of projects whose scope is primarily related to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, "HVAC", building automation, utility systems, or any other infrastructure-related component.Â
6) Manage and coordinate all aspects of facilities-related projects from inception through completion and transfer to Operations and Management by using the standard project management process.
7) Assure budget, schedule, scope, standards, and qualities are within project goals and requirements that are defined at project commencement.
8) Conduct fact finding to assure sound decisions are made relative to first cost versus life cycle costs.
9) Develop and maintain strong relationships with others in Facilities Services to meet the mission of Facilities Services and the objectives of project management.
10) Conduct regular communications with internal and external customers and stakeholders ensuring understanding of the project management process.Â
11) Oversee timely completion of the project including close-out procedures, archiving, customer move-in, etc.
12) Maintains Facilities Services philosophies by fostering a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
1. Knowledge and understanding of the building process
2. Familiarity in coordinating multiple interest groups and stakeholders
3. Ability to work within complex phasing constraints and within existing densely built mature facilities environments
4. In depth understanding of the planning, design and construction process for small and large scale building projects.
5. Familiarity with building processes and codes in the city of Chicago
6. General understanding of building systems
7. Demonstrated ability to evaluate appropriateness of estimates, bids, cost proposals
8. Demonstrated ability to develop and actively manage project schedules from inception through planning, prcuremenet, design, construction, commissioning and handover process.
9. Demonstrated ability to understand construction documents
10. Demonstrated negotiation skills
11. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with trades persons, professionals, faculty, students, staff, and administrators
12. Customer service orientation
13. Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently
14. Computer literacy in a Windows environment
1. Bachelorâ™s degree or related degree in engineering or architecture or equivalent experience in design and construction.
1. Minimum five yearsâ™ experience in planning, design, construction and project management related duties and activities
2. Higher Education or related institutional facilities.
3. Experience in hospital, research, or educational laboratories, or related commercial or industrial facilities involving specialized processes, procedure rooms, and complex mechanical, electrical, plumbing, (MEP) and heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) support systems
4. Exposure to large scale building projects involving all building trade divisions.
2. Cover Letter
3. List of References
NOTE: Â When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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