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Principal Project Manager

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2554

Title: Principal Project Manager

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 18

Grade Min: $80,937

Grade Mid: $99,147

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Principal Project Manager manages capital improvement and renovations projects, ensuring that the real estate assets of UHD are maintained in excellent condition.

Duties

  • Develops and manages all aspects of projects including, but not limited to, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, drywall, ceilings, doors, windows, light fixtures, ductwork, fire sprinklers, parking lots, roofs, full building exterior, new building construction, signage, and space inventory
  • Ensures that projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and following applicable government laws and code standards
  • Oversees the contract administration process, from scope development to procurement of architects, engineers, and vendors, to contract execution and project closeout
  • Plans, defines, organizes, coordinates, and directs various departmental relationships for the assigned projects
  • Effectively manages resources and staff in a manner that yields optimal productivity through managing workloads and conflicts and providing training and guidance
  • Represents the university at internal and external meetings and on internal and external committees

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience, including experience in Project Management and Construction

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of construction trades and practices, and the related trends and issues;
  • Knowledge of all applicable building codes

Skills:

  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in AutoCAD;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to manage a team;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment and in a demolition/construction environment

Physical Demands:

  • Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has common exposure to inside and outside environments, wet and dry conditions, and cold and hot environments. Common exposure to hazards associated with building demolition, construction, and equipment operation
  • Common exposure to noise and vibrations associated with demolition, construction, and equipment operation
  • Requires the ability to climb and maintain balance on ladders and scaffolds
  • Work involves frequent stooping, reaching, and handling, and requires the ability to occasionally kneel and crouch.
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 100lbs

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Problem Solving

  • Formulates plans and strategies to proactively resolve anticipated problems.
  • Prudently responds to unforeseen problems through careful consideration and analysis of problem and relevant information and circumstances.
  • Recognizes and apprises appropriate university administrator when resolution requires senior management input and/or approval.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Project Management

  • Manages project stages from proposal to completion ensuring project objectives are met within project budget and projected time frames.
  • Clearly defines roles and responsibilities of project team; ascertains and secures necessary resources; and monitors project performance.
  • Keeps management apprised of project status.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:12 AM