University of Utah Architectural Project Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/07/2017

Requisition Number PRN14212B

Job Title Architectural Project Manager

Working Title Health Science Construction Project Manager

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday 8am – 5PM

VP Area President

Department 01135 - Facility Mgmt Business Svc

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Planning Design and Construction is seeking a customer-oriented project manager to support design and construction activities on the University of Utah Health Science Campus in support of a significant capital development program. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate will advocate for and guide user groups through the design and construction process and will be responsible for the overall direction, administration, completion and financial outcome of multiple projects concurrently. Desired experience includes design and construction activities in inpatient hospital environments; experience working on capital development projects; experience engaging complex stakeholder groups and experience managing project schedules and budgets.


1.Manages and coordinates the design and construction of projects of a variety of scales including infrastructure upgrades, building renovation, building expansion and new facilities.

2.Leads the process of defining project scope and the development and maintenance of the budget and schedule

3.Leads project teams and acts as a liaison between customers, departments, agencies, other organizations, professional service providers, and contractors

4.Coordinates with and/or supervises professional services consultants in the performance of contracted responsibilities

5.Instructs, guides, and counsels clients regarding the processes of project development, procurement of services, and all other aspects of project implementation

6.Assures that clients’ needs are addressed and projects are developed within the constraints of policies, procedures and business practices of the University and the State of Utah

7.Manages contract change control procedures. Reviews and approves change proposals.

8.Negotiates contracts and proposals on behalf of the customer and the University

9.Monitors and manages project budgets and schedules to assure completion of critical tasks needed to meet client-timing and budget objectives

10.Approves pay requests for consultants, vendors, and contractors for completed work

11.Compiles information for submission to the Board of Trustees,DFCM, and the State Building Board for review, approval, and funding

12.Presents project information to various boards and committees to attain needed decisions and/or gain necessary project approvals

13.Ensures that projects conform to University and State standards, local and national building codes, and departmental procedural policies and requirements.

14.Assists with other department needs and improvement efforts as requested

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a related field, or equivalency;AND5-7 years of related experience; Familiarity with State and national building codes and experience working on capital development project, and; Demonstrated human relation and effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

Current licensure with the State of Utah as an Architect or Engineer is preferred.


Professional licensure in architecture, or related engineering discipline, 7-10 years of related experience

Working knowledge of Utah state and national building codes

Working knowledge of the principles and vocabulary of the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

Experience managing design and construction projects in research laboratory and inpatient hospital environments.

Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship literacy

Proficiency with project management software and office suite software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Work, etc.

Project Management Professional (PMP).

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.