Job Information

University of Utah Design and Construction Engineering Project Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN26458B

Job Title Construction Project Manager

Working Title Design and Construction Engineering Project Manager

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8am-5pm

VP Area President

Department 01135 - Planning, Design & Construction

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 115300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

You Belong Here! Work within a community of explorers, innovators and leaders dedicated to improving the world every day. Join our team of Project Managers focused on the renewal of key buildings and infrastructure in support of one of the top research universities in the nation. The University of Utah is located in beautiful Salt Lake City, one of the fastest growing and exciting cities in the country and just minutes away from many of the world’s best ski resorts and outdoor recreation facilities.

One of the advantages of working at the University of Utah is our excellent benefits, including:

•Access to world class healthcare facilities

•Tuition reduction

•University funded Retirement plans

•Free transit passes for all employees

•Family friendly work-life balance

As a Project Manager, or PM, you will be responsible for leading a team of professionals in developing and completing a wide variety of interesting projects that will improve the physical facilities and campus infrastructure in support of our core operations. Your expertise will help promote efficiency and sustainability in mechanical and electrical systems projects that support our growing campus. The duties include monitoring and reporting on project schedules, budgets and scope. You will also communicate with customers, campus and community groups, facilities management leadership, facility operations, university administration, and other stakeholders regarding project status and impacts.


Manages and coordinates the planning, design, and construction of capital facilities projects; Acts as a liaison between customers, departments, agencies, other organizations, professional service providers, and contractors; Coordinates with and/or supervises professional services consultants in the performance of contracted responsibilities; Instructs, guides, and counsels clients regarding the processes of project development, procurement of services, and all other aspects of project implementation; Assures that clients needs are addressed and plans are accomplished within the constraints of policies, procedures and business practices of the University and the State of Utah; Reviews construction proposals, contracts and plans, determines project requirements, oversees compliance with requirements, and recommends corrections of deficiencies and approves all changes; Negotiates contracts and proposals on behalf of the customer and the University; Monitors and manages project budgets and schedules to assure completion of critical tasks needed to meet client timing objectives; Approves pay requests for consultants, vendors, and contractors for completed work; Compiles information for submission to the Board of Trustees, DFCM , and the State Building Board for review, approval, and funding; Assists with other department needs as requested.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Often: Office environment.

Seldom: Outdoor environment, hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, a related field, or equivalency; AND 5-7 years of related experience; Familiarity with State and national building codes and experience working on capital development projects, and; Demonstrated human relation and effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

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


The exceptional candidate will possess the following:

•Experience working with central plant heating and cooling systems.

•Utah state professional licensure in mechanical or electrical engineering

•Management experience in planning, design, construction and / or management of large projects and facilities.

•Proven leadership skills that include work with complex organizations and large projects.

•Clear communicator with a strong grasp of political and organizational dynamics.

•Financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage complex detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.

•Working knowledge of current project and construction costs and experience with industry standard cost estimating.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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