University of Utah Project Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/26/2018

Requisition Number PRN17045B

Job Title Construction Manager

Working Title Project Coordinator

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 7:30am – 4:00pm

VP Area President

Department 01890 - PROJECT SERVICES

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 48000 to 55000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Plans and coordinates small construction projects on campus to ensure that construction complies with state laws, University policies and procedures, University design standards, and local and national building codes. Acts as client contact on projects and liaison between various project stakeholders.

Facilities Managment mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and attractive University environment.

As a member of the Facilities Management team, you will enjoy working in a stable Higher Education environment with plenty of opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers an excellent pay and benefits package, including affordable health care available on your start date, generous sick and vacation pay accrual, cell phone reimbursement, and a freeUTATRAX/bus pass.

Do you have excellent customer service and problem solving skills? Would you like to be challenged to take individual initiative in an environment that rewards your efforts with career growth opportunities? Many of the roles on the University of Utah’s Facilities Management Team are casual dress, tools are provided, and you’ll be working on resolving issues with experienced and knowledgeable team members who will help you build on the skills you bring to the team. Apply today!


All aspects of small construction project management. Coordinates meetings with the clients/funding source representatives to identify needs and determine the extent of projects. Estimates project budgets, including construction and other project costs. Responsible for project scheduling. Balances scope, budget and schedule components of projects to maximize success. Coordinates formal and informal reviews of project scopes and details by Facilities Management personnel, building official, and other stakeholders. Oversees the bidding and/or procurement processes to ensure compliance with state procurement law and University Policies and Procedures. This position scopes and defines projects, estimates project and material quantity costs, orders materials, uses hourly contracts, coordinates between internal shop labor and contracted labor. Often acts as general contractor on small projects by overseeing and coordinating trade sub-contractors. Often oversees a general contractor to ensure that a project is constructed according to applicable codes, construction documentation, design requirements, and client/user group needs. Reviews and approves pay requests, change orders and contract modifications of consultants, vendors and contractors for services rendered. Tracks and documents project budgets, progress, and schedules, while communicating proactively and appropriately the client and supervisor and other impacted stakeholders. Appropriately escalates significant project issues and obstacles clearly and concisely to key stakeholders for support, direction and decisions in order to minimize negative project impacts. Participates and contributes in staff meetings and to Facilities Management and University improvement initiatives. Other duties as needed and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, a related area or equivalency required. Five years professional experience in the construction industry plus two years project management experience and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Experience in construction contracting, cost accounting, estimating and value engineering perferred.


Background in carpentry, including framing, finish carpentry, cabinetry, drywall, and other finishes preferred. Experience with drafting and designing of custom cabinets, counters, and workspace layout preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience coordinating facility insurance mitigation projects preferred.

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.