Job Information

University of Utah Project Manager - Planning, Design & Construction in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/23/2022

Requisition Number PRN33083B

Job Title Construction Project Manager

Working Title Project Manager - Planning, Design & Construction

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

Monday-Friday 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 $75,000 - $115,300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Oversees and manages the activities of design and engineering professionals and contractors in the planning, programming, design and construction of projects for the University of Utah. Frequently consults with customers regarding project status and changes and assists in preparing recommendations and requests. Ensures that projects are progressing on schedule and within budget. Responsible for building projects from inception to completion, ensuring that projects are built to University and State standards, local and national building codes, and departmental requirements.


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 Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, 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 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.


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, email: ( 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.