This is skilled, professional work involving overseeing and coordinating all activities related to new and proposed construction and renovation projects at the University. Work involves planning, overseeing and coordinating the work of architects, engineers, contractors, vendors and University personnel engaged in construction projects on the campus. Position reports to the Senior Director of Design & Construction/University Utilities and interfaces with architects, engineers, contractor supervisors, Facilities Management supervisors and University departments. Work is reviewed for program effectiveness and overall results through conferences and reports.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops capital project budget, manages cash flow projections for capital projects, plans and projects activity documents (schedules); and conduct meetings to update project stakeholders and University personnel.
Prepares cost estimates of proposed maintenance, renovation, and construction projects and assists with soliciting bids. Coordinates and plans construction and renovation project activities to maintain safe conditions as well as to minimize parking and other campus activity issues.
Ensures that accurate final drawings, which include all construction changes, are provided by the architects and contractors engaged in construction and renovation projects; maintains a file of these drawings at the Facilities Management Departmental Office.
Reads and interprets all types of engineering drawings and specifications. Utilizes knowledge of computer software packages to complete assignments (software may include word processing, spreadsheet and database applications); uses other programs to complete new requirements; works with computer-aided design software packages as needed.
Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with University personnel, contractors and City and State agencies in order to coordinate, manage and complete major capital improvement and construction projects properly.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, or related engineering field from an accredited institution.
At least 5 years’ experience in construction and/or maintenance work field, including supervisory experience.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques of renovation and general construction work.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational safety and health (OSHA) regulations related to building construction.
Ability to prepare cost estimates of proposed maintenance, renovation, and construction projects.
Knowledge of, or ability to learn, computer-aided design software packages.
Ability to read and interpret all types of engineering drawings and specifications.
Ability to understand and comply with OSHA, city, state, and county environmental health and safety.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Willingness to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.