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Project Manager

Company: Florida Atlantic University
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

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Position Summary:
The mission of the Design and Construction Services Department is to provide the faculty, students, and staff of the Florida Atlantic University with the best possible environment for their teaching, research, public service, and support activities while preserving for future generations landmarks important to the University's traditions and heritage. We do this by planning and managing the design, construction, demolition, remodeling and renovation of facilities, and the acquisition/disposal of real estate.
Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Project Manager - Boca Raton, FL.
Summary of Responsibilities include:

  • Manage one or more major and minor construction, remodeling, and/or renovation projects in accordance with Facilities Management policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate the work done by architects, engineers, and contractors for projects and ensure all work conforms to specifications. On assigned projects the position will coordinate the bid and award process, hold appropriate conferences and progress meetings, review change orders and architect and contractor payment requests, review construction schedules, coordinate with potential occupants, assist with furnishings and equipment purchases, and coordinates inspections for occupancy of the facility.

  • Review documents for compliance with the approved programs and with applicable codes by consulting with other state agencies. This includes appropriate personnel in Facilities Management, the Fire Marshal, Public Safety Department.

  • Provide the University with an in-house architectural design and code review capability.

  • Provide planning, design, and consulting services to the University Faculty and Staff.

  • Assist and advise facilities planning committees if requested.

  • Participate in the selection of design professionals for major projects if requested.

  • Represent the Facilities Management Department with respect to interface and coordination of projects with other University Staff or Faculty. This also includes scheduling any interruptions of utilities, water, power, roads, and parking, with affected departments caused by construction of the projects.

  • Demonstrates clear understanding of legal implications for actions concerning agreements between the University and Architects, Engineers, Contractors, or Construction Managers.

  • Provides interpretations of the building code and life safety code for the department on assigned projects.

  • Determines design solutions for construction projects, and coordinates review and approval with the State Fire Marshal and other University Departments.

  • Reviews design work performed under the supervision of outside architects or engineers.

  • Prepares reports to senior administrative levels on all aspects of assigned projects.

  • Meets with University Faculty and Staff as required. Occasionally meets with persons outside the University and Utilities Department representatives.

  • Reviews and approves payments to architects and contractors on projects that may reach $50 million.

  • Review and approves addenda, change orders, and field orders within designated contingency levels. May be subject to disciplinary action when gross negligence is determined.

  • Responsible for information concerning design and construction projects that may involve proprietary products and methods or that may result in legal proceedings and/or claims.

  • Frequent contact with information pertaining to u niversity operations and programs as well as the University finances related to capital projects.

  • Essential duties are somewhat varied and guided by standard practices and procedures.

  • Resolves routine problems as they arise or recommends how problems can be resolved.

  • Exercises some independent judgment in following established procedures where alternatives are limited.

    FAU Benefits and PerksIf Benefits & Perks are important to you, then FAU is the place to be! Working at FAU has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, FAU offers:

    • Excellent benefit packages including Medical (PPO/HMO $50 per month single & $180 per month family), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and much more.

    • State retirement options including tax-deferred annuities and Roth 403(b) plans.

    • State employees Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program -

    • Flexible work arrangement plans -

    • Sick Leave Pool Program.

    • Paid time off (eligible employees) including vacation and sick leave, 1 personal day, 9 paid holidays, and paid winter break (at President's discretion)!!

    • Paid Community Engagement Volunteer Service Day -

    • Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) for eligible Staff/Faculty - Tuition assistance after 6 months of full-time employment. For in-unit faculty, the EESP program may be extended to spouses and dependent children (eligibility rules apply).

      For details on FAU's amazing offers visit us at
      Minimum Qualifications:
      Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Architectural Engineering and two years of appropriate experience required.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      2 to 4 years of appropriate experience preferred.
      $70,000 - $80,000 per year.
      College or Department:
      Design and Construction - Project Management
      Boca Raton
      Work Days and Hours:
      Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Additional hours may be required outside normal business hours as needed.
      Application Deadline:
      Special Instructions to Applicant:
      This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.
      Eligible for flex scheduling at the discretion of the supervisor.
      Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
      Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.
      Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.
      A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents will result in disqualification.
      Florida Atlantic University is where your future begins.
      With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, Florida Atlantic University is pushing the boundaries of higher education. At FAU, the faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art and technology in all disciplines. Student success, excellence and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service, and reflects this commitment as a key Platform in its 2015 - 2025 Strategic Plan. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.
      To learn more about the vision and mission of FAU, please visit:
      In order to be considered for a position, you must apply through this job website. For more information on how to apply for a position, please review the applicable Applicant Tutorial ( . To contact Recruitment Services, send an e-mail to
      Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
      Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.
      Clery Act Information (
      Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers
      Pursuant to Florida law, any applicant or student seeking employment in a research or research-related support position who is a citizen of a foreign country and not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information before any offer of employment can be made: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant's 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country. Selected applicants will be required to provide additional information per the Statute, including a complete copy of your passport; and, if available, the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).
      Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
      Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.

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