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Project Manager

Apply now Job no: 493888
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades


Facilities Management, Design & Construction 

UMBC is a vibrant 14,000-student suburban research university ranked one of the world's top universities by Times Higher Education. The selected candidate will join an innovative and diverse team working at an institution named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best academic workplaces in the nation for the past nine years. For more information on UMBC visit: http://umbc.edu/

Position Overview:

Facilities Management is seeking several Project Manager to mange the design and construction process for new construction and renovation projects on UMBC's four million square foot, 512-acre campus.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $100,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

What is it like to work at UMBC? Check out Glassdoor or Indeed. And read about our recent award, UMBC is a 2021 Great College to Work for…. In every category.

  • Coordinate and lead project development activities from point of client conception to project completion
  • Support the procurement and administration of contracts for the design and construction teams
  • Create, coordinate and facilitate projects schedules
  • Prepare and maintain project budgets
  • Liaise with internal clients, campus administrators and external contractors
  • Support the development and implementation of campus standards and management guidelines
  • Provide technical expertise in a professional field such as architecture, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, landscape architecture or another construction-related field
  • Prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management or a related field)
  • Three years of experience in a construction management technical specialization such as architecture, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, landscape architecture or another construction-related field
  • Must have well developed analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills; knowledge of principles and practices of project management and construction technologies; demonstrated ability to manage design and construction projects; proven consultation and change management skills; and computer skills in relevant design and office applications.

Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Five years experience in a construction management technical specialization preferred. Experience with sustainable design, energy conserving measures, electrical and mechanical systems. Experience with design and construction contract administration in occupied Higher Education setting.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $100,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular 
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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