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Job ID: 220524

Project Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2023
Title Project Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Design and Construction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
Position Summary
University Facilities Design & Construction Department seeks an experienced Project Management professional to oversee an on-time, and within-budget delivery of multiple major construction projects simultaneously, while assuring the safe and unrestricted pursuit of the University’s overall mission.

In this senior level role, ongoing responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Coordination and communication regarding a variety of projects including in-house design/build renovation work, critical maintenance projects, and capital-funded design/bid/build work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to advise clients, align expertise with needs, partner with outside agencies, contribute to design, and lead a dynamic project team.
  • Write, maintain, collaborate, and share ongoing tracking of both project budgets and schedules using Maximo software. Identify issues and propose mitigating tactics to maintain project momentum.
  • In this role, the Project Manger will work closely with University Procurement to process bids, award contracts, estimate costs, order materials and services, administer submittals, manage payments, and process changes to the project as needed.
  • Work closely with senior leadership to prioritize project work and forecast appropriate levels for staffing needs and project funding.
  • Actively contribute to the analysis of past practices for continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to their University Facilities peers as well as the needs of the University community at large.
  • Work with a wide variety of stakeholders including departmental leadership, world class researchers, dedicated faculty, high performing athletes, students from around the globe, the State University Construction Fund, SUNY leadership, and the local municipalities surrounding UB’s three campuses.


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field with 3 years of experience in project management. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field with 7 years of experience in project management.
  • Demonstration of ability to write and manage project schedules and budgets from inception to completion preferred.
  • Supervisory experience recommended.
  • Experience in higher education renovation and construction projects of similar size and scope desired including laboratory, and/or SUCFcapital improvement projects.
  • New York State registration in architecture or engineering ideal. Certification as PMP, NYCCEO, and/or LEED or equivalent considered.

Physical Demands

Routinely completes field or project site visits and may have to climb stairs, ladders, or utilize other means to access particular areas of a project site during construction.

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