North Carolina Central University Engineer - Project Manager in Durham, North Carolina

Posting Details

Position Information

Position/Classification Title Engineer

Working Title Engineer - Project Manager

Competency Level J

Position Number 203033

Salary Grade Equivalent GN14

FLSA Exempt

Appointment Type Time Limited - Full Time

FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months

If time limited, duration date 06/30/2021

Recruitment Range $43,030 - $83,237

Position Overview

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The primary purpose of the Facilities Management – Capital Project management (CPM) dept. is to support teaching, research, extension, and other activities of the University through timely and economical completion of design, construction, renovation and/or repair, and other improvements to the facilities. Accordingly, the dept. administers all University design and construction for capital improvement projects, and repair and renovation projects.

Primary Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of this position is charged with direct project management responsibilities for ensuring that Capital Improvement design and construction projects, and Repair and Renovation projects are completed on time and within established budgets while ensuring the capital improvement to the University’s facilities meets Federal, State and local building codes as well as University requirements with minimal disruption to on-going University activities.

As a journey Facilities Engineer/Project Manager, this position is tasked with managing multiple, moderately complex capital improvement projects. Capital improvement projects for the journey level are mid-scale and may be valued up to $20M, are moderately complex and technical in nature and involve those modifications to the physical educational and work environment requiring funding to implement.

Moderately complex projects may vary from new construction of buildings and infrastructure to renovations of existing facilities and systems. Examples may be replacement of boiler equipment, new roofing, underground utilities, new buildings, renovated spaces, storm water basins, parking lots, telecommunications & data centers, laboratory research facilities, multi-purpose spaces, landscaping, fire alarm systems, security systems, HVAC equipment and systems, Life Safety systems – typical higher education facilities.

This position has direct responsibility for administration and coordination of each of these contracts and professionals. This position requires the ability to prepare for emerging needs; manage multiple projects; determine project urgency in a meaningful and practical way; use goals to guide actions and create detailed action plans; and schedule people and tasks to achieve goals with minimal oversight.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of application of governing Building Codes, NCCU and UNC System Guidelines, Laws of the State of North Carolina, and National Fire Protection Codes in addition to applicable industry standard practices for construction tolerances; knowledge of the concepts yielded by National Fire Protection Codes and North Carolina Office of State Construction regulations pertaining to Life Safety Systems is essential; knowledge of contract delivery methods governed by the Office of State Construction may include Construction Management at Risk, Lump Sum competitive bidding for Single or Multi-Prime Contracting, Performance Contracting, Design/Build, and private ventures; knowledge of standard design and construction practices and have both office and field experience; knowledge of AUTOCAD; ability to review and evaluate contractual documentation and correspondence for moderately complex capital improvement projects for completeness, compatibility, and compliance with engineering & architectural principles, standards, codes and design needs including management and oversight of: change orders; fee amendments; invoices and progress billings; schedules; material submittals; and budget constraints with little oversight; ability to perform inspections/audits to ensure proper procedures are adhered to and contracted work complies with the Contract Documents; ability to evaluate actual progress against scheduled milestones; ability to resolve design error/omissions, unforeseen conditions and owner requests on a project-by-project and case-by-case basis ensuring recovery strategies are efficiently and effectively deployed; ability to make quick decisions with minimal supervision to minimize impacts to the budget, schedule, and University operations; ability to interact with broad-based University community and project stake-holders including, but not limited to, Designers, Consultants, Contractors, University Students, Faculty, Committees, Campus Leadership, and outside agencies and other University and Community interests. Must be able to clearly express and present, both orally and in written form, moderately complex project information in an organized and concise manner throughout the capital improvement process. Uses tact when expressing ideas or opinions; adapts presentations catered to the needs of a particular audience, assists customers to understand design concepts and contract documents, and provides routine and accurate updates of project status, needs, and objectives. Develops rapport with all stake-holders, recognizing their concerns and feelings, and listens well while advancing project objectives and building and maintaining long-term relationships based on trust. Creates and produces informational products as required to convey and manage project needs. Develops and negotiates positions to effectively mediate resolution of contract disputes; ability to consult on issues and requests from multiple University clients and constituencies; ability to consult with higher-level professionals (Professors, Department Heads, Deans, and Associate Vice Chancellors) to discuss alternative solutions to complex problems as required; ability to recognize and solve problems requiring little supervision; ability to review, evaluate, negotiate and approve both design and construction changes, ensuring project budget is maintained through use of the Department’s accounting system and self-developed spreadsheets; ability to review design, construction, and consultant contracts, fee amendments and change orders issued during the Capital Improvement Process and make recommendations for approval to Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management and the State Construction Office; ability to research, collect, organize, and/or analyze information/data which contributes to making sound engineering/design/construction decisions; ability to proficiently operate personal computer and a variety of software for email, word processing, spreadsheets, data base & information collection

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in the Engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or and equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation

The ability to obtain AIA, or PE license from NC desirable but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Work Hours Monday - Friday 8-5

Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies Yes

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SPA00538P

Open Date 02/13/2019

Close Date 02/21/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

For employment/re-employment priority, this vacancy is treated as Pay Plan Conversion GN14.

Recruiting for two (2) positions: 203033 and 203034

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  1. Resume/CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *Explain your working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications.(Open Ended Question)

  2. *Do you have a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect certification?

  3. Yes

  4. No

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