Official UW Position Title: Facilities Engineer
The Project Manager is an advanced technical position and is responsible for the coordination, design and project management of architectural/engineering projects on campus. This position will manage or coordinate multiple projects per year with project budgets ranging from $5K to $100M. This position will manage campus projects including renovations, energy conservation and maintenance projects. This position works closely with and manages work with other departments within Physical Plant, UW System Administration, the Division of Facilities Development (DFD), campus divisions and departments, and architectural/engineering consultants. This position may supervise student and temporary employees. This work is performed with a high level of independence. The Project Manager reports to the Campus Planner within Facilities Planning and Engineering Unit in the Physical Plant. The anticipated start date is February 2018.
- Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of five years of architectural, engineering, or construction project management experience.
- Knowledge of codes and standards pertaining to design including Wisconsin Administrative Codes applicable to Asbestos, Lead, NFPA, ASHRAE, ANSI, ASME standards, etc.
- Ability to interpret designs, layouts, plans, and specifications.
- Knowledge of construction materials, material/labor costs, and estimating costs.
- Experience in a higher education environment.
- LEED certified.
- Ability to do project planning, evaluation and implementation.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
- Knowledge of computer applications for design, drawing and program management (i.e. AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheets, and CMMS).
- Knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, build, installation, operations and maintenance of commercial buildings.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
A. Liaison with University departments, UW-System staff, DFD personnel, Asbestos Competent Person, Risk Management, Architects, Contractors, vendors and representatives of local governmental units
A1. Serve as Physical Plant Liaison with individuals, units, and agencies listed above.
A2. Coordinate meetings involving campus personnel, off-campus individuals and agencies as required.
A3. Manage assigned projects from pre-design to completion.
A4. Manage project budgets and approve disbursement of funds.
A5. Direct and monitor the work of contractors, vendors, subcontractors and design firms.
A6. Coordinate project information with asbestos competent person pertaining to asbestos, lead and any other potential hazardous materials encountered in conducting university business.
A7. Attend construction meetings as a representative of the campus.
B. Professional Project Management Responsibilities
B1. Provide support to all physical plant operations and perform design as required. Focus will be on Plumbing, mechanical systems, electrical systems, sustainability and campus utilities (high pressure steam, chilled water and 4160 high voltage systems).
B2. Provide professional architectural and/or engineering support to all Facilities Management staff.
B3. Understand and correctly interpret the portion of the Wisconsin Administrative Code governing building systems design and operations.
B4. Review plans and specifications for new and remodeling construction projects and recommend necessary and beneficial changes to incorporate into them.
B5. Investigate, survey, and update existing campus building information as requested by campus user groups.
B6. Develop project requests for the various in-house small projects, all agency projects, and enumerated projects.
B7. Evaluate project requests for conformance with campus and facility master plans.
B8. Assist in the development of the Capital Planning activities; campus development plan, master plan updates, project requests, condition reports, etc.
C. Assist in the management of the Campus infrastructure systems
C1. Develop various required reports for the campus, UW-System, and other State Agencies in which the campus interfaces.
C2. Manage and track annual maintenance and project activities for annual storm water management report. Develop and prepare annual report for storm water management for ASLS Vice Chancellor signature.
C3. Prepare draft policy documents and related procedures designed to maximize energy efficiency of campus facilities with focus on continuous improvement.
C4. Assist staff on electronic and manual filing systems for building plans, utilities, and shop drawings.
C5. Assist with information on in-house projects, pertaining to updating field conditions compared to design documents.
C6. Provide information on existing systems to co-workers within the physical plant and campus contacts.
D. Other Responsibilities
D1. Attend and participate in weekly department meetings and various campus meetings.
D2. Carry out various other department responsibilities as assigned.
D3. Required to be on emergency call-in roster to address facilities and infrastructure emergencies.
The Physical Plant is comprised of multiple departments: Physical Plant Administration, Facilities Planning and Engineering, Custodial Services, Building Maintenance and Grounds which provide service to the entire campus of 55 buildings covering 2.5M square feet of facilities on 134 acres.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Monday, January 1, 2018. Screening of applications will begin January 2nd and may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
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