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Smart Construction Program Coordinator - CAUS

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: Capital Constr & Renovations -Admin
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Architecture / Construction / Planning

Job Description

Reporting to the Renovations Supervisory Project Manager, the Smart Construction Program Coordinator will lead execution of multiple assigned non-capital renovations projects for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) from conception to completion and report exclusively to the university's Facilities organization for day-to-day job responsibilities and functions. Typical Non-capital projects range from $2,000 to $3 million. The current workload for this program is expected to be $800K - $1M annually in total value. The projects will be small scale with varying levels of difficulty, and limited complexity. This may change as the "Smart Construction" initiative matures.
NOTE: If a project is designated as a Capital Project (either initially or after scope or cost increase above the capital project threshold), the inherent Capital project management duties/responsibilities associated with that project will be assigned to a Capital Project Manager.
The Smart Construction Program Coordinator will represent Virginia Tech (including CAUS) during the design/construction process and serve as the primary liaison between Facilities and CAUS and will be responsible for the following:
Coordinating the project team (Architects/Engineers, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, etc.) and providing support to the Renovations Supervisory Project Manager to achieve successful project outcomes.
Assist with ensuring design and construction maximizes university program goals, while conforming to the project's established criteria for scope, cost, schedule, and quality.
Coordinating the involvement of all participants in the design, value engineering, document review, identifying term/on-demand contractors, develop and gather bid documents, issue projects for bid, manage the bidding process and review/clarify proposals with A/E's and contractors, construction, occupancy, close out, warranty, and financial management processes.
Assist with ensuring all applicable procedures and policies are adhered to for all phases of the construction process of CAUS non-capital construction and renovations projects.
Coordinates all safety aspects of the project, through design, the bid process, and construction phase.

Required Qualifications

A master's degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering, or Building Construction; OR bachelor's degree and training and/or work experience at a level that equates to a master's degree.
Working knowledge of site/building design and construction processes including LEED and accessibility requirements.
Excellent communications, team building, organizational negotiation, project management, and records management skills; ability to create and manage a team to meet project goals; proven customer service skills; ability to interpret design/construction documents; ability to read/interpret construction schedules and have knowledge of building codes and construction means and methods. Must be detail oriented and computer proficient.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects, excellent organizational and delegation skills, and ability to work collaboratively in a diverse organization.
Extensive knowledge of OSHA regulations related to building design and construction safety.
Must have or obtain OSHA 30 training within six months of start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in public procurement and administrative processes.
Higher education facilities experience.
Experience with project management software including AutoDesk products, SharePoint, and Microsoft Office.


Salary Information


Review Date

February 3, 2020

Additional Information

Though the position is primarily located in an office setting, some outdoor site inspection may be required which may include outdoor site visits during all types of weather conditions.
Some walking, standing, climbing steps, bending and stooping may be required during site inspections.
Repetitive motion through the use of keyboarding.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
Must have a driver's license check.
Work hours are typically M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; however, additional hours or modified schedule may be required to meet the needs of the department.
Travel to meetings throughout the state and to non-Blacksburg sites with some overnight stays including, but not limited to, the National Capital Region.
After hours and weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the department.
As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cellphone, Ipad, Ipod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.
Must have or obtain OSHA 30 training within six months of hire date.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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