Careers at Virginia Tech

Capital Project Manager

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

Job Description

Reporting to the Supervisor Project Manager, the Project Manager will lead execution of multiple assigned capital outlay projects from conception through completion using a variety of contracting methods. Projects range from moderate to advanced difficulty and complexity. Represent Virginia Tech during the design/construction process and serve as owner’s primary contact. Manage and coordinate the project team (Architects/Engineers, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, etc.) and provide support to Senior Managers to achieve successful project outcomes. Ensure design and construction maximizes university program goals, while conforming to the project’s established criteria for scope, cost, schedule and quality. Manage assigned projects and coordinate the involvement of all participants in the design, value engineering, document review, construction, occupancy, close out, warranty, and financial management processes.

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering,
or Building Construction; OR training and work experience at a level that equates to an
advanced degree.
Working knowledge of site/building design and construction processes.
Demonstrated ability and experience in managing new construction and major renovation projects of high complexity from concept through completion.
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 and effectively administer contracts.
Ability to read/interpret construction schedules.
Knowledge of building codes and construction means and methods.
Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Professional Engineer or Architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Experience in public procurement and administrative processes.
Higher education facilities experience.
Experience with project management software including AutoDesk products, SharePoint and MS Office.

Salary Information


Review Date

02/27/2020. Preference will be given to applications received by the review date.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, calendar year, restricted appointment which may be renewed annually. However, there is no presumption of renewal for this appointment. Continuation of this appointment, even during the initial year, is subject to the availability of funds, the need for services, and satisfactory performance. Faculty on restricted appointments are not eligible for severance benefits.
Work is performed both in office setting and also at construction sites.
Must be able to travel to construction sites and traverse uneven terrain.
Must be able to climb stairs and inspect construction in progress.
Must be able to move and handle up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, reach, bend, climb, push/pull and perform repetitive motion primarily through use of keyboarding.
Must have a criminal background check. Must have a driver's license check.
Work hours are normally M – F 8 a.m - 5 p.m., however additional hours or modified schedule may be required to meet the needs of the department.
Some overnight travel may be required.

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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