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Facilities Project Management Lead

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a lead project manager to oversee construction projects. The position will work closely with internal stakeholders from all areas of campus as well as external partners to bring consistency, vision, and accountability to these projects, assuring that they are completed on time, on budget, and in a manner that is culturally relevant and meaningful. The ideal candidate will bring a strong place-based design sense to the position and must have a thorough knowledge of building construction and project management. Salary range for the position is $54,857 -$75,500, and will commensurate with experience.

This is a very exciting and formative time for our campus; while the majority of campus was built pre-1970, we have seen a 14% increase in our student body since 2010. In support of this growth, over the next five years, the University will be adding a new “Sesquicentennial Hall” for expansion of our engineering facilities, as well as an addition to our Williams Fieldhouse, and a remodel of Boebel Hall. We are seeking an individual who can use creativity and leadership to help guide us through this growth and into the future. The anticipated start date of this hire is January 2018.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or related field. 
  • Three years of experience in a design or construction related field, and two years of project management experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to deal with a multitude of clients and employees.
  • Must be organized, detailed and results oriented, have strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on the best interests of the campus community.
  • Able to respond to off-hour emergency calls and be part of the essential management team of the Facilities Management Department.
  • Knowledge of relevant building codes and standards (ADA, DSPS, NFPA, etc).
  • Intermediate skills in CAD and Microsoft Office.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in an accredited architecture or engineering program.
  • Five or more years of experience in building design and/or construction and project management.
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience. 
  • Thorough understanding of Wisconsin building codes, industry standard design practices and construction details. Knowledge of the State of Wisconsin capital budget program.
  • Licensed design professional in the State of Wisconsin, LEED AP BD+C certification.


  • Oversee the coordination, design, and implementation of all architectural/engineering projects on campus, both in-house managed projects as well as projects implemented through the State of Wisconsin Capital Budget program. 
  • Work closely with the Senior Campus Planner and campus leaders to develop and prioritize project requests for the biennial capital budget. 
  • Supervise two design/technical staff: an interior designer and an engineering specialist
  • Oversee the campus Facilities Project Prioritization Process, including receiving requests, providing technical input on requests, cost estimating, staffing committees, and communications

 To Ensure Consideration:

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by November 17, 2017. To apply, complete the online application process at http://www.uwplatt.edu/careers.  AA/EEO Employer.

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Req Num 493807
ID 422492
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
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