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Sr Project/Construction Mgr

Requisition ID req11183
Working Title Sr Project/Construction Mgr
Position Grade 14
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Planning, Design & Construction (PDC) seeks a Senior Construction Project Manager to join our vibrant, committed team of professionals who support the built environment at UNM. The Senior Construction Project Manager will manage all aspects and lead the execution of multiple UNM capital improvement projects.


UNM PDC provides seamless delivery of professional support services to internal clients using best practices in capital project planning, development, and construction.


Duties of the Senior Construction Project Manager will include, but are not limited to:


·         Managing all aspects of assigned University capital improvement projects, from project programming through occupancy;

·         Leading the execution of multiple capital projects: ensuring goals are met on time and within budget, working either independently or as a project team member;

·         Performing cost and schedule management and assessing project risk;

·         Managing project management personnel;

·         Implementing systems, procedures and policies that support optimum staff performance in the department


The ideal candidate will have work experience demonstrating the following:

·         Excellent leadership skills, project and personnel management in addition to their own capital projects

·        Excellent communication with internal and external stakeholders, clients and consultants

·         A high level of expertise in cost and schedule management

UNM employees enjoy a great benefits package, including: 4 weeks of vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, retirement benefits, tuition remission benefits for yourself and additional education benefits to spouses or domestic partners, and dependent children of eligible employees and retirees.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 9 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as architecture, engineering, construction management, or management;
  • Strong supervisory experience and skills;
  • Exceptional critical / generative thinking skills; ability to problem-solve independently;
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills operating at a high level of integrity;
  • Experience with multiple project delivery systems;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with New Mexico Procurement Code;
  • Experience working with senior executive administration and executive clients.
Additional Requirements
Campus Main - Albuquerque, NM
Department Capital Projects Office (250A)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Exempt
Pay $3,956.33 to $5,924.53 Monthly
Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date 11/18/2019
Application Instructions 1) Please complete the official application and submit a cover letter and your current resume. Your resume should include a complete work history with beginning and ending dates (month/year). In your cover letter, address how your qualifications and work experience match the position and the preferred qualifications detailed in this job advertisement. Your cover letter and resume should be uploaded as separate PDF files. 2) Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least three (3) supervisory references with your application materials.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.