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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Capital Projects

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3902

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 11-9021

Pay Grade: 26

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manages the operations of contracted and in-house design, construction, testing, equipping of both fixed and non-fixed, commissioning, and approvals of capital projects including the regulatory agency document submittals and approvals, inspections, and final acceptance. Manages, directs and evaluates the contracted organization and personnel and University personnel related to the operations mentioned above including, but not limited to University planning teams, architectural and engineering organizations, construction contractors and managers, organizations, quality control contractors, surveyors, geotechnical engineers, commissioning authorities, and regulatory agencies.  

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


5 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.

  • Professional Architect or Engineering license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Computer-based job estimating, CAD, project scheduling, and office software systems.
  • Accounting for job labor and material costs.
  • Management principles and practices.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Contract documents and specifications.
  • Federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to construction and maintenance.
  • Architectural design and planning principles and procedures.
  • Architectural and engineering systems.
  • Building components and their functions.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Applicable safety procedures.
  • Terminology and language specific to building design and construction industry.
  • Terms and conditions of design and construction delivery legal agreements.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Negotiate and manage contracts and resolve work conflicts among contracted or university personnel.
  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Coordinate and/or manage architects, engineers, independent contractors, and university personnel.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
  • Perform site inspections and/or approve installations and alternative methods to contract requirements.
  • Develop and present building estimates and feasibility studies.
  • Develop and work within project budget, goals and objectives.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Effectively use computer systems with standard office, CAD, and scheduling software.
  • Ability to interpret terms and conditions of design and construction legal agreements.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Manage, coordinate, and evaluate consultants with the planning and design of the projects involving multiple architects, engineers, surveyors, geotechnical engineers, construction managers, design builders, commissioning authorities and others contracted on capital construction projects and in-house projects assigned.

Assure the development, review and approve design and construction documents for compliance with University and departmental requirements, codes, regulations, as well as compatibility with University guidelines.

Manage, coordinate, and evaluate the operations, financial and personnel activities associated with construction contractors and construction managers, design builders, quality control contractors, commissioning authorities and others contracted on capital construction and in-house projects assigned, through work site visits and bid specification procedures, as directed.

Assist in the development of organizational policy relative to capital construction; interpret statutes, codes and regulatory requirements to develop and coordinate construction documentation applicable to major and minor capital construction projects as well as in-house construction projects.

Evaluate completed capital construction and in-house projects by completing an analysis of materials and labor costs versus the project estimates; prepare reports and documentation as required, and obtain certificates of occupancy.

Prepare and administrate planning, design and construction documents for in-house projects.

Prepare estimates and budgets for capital construction and in-house projects.

Serve as liaison among campus departments and external contractors for coordinating and scheduling capital construction and in-house construction projects.

Approve shop drawings, change orders, payment requests and other related submittals and documents on capital construction and in-house projects assigned.

Manage, supervise, coordinate, and evaluate University personnel activities associated with capital construction projects and in-house projects.

Maintain public relations and image of department operations with the University community and the general public.

Maintain project records. 

Working Conditions:

University capital construction work sites, University buildings, and office environments. Exposed to hazards of construction sites including multiple trades including various electrical equipment, power tools, high voltage, high steam pressure, and applicable hazards of the capital construction work sites. Travel to campus or other University work sites. 

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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