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Mark Bercheni, Manager
Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall
Mail: Dept 3422
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: 307.766.5606
Fax: 307.766.5607
Office Hours
Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming not a job opening announcement. Look for current job openings at the following link: 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, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Project Manager, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3075

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 11-9021

Pay Grade: 25

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manages the operational and personnel activities of campus-wide construction projects and coordinates all phases of construction projects within Physical Plant, other departments, and/or outside sources.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


3 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Valid Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications. 
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable university, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Contract documents and specifications.
  • Federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to construction and maintenance.
  • Building repairs and maintenance.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Computer-based job estimating system.
  • Accounting for job labor and material costs.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Management principles and practices.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Make effective decisions impacting all construction projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.
  • Prepare budgets and perform fiscal management.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Direct and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work.
  • Coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Assess project strengths and weaknesses and make project improvements.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Manage the daily operational and personnel functions of the Physical Plant Project Team including the overall supervision and assignment of project management personnel.

Evaluate ongoing and potential workloads related to projects; prioritize work on all projects.

Serve as liaison with Physical Plant administration for coordinating and scheduling construction projects, personnel issues, and budgets.

Assist in the development of organizational policy relative to campus construction; interpret statutes to develop and coordinate documentation applicable to construction projects.

Evaluate completed projects, completing an analysis of materials and labor costs versus project estimates; prepare reports and documentation as required.

Supplemental Functions:

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

Working Conditions:

Occasional exposure to mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards, and changes in temperature. Exposed to hazards associated with progressive phases of construction projects.

Distinguishing Features:

Project Manager works under limited supervision managing the operational and personnel activities of assigned campus construction projects; emphasis is on the administration of the day-to-day assignment of personnel and assessment of resources and progress. Works closely with other project managers in the execution of assigned tasks.

Project Manager, Senior works under very limited supervision providing coordination and management of all campus construction projects executed by Physical Plant, as well as other departments and external contractors; emphasis is on development, implementation, and assessment construction project goals, objectives, and progress. Directs and supervises designated staff.

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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