Sr. Project Manager- Fac Ops Dev at The Ohio State University

Sr. Project Manager- Fac Ops Dev at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
January 19, 2021
Location of Position

Wooster, OH

Company Summary

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sr. Project Manager leads College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) project teams responsible for coordination and collaborations on programming, design and construction of large and small facilities projects with varying levels of responsibility pending university involvement; provides communications to customers and stakeholders during all project phases; serves as liaison with CFAES Leadership, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, customers, and stakeholders; Provides flexible, responsive, and high quality customer service to CFAES departments and units; Works actively with other areas of the university to ensure university-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork; manages projects between CFAES project teams, University, and local agencies (e.g., Facilities Design and Construction (FDC), Facilities Operation and Development (FOD) at Ohio State, Planning Architecture and Real Estate (PARE) at Ohio State, City of Wooster and state authorities); Assist in coordinating the necessary interruption of services with CFAES Operations, FOD Operations, Local Municipalities, energy partners, etc; Assist with and coordinate installation of equipment, interior design, furniture and fixtures, signage, technology infrastructure, IT, move-in/occupancy, etc; responsible for project management including cost estimating (the FDC PM in coordination with the contracts Administrator would handle the bid documents); assists in the selection and work with consultants, associate architects, engineers, construction managers and vendors; acts as a lead liaison to users and designers; scopes out bids and manages non-permitted work through OSU Purchasing; coordinates work with multiple customers, building occupants, maintenance personnel, the Director of Wooster Campus Facilities Operations; position possesses knowledge of multiple construction trades with expertise in specific areas including the ability to read drawings and specifications; serves as primary college representative on complex capital projects as assigned; monitors and maintains project budgets and can effectively negotiate critical issues; determines program objectives and requirements; ensures established procedures are followed and quality standards are met; ensures project program, user's needs, and project design are consistent; works to complete projects on time, on budget and on-scope; creates and updates project related reports; resolves conflicts; typically manages large numbers of projects, complex projects, and/or multiple customers' projects concurrently; works independently, resolving atypical situations with little or no assistance; recommends approval of all project documents; Transitions projects to university operations and departments at occupancy, Closes out projects at completion, Participates and may lead departmental staff, design and construction coordination or update meetings; Participates in continuing education, internal workshops and training sessions; maintains contact with clients and stays abreast of potential projects; some evening and weekend work is required; other duties as assigned; may be assigned project work in Columbus, Wooster and/or other Statewide CFAES locations; position primarily based in Wooster, OH.

Position Requirements

REQUIRED Qualifications

Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills; self-motivated; able to work in team environments; able to handle multiple assignments at once; ability to life 50lbs, walk up to 5 miles/day and climb up and down ladders.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a Major in engineering or architecture

Required Experience

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Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law. Employment at Ohio State requires the successful completion of a background check.