Supports all phases of project development, organizes proposals and contracts, and reviews plans and contracts for compliance to ensure the proper creation and execution of projects throughout the university.

Project Management – 40%

Successfully manages projects requiring design and construction technical knowledge, to ensure that design meets user needs and is completed within time frame and budget restrictions. (Projects managed are typically low complexity with a budget under $1,000,000.)
Takes ownership and is the champion of assigned projects. Effectively leads the project team by exemplifying high standards.
Assists in developing project programming and scope in conjunction with users
Manages schedule (prepare overall project schedule) and meet multiple deadlines. Position has direct schedule responsibilities for assigned projects. Monitors the construction progress schedule to meet the University’s needs.
Manages consultants and contractors selection process: Advertisements, Requests for Proposals, proposal evaluation, consultant interviews and selection, fee negotiations, bid and contracts, and pre-bid and pre-construction conferences.
Coordinate Plan Review, Permit issuance and Inspections with University Fire Marshall and University Lead Building Inspector. Ensures designs comply with existing codes and meet all applicable University, State and local agency requirements.
Monitors, reviews and reports on construction progress

Technical Knowledge and Consultation – 20%

Monitor quality of in-house construction and renovation designs developed by other technical staff.
Ensures quality and success of design and construction by management of design and construction teams, review of construction documents, and diligent observation of work
Determines and initiates appropriate action to provide problem and dispute resolution and resolution of insurance claims in a timely fashion.
Directs warranty period inspection and ensures follow-through to resolution on all warranty claims and post-occupancy facility commissioning.
Assists in maintenance of University’s Design Guidelines and Technical Standards.
Acts as a valued resource, leads in areas of expertise, and shares lessons-learned.

Administrative -15%

Prepares materials for submission to Arizona Board of Regents and by other governmental agencies or governing bodies.
Formally documents the design and construction process by keeping and maintaining accurate records of all significant project-related events, including but not limited to meeting minutes, design submittals documents, construction administration documents (RFI, ASI, CPR, Change Order request, etc…).
Coordinates the specification, purchase and delivery of furniture, fixtures, and equipment from the appropriate section.
Review requests for change orders, request for schedule changes, and interpretation of documents.
Oversees project closeout and ensures compliance with University and Board of Regents procedures, including preparation of all Board of Regents documents.

Customer Service and Representation-10%

Coordinates the interface among all the project stakeholders. Responsible for overall relationship with projects stakeholders, especially project Users.
Attends and represents the University at all project meetings and monitors actions at meetings for compliance with the Arizona Board of Regents and University policies and standards.
Contributes positive input to efforts such as Search Committees and Process Improvements Teams.
Acts as an ambassador of department and the University by promoting a positive image through courtesy, professionalism and diplomacy.
Participates as an effective team member by contributing ideas, encouraging others and supporting team decisions.

Budgeting and Fiscal Responsibility -10%

Develops accurate Project Budget and submits to University Administration for approval.
Monitors Project Costs throughout design, construction and close-out. Position has direct profit and loss responsibilities for assigned projects.
Review consultants and contractors’ Payment Application requests and ensures timely payment.

Other Duties as assigned -5%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field AND
  • 1-2 years relevant experience OR
  • A combination of related education, experience, and training may be used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect or Engineer (all levels)
  • LEED Accredited Professional.
  • EFP Accredited Professional.
  • Masters in related field


The budgeted salary amount is $54,779-$68,474.

Application Deadline:

Applications received by November 15, 2021 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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