Project Architect/Manager - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  505.  Position is responsible for coordinating all phases of institutional projects, both new work and renovation of existing facilities, grounds and related infrastructure. Requires coordination with various University departments and committees, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, other State agencies, Associate Architects, Landscape Architects, Consulting Engineers and construction firms.


1.  Overall project management responsibilities for assigned projects of various sizes and types from initiation through project closeout with a focus on managing multiple smaller interior and exterior projects.  Duties include initial planning, scope of work determination, cost estimate reviews, competitive bidding, contractor negotiations, cost control, work inspections, scheduling, work coordination, move planning and management, project close out, and post occupancy follow up.  Coordination with department representatives and review of documents for compliance with University Standards are also required and as is compliance with the PFD’s Project Manager’s Manual.

2.  Project Planning – Meet with departments to determine needs and project feasibility.

3.  Scope of Work Determination – Develop an accurate scope of work, to include carpentry, electrical, HVAC, pluming, fire alarm, BAU, interior design and systems furniture, landscape and hardscape restoration and related for a complete scope determination.

4.  Project Oversight – Oversight for job costs, including change orders; prepares project status reports, reviews requests for payment by consulting A/E’s and contractors, control payment by valuation of completed work.

5.  Work Coordination – Responsible for coordination between various trades, suppliers, and end users to ensure timely and proper completion of project.

6.  Project Close Out - Inspection of contractor work to ensure compliance with all project requirements, follow up to be sure contractor completes all final inspection work tasks, and to ensure submission of accurate record drawings and operations and maintenance manuals, conduct post occupancy interviews.

7.  Consultant Interaction - Interviews and assists with selection of design professionals, to include architects, landscape architects and engineers; oversees design work thru all stages.

8.  Assists in the development and implementation and Planning and Construction Goals and Objectives, develops and pursues personal goals and objectives that are in alignment with and supportive of Divisional goals.

9.  Supports Divisional LEAN continuous improvement efforts, sustainability initiatives, customer service philosophy, and productivity expectations with a focus on:  effective and efficient space planning with flexible and highly utilized space use solutions for the University.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires minimum of five years experience as a full time construction project manager or bachelor’s degrees in construction, architecture, landscape architecture, or engineering, plus a minimum of two years full time relevant experience, or a minimum of ten years construction experience, with at least five years full time experience as a project manager.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge Required:

This position requires an understanding of common commercial and institutional construction techniques, practices, means and methods; must be knowledgeable about building codes relating to various construction disciplines; understanding of skilled trade work is also required. Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings, specifications, design details and technical submittals is required as is attention to detail with ability to maintain complete records of construction activities and costs with strong organization skills.  The position requires ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and must be able to prioritize and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the University and are consistent with the objectives of the Department. Computer proficiency with ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, and experience with MS project or similar CPM scheduling is preferred.


Information and directions are primarily given verbally.  The coordination and review of work are the responsibility of the incumbent.  All duties are performed within the scope of the goals of the Department / University.


Position requires dealing with a wide range of complex professional, technical and project manager related tasks where frequent independent interpretation and decision is required.  Position directly affects the effectiveness of the Physical Facilities Department and the University community as a whole.

Personal Relations:

Position requires face-to-face, telephone and written communications with all levels of the University community and a wide spectrum of outside agencies, schools and vendors.  These communications will range from a simple exchange of information, to requests for assistance or service, to more complicated inquiries related to proposed work or work in progress.  The ability to develop, encourage and promote ongoing positive customer relations is essential to effective job performance.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Planning, Architecture & Engineering
  • Project Architect/Manager
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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