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Montana State University Project Manager I **Updated Salary** in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22217

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Jahnke at 406-994-6774 or at

Classification Title Facilities Project Mgr I - BZ

Working Title Project Manager I Updated Salary

Brief Position Overview

Under general supervision of the Construction Manager, the person in this position is responsible for working with University clients, consultants, and contractors, to administer and enforce contract requirements of University building projects through the design and construction process. The role requires effective project management to maintain the scope, schedule, budget, and legal authority for projects in the best interest of the University.

Position Number 4M0613; 4M0780

Department Campus Planning, Design & Construction

Division University Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Minimum $80,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Campus Planning, Design & Construction ( CPDC ) is charged with the management of all planning, design, and construction efforts for major projects on the Bozeman campus and affiliated research stations. The office is the liaison with local, state and federal agencies for matters related to planning, design, and construction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage the scope, schedule, budget, and legal authority for all assigned projects in a balanced manner that keeps all competing variables on track for successful project delivery from project initiation, through design, construction, and warranty.

  • Administer all project contracts between MSU and consultants and contractors. Maintain accountability to deliver projects consistent with contract requirements.

  • Communicate with campus stakeholders, community partners, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, and others.

  • Manage competing interests and priorities on projects. Effectively resolve conflict among competing parties in support of MSU’s best interests.

  • Ensure quality control of projects throughout design and construction process. Administer design reviews to ensure MSU interests are addressed in design documents. Complete monitoring and enforcement of contract requirements during construction.

  • Concurrently manage multiple, distinct projects and simultaneously keep all assigned projects on track.

  • Manage successful delivery of design and construction projects ranging from $75,000 to $10,000,000

  • Review contract drawings and specifications, and verify proper procedures are followed consistent with contracts.

  • Collaborate with campus partners to ensure projects are administered in a consistent manner that delivers quality outcomes for MSU’s long-term maintenance and operational needs.

  • Review Montana Code Annotated ( MCA ), Board of Regents Policy, and MSU Policy to ensure that University projects are in compliance.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or Construction Management plus progressively responsible experience in design and construction project management.

  • Demonstrated strong communication and public relation skills, including demonstrated ability to interpret, explain, and communicate detailed information with all levels of personnel internal and external to the organization.

  • Demonstrated competence in and knowledge of: construction methods, practices, and standards, and the use of construction equipment and building materials; building codes and design standards; project scheduling, cost management, contract administration, construction inspection and methods of documentation; and administrative procedures associated with building projects.

  • Demonstrated competence reading and understanding building plans, specifications, and codes.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Significant experience as an owner’s representative successfully managing a wide variety of technically diverse construction projects with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Design and construction project management experience in a university, major healthcare, or similar institutional environment.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment while prioritizing workload to meet deadlines with minimal supervision while establishing effective working relations as a team member.

  • Organize and prioritize multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities.

  • Utilize a continuous-improvement mindset for personal growth and betterment of CPDC and MSU .

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; maintain confidentiality of records and information.

  • Build a sense of teamwork between all parties to promote a positive working environment.

  • Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Physical Demands

Position duties require the ability to: stoop, bend, crawl; access confined areas, manholes, vaults, tunnels, roofs, catwalks, scaffolds, and ladders.

Position may require exposure to: temperature extremes, inclement weather, strong odors, noise, heights, and physical, chemical, and biological hazards.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the positions are filled.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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