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Assistant Project Manager - Project Delivery

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID348325
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyUnassigned-No New Entry
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9741E1
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
About the Job

Description of Position

An entry-level project management position - The Assistant Project Manager is an integral member of a project team that is responsible for managing a portfolio of building and infrastructure projects system wide. The project team is responsible to manage scope, schedule and budget to preserve, maintain and improve the University's Capital Assets to help fulfill its academic mission.


This position will work directly with CPM design and delivery project managers and assist with the management, performance and completion of moderate to complex renovation, new construction and utility infrastructure projects. The Assistant Project Manager, under supervision, will assist project managers through all phases of a Capital Improvement Project; these phases include: Pre-design/Capital Budgeting; Design; Construction; and, Operational Turn-over/Occupancy.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Project scoping and assessment; Project Budgeting; Estimating; Procurement of design, construction and related services; Project team leadership; Contract management; Project scheduling; Contract billings; and, Change management.

Perform other duties as required.

Position reports to the Director of Project Delivery.

Work Environment:
Primarily an office environment but will include frequent visits to construction sites.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or related field and 2 years of experience. The two years of experience can include: two-year student internship; two calendar years working in a science or engineering field (not specifically 4160 hours); or, two calendar years working at a hands-on job that requires a technical understanding, which may include, but is not limited to such things as a lab technician, auto repair, construction (home) or any job where math science or hands on understand of "how things work" is required and must be applicable to architecture, engineering, construction management or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of construction standards, principles and practices.
Knowledge of building systems and equipment.
Knowledge of architecture and engineering principles and practices.
Knowledge of project delivery methods.
Ability to understand and work within University policies and procedures.
Ability to gather, organize, summarize, and analyze detail information.
Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Ability to communicate and foster strong working relationships.
Ability to assess, negotiate and problem resolution skills.
Ability to understand and interpret construction documents.
Ability to manage multiple project tasks concurrently.
Ability to work in a personal computer environment - MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and MS Project.


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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