Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P1011 / Assoc Project/Construction Mgr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Facilitates or assists in the execution of projects at all University property and leased sites. Under the guidance of more senior project management personnel, overseeing the preparation of facilities plans, construction bid documents, and specifications for projects, applying professional knowledge of design and construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials. Coordinates or assists in the coordination of project implementation as a member of a project team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates or assists in the coordination of project planning, designing, and procurement processes; oversees and/or assists in the preparation of project plans, construction bid documents, and specifications.
  2. Establishes or assists in the establishment, updating, and balancing of project budgets and schedules, monitors and reconciles expenditures, administers contracts, and approves project-related invoices within budget.
  3. Serves as a project/planning liaison between client groups, architects, and various institutional service units.
  4. Prepares or assists in the preparation of contract drafts, requests for proposal, project approvals, and other related documents for review.
  5. Manages project administrative support, to include development and maintainenance of job files, preparation of all required correspondence, and coordination of meetings; monitors project progress, expenditures, and requirements.
  6. May assists in the planning and coordination of building interiors, to include furniture, fixtures, and equipment selection, and placement of art.
  7. May plan and/or coordinate occupancy issues, such as moving logistics, signage, telephones, and/or other related matters.
  8. Works under the guidance and close supervision of a Group Manager or Senior Project Manager; may work on a team with other Project Managers within the group.
  9. May communicate project schedule and anticipated disruptions caused by infrastructure projects with all project stakeholders. Re-evaluate and adjust schedules and project sequences to accommodate the maximum use of facilities by others.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of State procurement methods, procedures, and requirements.
  • Skill in the use of computer aided design, scheduling, and budgeting software.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Knowledge of budget management and fiscal control principles and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Design Principles.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with project stakeholders to resolve infrastructure project conflicts and assist in re-prioritizing work phasing as necessary.
  • Knowledge of building design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with visits to construction sites and facilities.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017