Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: F7005 / Grp Mgr,Capital Projects
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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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.


Provides leadership and administrative oversight in the planning, implementation, and management of multiple University capital projects, providing day-to-day management and professional oversight of a team of Project Managers, Construction Managers, and support staff. Prepares, reviews, and integrates planning, programming, design, and construction policies and procedures with project development in accordance with the University's guidelines. Individually manages unusually large, complex projects University-wide.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates the planning, design, and procurement processes for multiple capital projects; oversees and provides leadership in the preparation of project plans, construction bid documents, and specifications.
  2. Supervises Project Managers and other support staff, as assigned to the group, to include work allocation, training and problem resolution, motivation, and performance evaluation; makes recommendations for personnel actions, and develops and maintains associated files and records.
  3. Provides technical leadership, oversight, and support to subordinate Project managers; manages the preparation of and reviews project plans, construction bid documents, and specifications.
  4. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction for the unit.
  5. Reviews and pre-approves all individual project plans, budgets, and schedules for the operating group.
  6. Provides leadership and coordination between client groups, architects, and various institutional service units on projects of high complexity and scope; monitors, oversees, and supports Project Managers as necessary in dealing with internal and external constituencies.
  7. Monitors and reviews the activities of subordinate Project Managers to ensure operational cost-effectiveness, compliance with project timelines and requirements, and maintenance of performance and quality standards.
  8. Ensures that the overall design and construction work of external consultants and contractors are consistent with contract specifications and all relevant regulations, policies, procedures, and standards.
  9. Reviews and approves drafts prepared by subordinate Project Managers.
  10. Participates as a member of management team in planning, problem resolution, and reviewing department performance.
  11. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  12. Establishes and implements effective unit operating policies, systems, and procedures that are consistent with overall organizational goals, objectives, policies and operating standards.
  13. Performs all duties and responsibilities of lower level Project Managers as and when required.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge and understanding of building design, construction, and maintenance principles and practices.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills gained at a managerial or supervisory level.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple construction projects of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Advanced project planning, management, and leadership skills within area of professional expertise.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of State procurement methods, procedures, and requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of public sector contracting procedures, specifications, and documentation requirements.
  • Skill in the use of computer aided design, scheduling, and budgeting software.
  • Ability to provide training, guidance, and operational support to lower level staff within area of specialty.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Design Principles, including LEED.
  • Skill in the use of computer management related programs.
  • Knowledge of project planning, programming, budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.

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: 02/16/2024