Job Description

Grand Canyon University's Facilities Department is currently seeking a Development/Construction Project Manager. The Development/Construction Project Manager manages all new and renovation construction projects from design through construction and close out; develops project scope, project budgets, and program statements; coordinates the activities of the design team, including architects, engineers and consultants throughout the design process; supports planning by participating in the University master planning process and/or the individual project planning process; coordinates the bid/award activities for construction contracts and manages the construction by coordinating the activities of Construction Managers, General Contractors or Multi-Prime Contractors; communicates and provides reports to the customer and senior management, promulgates progress and resolves issues as they arise; facilitates the value engineering exercises and ensures the final product meets the requirements of the contract documents and the University design/construction standards; reviews and approves payments to design professionals, construction contractors and material/equipment vendors; projects include new construction, fit-out of shell spaces, renovation of existing spaces and major maintenance of existing building and campus infrastructure; manages process includes the management and tracking of the design and construction budget as well as furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE); coordinates the start-up of major utilities and equipment and the relocation of occupants into the finished space and evaluates design professionals and contractors at the close of a project. 


  • Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing. Complete sub-project and/or stand-alone elements.
  • Establish and manage change order, RFI, and submittal process. Ensure quality of performance and address construction issues during field over site.
  • Manage all new and renovation construction projects, including creating project budgets, project scope/schedule. Translate functional requirements into a space-needs plan and define the project’s objectives.
  • Provide a "single point of contact" for the University to the contractors, consultants, and vendors
  • Coordinate for furniture, equipment, phones, network, moves, mail service, and signage on the project and coordinate these activities with the project schedule
  • Create preliminary and department approved final project plans in CAD.
  • Monitors project budgets to identify potential financial overruns and variances; makes appropriate recommendations to alleviate financial implications.
  • Collaborate with the IT staff to manage and plan joint projects, incorporate IT needs into facility plans
  • Initiate and manage all efforts necessary to complete and occupy new or renovated facilities.
  • Work with all departments to implement plans aligned with University guidelines, including scenarios to optimize use of space while meeting business requirements.
  • Ensure the University Design Guidelines are being met.
  • Communicate and provide reports and presentations outlining the project status to the customer and senior University management
  • Ensure safety risk assessment, environmental health and infection control policies, as applicable, are adhered to by design professionals and construction contractors
  • Ensure design and construction teams are meeting the stated objectives of the project with respect to budget, scope and time line
  • Review and analyze change order requests for merit and cost reasonableness
  • Ensure effort is made to align University’s sustainability efforts in projects
  • Ensure all code compliance is obtained to support the project
  • Institute a cost control program on all projects with monthly updates
  • Maintain project schedules on a monthly basis, reporting any potential issues to upper management
  • Ensure quality control program is established and maintained on all projects
  • Establish communication plans on projects to ensure project team is meeting the stated objectives and timelines
  • Manage feasibilities studies to promote new and innovative design/construction methods
  • Reinforce culture of project safety by creating a Safety 1st mentality on all projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, construction management, or related field
  • 2+ years of Project Management
  • Prior work experience managing budgets for construction projects
  • Strong understanding of construction management processes
  • Familiarity with building systems, codes, ADA requirements
  • Knowledge of financial budgeting and cost management
  • Proficient ability in work design, project management, financial planning and development of goals
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to work with sensitive, con?dential information discreetly, ethically, and in accordance with university policies and state policies.
  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university students, faculty, and staff, as well as with professionals, governmental entities, community groups, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Act collaboratively to solve problems and resolve spontaneous and unique situations with professionalism and service orientation
  • Ability to maintain professionalism at all times under fast paced environment and demanding situations
  • Skill in the use of computers and ability to create/modify CAD drawings.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 27 Days Ago

Full time


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