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Job Standard for A&E Services, Project Manager 2

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A&E Services, Project Manager 2 Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75122
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Engineering & Architecture


Under the general direction of the Senior Project Manager or Senior Designer, manages the planning, design, and construction of capital projects and physical improvements undertaken by the University, ensuring they meet state and federal regulations and procedures and are effectively managed from concept through planning, design, bidding, construction, and occupancy.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.  May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.  Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent plus 5 years relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in architectural/engineering design and construction practices.
  • Knowledge of building codes, land use and zoning laws.
  • Experience in building construction inspection and construction cost estimating.
  • Skills in the preparation of construction documents using the version of AutoCAD utilized by Architectural & Engineering Services.
  • Knowledge of construction contracts and contract law.
  • Knowledge of architectural professional practice procedures.
  • Skills in appropriate human relations with expertise in communication; excellent customer service/team player.
  • Knowledge and experience in DPW regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to other duties as assigned.
  • Have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Apps, Estimating/Specification Software, Drafting/Design Software (e.g AutoDesk Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up, etc.)

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the A&E Services, Project Manager 2 must:

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of workmanship; maintain relationships with contractors, customers and DPW; and deliver finished projects within budget and on time.
  • Prepare, analyze, and document program requirements and drawings to be used in-house or by architects and engineers contracted to assist with Boise State and the Division of Public Works (DPW) projects.
  • Coordinate individual department needs with DPW and Facilities Operations & Maintenance.
  • Provide oversight to the design process, the preparation of bidding documents, the awarding of construction contracts, the preparation of change orders, and the progress of construction on larger projects managed by DPW.
  • Represent the University at progress meetings on larger projects, which are managed by DPW.
  • Resolve construction issues on the job site regarding unforeseen conditions, construction issues, and owner proposed changes.
  • Perform field observations on projects managed by DPW to protect the University’s interests.
  • Develop & provide current, ongoing information to manage project funding, schedules & scope descriptions for project reporting.
  • Inspect construction projects to ensure compliance with the contract documents on in-house design, BSU, & DPW projects and provide written inspection reports.
  • Resolve construction issues on the job site regarding unforeseen conditions, construction Issues, and owner proposed changes.

35% of Time the A&E Services, Project Manager 2

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the A&E Services, Project Manager 2

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Regular travel within campus and the Boise metro area. Possible long distance or overnight travel.

Career Path


Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.