Project Manager - Mechanical Engineer
Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC

About $65,000 - $85,000 a year

Position Description
Most postings are open for a limited time, depending upon the number of applications received. When the stated closing date is "Continuous", please apply immediately. The position may close without notice.

Pay Grade: Manager 8

This position maintains and manages construction projects as assigned

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

  • Manages construction schedule and budget for new construction and major renovations
  • Ensures that all construction projects meet College's intent, requirements, and standards
  • Provides management of project budgets to achieve project program objectives within available financial resources and within allowable schedule constraints, prepares and maintains budget tracking spreadsheets for capital projects
  • Conducts bid openings and bid evaluations
  • Recommends award of construction contracts
  • Performs plan reviews of all capital improvement projects (CIP)
Analyzes the award recommendations of contracted designers

Oversees bid negotiations in cases where lowest bid exceeds allowable project budget

Recommends disposition of negotiated changes to construction contracts

Handles correspondence with vendors

Acts as College's representative during design and construction between user groups and designers and between designers and contractors

Prepares and maintains budget tracking spreadsheets for capital projects

Inspects and monitors construction progress to determine conformance with plans, specifications, codes and project schedule

Reconciles any non-conformance, and resolves within this position's delegated authority

Refers non-conformance to immediate supervisor for guidance and/or assistance in resolution, as appropriate

Evaluates proposals and selects third party consultants for construction material testing, geotechnical, surveying, commissioning, structural peer reviews

Reviews independent testing performed by contracted laboratories and specialty engineering services

Reviews Change Orders and approves, rejects, or negotiates further changes as appropriate

Recommends final disposition

Approves payments to contractors and designers relative to percentage of work completed

Conducts final inspections in conjunction with designers and recommends acceptance for occupancy

Evaluates and documents the performance of designers and contractors during and at the conclusion of projects in accordance with State Building Commission guidelines

Troubleshoots problems in new construction and resolves through warranty considerations

Completes annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to walk in uneven terrain and capable of climbing ladders or accessing crawl spaces

Demonstrated skills with managing capital improvement projects

Basic knowledge of building codes, ordinances and laws for North Carolina

Familiarity with the State Construction Office Interscope system

Ability to estimate costs, to manage and inspect construction projects, and to technically direct others and to review and evaluate their work

Familiarity with sustainable projects (example: LEED, Green Globes, etc.)

Ability to monitor construction schedules

Demonstrated skill at interpreting architect/engineer's drawings and specifications

Ability to understand construction practices and State Construction Office (SCO) requirements

Good interpersonal skills and work well with others

Able to maintain records accurately and meet deadlines consistently

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated intermediate skills with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Bluebeam and Microsoft Project

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

Five years of experience in design, engineering and project management

Professional Engineer licensure in the State of North Carolina

Design, engineering or project management experience in large scale higher education capital improvement projects

Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Essential Personnel: