St Edwards University
  • PHPL - Facilities-Plant Engineering
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Project Manager

Department of Master Planning and Construction

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Project Manager. The Project Manager Oversees the effective management of deferred maintenance and capital projects through all phases: planning, design and construction. Act as liaison for other department personnel, University departments, outside consultants and construction professionals in support of capital projects and university physical development. The incumbent will manage projects, coordinate work between University and consultant delivery teams and coordinate other related work.

For consideration,

Bachelor's degree in architectural, engineering, construction management or equivalent with relevant background and experience and a minimum of seven years' experience in project management of commercial construction projects, higher education experience preferred. Additional work experience can be substituted for educational requirement. Incumbent must have experience developing detailed project budgets, performing construction document reviews, conducting inspections and coordination with delivery teams and user groups. Demonstrated knowledge of typical construction means and methods, uniform building and life safety codes, ADA/TAS, engineering principles, construction performance standards and OSHA requirements. Must possess an unencumbered driver's license and the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Effectively manage capital construction projects to deliver them within the specified timeframe and approved budget. Coordinate all University logistics with impacted internal stakeholders to minimize any interruption of University operations caused by project construction.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of design documents for compliance with University Standards and identification of constructability and building code issues. Develop preliminary construction cost budgets including cost of the work, soft costs and contingencies for escalation and unforeseen expenses. Manage project and university resources in an appropriate manner - value engineering and scope control.
  • Construction site coordination and communication between External Project Manager (PMx) and University personnel. Provide quality review of the construction site and document and track resolution of all issues of concern for distribution to design, engineering and construction professionals when appropriate.
  • Report variances and recovery plans for schedules and budgets on a monthly basis. Develop solutions that result in prudent decisions, to promote mutual satisfaction and positive action, and to develop imaginative approaches to achieve individual, unit and institutional strategic initiatives.
  • Create and implement long and short term goals that strategically support growth and/or change.
  • Coordinate campus signage program to complete annual updates as well as accommodate individual requests as submitted by the University community.
  • Coordinate space management policy and procedure and complete annual update to space records based on changes completed throughout the year.
  • Administration of the electronic project management system, Smartsheet, that supports the capital project process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J2020368

Available: Immediately

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