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Project Coordinator

Type of Job:
Entry Level
Name of Firm:

UMD - Department of Operations & Maintenance/Renovation Services

Job Location:

College Park, MD

The Project Coordinator (PC) is a developmental, entry level position working at the University of Maryland in the Department of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) – Renovation Services.  This unit is responsible for managing renovation projects from pre-design through procurement, construction, commissioning, equipping, furnishing, and close-out.  Renovation Services projects are typically less than $300,000 and are located on the College Park campus.  The incumbent will provide assistance to Project Managers in conjunction with completing developmental assignments.  The purpose of the training assignments and the goal of these positions is to provide an opportunity to develop the capability to independently perform the tasks associated with managing renovation projects.  The selected candidate will receive training and direct managerial oversight from the Construction Manager.
The PC will be given assignments that vary and may include tasks such as: reviewing construction documents; review and evaluate project submittal's, e.g. RFI's, change order requests/bulletins; evaluate financial data; create project budgets and schedules; review project schedules to assess the proposed sequence of work; proofread various contract documents and prepare draft contract documents for the Manager’s review; track required permit status and other time sensitive project elements.  Periodically, the PC will attend design and construction meetings, progress meetings, and meetings to resolve technical issues and follow-up up on specific issues.  
EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree required in Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, or Construction Management or related discipline. 
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:  Minimum six (6) months experience in architectural/engineering design, project management, or building construction.  Experience may be obtained through a paid or unpaid position.  Experience shall be cumulative, i.e., work during semester breaks over the course of the degree program.  Note:  A Graduate Degree shall be considered fulfilling the experience requirement.   
Candidates must possess the basic knowledge of design and construction management practices;  the ability to coordinate multiple assignments independently;  ability to effectively communicate (in oral and written form), and to use a computer for e-mail, correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets;  ability to create independent reports;  ability to coordinate work with others;  ability to ‘read’ construction drawings and apply associated construction specifications; and, ability to function in a team oriented environment.
SALARY/BENEFITS:  UM offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, tuition remission, retirement and paid time off.  Approved salary range is $55,880 - $69,850. 
APPLICATION PROCESS:  Submit application packages electronically; cut and paste this link into your browser and follow directions to apply: For best consideration, applications should include: (1) cover letter, (2) resume including salary history, and (3) contact information for three professional references.  For best consideration, apply by May 10, 2018.  


The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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