1+ months

Design Project Manager

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
  • Payrate
    $68,000 To $82,000 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Design Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of effective design project management services.  The projects will have a high level of complexity and can be high profile and have a greater impact on the operations of the institution. Projects may be multi-phased with multiple contracts; project team may include staff from several disciplines and/or departments as well as specialty consultants.


Duties to Include:

  • Manage the design process from Pre-Design Services through the Bidding
  • Ensure project design is in compliance with current codes, University design standards and industry standards
  • Prepare and negotiate design professional services agreement and amendments (scope, fee and schedule)
  • Establish, monitor, and update project schedule
  • Develop and monitor budgets
  • Manage conflicts between delivering institutional objectives and project team member isolated interests
  • Plans, estimates, organizes and monitors projects.


For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

 Salary Range $68,000 to $82,000 plus University of Iowa benefits https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits

About Design & Construction:

Design & Construction leads a comprehensive and cooperative approach to design and construction excellence in creating a campus that is consistent with the University of Iowa’s status as one of the nation’s leading academic/research institutions.  We support the University’s mission to educate, provide community service and encourage environmental sustainability.

Design & Construction takes an integrated and sustainable approach to the long-term planning and management of the University of Iowa’s land, buildings, and historic resources.  We facilitate and support decision making processes of Senior Administration and the Board of Regents in these areas.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Professional experience (typically 3-5 years) in project management of projects during programming, schematic design, design development and/or construction document phases.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in computer software applications.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in architecture, engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Extensive experience in a customer focused, team-oriented environment.
  • Professional experience (typically 5–7 years) in project management of projects.
  • Extensive experience in project management of the design phases of projects on a university campus.
  • Extensive experience with project management software such as BlueBeam, Microsoft Projects, etc.
  • Experience in sustainable design processes, laboratory and/or MEPT capital improvement projects and/or state building inspection procedures.


Application Details:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Professional & Scientific job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. 

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.


Posted: 2021-10-25 Expires: 2021-12-09

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