1+ months

Design Project Specialist

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
  • Payrate
    $52,000 To $62,000
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Design Project Specialist 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:

  • Perform project design responsibilities as directed.
  • Responsible for the project’s design management process throughout entire project
  • Review contract documentation for compliance and recommend contract changes as needed.
  • Effectively communicate (both verbally and written) the project status with project team members and administration.
  • Manage the project budget, including but not limited to engineering/architecture and/or other vendor fees, and contingencies
  • Assure projects remain on schedule throughout course of design and/or construction.


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

 Salary range: $52,000 to $62,000 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.




  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Professional experience (typically 1-3 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.



  • Experience in a customer focused, team-oriented environment.
  • Professional experience (typically 3 years) in project management of projects.
  • Working experience in project management of the design phases of projects on a university campus.
  • Working experience with project management software such as BlueBeam, Microsoft Projects, etc.
  • Working 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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