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M/E/P Construction Administrator

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Job no: 499530
Department: Planning, Architecture & Engineering
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Skilled Trades
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title: M/E/P Construction Administrator


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


Perform mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other engineering-related construction administration duties on various major construction and site utility improvement projects. The position is a temporary, full-time, renewable position. Hours for this position are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Duties/Physical Demands:

1. Perform engineering-related construction administration duties on various major projects.
2. Project scheduling: help develop and monitor project schedules; ensure schedule is accurate and updated to reflect changing project conditions. Identify to University Project Manager(s) when construction progress falls behind schedule and subsequent oversight of recovery of schedules. Verify adherence to schedule when reviewing contractor's progress payments.
3. Work coordination: responsible for oversight and assuring coordination between various trades, suppliers, and end-users to ensure timely completion of the project; attend weekly progress meetings with contractors; ensure that all safety requirements are met for each project. Oversee LEED and related energy conservation and environmental initiatives including assuring any required documentation is in place. Makes sure systems are serviceable including design reviews and subsequent construction installation to assure ease and maintainability of systems.
4. Quality control: ensures construction is in compliance with drawings and specifications and University standards for quality and contract compliance are being met.
5. Project close-out: inspection of contractors' work to ensure compliance with all project requirements; follow-up to ensure contractor and Associate Engineers complete all final inspection work tasks (punch list, commissioning, clean up, etc); ensure submission of accurate record drawings and operations and maintenance manuals.
6. Warranty period oversight: Responsible for oversight and enforcing correction of one-year warranty period items as well as defective work and related work deficiencies to be corrected by contractors.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education and Experience: minimum of five years experience as a full-time construction project manager; or, a bachelor's degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering, plus a minimum of two years, full-time, relevant experience.


Desired Qualifications:

Skilled past superintendent, journeyman, MES (mechanical equipment service) certified, or related project administrator specializing in installing, maintaining, and oversight of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, life safety, fire suppression, building automation, and other related engineering-based trades work with expedience in maintaining multi-facility complex facility systems.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Construction knowledge: understanding of common commercial and institutional construction techniques, practices, means, methods, tools, and equipment; must be knowledgeable about building codes related to various construction disciplines; understanding the skilled trades work, to include electrical, HVAC, plumbing, building automation, fire suppression systems, conveyance systems, and related engineered systems. Experience with single prime, multiple prime, construction manager at risk, and design/build contracts.
2. Technical understanding: the ability to read, interpret, and understand drawings, specifications, design details, and technical submittals; must be knowledgeable in reading and interpreting construction schedules.
3. Attention to detail: ability to maintain detailed and complete records of construction activities and costs; strong organizational skills.
4. Communication skills: ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons.
5. Commissioning: familiarity with commissioning procedures as well as requirements with regard to attaining LEED certification.
6. Customer service skills: understanding of modern customer service theories, practices, and methods.
7. Managerial complexity: must be able to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and be able to determine appropriate priorities; must be able to make independent interpretations and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the organization and are consistent with the objectives of Miami University.
8. Computer skills: must be proficient in the use of business application software, to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs; experience in the use of Microsoft Project software is preferred.
9. Experience working with the State of Ohio construction administration processes and procedures.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.


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For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination, and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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