Facilities Project Manager III

Orlando, Florida
May 19, 2023
Jul 18, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Facilities and Business Operations:

Facilities and Business Operations is committed to providing service to faculty, staff, students, and the community by creating, maintaining, and protecting the educational environment of the university. We support the goals of UCF by being a leader in providing world-class expertise and service.

The Opportunity:

UCF is seeking to fill multiple Facilities Project Manager III roles. Candidates for this job posting will be considered for additional vacancies in this department. The Facilities Project Manager III is responsible for the coordination and management of design and construction efforts to ensure the successful completion of minor and major projects in accordance with the schedule, program, and budget of the work and institutional strategy of the University of Central Florida.



  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of projects including overseeing contractors, architects, engineers, and other consultants.

  • Understand and support campus sustainability efforts related to new construction and renovation projects.

  • Provide technical direction and assistance to bring deficiencies in design or implementation, and monitor final resolution.

  • Understand the details of the project scope of work and review construction documents for errors and omissions prior to bid and permit issuance.

  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with contract documents, building and safety codes, and other regulations.


  • Develop, review, and submit budget estimates and cost-tracking reports.

  • Identify potential issues that may result in poor financial performance or quality.

  • Review change order and additional service proposals and negotiates revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements.

  • Develop and review project estimates bids and Guaranteed Maximum Prices.

  • Ensure timely payments by administering and overseeing the designer and contractor payment process.


  • Develop, implement, manage, and revise project schedule to establish realistic project timelines.

  • Develop a purchasing schedule and strategy to anticipate, address, and resolve purchasing challenges during the early stages of pre-construction.

  • Manage designer and contractor performance through periodic inspections progress of work compared with the correct schedule, percent vs. percent complete.

  • Takes action to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction sites.


  • Manage campus construction efforts with applicable departments and other facilities staff, including executing each phase of various projects (i.e., design, pre-construction, construction, post-construction, and project close-out).

  • Work with committees and staff on campus to make sure the university's standards and needs are being met by the project documents.

  • Communicate with team members as well as keep them active in decision-making (this includes communicating with all project stakeholders on a regular basis).

  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.


  • Serve as mentor to Project Manager II and Project Manager I.

  • Facilitate training of Project Manager responsibilities.

  • Serve in a leadership role within the department to assist in recognizing department needs and developing standards and procedures to improve the quality and efficiency of the department's projects.

  • Serve as a delegated signature authority in the absence of the department Manager(s) when requested by department leadership.

For additional information, please visit https://fs.ucf.edu/

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management preferred; Significant construction experience strongly preferred.

  • Working knowledge of complex and detailed technical contract language.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to problem-solve collaboratively.

  • Knowledge of commercial construction, community development, and relevant statistical and research methods.

  • Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment.

  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.

  • Experience in a University setting is preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

UCF is seeking to fill multiple Facilities Project Manager III roles. Candidates for this job posting will be considered for additional vacancies in this department.

Position requires a valid Class E driver's license. The position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



Facilities Planning, Design and Construction F&S

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$75,809.00 to $104,238.00

Job Posting End Date

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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