University of Utah Job Description
Prepares detailed bid documents for labor and materials necessary for repairs to campus facilities, utilities or the installation and repair of concrete and carpet. Provides project coordination between campus departments, Plant Operation shops and outside construction firms.
A Journeyman’s license in any of the trades areas or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) plus five years experience working in construction trades areas required. Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and diagrams, estimating experience and demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills are also required.
Dependent upon department of assignment, a valid Utah driver’s license may be required.
Previous drafting experience along with basic computer experience is preferred.
This position has no responsibility for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This position has the authority to provide firm bids and cost estimates to departments to complete requested construction projects. They also have the authority to initiate work orders in order to get the project started and to hire outside contractors as needed to do the work. If problems are encountered during the project, i.e.; changes in project scope, changes in project budget, code violations, etc., the incumbent has the authority to make on the spot decisions and issue change orders to correct the problems. They will also have the authority to bill departments for completed work and can make adjustments to the bills as needed. They share responsibility for quality control with shop supervisors and contractors. The incumbent will also be responsible for preparing bid documents for the projects they are involved with.
Problems encountered in this position may include justifying construction costs from the shops before invoicing the departments for the completed work. Problems may occur during the inspection of the completed construction work performed by Plant Operations shops and outside contractors and in working with the supervisors in correcting problems that may exist. When project costs exceed cost estimates, the incumbent must be able to identify the reasons for the increase and justify them. Another problem encountered by the incumbents is identifying substandard materials being used in projects and getting them replaced with materials specified in the project documents. Problems may also occur when utility shut downs are scheduled in order to complete a project or to tie utilities into the main campus system. This requires that the incumbent be able to make competent decisions and communicate effectively with campus departments in order to schedule the best time to have the shut downs that will affect the mission of the university in the least possible manner. Problems resulting from flawed customer relations, when they occur, must be dealt with in a professional manner
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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