Construction Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1373
Advertised Title Construction Specialist
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 010107
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department AVP Campus Planning Design
Minimum Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area and a minimum of four years of appropriate experience.

Special Conditions

Initial screening will begin January 25, 2018.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Posting Date 01/10/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range $50,000 - $55,000 per year
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Additional Position Information

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Acts as liaison to faculty, staff, students, guests, contractors, and designers regarding Campus Planning construction project issues; assists planning committees as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

Oversees construction contracts, administers capital project responsibilities, acting as University representative in administration of contracts.

Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinates building inspection program; makes recommendations and identifies problematic areas.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ensures construction activities are performed to applicable safety standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

Investigates and resolves construction project problems.

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs construction site inspections to monitor status of projects, ensure safe practices, and ensure that proper materials are in use and in compliance with codes and contract documents.

Duties & Responsibilities

Prepares and forwards pertinent reports and forms.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for schedule compliance on assigned projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

Works to improve communications with University departments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for cost management on assigned projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

Works with construction contractor representatives and University staff to create a timeline of interruptions to normal University activities; publicizes timeline.

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience as an Construction Specialist.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References List
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcript