Design & Construction Laboratory Project Manager - arch

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Division of Facilities Planning & Management   Madison, WI   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 20, 2023
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Job Summary:

More about FP&M:
The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university's education, research, and outreach activities.

FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.

More about the position:
This Division of Facilities Planning & Management position is a part of the Lab Delivery Program which is a team within the Capital Project & Delivery group. The Lab Delivery Program serves one of the UW's Strategic Priorities to improve the delivery timeline of laboratory renovations, which directly supports the recruitment and retention of Principal Investigators.

The working title of Design & Construction Laboratory Project Manager - arch is responsible for the administration, planning, and management of research laboratory capital projects. This position will manage multiple projects simultaneously with project budgets ranging from approximately $300K to $30M. The person in this role will represent campus needs and interests in addition to managing work in collaboration with other departments including other units within Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M), UW System Administration, the Division of Facilities Development, campus divisions and departments, and architectural/engineering consultants.

This position serves as a campus representative during all phases of programming, design, revisions, construction, and occupancy of laboratory renovation projects but may also include instructional, auxiliary, and academic spaces that support the research laboratory. The person in this role will have a high degree of independence and will promote a positive, productive, and proactive customer-oriented work environment.


Registered Architect (FP140)
Architectural Designer (FP008)

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Bachelor's Degree
Preferred focus in architecture or related field or equivalent job experience (such as interior design, construction management, lab planning, project management, etc)


A minimum of 5 years is required of progressively responsible experience in design, project management, or construction project management of laboratory and/or highly technical type spaces within higher education or similar campus-like setting


Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $90,000 annually but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Design & Construction Laboratory Project Manager - eng [job number # 289927]; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two job postings allows the Division of Facilities Planning & Management to consider candidates with either a background in Architecture or Engineering.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

Deadline to apply is December 4, 2023