Field Construction Representative

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 on 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 Field Construction Representative is responsible for construction oversight of consultants, contractors, and commissioning providers involved in the design, construction, renovation and commissioning of projects authorized by the State of Wisconsin Building Commission and/or the Board of Regents. This position ensures that all construction work performed on university facilities including buildings and physical plant infrastructure is designed, modified and constructed in accordance with regulatory and professional standards.

This position works closely and manages 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. The person in this role will have a high degree of independence.


Oversees a building project from start to finish. Performs day-to-day construction phase management. Promotes completion of non-capital and capital projects by developing, monitoring and managing project requirements. Reports to and receives guidance from construction leadership.

  • 15% Receives project assignments from leadership and reviews with the project team
  • 5% Assigns project personnel to specific phases or aspects of the project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing
  • 20% Ensures contractors comply with negotiated contract documents
  • 10% Issues daily report, noncompliance notices, and cost issue log
  • 5% Reviews preliminary and final plans and makes recommendations for improving engineering details and construction practicality
  • 10% Oversees occupancy, turnover, and close-out process
  • 10% Determines construction progress and resolves construction problems with project team
  • 5% Discuss customer's goals and objectives for the project
  • 5% General knowledge and experience across all disciplines and technical areas including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems with a focus on various types of laboratories.
  • 5% Knowledge and experience with problem-solving skills, including identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to collaboratively develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • 5% Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with design consultants, contractors, project managers, agency personnel, and other members of the project team.
  • 5% Assist the UW Lab Delivery Project Manager with project administration.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Associate's Degree


A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in construction and/or project management in the renovation of laboratory and/or highly technical type spaces within higher education or similar campus-like settings. Demonstrated experience in the following areas:

1) managing building projects from inception through construction and closeout, 2) construction site planning and coordination, 3) understanding of complex utilities and MEP coordination including air/water/thermal barriers, 4) baseline knowledge of space planning, interior building materials, finishes, and interior details, and 5) developing project and construction cost estimates.


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:

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

Deadline to apply is December 4, 2023