Project Delivery Manager

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

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.

The Project Delivery Manager leads the in-house project delivery team. The team delivers critical renovations, remodels, and maintenance projects to support research and education in a wide range of facilities on a diverse campus. The position will lead and/or coordinate a team of construction managers, estimators, schedulers, trades supervisors, and trades staff delivering over 150 diverse projects annually. The position will develop strategies to improve project delivery. The position will build relationships across campus to include schools/colleges/divisions, other departments, contractors, and outside agencies.


Coordinates management of multiple related projects and/or ongoing operations, which are directed toward a common objective. Monitors the cost, schedule, and performance of component projects and operations while working to ensure the ultimate success of the program.

  • 20% Creates a program plan and structure, monitors progress and performance against the program plan, and identifies, resolves, or escalates program risks and issues
  • 20% Leads and manages efforts to determine and coordinate the sharing of resources among component projects to the overall benefit of the program
  • 5% Manages the activities of outside contractors and vendors to ensure they are integrated into the program and that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service
  • 5% Facilitates the estimation of program costs, resources, and time required to complete the overall program, monitors activities and budgets, directs and leads component project manager activities for consistency and alignment, and works with program leadership to ensure these targets are met. Follows established change control processes if targets can no longer be met
  • 10% Prepares regular reports to communicate the status of the program within and beyond the program team, communicates program goals, risks, and status with program executive level, program sponsors, and stakeholders, and develops and uses appropriate dashboards, measures, and reporting tools
  • 20% Sets priorities, allocates tasks, and collaborates with project staff to meet program targets and milestones. Manages the change control process and acts as the mid-level decision making authority
  • 20% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing
    conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees

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


Bachelor's Degree
Preferred focus in engineering, construction management, facility management or related field


Minimum seven (7) years experience in construction management, project management or related
facility management work


Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.


Minimum $115,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $115,000 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 8, 2023