Assistant HazMat Project Manager #2100166S

New Mexico State University   Las Cruces, NM   Full-time     Project Management
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Posted on April 2, 2021

Recruitment Summary
New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates campus building projects involving hazardous, regulated materials, such as asbestos, mold, and indoor air quality problems including planning, designing and procurement processes. Assists in project budgets, schedules, monitoring expenditures and approving invoices within budget. Conducts or arranges for qualified vendors to provide specialized operations for removal and proper disposal of building hazardous materials. Supervises abatement contractors and consultants; acts as site coordinator for abatement of asbestos and other hazardous building materials. Serves as project liasion and interfaces with faculty, staff, building monitors, other project managers and facility maintenance employee to ensure workers and others potentially impacted are informed. Prepares or assists in review of contracts, requests for proposal, project and safety plans. Works closely with Assistant Director and may work on a team with other Safety Specialists. Communicates project schedule and anticipated disruptions with all stakeholders and work with scheduling to have the least impact on the facilities use.

Monitors facilities for asbestos hazards: collects bulk and air samples following established EPA and NIOSH protocols or supervises contractors surveying for presence of hazard materials. Conducts testing and oversees work to correct or mitigate problems. Performs a variety of moderately complex technical duties in support of departmental programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations as well as University policies. Independent judgment in making decisions involving non-routine problems is required. Ensure compliance with asbestos and related materials as well as safety regulations.

Investigates and coordinates remediation of building air quality and mold problem incidents; provides support for ventilation improvements; interacts with building occupant and facilities services personnel to coordinate remedy. May work weekends and after hours on emergency projects, incident and routine calls for asbestos, mold, lead air quality and other emergency building issues.

Manages project administrative support including job files to establish records of asbestos, lead and mold testing and removal and manifests for special waste disposal. Compose and file regulatory notice and correspondence with state agency on asbestos abatement projects. Maintains all regulatory required records to ensure university compliance.

Classification Summary
Facilitates or assists in the execution of projects at all University property and leased sites. Under the guidance of more senior project management personnel, overseeing the preparation of facilities plans, construction bid documents, and specifications for projects, applying professional knowledge of design and construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials. Coordinates or assists in the coordination of project implementation as a member of a project team.

Classification Standard Duties
Coordinates or assists in the coordination of project planning, designing, and procurement processes; oversees and/or assists in the preparation of project plans, construction bid documents, and specifications. Establishes or assists in the establishment, updating, and balancing of project budgets and schedules, monitors and reconciles expenditures, administers contracts, and approves project-related invoices within budget. Serves as a project/planning liaison between client groups, architects, and various institutional service units. Prepares or assists in the preparation of contract drafts, requests for proposal, project approvals, and other related documents for review. Manages project administrative support, to include development and maintenance of job files, preparation of all required correspondence, and coordination of meetings; monitors project progress, expenditures, and requirements. May assists in the planning and coordination of building interiors, to include furniture, fixtures, and equipment selection, and placement of art. May plan and/or coordinate occupancy issues, such as moving logistics, signage, telephones, and/or other related matters. Works under the guidance and close supervision of a Project Manager; may work on a team with other Project Managers or Assistant Project Managers within the group. May communicate project schedule and anticipated disruptions caused by infrastructure projects with all project stakeholders. Re-evaluate and adjust schedules and project sequences to accommodate the maximum use of facilities by others. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Sustainable Design Principles. Knowledge of budget management and fiscal control principles and procedures. Knowledge of building design, construction, and maintenance. Knowledge of Federal, State, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations. Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools. Knowledge of State procurement methods, procedures, and requirements.

Skills
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Skill in the use of computer aided design, scheduling, and budgeting software. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Abilities
Ability to communicate and negotiate with project stakeholders to resolve infrastructure project conflicts and assist in re-prioritizing work phasing as necessary. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.

Required Education
High School diploma or GED certificate.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.

Posting Details
Requisition Number 2100166S
Classification Title Asst Project Manager
Position Job Title Asst HazMat Project Manager
College/Division Facilities and Services
Department 500200-Environmental Health Safety & Risk
Position Number 198558
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Assistant Director, Environment Health/Safety
Target Hourly/Salary Rate Commensurate with qualifications
Pay Level 07
Pay Base Salary