The Program Management Group is generally responsible for the delivery of OFPC's Capital Improvement Program projects through the management of Institution relationships; stewardship; pre-project planning; project budgets and schedules; procurement of service providers; administration of contracts; commissioning; completion of design documents; construction observation and management; project safety; inspections; furniture, furnishings, and equipment; warranty; and project close-out.
"Program management" is defined as the management of a related series of projects completed over a period of time, to accomplish broad goals to which the individual projects contribute.
A skillful program manager will determine program and project requirements to achieve alignment among owners, service providers and contractors and then oversee the various approval steps. Thorough program and project definition for each of these team members improves design, minimizes change and improve customer satisfaction.
The regional program manager provides leadership and direction to UT System project professionals on higher education academic, healthcare and research facilities program development, project planning and design, construction management and contract administration.
The senior project manager provides leadership and direction to UT System project professionals on higher education academic, healthcare and research facilities program development, project planning and design, construction management and contract administration, including communicating the Institution's vision and expectations for each project to the project manager.
The project manager is responsible for managing the planning, design, and execution of UT System's major capital projects by providing the assigned project overarching leadership, coordination, and conflict resolution to ensure project goals are met. In general, the project manager is a:
The project manager's basic objectives are to complete the project on schedule and within the authorized budget, while meeting all of the established and approved owner's project requirements. To this end, the project manager constantly communicates the Institution's expectations, status of the project cost and schedule, and any issues that might impact the project to the project team, OFPC and institution executives.
The FF&E project manager provides professional project and program management leadership on multiple, large, complex higher education academic, healthcare and research furnishings projects at UT System institutions, including serving as the primary contact with institutions for the region assigned and directing furnishings design services professionals and administer contracts necessary to meet project goals.
The construction inspector provides skilled, professional construction project quality assurance to ensure compliance with contract documents, including assisting (and typically reporting to) the project manager during the Construction Phase (and, if assigned, early enough during the Design Phase) by inspecting the contractor's work in accordance with the construction documents.