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UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) has an outstanding opportunity for a Capital Projects Project Manager to serve as the University’s representative to lead the planning, design, procurement, construction, and acceptance of capital or real estate projects within the limits of delegated authority and the approved project budget. Well-planned projects ensure clear expectations, roles and responsibilities are clearly identified, business cases are well defined and business and project governance is defined. The foundation of our planning comes from the Capital Budget and Campus Master Plan.
Under the general supervision of the Director, Project Managers are responsible for one or more major projects, multiple special projects or real estate projects. Major projects include construction of new buildings or major renovations of an existing building. Projects above $15M are reported on a monthly basis to the University’s Board of Regents and other campus leadership. Special projects are typically renovations of portions of an existing building or utility system. Real estate projects are typically new buildings or interior fit-outs that include lease agreement negotiations; they may occur in buildings owned by other entities on their property or on property ground leased to them by the University. Occasionally, major projects may be delivered by a private developer through a ground lease of University-owned property for occupancy by the University and/or third parties.
The Project Delivery Group places a strong emphasis on skilled and versatile project managers who are able to lead projects through their full life-cycle from planning through post-occupancy. We value a leadership mindset, excellent communication skills, facility with budgets and schedules, and an ability to work with all members of project delivery teams in a highly collaborative environment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Manages multiple projects at various phases and in various locations, from project identification through design, approvals, permit issuance, construction, commissioning and overall project close out.
•Works with user groups and appropriate University units, develop project goals, scope, budget and schedule to support the program. Describe this in the Project Work Plan and obtain approval for execution. •Manages the project to achieve project goals within the approved budget and schedule parameters. •Obtains approval for changes to budget and schedule where required. •Procures and manages the work of the project team to maximize collaboration and project value. •For Real Estate projects, ensures the project is being tracked, governed, and reported on consistent with University goals and requirements. •Working in partnership with the University construction manager, reviews project during construction, review of changes to ensure programmatic, budgetary and schedule conformance; recommend final project acceptance, and participate in resolution of contract disputes. •Develops project hazard analysis. Develop plan and obtain approval for program to address hazards. Work with the University construction manager to establish safety requirements with each project. •Coordinates review and approves change orders; approves invoices, reviews projects for compliance with contract commitments, prepares project status and budget reports; prepares documents for review by institutional governing boards; •Ensures project issues are resolved at the lowest possible level and utilize the project governance structure effectively.
Participates with other UW Facilities units in formation of given projects, including establishment of goals, budget, schedule, funding plan, and benchmarking.
•Participates in and support the space/asset management effort and functions to manage UW physical assets to produce highest return considering the Campus Master Plan, Land Use Plan, and Strategic Plan. •Responsible for ensuring that project data and reports are updated as required in various UW Facilities reporting databases. Conducts consultant selection process; estimates fees, evaluates proposals, recommends consultant selection, negotiates and prepares contract agreements. •Directs the work of consultants to provide project design in conformance with project program, budget and schedule.
Represents the institution to Federal, State and local funding, planning and regulatory agencies. Keep appropriate governmental and interest groups fully informed; organize and participate in presentations to institutional governing boards and committees.
•Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. •Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. •Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. •Be responsible and accountable. •Effective organizational skills and attention to detail. •Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. •Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering and eight-years related work experience. •Ability to work independently. •Excellent sense of work ethics and strong organizational skills. •Initiative and ability to obtain appropriate results with minimum direction. •Demonstrated ability to set priorities and deal effectively with interruptions and constantly changing priorities. •Ability to handle stressful situations effectively. •Skilled in communications and able to work with people in a tactful and diplomatic manner, using good judgment, while exercising discretion and sensitivity. •Demonstrated ability to perform successfully as part of a team. •Ability to build and foster a collaborative culture with all stakeholders in construction projects.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Bachelor's degree of Science in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering. •Experience working in a high-volume environment. •Certification as a registered engineer or architect in the State of Washington is preferred. •Familiarity with architectural drawings, furniture, and space planning concepts. •Experience with major/minor renovations, tenant improvement, and ground-up construction projects a plus. •Higher education, public works, or developer experience.
Conditions of Employment:
•Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. •Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license. •Regular and predictable attendance is required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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