This position is open to current CPD employees only.
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Capital Planning & Development ("CPD") is forming a new organization Capital & Space Management (CSM) to integrate management of its capital resources, its physical assets, and its space information through a unifying strategic portfolio management approach branded as the One Capital Plan.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Construction Project Manager, Special Capital Projects to serve as the University's representative to manage the planning, design, procurement, construction, and acceptance of capital projects within the limits of delegated authority and the approved project budget.
Senior Project Managers (Senior PMs) are typically responsible for a major project and/or will provide supervision, leadership and mentorship to other Project Managers who have been assigned a major project or several special projects. Senior PMs might also provide leadership for associated multiple special projects for a geographic area or client group. Major projects are typically construction of new buildings or major renovations of an existing building. Special projects are typically renovations of portions of an existing building or utility system.
Working with user groups and appropriate University units, the Senior PM will develop the project program. They will develop scope, budget and schedule to support the project program, as described in the Project Work Plan. The Senior PM will obtain approval for an execution plan to implement the project program within the approved project budget, schedule and funding. They will manage the project & team according to the approved program, budget and schedule parameters. The Senior PM will obtain approval for changes to budget and schedule where required.
The Senior Project Manager will procure and manage the work of design consultants for specific capital projects. Working in partnership with the Project Manager and/or Construction Manager, they will manage construction services within their level of delegated authority.
Represent the institution to Federal, State and local funding, planning and regulatory agencies.
Develop project program in consultation with client users groups and/or other staff; incorporate program modifications into project; inform clients of impact of project program changes; Coordinate review of project program with institutional administrative units and committees;
Recommend project delivery method based on project risks.
Conduct consultant/team selection process; estimate fees, evaluate proposals, negotiate and prepare contract agreements. Direct the work of consultants to provide project design in conformance with project program, budget and schedule. Coordinate the review of work of project consultants to maintain compliance with project program, budget, schedule requirements, codes and institutional standards for quality of construction;
Working in partnership with the Project Manager and/or Construction Manager, review project during construction, review of changes to ensure programmatic, budgetary and schedule conformance; recommend final project acceptance, and participate in resolution of contract disputes.
Develop 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.
Coordinate review and approve change orders; approve invoices, review projects for compliance with contract commitments, prepare project status and budget reports; prepare documents for review by institutional governing boards;
Mediate disputes or disagreements between clients, contractors, consultants or other persons involved in projects;
Responsible for ensuring that project data and reports are updated as required in various CPD and UW reporting databases.
Keep appropriate governmental and interest groups fully informed; organize and participate in presentations to institutional governing boards and committees;
Manage the procurement of associated materials and services required for the occupancy of the completed project, including furniture, signage, telecommunications and moving services, where required.
Perform related duties as required.
The Senior PM typically supervises, mentors and provides annual employee evaluations for a team of 1-2 Project Managers, 1-2 Construction Managers, and 1-2 administrative support positions.
CPD has adopted a set of core competencies that are central to the fulfillment of our mission: assessment and analysis, problem solving, flexibility, teamwork and collaboration, managing oneself, communication, organizational awareness, and personal character. For this position, key examples of core competency behaviors include:
Seeking to understand the needs and requirements of customers and constituents
Providing leadership for functional area
Creating and maintaining productive working relationships with customers and CPD team
Exhibiting attention to detail and thoroughness in completing tasks and deliverables
Managing and prioritizing workload independently
Expressing ideas clearly and concisely in verbal and written form
Working under pressure to meet internal and external deadlines
Understanding and complying with relevant external procedures and regulations (UW and State)
Current CPD employee.
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering and ten years related work experience. Certification as a registered engineer or architect in the State of Washington is preferred.
Ability to work independently. Possess excellent work ethics and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to obtain appropriate results with minimum direction.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and deal effectively with interruptions and constantly changing priorities. Possess ability to handle stressful situations effectively, and lead by example.
Skilled in communications and proven leadership. Proven ability to work with people in a tactful and diplomatic manner, using good judgment and exercising discretion and sensitivity.
Demonstrated leadership, and ability to perform successfully as the lead of the project teams.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience working in a high-volume environment
Higher education or public works experience
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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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