1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 192064
Appointing Department Web Address: https://facilities.uw.edu/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 06/17/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Facilities manages the Universitys 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.

Maintenance & Construction (M&C) is responsible for general maintenance, repair, and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.

Facilities Construction, within Maintenance & Construction (M&C), is the University of Washingtons in-house provider for construction and remodeling projects that, by statute, must not exceed $90K. The Senior Project Manager for Construction is responsible for Managing Projects, Overseeing the Construction Minor Works program, and acting in a lead role for the project management team, supporting the AD of Construction who is the supervisor over the team.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Construction Project Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management: 50%

        Support Specialized, designated Clients as their Project management representative and single point of contact.
        Project Manage Minor works projects and shop direct work as the responsible party
        Ensure Billable time for position is within budgeted goals set for Construction.
        Manage project Finances to ensure projects are delivered within acceptable budget ranges.
        Perform and manage Planning, Development and Design of projects scope of work.
        Set Schedules, tasking for shops, and plan resources to execute on projects.
        Manage project closeout and turnover with construction group expectations.
        Partner with Shops to foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration

Management of Construction group Minor Works Program: 30%

        Assist AD of Construction in Managing long range planning, budgeting, and creation of Minor Works Projects for Construction.
        Represent Construction as primary contact for Construction owned minor works, attend meetings, participate in biennium development of projects, and provide reports and metrics.
        Schedule and Plan execution of Minor Works Projects
        Support and direct Shop Direct Minor works projects and provide oversight on budget and WO creation. 
        Oversee and Lead Supporting staff involved in Minor works projects including other project managers and Superintendents.

Construction Project Management Team Lead role: 10%

        Control intake of work to PM group, distribute WOs and assign RP status to team members.
        Ensure schedulers are utilized by team members and performing roles according to approved processes.
        Lead role in overseeing PM team involvement in Minor works projects.
        Ensure staff receives the necessary mentoring and hands on training to do their jobs successfully.
        Support staff with challenging projects by assisting with research, setting up contracts and RFPs, and problem-solving
        Coordinate and improve scheduling meetings for upper and south campus
        Manage critical projects as needed to support group, act as a backup for team members when on vacation or out of office.

General Senior Project Manager Responsibilities: 10%

        Positively support all management directives and actively promote the purpose and foundational values of FMC.
        Ensure adherence to UW Facilities Maintenance & Construction (M&C) protocols and all University and UW Facilities policies and procedures including the UW Facilities Leadership Standards
        Participate in Design Review board meetings in relation to Construction.
        Assist with making the determination to send work to PDG for jobs that are not able to be done by construction.
        Develop and maintain a project Pipeline and long-range planning for the backlog.
        Work with Procurement to develop and maintain a list of contractors on retainer for critical services, work with UW procurement to develop contractor relationships.
        Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation.
        Promote excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community.
        Represent Construction at meetings promoting the professionalism of the organization.
        Support Assistant Director by covering duties as necessary during absences and at times acting in the AD role if delegated to do so.


        Other duties as required

Core Competencies

        Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
        Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
        Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
        Be responsible and accountable.
        Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
        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.

Requirements include:

        BA Degree In Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering
        Professional Certification or License in Project Management, Construction management
        Minimum of 7 years of project management experience and at least 1 year of managing in a senior or lead role.
        Related leadership training, construction trades understanding and training, ability to lead teams in the construction industry.
        Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
        Excellent problem-solving skills.
        Able to anticipate and recognize problems, and develop and implement creative, cost-effective solutions.
        Able to function within a complex regulatory environment.
        Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret and apply standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
        Excellent organizational skills.
        Able to work independently and successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple programs and assigned tasks.
        Demonstrated flexibility to meet changing and unpredictable requirements.
        Must possess strong personal integrity, trustworthiness, and professional work ethic.
        Proven ability to lead by example in both performance and behavior.
        Demonstrated positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude and ability to positively support the organization, applicable policies, and management decisions.
        Proven ability to take direction, meet expectations, and work cohesively as a member of a team.
        Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a proven ability to work successfully with people at all levels throughout the organization and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
        Must be able to maintain professional behavior and composure in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer service-driven environment.
        Possession of a valid Washington State drivers license.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


        Excellent, team based leadership background in a project management environment
        Demonstrated proficiency with a computerized maintenance management system.
        Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of safety regulations, building codes, environmental agency requirements, and life safety standards.
        Experience in process improvement initiatives and in developing process and procedures.
        Wide range of experience in building envelope repair and construction
        Experience in evaluating building condition
        Experience in MEP codes, managing MEP projects
        Trades experience or understanding

Conditions of Employment:

        Must be able to regularly navigate construction sites.
        Ability to work variable hours.
        Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
       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.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2021-06-18 Expires: 2021-08-19

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