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UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Manager.
This position reports to the Director of UW Tacoma Campus' Planning & Real Estate Office, within the office of Finance & Administration, and has a functional reporting line to the Executive Director of Major Capital Projects, within the University's Capital Planning & Development (CPD) office. The focus of this position varies depending upon the work load, but primary functions of this position, in no order of priority, are as follows:
Serve as the University's representative in managing design and construction phase of capital projects, with authority to approve changes in budget and time to the construction contract, within the limits of delegated authority and the approved project budget.
Serve as the University's representative to manage the planning, design, procurement, construction and acceptance of minor capital projects, which range in size from $25,000 to $2,000,000.
Manage the design and construction phase of complex real estate development projects.
Act as the owner's representative on major campus development activity, both under University direction or private developments on or adjacent to campus.
Act as Liaison with City and Building Code Officials.
Act as project manager on public-private partnerships.
Provide back up support to the capital project workload of UW Tacoma Facilities Project/Construction Manager.
Serve as member of the UW Tacoma Campus Planning & Real Estate staff.
Assist/lead the development of campus projects for future development, both academic, student housing, parking, and in support of the real estate operations.
Provide CM assist oversight on tenant improvement projects in UWT retail core and future retail development.
Provide support for build-out of academic, faculty and administrative space acquired through 3rd party leases.
Provide long-range planning support on all physical/facility planning activities, including campus sustainability efforts.
Provide, as needed, program administrative oversight of UWT's capital program, from workload inventory development through capital budget formation and OneCap submission.
Develop project scope in consultation with client users groups and/or other staff; incorporate program modifications into project; inform clients of impacts of project program changes; Coordinate design review of project program with institutional administrative units and committees.
Develop project safety hazard analysis. Develop plan and obtain approval for program to address hazards. Work with the Safety Director at UW Capital Projects and UW Tacoma to establish safety requirements for each project. Review safety plans from contractors. Perform safety audits. Report incidents and perform incident investigations.
Participate in pre-construction planning and review of issues including construction planning and logistics, project safety, schedule, budget and constructability.
Supports development of UWT campus, both in on-going projects and future developments as identified. Projects range from academic, student housing, parking and retail operations. Partners with the client to develop and execute a project plan based upon the approved project budget, schedule and funding. Supports and/or leads the campus' Master Plan development.
Using discretion and independent judgment, manage the efforts of contractors during the construction phase of all building and utility projects, including general, mechanical, and electrical work, from contract award through warranty.
Set-up and manage field office where applicable.
Supervise architect's progress in completing design and contract compliance inspections.
Prepare project status and budget reports; prepare documents for review by institutional governing boards; Maintain Owner's project statistics and change order tracking system. Create monthly reports on progress, schedule and budget for senior management. Maintain daily project progress reports and photographic history of the work.
Ensure that adequate construction support services and facilities are provided as required in a timely manner.
Perform field inspections to determine construction site conditions. Furnish to contractor field sketches as appropriate; evaluate and/or initiate changes to contract documents to resolve field problems.
Coordinate hazardous material abatement work.
Direct and monitor performance associated with construction phase consultants and vendors, including test lab and geotechnical engineers. Review and approve monthly progress payments.
Request and monitor University support services when required for construction support, quality assurance inspections, testing or other investigations.
Obtain necessary approvals for and coordinate building occupancy. Manage efforts of consultants, contractors and University staff required during the building commissioning process, including equipment and start up and testing, optimizing operation, obtaining operating instructions and identifying equipment with special requirements.
Respond to problems during the warranty period.
May determine and execute the contracting method most appropriate for specific projects, from pre-design through construction.
Prepare construction change notifications; process change orders and negotiate and approve pricing with the project contractor up to the limit of delegated authority.
Review contractor's work plan and coordinate inspections of the quality of work and materials.
Verify pricing of Job Order Contracts and Work Orders.
Review and approve the contractor's Schedule of Values and monthly applications for payment.
When assigned to a GC/CM contract, review contracts for construction support contracts and subcontract packages; identify duplications and omissions in the subcontract buyout; verify completion of contracts and ensure that all contract completion documents (warranties, guarantees) are processed.
Working in partnership with the UW Capital Projects Office project manager and Director of Campus Planning & Real Estate, serve as the project resource for construction-related issues (including execution planning, schedule, budget and constructability) in the design phase of capital projects and real estate projects and manage the prime consultants' construction phase services.
Mediate disputes or disagreements between clients, contractors, consultants or other persons involved in projects. Establish a system for dispute resolution; review and respond to delay claims; develop proposed solutions to solve outstanding problems.
Receive, evaluate, distribute and respond to contractor correspondence. Draft and release correspondence to consultants, other University departments and state, county, city and other regulating officials.
Arrange and conduct project meetings including weekly progress meetings, change board meetings, pre-installation meetings, preconstruction conferences, partnering sessions, disputes review board meetings and owner's oversight meetings.
Provide direction to and review consultant performance in responding to contractor questions and in reviewing shop drawings, submittals and product samples, to ensure timely responses are provided.
Represent the University in dealings with state, county, city and other regulatory officials. Attend meetings as required to discharge these responsibilities.
Coordinate site visits for University officials and guests.
Participate in the UW Tacoma Campus Planning & Real Estate Office team.
Collaborate with UW Tacoma Facility Services during design, construction and building turnover to operations.
Special projects as defined by the Director of Campus Planning & Real Estate.
Perform related duties as required.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering or equivalent experience and a minimum of 5 years in the construction and development industry. Certification as a registered engineer or architect in the State of Washington is preferred. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be substituted for stated requirement.
Industry certification as a Project Manager is desired.
Ability to work independently. Possesses excellent work ethic and strong organizational skills. Shows initiative and ability to obtain appropriate results with minimum direction.
Demonstrates ability to set priorities and deal effectively with interruptions and constantly changing priorities. Possess ability to handle stressful situations effectively.
Skilled in communications and able to work with people in a tactful and diplomatic manner, using good judgment and exercising discretion and sensitivity.
Demonstrates ability to perform successfully as part of a team.
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
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