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Finance & Business Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Manager to be responsible for providing comprehensive planning, organizing, and implementation of the Minor Capital and Resource Conservation Programs' projects and initiatives pertaining to the capital repair and conservation of resources such as energy and water, achieving cost savings and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions related to the operation of the UW campus. This position is also responsible for providing information to the UW community relative to the Minor Capital and Resource Conservation Program and is responsible for providing metrics and financial reporting relative to the program. The incumbent works collaboratively with numerous campus departments to implement resource conservation opportunities.
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Minor Capital and Energy Conservation Program, this position is solely responsible to manage and administer Minor Capital and Resource Conservation Program projects, within a broad array of campus facilities, involving construction and maintenance activities within a high technology, complex public institution of higher education. The position includes organizing, facilitating, and leading work teams comprised of engineers, contractors, vendors and UW staff; managing a multi-million dollar capital budget; administering multiple simultaneous projects in multiple campus buildings; analyzing and coordinating engineering documents and data; developing technical project scope, schedule and budget documents and managing construction bid processes and contract negotiations.
Develop and manage project execution schedules, monitor and report actual progress against planned. Conduct regular detailed critical path schedule and analysis for each project, identify risks and execute proactive schedule risk mitigation strategies to ensure timely completion of projects. Develop and execute, where appropriate, schedule acceleration and recovery plans, proactively engage project participants in the process. Develop and administer work load projection documents, communicate and coordinate with process partners to align project requirements with available resources.
Coordinate closely with Facilities Services (FS) Minor Capital and Resource Conservation Assistant Director and FS Directors to develop and manage credible project budgets, monitor and report actual costs against planned. Conduct regular detailed cost performance analysis on each project, identify cost variance trends, where appropriate, develop and execute cost control management strategies to ensure completion of predictable cost effective projects.
Proactively engage project team members in the cost control process to ensure fair and equitable assignment of cost management responsible. This position is responsible for all coordination and administration of project budget management functions, all third party financial commitments and payment approval processes.
Manage and document changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project cost using appropriate verification techniques. Specifically, coordinate with Energy Engineers to complete a pre and post project energy performance analysis using appropriate energy conservation measurement and verification tools and techniques.
Coordinate with FS Energy Engineers and maintenance/operations managers to develop, communicate and coordinate technical scope documents including requests for proposals, vendor bid documents, project execution plans, measurement and verification plans, and utilities conservation incentive contracts. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Engage all relevant project stakeholders including building facility representatives, FS operational and maintenance staff, campus engineers and utility conservation managers to ensure technical feasibility, code compliance, and cost effectiveness of the project is ensured. Utilize risk management analysis strategies to minimize project risks and optimize project success.
Participate in and incorporate strategies of the University of Washington process improvement initiatives (Balanced Score Card, Lean, Idea Systems).
Support the goals and objectives of the department.
The success of the programs depend on the incumbent's ability to develop effective relationships and lead diverse construction teams to ensure delivery of projects within scope, schedule and budget parameters. This position is solely responsible to manage and document resource scheduling, material ordering and delivery, equipment scheduling and delivery, reviews, inspections, testing, punch lists and project closeout processes.
Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Finance, Natural Sciences or related field AND four to five years of experience in any combination of physical plant engineering, maintenance or operations, capital construction management and public works administration.
Qualified candidates must:
Be professionally competent in the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project.
Possess excellent organizational skills demonstrated by successful experiences managing complex and technically challenging engineering and construction processes.
Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
Be a self-directed leader and work effectively on multiple simultaneous projects without more than regular weekly oversight or direction.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Technical knowledge and/or hands-on experience in facilities management, energy engineering /energy conservation/energy services project development, and execution.
Experience in higher education, health care or large commercial property operations or maintenance.
Experience involving client and/or public interaction responsibility especially in a governmental and/or educational institutional setting.
Certified Construction Manager and/or Project Management Professional certification.
Conditions of Employment:
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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