Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Operations & Facilities Management. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Team Lead Senior Project Manager is responsible for projects and planning for his/her assigned area of specialty which includes programming and leading design initiatives. Day-to-day activities include the management of architects and engineers, leading teams, supporting primary customers and serving as a liaison for university leadership in all assigned activities. The Team Lead Senior Project Manager is a member and leader of a team that is responsible for the oversight of construction services that span 60 buildings and parking garages on a 133 acre campus, with 7.1 million square feet of building area, focused on education, research and clinical service delivery.
In addition, the position plans, analyzes and provides project support. The Team Lead Senior Project Manager consults and communicates with WUSM departments regarding planning and project advancement. This position also falls under the category of an Owner’s Representative model of construction management. This position is a full-fledged, integral member of the OFMD team.� All decisions made by the Team Lead Senior Project Manager should take this into consideration to make sure the department is fully aligned in all aspects of a project.
We are unique in project delivery and facilities management in our emphasis on team and staff development. OFMD is a team based organization and it is essential that all leaders embrace the department’s mission, vision and core values.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides development, guidance, and performance management to professional and support staff members, recognizing those for superior efforts and ensuring a well engaged work force.
Oversees planning, design and construction projects.� Manages communication, planning and project implementation.
Works closely and continuously with OFMD leadership, WUSM department chairs/business managers and OFMD team members to ensure seamless campus project integration and construction.
Actively supports the Chancellor’s Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Initiatives for achieving maximum participation.
Implements departmental policies and guidelines associated with the Physical Planning and Project Delivery Process for his/her areas of responsibility.
Partners with OFMD team members in planning initiatives including facilities renewal items, renovations and/or new construction.
Serves as customer liaison for all assigned areas and works to resolve customer service issues, as applicable, including communicating with faculty, staff and WUSM leadership.
Provides monthly financial forecast update information to the Director for all active construction projects.
Assists in developing, maintaining and enforcing WUSM Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection and Construction Standards.
Will support five year capital planning process including representation for their assigned area, five year plan development, needs identification and cost estimating, as applicable.
Utilizes historical project cost information and helps develop and maintain a WUSM D&C construction cost database for use for future project estimating.
Close out projects in a timely manner, including collection of as-builts, warranty tracking, O&M manuals and final project cost information.
Provides consulting and problem solving support to Facilities Operations on all completed projects under his/her responsibility.
Provides direction to Architects and Engineers to insure that WUSM programs and goals are clearly identified in Construction documents.
Aligns contractors with their area of expertise and matches each to their project type.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, planning, mechanical engineering or related field required.
At least seven years’ construction project management or relevant industry or corporate experience, as well as progressively responsible management experience, including supervision of a staff and effective relationships with mid-level management.
Master's degree in Planning, Architecture or Urban Planning.
Over 10 years of University or Medical School experience in a facilities organization is desired.
Clinical planning experience preferred.
It is recommended that the Senior Project Manager be a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
Exceptional integrity, intelligence and maturity.
Must be well-rounded in complex organizational environment and be comfortable operating in a university or academic medical center setting.
A proven track record of creative and energetic problem-solving and demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative approaches to facility management issues/initiatives.
A strong leader, team-oriented, comfortable making difficult decisions, following through to completion and applying sound fiscal policy and accountability to the department.
Strong leadership and managerial skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, disciplined, and diplomatic knowledge of research and teaching space facility and utilization requirements a plus.
Experience in developing and utilizing performance indicators for organizational assessments and improvement.
The Senior Project Manager serves as a mentor and an advisor to the Project Managers.
Able to provide direction and advice on project details as required.
Well-versed in the full spectrum of planning and project management from concepts to post-occupancy and beyond.
Strong desire for/thrive on continuous professional betterment and development and continuous improvement of project delivery services.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and operate in a faced paced environment with tight completion time frames.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong facilitation, presentation and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office suite including spreadsheets and databases in a windows environment.
Knowledge of Federal and WU research animal laws and policies.
The hiring range for this position is $90,688 - $120,141 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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