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UW Facilities manages the University’s 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.
The Project Delivery Group has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Construction Manager to serve as the University’s representative in managing the 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.
Senior Construction Managers (Sr. CMs) are responsible for a major project and provide leadership, mentorship and guidance to other Construction Managers (CMs) in completing major projects and/or several special projects. Senior CMs are also responsible 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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Using discretion and independent judgment, the Senior CM manages 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. •Working in partnership with the University’s project manager, they serve as the project resource for construction-related issues (including execution planning, schedule, budget and constructability) in the design phase of capital projects and manage the prime consultants’ construction phase services to the completion of the project. •Ensure that adequate construction support services and facilities are provided as required for in a timely manner.
•Prepare construction change notifications; process change orders and negotiate and approve pricing with the project contractor up the limit of delegated authority. •Establish a system for dispute resolution; review and respond to delay claims; develop proposed solutions to solve outstanding problems. •Maintain Owner’s project statistics and change order tracking system. •Create monthly reports on progress, schedule and budget for senior management, each month during construction. •Maintain daily project progress reports and photographic history of the work. •Review contractor’s work plan and coordinate inspections of the quality of work and materials. •Review and approve the contractor’s “Schedule of Values” and monthly applications for payment. •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. •Supervise architect’s progress in completing contract compliance inspections. •Participate in pre-construction planning and review of issues including construction planning and logistics, project safety, schedule, budget and constructability. •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. •Represent the University in dealings with state, county, city and other regulatory officials. •Attend meetings as required to discharge these responsibilities. •Ensure that the following construction support tasks are completed in a timely manner:
oSet-up and manage field office where applicable. oHire and supervise field staff as required. oField inspections to determine construction site conditions. oFurnish to contractor field sketches as appropriate; evaluate and/or initiate changes to contract documents to resolve field problems. oCoordinate hazardous material abatement work. oDirect and monitor performance associated construction phase consultants and vendors, including test lab and geotechnical engineers. oReview and approve monthly progress payments. oRequest and monitor University support services when required for construction support, quality assurance inspections, testing or other investigations. oCoordinate site visits for University officials and guests. oObtain necessary approvals for and coordinate building occupancy. oManage 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. oRespond to problems during the warranty period. oWorking with University project manager, establish safety requirements for each project. oReview safety plans from contractors. oPerform safety audits. oReport incidents and perform incident investigations.
•Supervision is received from the Project Manager, or when assigned to a major project; direction from a Director or Unit Manager.
•Supervise Construction Managers, temporary staff, or student employees. •Other duties as required.
•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.
•Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering and ten years related work experience. •Ability to work independently. •Possess excellent work ethics 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.
•Certification as a registered engineer or architect in the State of Washington is preferred. •Experience working in a high-volume environment. •Higher education or public works experience.
Conditions of Employment:
•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.
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