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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.
Asset Management has an outstanding opportunity for a Construction Manager.
Under the general supervision of the Director, and, with as-needed guidance from the Senior Construction Manager, the Construction Manager serves as the University’s representative in managing the construction and closeout 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.
The Construction Manager is responsible for a major project or may be assigned multiple special projects. Major projects include construction of new buildings or major renovations of an existing building. Special projects include renovations of portions of an existing building or utility system.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•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. oReview safety plans from contractors. oReview contractor’s work plan and coordinate inspections of the quality of work and materials. oReview and approve the contractor’s “Schedule of Values” and monthly applications for payment. oReceive, evaluate, distribute, and respond to contractor correspondence. oReview and approve monthly progress payments.
•Working in partnership with the University’s project manager or senior construction manager, 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. oUp to the limit of delegated authority, prepare construction change notifications, process change orders, and negotiate and approve pricing with the project contractor. oMaintain Owner’s project statistics and change order-tracking system. oMaintain daily project progress reports and photographic history of the work. oArrange 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. oParticipate in pre-construction planning and review of issues including construction planning and logistics, project safety, schedule, budget, and constructability. oCoordinate hazardous material abatement work. oDirect and monitor performance associated construction phase consultants and vendors, including test lab and geotechnical engineers. oAttend meetings as required to discharge these responsibilities.
•Ensure adequate construction support services and facilities are provided, as required, in a timely manner. oPerform field inspections to determine construction site conditions. oPerform safety audits. oReport incidents and perform incident investigations. oWorking with the University project manager, establish safety requirements for each project. oPerform field inspections to determine construction site conditions.
•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. oCoordinate site visits for University officials and guests. oObtain necessary approvals for and coordinate building occupancy. oRespond to problems during the warranty period.
•Supervise temporary staff or student employees.
•Other duties as assigned.
•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, including being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering, and seven (7) years related work experience. •Ability to work independently. •Excellent sense of work ethics and strong organizational skills. •Initiative and ability to obtain appropriate results with minimum direction. •Demonstrated ability to set priorities and deal effectively with interruptions and constantly changing priorities. •Ability to handle stressful situations effectively. •Skilled in communications and able to work with people in a tactful and diplomatic manner, using good judgment, while exercising discretion and sensitivity. •Demonstrated ability to perform successfully as part of a team. •Ability to build and foster a collaborative culture with all stakeholders in construction projects.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering. •Experience working in a high-volume environment. •Higher education or public works experience. •Collaborative, team-oriented mindset.
Conditions of Employment:
•Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. •Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license. •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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