CONSTRUCTION MANAGER [2 openings]

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGER [2 openings]

Req #: 190112
Department: UW FACILITIES: ASSET MANAGEMENT
Appointing Department Web Address: https://facilities.uw.edu/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/04/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary:

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This recruitment may be used to fill 2 openings.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Facilities manages the Universitys 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 Universitys 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.
o Review safety plans from contractors.
o Review contractors work plan and coordinate inspections of the quality of work and materials.
o Review and approve the contractors Schedule of Values and monthly applications for payment.
o Receive, evaluate, distribute, and respond to contractor correspondence.
o Review and approve monthly progress payments.

Working in partnership with the Universitys 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.
o Up to the limit of delegated authority, prepare construction change notifications, process change orders, and negotiate and approve pricing with the project contractor.
o Maintain Owners project statistics and change order-tracking system.
o Maintain daily project progress reports and photographic history of the work.
o Arrange and conduct project meetings, including weekly progress meetings, change board meetings, pre-installation meetings, preconstruction conferences, partnering sessions, disputes review board meetings, and owners oversight meetings.
o Participate in pre-construction planning and review of issues including construction planning and logistics, project safety, schedule, budget, and constructability.
o Coordinate hazardous material abatement work.
o Direct and monitor performance associated construction phase consultants and vendors, including test lab and geotechnical engineers.
o Attend meetings as required to discharge these responsibilities.

Ensure adequate construction support services and facilities are provided, as required, in a timely manner.
o Perform field inspections to determine construction site conditions.
o Perform safety audits.
o Report incidents and perform incident investigations.
o Working with the University project manager, establish safety requirements for each project.
o Perform 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.
o Coordinate site visits for University officials and guests.
o Obtain necessary approvals for and coordinate building occupancy.
o Respond to problems during the warranty period.

Supervise temporary staff or student employees.

Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

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.


Requirements include:

Bachelors 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.

Desired:

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 drivers 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.


Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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