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University of Washington CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 226199


Appointing Department Web Address:

Posting Date: 09/18/2023

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $6,278 - $9,000 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: 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. (

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 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 Energy, Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group. Please visit the UW Facilities web page for more information: UW Facilities .

Maintenance & Construction (M&C) is responsible for general maintenance, repair, and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds, as well as logistics, moving, and disposal of surplus equipment and furniture.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Construction Project Manager to have primary responsibility for developing and managing projects from initiation to completion. This includes programming, designing, documenting, estimating, and scheduling projects, and coordinating the work of others assisting with these duties. The Project Manager is responsible for: maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times, providing exceptional customer service to ensure client relationships are preserved, ensuring that the services which Campus Alterations provides are timely, effective and valued by the client.

Requires the ability to manage multiple projects in various phases of development, requires a very high level of professionalism, the ability to work independently and show initiative, the ability to bring people together and relationship build, exhibit leadership skills, utilize strategic thinking in project management, ability to anticipate and solve problems, use creative thinking, be action oriented, the ability to work under pressure to manage and prioritize workload.

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining excellent customer relationships and ensuring the services Campus Alterations provides are timely, effective and of value to the campus community. Managed projects impact the ability of the University to effectively accomplish its academic and research mission. Projects assigned could include laboratory or office space preparation in order to attract new faculty or to obtain Federal grants. Poor performance by the Project Manager adversely impacts the ability of the University to attract faculty, staff and students.

The abilities and skills of the Project Manager play a direct role in maintaining repeat customers and ensuring the success of Campus Alterations as a self-sustaining organization. It is essential that the Project Manager provides a service that is valued by the customer.

The Project Manager provides leadership to shop personnel during the development and construction phases of a project and interacts with customers at all levels within the University.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• The Construction Project Manager is responsible for providing exceptional service for $90,000 and under alteration projects for university customers and responsible for ensuring that the work performed is within budget and on schedule. The Project Manager serves as the single point of contact for the project duration, from planning and feasibility through close-out. It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to manage all planning and design activities associated with project development, directly with university customers and to coordinate with Shop Supervisors and Leads to ensure construction occurs as planned and as approved. • As the single point of contact; works directly with customers to develop a project program which includes all required objectives. • Develop cost estimates, schedules, and construction documents for multi-trade projects. Perform value engineering as necessary to maximize customer funding. Monitor project expenditures utilizing the computerized work request system. • Proactively engage clients in the project planning process. Develop strategies to mitigate and reduce the impact, risk, and overall cost of the project. Anticipate client questions and concerns and assume the primary responsibility for proactive client communication during the project. • Identify and communicate project impacts to university customers, building coordinators and regulatory personnel on use and operation of facilities. • Procure and manage vendor contracts. • Determine lead time for materials and approve shop drawings. • Prepares construction documentation necessary for shops personnel to perform work. This includes providing equipment and material specifications, regulatory (hazardous materials) and safety requirement information, cost estimates and schedule. Conduct pre-construction meetings with shops personnel, the customer, building coordinators, design services and regulatory personnel. • Coordinate with Shop Supervisors and Leads on complex multi-trade projects, monitor construction activities and resolve issues as they arise throughout the project duration. • Monitor project budget, process change orders as necessary, maintain customer communication throughout project duration relative to; budget, approved scope of work, schedule and other construction impacts. • Perform closeout at project completion including client acceptance of the work, as-built submittal, and final financial review. • Prepare status and budget reports for review by University Departments, customer groups and Facilities Construction’s Assistant Director. In some instances, this includes presentation of these reports on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis to groups listed above. • Coordinate with University Engineering Services and Capital Planning and development design consultants as necessary on more complex projects. • Coordinate with maintenance zones as necessary. • Drive vehicles to walk job sites or transport equipment and personnel.


• Communicate with the Facilities Construction Manager to ensure they are informed of issues associated with unit projects accomplished by UW Facilities shops. • Communicate with personnel in other UW Facilities shops, Maintenance Zone Project Managers, Engineering Services, Design Services, Capital Planning, and outside agencies to facilitate work. • Coordinate all resource deliveries required for accomplishment of projects on schedule and within budget while minimizing building occupant disruption.


• Know and comply with occupational safety and health regulations that apply to work actions and conduct on the job, including Safety Data Sheet (SDS) instructions, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever required. • Maintain professional knowledge of and follow current code/ordinances, safety training requirements, life safety standards, environmental agency requirements and certification/licensing requirements.

Organizational Leadership and Engagement

• Provide technical and policy guidance to skilled trades and administrative support personnel in the absence of their supervisor and/or lead, or under emergency response conditions. • Positively support all management directives and actively promote the purpose and foundational values of Maintenance & Construction (M&C). • Adhere to M&C protocols and all University and UW Facilities policies and procedures including the UW Facilities Leadership Standards, and M&C Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). • Participate in and follow through with M&C process improvement initiatives including incorporating Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation. • Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled.


• Other duties as required

Core Competencies

• Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. • Manage stressful situations and change priorities effectively. • Anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems. • Be responsible and accountable. • Use organizational skills and pay 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.

Requirements include:

• Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ directly related experience. • Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite. • Demonstrated strength in project documentation and development • Demonstrated experience in a broad range of project types • Demonstrated attention to detail and thoroughness in completing tasks and deliverables • Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of safety regulations, building codes, environmental agency requirements, and life safety standards. • Excellent problem-solving skills. Able to anticipate and recognize problems, and develop and implement creative, cost-effective solutions. Able to function within a complex regulatory environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret and apply standards, regulations, policies, and procedures. • Excellent organizational skills. Able to work independently and successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple programs and assigned tasks. Demonstrated flexibility to meet changing and unpredictable requirements. • Must possess strong personal integrity, trustworthiness, and professional work ethic. Proven ability to lead by example in both performance and behavior. • Demonstrated positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude and ability to positively support the organization, applicable policies, and management decisions. Proven ability to take direction, meet expectations, and work cohesively as a member of a team. • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a proven ability to work successfully with people at all levels throughout the organization and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. • Must be able to maintain professional behavior and composure in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer service-driven environment. • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. • Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering. • Experience working in a fast paced, high volume project environment. • Demonstrated proficiency with AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Project. • Experience with tenant improvement projects. • Experience working in a higher education, healthcare, or research environment • Certification as a Project Manager • Registered Engineer or Architect in the State of Washington • LEED Certification • Experience in process improvement initiatives such as Lean and Balanced Scorecard. • Experience working in an occupied hospital.

Conditions of Employment:

• Must be able to regularly navigate construction sites. • Ability to work variable hours. • Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. • Regular and predictable attendance is required.

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.

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