University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
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Posted on March 15, 2020
Req #: 172261
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Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/14/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 

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

Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This position will be posted Open until Filled, however, to ensure consideration, please apply by Jan. 27, 2020.  

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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

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 Construction Project 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.

Construction Managers are responsible for a major project or they may be assigned multiple special projects. 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.


• 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.
• 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.
• Ensure that adequate construction support services and facilities are provided as required for in a timely manner.

Related Duties

• 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:
• Set-up and manage field office where applicable.
• Hire and supervise field staff as required.
• Field inspections to determine construction site conditions.
• Furnish to contractor field sketches as appropriate; evaluate and/or initiate changes to contract documents to resolve field problems.
• Coordinate hazardous material abatement work.
• Direct and monitor performance associated construction phase consultants and vendors, including test lab and geotechnical engineers.
• Review and approve monthly progress payments.
• Request and monitor University support services when required for construction support, quality assurance inspections, testing or other investigations.
• Coordinate site visits for University officials and guests.
• Obtain necessary approvals for and coordinate building occupancy.
• 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.
• Respond to problems during the warranty period.
• Working with University project manager, establish safety requirements for each project.
• Review safety plans from contractors.
• Perform safety audits.
• Report incidents and perform incident investigations.

Supervision Received

• Supervision is received from the Project Manager, or Senior Construction Manager, or when assigned to a major project; direction from a Director or Unit Manager.

Supervision Exercised

• Supervise Construction Assistants, temporary staff, or student employees.
• Other duties as required.

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, which includes being tactful and courteous.
• Exhibit a professional work ethic.
• Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Requirements include:

• Bachelor's degree of Science in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering and seven years related work experience.
• Certification as a registered engineer or architect in the State of Washington is preferred.
• Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.
• 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.


• 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,
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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.

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 equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or