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Job Details


Req #: 176811
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 02/18/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 

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

Shift: First Shift 

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 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.

The Project Delivery Group (PDG) has an outstanding opportunity for a Capital Projects Project Manager to serve as the Universitys representative to lead the planning, design, procurement, construction, and acceptance of capital or real estate projects within the limits of delegated authority and the approved project budget. Well-planned projects ensure clear expectations, roles and responsibilities are clearly identified, business cases are well defined and business and project governance is defined.  The foundation of our planning comes from the One Capital Plan and the Campus Master Plan.

Project Managers are responsible for one or more major projects, multiple special projects or real estate projects. Major projects are typically construction of new buildings or major renovations of an existing building, and projects above $15M are reported on monthly to the Universitys Board of Regents and other campus leadership. Special projects are typically renovations of portions of an existing building or utility system.  Real estate projects are typically new buildings or interior fit-outs that include lease agreement negotiations; they may occur in buildings owned by other entities on their property or on property ground leased to them by the University.  Occasionally, major projects may be delivered by a private developer through a ground lease of University-owned property for occupancy by the University and/or third parties.

The Project Delivery Group places a strong emphasis on skilled and versatile project managers who are able to lead projects through their full life-cycle from planning through post-occupancy.   We value a leadership mindset, excellent communication skills, and facility with budgets and schedules, and ability to work with all members of project delivery teams in a highly collaborative environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

70%     Manages multiple projects at various phases and in various locations, from project identification through design, approvals, permit issuance, construction, commissioning and overall project close out.
Work with user groups and appropriate University units, develop project goals, scope, budget and schedule to support the program.  Describe this in the Project Work Plan and obtain approval for execution. 
Manage the project according to achieve project goals within the approved budget and schedule parameters.
Obtain approval for changes to budget and schedule where required.
Procure and manage the work of the project team to maximize collaboration and project value.
For Real Estate projects, ensure the project is being tracked, governed, and reported on consistent with University goals and requirements. 
Working in partnership with the University construction manager, review project during construction, review of changes to ensure programmatic, budgetary and schedule conformance; recommend final project acceptance, and participate in resolution of contract disputes.
Develops project hazard analysis. Develop plan and obtain approval for program to address hazards. Work with the University construction manager to establish safety requirements with each project.
Coordinate review and approves change orders; approve invoices, review projects for compliance with contract commitments, prepare project status and budget reports; prepare documents for review by institutional governing boards;
Ensure project issues are resolved at the lowest possible level and utilize the project governance structure effectively.

20%      Participate with other UW Facilities units in formation of given projects, including establishment of goals, budget, schedule, funding plan, and benchmarking.
Participate in and support the space/asset management effort and functions to manage UW physical assets to produce highest return considering the Campus Master Plan, Land Use Plan, and Strategic Plan.
Responsible for ensuring that project data and reports are updated as required in various UW Facilities reporting databases.

5%       Conduct consultant selection process; estimates fees, evaluate proposals, recommend consultant selection, negotiates and prepare contract agreements.
Direct the work of consultants to provide project design in conformance with project program, budget and schedule.

5%       Represent the institution to Federal, State and local funding, planning and regulatory agencies.  Keep appropriate governmental and interest groups fully informed; organize and participate in presentations to institutional governing boards and committees.

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 eight years related work experience.

    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.
    Certification as a registered engineer or architect in the State of Washington is preferred.
    Familiarity with architectural drawings, furniture, and space planning concepts.
    Experience with major/minor renovations, tenant improvement and ground-up construction projects a plus.
    Higher education, public works or developer 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.

    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

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