Construction Professional - Construction Manager, Construction Professional - Project Manager, Executive
4 Year Degree
Job ID: 3168
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application at careers.cwu.edu.
The Director of Capital is responsible for managing work defining and implementing effective project design, construction and management processes and tools, and driving bottom line results by ensuring that the institution is able to consistently deliver quality projects on time and on budget. The director plays a key role in planning and administering budget and controlling expenditures, and maintains a standard of excellence for both work processes and outcomes with a strong emphasis on customer service. The director also serves as part of the larger Operations Leadership Team. The Director of Capital has a dotted line reporting responsibility to the Associate Vice President - Campus Planning & Facilities Management and is expected to work in collaboration with this functional area.
Job Duties Administrative
Oversee capital planning and project management operations, defining and implementing effective project design, construction and management processes and tools; driving bottom line results by ensuring that Operations is able to consistently deliver quality projects on time and on budget.
Serve as liaison to the university, community, and outside contractors and vendors on all matters related to projects and project management.
Develop and implement short and long-range strategic plans, project plans, and align appropriate project groups. Develop and implement campus capital aspirational campus master plan related to capital expenditures. Assist in the preparation of applications and plans for state/city/county funds, impact fees, developer fees, bond funds and other local funding sources that support short and long range goals of the facility master plan.
Develop and implement department operational procedures and guidelines.
Direct the project management processes, standards, and scope of all capital, auxiliary, and in-house projects in collaboration with the Facilities Management team.
Ensure time, cost, quality, and satisfaction metrics are met and project risks are mitigated.
Oversee capital budget submittal process in coordination with the Vice President of Operations, finance manager, Facilities Management, and appropriate university administration.
Collaborate with department staff, legislative support staff, and university administration to develop capital budget priorities; ensures that state timelines/deadlines are met.
Assist with the development of the facility condition index assessments and recommend capital projects to address issues identified in the assessments.
Collaborate with the Facilities Management Administrative team on construction renovation and infrastructure projects; provide input to the 5-year deferred maintenance plan.
Create schedules and manages standards and templates such as project plans, project organization, stakeholder outlines, charter templates, business and associated project-related materials. Distribute and manage the work; continuously identify opportunities to improve processes and efficiencies.
Manage overall consultant and public works contract administration and project cost control. Oversee progress of work and coordinate construction and post-construction activities to minimize impact on university operations.
Serves as project manager, as assigned.
Serves on committees, as assigned.
Maintain a standard of excellence for both work processes and outcomes with a strong emphasis on customer service.
Create an atmosphere of professionalism, dignity, and respect.
Create and maintain collaborative relationship with bargaining units and follows collective bargaining agreements.
Budget and Planning
Plan, administer, and control expenditures (labor, supplies, and equipment).
Monitor expenditures and perform quality control inspections to ensure adherence with university, state, and federal regulations.
Recommend budget adjustments and annual budget priorities.
Develop specifications and approve purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials required by the department.
Direct and approve the ordering, utilization, and inventory of all materials and equipment for the planning and project unit.
Determine the need for outside contractors and manages preparation of bid document and selection of contractors.
Supervise, instruct, and train staff in proper processes and effective workflow.
Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees;
Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations;
Ensure employees have necessary resources;
Oversee and direct the work of staff; serve as mentor, coach and leader, and resolve complaints or issues;
Promote professional development opportunities;
Develop and foster supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement;
Communicate information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community;
Take corrective action in a timely manner;
Recognize and reward employees for good performance;
Schedule employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests;
Adjust leadership style as needed to achieve results;
Recognize value of and promote a diverse workforce. Value and encourage diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork.
* Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant area (architecture, engineering, construction management) and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in master planning and project management OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Demonstrated knowledge of construction, engineering and/or architecture procurement and other project related activities, including their interfaces and interdependencies.
Proficiency using Microsoft Project and other project management tools.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills facilitating interactions with a diverse range of individuals.
Master's Degree in a related field.
Project Management Professional Certification (PMP).
Demonstrated ability to develop and optimize project management processes.
Well-developed managerial skills including experience with performance management, feedback, and progressive discipline.
Experience working with the State of Washington legislative staff and key capital stakeholders in realization of outcomes and goals.
Perform our Best: Interact daily with faculty, students, staff, and others in the campus community, as well as outside agencies, in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty, and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical, and professional differences.
Leadership: Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and promote the efficiency of team members. Ability to train employees in all related activities.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines, and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application at careers.cwu.edu and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: August 6, 2019
Additional Salary Information: Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
Internal Number: 3168
About Central Washington University
Central Washington University (CWU) is one of three public comprehensive universities in Washington State. CWU was founded in 1891 as a “normal” school for the preparation of K-12 school teachers. The school became a College of Education in 1937, a state college in 1961, and a comprehensive university in 1977.
Offering more than 135 bachelor's and master's degrees, the university enrolls approximately 12,000 students and employs about 1,800 people. CWU’s student-faculty ratio is 20:1; about 25 percent of students and 33 percent of freshmen are people of color. CWU enrolls and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. The university holds regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Student success is the core of the university’s mission. Faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. Externally sponsored grants and contracts funded during fiscal year 2018 totaled $14.3 million. The largest awards were from the US Department of Education and... the National Science Foundation. CWU faculty and alumni have received numerous honors and recognition, including CEO of the year, National Teacher of the Year, National Principal of the Year, and national-level recognition in many disciplines, from music to physics.
The university has been very successful in adding and maintaining modern, state-of-the-art facilities. The state has invested more than a quarter billion dollars in CWU facilities since 2008. In recent years, campus construction and remodeling projects have included impressive science facilities, a music building, and a new, spacious student union and recreation facility. In all, there are 57 academic and 32 auxiliary buildings. In addition, CWU provides education programs at eight other locations: six University Centers co-located with community colleges, and educational sites at Sammamish and Joint Base Lewis McChord, the largest military installation on the West Coast.
CWU plays a key role in the economic, educational and cultural vitality of the community and region. Faculty, staff, and students contribute research and service in the public interest. In addition, the university provides instructional and library resources for the community and partners with other educational service providers to enrich access and opportunity to education for citizens of the region. Each year more than 350 dramatic and musical performances, art and museum exhibitions, lectures, and athletic events are open to campus and community members.
The Community and Region
CWU’s exceptionally beautiful and well-maintained residential campus occupies 367 acres in Ellensburg, the largest city and county seat of historic Kittitas County, one of the ten fastest growing counties in the country. The city is situated in the geographic center of the state and on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Central Washington is a world-class destination for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, whitewater rafting, boating, skiing and snowboarding.
As one of Washington’s founding communities, Ellensburg’s downtown is composed of beautiful brick buildings largely constructed between 1889 and 1917, and located just three blocks from the CWU campus. Weekends bring delicious local food, fresh produce, regional crafts, and eclectic entertainment downtown at the Kittitas County Farmer’s Market. Ellensburg is home to many top arts and cultural events in Washington, including Jazz in the Valley, Dachshunds on Parade, Buskers in the ‘Burg, The Ellensburg Rodeo, and Winterhop Brewfest.
Ellensburg is located approximately 100 miles east of the Seattle metropolitan area. Top employers either headquartered or with a large presence in the region include Amazon, Starbucks, Costco Wholesale, Boeing, Microsoft, Providence Health & Services, Barrett Business Services, Nordstrom, and T-Mobile. The City of Spokane is 2.5 hours away and the Tri-Cities--Kennewick, Pasco, Richland--is an easy, two-hour drive.
Central Washington is home to a flourishing wine industry, with more than 100 wineries. Among the world's leading producer of hops, the area also is home to regionally well-known micro-breweries.
For more information about CWU and the community in Ellensburg, please visit http://www.cwu.edu/community