Columbia Basin College (CBC) seeks a Capital Projects & Space
Planning Manager to join our team. The Capital Projects & Space
Planning Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and
management of the College’s capital projects planning and project
management in cooperation with the State Board of Community and
Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and the Department of Enterprise
Services (DES) staff. Additionally, the incumbent will be
responsible for establishing a comprehensive space planning program
to assure effective utilization of campus facilities consistent
with the concept of quality for the intended use. The Manager will
prepare a variety of planning, space utilization, and project
reports to inform senior leadership and campus constituencies
regarding the need for facility replacement, renovation, or
repairs, and to support related decisions to best position the
College’s physical assets to meet future programmatic needs. This
position actively supports and engages in CBC's values for student
learning, culture of excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion,
sustainability and wellbeing. This position reports to the
Assistant Vice President for Campus Operations.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will
be given to applicants whose complete application has been received
by August 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
- Plan, manage and supervise all aspects of capital project
management including timeline creation, milestone completions and
stakeholder notification; coordinate and recommend plans for major
and minor capital projects submitted to the State Board for
Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) for funding;
- Coordinate all capital projects with the DES including
completion, submission, and record-keeping of all pertinent files,
records, paperwork, design drawings, etc. necessary to achieve high
quality and timely capital projects;
- Perform all budget planning, tracking, coding and forecasting
for all major and minor capital projects to ensure the best use of
resources and the successful completion of projects;
- Meet with customers to understand their needs and objectives,
work with architects and engineers to develop a plan based on those
criteria, and present that plan to the customer and Assistant Vice
President as a recommended path forward;
- Effectively communicate with customers for initial and ongoing
project planning items as well as facilitate coordination of
outages and disruptions; build and support a culture of
communication with everyone associated with capital projects;
- Coordinate with the Director for Facilities to develop and
maintain lists and reports of facilities deficiencies and assist
with field surveys, cost estimation, and reporting to State Board
- Collaborate with the Directors for Information Services,
Facilities and Campus Safety & Security to ensure department
needs are met through all capital projects;
- Coordinate with other departments to create and maintain campus
standards documentation for capital projects and ensure their
compliance throughout the design and construction process;
- Lead and manage the annual carpet replacement, painting, and
project cleaning programs assuring timely, high-quality completion
on time and within budget;
- Coordinate and assist with the development and planning of
campus space inventory and support the executive team regarding
facility space utilization, office moves, and related space
planning needs such an on-campus moves and evaluation of space for
- Maintain building inventory systems to assure square footage
and valuation are updated in appropriate State and College
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree* in engineering, architecture, construction
management, project management or other related field from an
institutionally accredited college or university; and
- Two (2) years of successful experience in facilities planning,
management and construction.
- Associate’s degree* or significant course completion towards a
- Four (4) years of successful experience in facilities planning,
management and construction.
- Thorough understanding of construction project planning and
management, including budgeting, scheduling, permitting, and
- Interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate
effectively with key stakeholders both verbally and in
*Applicable professional experience may be substituted for
Project Management :
- Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction
management, project management, business administration or related
field from an institutionally accredited college or
- Five (5) years of capital project leadership experience
specifically in a higher education setting;
- Knowledge of local building codes; and
- Experience using facilities data management systems, room
utilization systems, and construction workflow management system
such as Bluebeam, Microsoft Project, etc.
Work independently to develop
project plans; coordinate projects; communicate changes and
progress; complete projects on time and budget; and manage project
Balance team and individual
responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’
views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive
team spirit; put success of team above own interests; able to build
morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; and support
everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Visionary Leadership :
Display passion and optimism;
inspire respect and trust; mobilize others to fulfill the vision;
and provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
Change Management :
Develop workable implementation
plans; communicate changes effectively; build commitment and
overcome resistance; prepare and support those affected by change;
and monitor transition and evaluate results.
Exhibit confidence in self and others;
inspire and motivate others to perform well; can effectively
influence the actions and opinions of others; accept feedback from
others; and give appropriate recognition to others.
Managing Other Staff :
Include staff in planning,
decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; take
responsibility for subordinates’ activities; make yourself
available to staff; provide regular performance feedback; develop
subordinates’ skills and encourage growth; solicit and apply
customer feedback (internal and external); foster quality focus in
others; improve processes, products and services; and continually
work to improve supervisory skills.
Business Acumen :
Understand business implications of
decisions; display orientation to profitability; demonstrate
knowledge of market and competition; and align work with strategic
Cost Consciousness :
Work within approved budget;
develop and implement cost savings measures; contribute to profits
and revenue; and conserve organizational resources.
Ability to speak clearly and
persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get
clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group
presentation skills; participates in meetings.
Written Communication Skills:
Writes clearly and
informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing
style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to
read and interpret written information.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time exempt position.
The standard work hours will be Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however, work
hours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend
work may be required. This position is overtime exempt.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record
history will be conducted. Information from the background check
will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in
determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform
in the position.
Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare
whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of
sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are
currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an
investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at
the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary
education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to
declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or
findings subject to this statute.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational
and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of
federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to
maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and
documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to
work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control
Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative
action plan and encourages applications from persons of color,
women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources
Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need
accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human
Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.
OTHER JOB ELEMENTS:
The working conditions listed below represent those that must
be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential
functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the
WORKING CONDITIONS :
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is
frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate,
reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility
including having the ability to move materials on a regular basis
such as files, books, office equipment, etc. and travel between
buildings on campus. Manual dexterity and coordination are required
to operate equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and
standard office equipment.
Work environment includes office and other settings as appropriate.
The noise level in the work area is typical of most office
environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and