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Construction Project Manager

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Position Title: Construction Project Manager

Department: Facilities Services

Advertised Pay: Base $86,059

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by February 7, 2024

Position Summary: The Construction Project Manager will provide professional project management of design and construction projects for university facilities. Projects may include new construction, fit-out of shell spaces, renovation of existing spaces, and maintenance of existing buildings and campus infrastructure.

Essential Functions:
• Demonstrate leadership, management, organization, and communication skills. Provide excellent customer service to meet client needs and university standards.
• Provide professional direction for project teams to achieve common goals and successful projects.
• Provide consistent, timely and reliable communication between all project stakeholders, including clients, professional service providers, university personnel and contractors to ensure that projects are thoroughly documented and understood.
• Lead the development of project scope, budget and schedule for multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.
• Manage and track project budgets and schedules to ensure timely completion of projects within the established budgets and develop reports as directed.
• Maintain up-to-date project reporting.
• Coordinate in-house review of contract documents with appropriate departments and staff.
• Procure services through partnership with Purchasing Department of design professionals, contractors, and vendors, and administer agreements.
• Review and approve requisitions and payments to contractors, architects, engineers, and vendors.
• Coordinate with contractors and other personnel as necessary to manage change orders and any other issues identified during the build phase.
• Administer rules and policies relating to architectural excellence, and construction priorities, and recommend new and improved programs for effectively managing construction and renovation projects.
• Stay abreast of legislation, building codes, building materials and methods, and university design and construction standards.
• Learn and maintain awareness of project safety requirements, following OSHA standards.
• Participate in committees, task forces, etc. to improve the departmental mission of excellent customer service and project delivery.
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field.
• Six or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, contract administration, technical supervision, and construction and project management.
• Proven ability to interpret architectural/construction drawings, specifications, codes, standards, and regulatory requirements.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology in designing, estimating, planning, and inspecting construction projects and managing project schedules.
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation.
• Experience with permitting, code compliance and local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
• Proven effective abilities to organize and execute small and large projects.
• Effective technical writing skills sufficient to author contracts, specifications, reports, and general office, university or departmental policies and procedures.
• Working knowledge of complex and detailed technical contract language.
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
• Proven proficiency using basic office equipment, personal computer, and Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word software.
• A demonstrated knowledge of building codes, ADA, planning, design, and construction.
Valid Driver's License

Physical Requirements:
• Must have the ability to ascend and descend ladders and stairs.
• Capable of lifting and maneuvering equipment weighing up to fifty pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience utilizing Computer-aided drafting (CAD).

Full time Exempt Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Background Check and Driving History Required


Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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