Construction Project Manager

Washington, DC

Posted: 3/25/21
Deadline: 4/14/21
Salary: $76,310 - $99,193
Reference Number: S009738

About This Organization

The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas.

The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the University provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the University offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Washington, D.C., the nation, and abroad. As a center for intellectual inquiry and research, the University emphasizes the linkage between basic and applied scholarship, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge and theory. The University acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves.

The George Washington University draws upon the rich array of resources from the National Capital Area to enhance its educational endeavors. In return, the University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, contributes talent and knowledge to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Job Duties

The Construction Project Manager position is part of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) at the George Washington University. Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) is comprised of several units that operate and maintain university facilities, including but not limited to providing quality support services for the physical environment of the university, campus planning activities, construction projects, campus development projects, and oversight on building related regulatory matters. For more information, please go to our webpage:
Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) is searching for a Construction Project Manager to manage all construction administration activities and support the Executive Director of Campus Development with the effective management of various project details to include developing construction documents, managing construction details, reviewing requests for information and submittals, and ensuring that all vested parties are apprised of all changes. This role is expected to have specific expertise in roofing and building envelope issue diagnosis, repairs, design, installations, and forensic investigations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Represents Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) at all assigned job/client/building committee meetings and records all business that is discussed.
-Manages various Campus Development lower scope projects, including interior renovations, exterior building modifications, and building systems’ upgrades.
-Manages all project administration efforts, to include contract(s), budget management and consultant procurement for service documents.
-Monitors construction progress of assigned projects through daily site and field inspections and daily reporting to ensure adherence to plans, specifications, and building codes. Anticipates necessary changes during the construction process. Monitors contractors for as-built drawing progress. Identifies critical items and/or operations’ diagnoses’ issues/concerns, investigates, and makes any changes necessary to plan and ensure follow-through.
-Works with contractor/architect of record on corrective actions. Provide oversight and technical information regarding plans, specifications and contracts to GW staff members and outside contract architect/engineer firms. Follows established job protocols and lines of communication between client/University, architect/engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and/or vendors for the duration of the project.
-Reviews and approves change orders, potential change orders, and monthly payments to contractors, architects and vendors supplying construction equipment and furnishings, etc. Mediates contract interpretation issues/claims’ disputes and escalates appropriately.
-Responsible for management and organization of all aspects of assigned projects. Meets/consults with customers, creates initial estimates (including costs, required resources, possible funding sources), and secures both customer and University approvals to proceed.
-Oversees development of drawings for clarifications and change orders in consultation with all parties and project budget. Distributes to appropriate stakeholders.
-Confers with GW personnel regarding design, procurement, and installation of furniture, equipment and fixtures in completed buildings.
-Conducts all tasks relative to project closeout as defined in the project specifications (i.e. punch lists, record drawings), and maintains contact with clients subsequent to project closeout to provide any warranty review and troubleshooting.
-Develops and controls the project budgets and provides regular and ad-hoc budget and/or progress reports.
-Maintains control listing/project files in accordance with the GW standard filing system. Issues, maintains, and logs all drawing revisions. Provides daily reports utilizing the university enterprise software management system.
-Ensures design alignment with university design standards. Reviews and recommends changes in design, engineering, construction/renovation plans, and/or contracts in accordance with own expertise and/or recommendations of others. Ensures appropriate approvals.
-Develops initial project work plans, budget estimates, and project schedules. Modifies/adapts plans as necessary throughout the project. Ensures the plans are followed/executed. Reviews general conditions and set projects’ “ground rules” in alignment with contract documents.
-Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional Engineer License
Looking for an individual with the following characteristics:
• Commitment to GW’s values
• Intellectual, professional and a person of integrity
• Honest, with the highest ethical standards
• Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves orientation
• Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard worker. Takes initiative; very high energy
• Personally accountable. Assumes ownership, control and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others;
• Sincere, open, and direct communicator. Puts organizational interests above self- interests and is comfortable expressing candid opinions
• Highest levels of responsiveness
• Combination of strong intellect that is combined with a practical and realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done
• Ability to demonstrate initiative, a strong desire to succeed and exert the extraordinary effort often required
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
• Ability to work with faculty and staff in a respectful way
• Establish trust and credibility with institutional leadership and across the University
• Seeks “win-win” solutions to help foster continued integration and collaboration
• Flexible and receptive to change; and
• A positive “can-do” attitude.
• Must be responsive to after-hours calls from associates and other colleagues.

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$76,310 - $99,193

Other Info

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Required Application Materials

Resume, Cover Letter