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Whitworth University


300 W. Hawthorne Rd., Auld House

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Job Category: Construction

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $60,361 - $67,462

Experience: Education: High school diploma or GED; Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Experience: Minimum five (5) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


Listing Expires: February 14, 2020

Job Description:


The Project Manager facilitates or assists in execution of various construction projects from start to finish. Under the guidance of more senior project management personnel, this position will review design and bidding documents, prepare cost estimates, evaluate contractor bids, and monitor construction progress and scheduling. The position reviews plans and other technical documents, answers questions regarding the scope and/or timing of the project, and monitors costs and project progress. A critical skill set will be effective communication across all levels of Faculty, Staff, Board of Trustees and outside vendors to ensure the department delivers excellent customer service, provides regular updates on project progress, and completing every project according to expectations. This position is for 24 months and may be extended based upon business need and available funding.


Administration and Design Support
• Coordinate or assistant in coordinating multiple projects at various phases and in various locations, from project identification through design, planning, owner approval, permit issuance, construction phase, commissioning and owner acceptance.
• Ensure project design meets the needs of stakeholders and construction contracts are performed according to the design and specifications.
• Review plans for compliance with local, state, federal and other regulatory codes.
• Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of construction and maintenance projects.
• Provide optimal customer service to Whitworth departments for projects to meet department objectives.
• Coordinate department review of construction plans for facilities owned by Whitworth University.
• Create or assist in creating project schedules by studying project plans and specifications; calculating time requirements and sequencing project elements.
• Manage project administrative support, to include development and maintenance of job files, preparation of all required correspondence, and coordination of meetings; monitors project progress, expenditures, and requirements.
• Conduct walk-throughs on completed projects with project teams and stakeholders. Ensure 100% completion of project in a timely manner.
• Identify improvement or maintenance projects needed on campus that improve operations, save energy or reduce operational costs.
• Maintain a safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Budget and Status Support
• Create or assist in creating budgets, costs and schedules for different campus construction and maintenance projects.
• Provide support for project phases and elements including reviewing bids from contractors.
• Develop cost estimates for university department-initiated remodel projects.
• Monitor and analyze project cost estimates, expenditures, and forecasts.
• Review expenditures for approval; assist with administering vendor contracts
• Provide weekly project activity reports for schedule, budget and current work activity.
• Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.

• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
• Experience working with diverse populations and evidence that demonstrates cultural responsiveness by collaborating with stakeholders.
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

• Working knowledge of construction operations and building trades (including but not limited to site work, structures, electrical, plumbing, HVAC).
• Knowledge and familiarity with current federal, state and local environmental regulations and policies; building mechanical, lighting and integrated building control systems; and applicable building codes and state regulations.
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, organization, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan and meet deadlines.
• Proficiency with computers including Office365; familiarity with project management software and Sketch-up or other graphic design software.
• Ability to lead project teams as well as work as a team member.
• Ability to think strategically, analyze, and problem solve.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, students and vendors.
• Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without an accommodation, moderate lifting up to 25 lbs., and the ability to be mobile across campus.