Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
This position is located within Facilities Development and Capital Budget (FDCB) in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. FDCB and the division support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
During the design and construction phase of University Public Works projects, as our Construction Project Coordinator, you will work closely with the University project manager and support, manage, oversee, monitor and hold accountable through the implementation of multiple measures the construction team. This team includes the Contractors, Design Consultants. Special Inspectors and, Facilities Management crews. You will also act as liaison with University faculty, staff and project stakeholders. The result of these actions and responsibilities teamed with those of responsible charge is the presentation of new and / or renovated and upgraded facilities housing and supporting the Western Washington University Education mission.
Your responsibilities will include:
Reviewing construction project plans and specifications for constructability/adherence to University standards/Value Engineering (VE) opportunities
Implementing, promoting, and enforcing measures to ensure contractor accountability and adherence to project contract
Monitoring and initiating construction project documentation and communications
Reviewing and providing comments and recommendations for the effective use of Critical Path Method for project schedule management
Managing project utility shut downs
Attending, monitoring, organizing and promoting effectiveness of project construction meetings
Aiding and coordinating project closeout with Project Manager; manage project transition and handover to Facilities Management
5 years of experience in construction project management and /or construction superintendent position
Ability to manage project schedules and maintain/meet deadlines
Proven ability to work independently
Ability to serve as an effective member or leader of a team
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills with design consultants, contractors and stakeholders
Demonstrated effective professional interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a professional and productive manner with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences
Demonstrated ability to adapt to shifting demands and time lines
Demonstrated ability to effectively translate, simplify and communicate technical information to stakeholders
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering with Construction Project Management emphasis
Working, hands on experience, with Excel, Outlook, Word, CPM scheduling programs
Experience with e-Builder
Experience developing and implementing Construction Project Quality Control program
Building Commissioning experience
Enjoy the technical complexities and project team communications of complex building construction projects
Experience working in a higher education environment
Understanding of facility maintenance/construction practices and terminology
New hires typically start at $5603/month including an excellent benefits package.
This position is part of bargaining unit PTE and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Public School Employees of WWU.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Position closes October 26, 2018
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the office of the Vice President for enrollment and Student Services. The report can be found at http://www.wwu.edu/vpess/annualsafetyreport.shtml.
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.