Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEManage all aspects of a large scale, complex, or significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget. Design, communicate, and implement a plan for completing the project; monitor progress and performance against the plan; resolve operational problems, minimize delays. Identify, develop, and gather necessary resources to complete the project. Review complex engineering designs and work specifications; develop schedules, budgets and forecasts; select materials, equipment, project staff, and contractors. Estimate costs, resources, and time required to complete. Monitor activities, allocate resources, and assign tasks to ensure targets are met. Select and manage the activities of contractors to ensure they are integrated into the project and the organization receives satisfactory standards of service. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSManage the development and implementation of new construction and renovation projects, serving as the liaison for the university with university personnel, designers and contractors as required through project completion. Conduct feasibility studies; scope definition; develop preliminary sketches; develop contracts for designers, contractors and other outside supporting entities; develop bidding documents to obtain competitive proposals. Prepare project budgets and preliminary schedules and assure compliance with codes and standards, including NFPA Life Safety Code, ADA requirements, etc.; including WSU Construction Design Standards.Provide overall project management on concurrent projects while adhering to university priorities and policies. Proactively assist in the management of design and construction phase activities by effectively planning, anticipating and coordinating tasks with impacted parties and customers.Provide internal consulting assistance to departmental and divisional personnel for which engineering project elements are included. Assist in the commissioning of mechanical and electrical systems and components. Work within the university Schools/Colleges/Divisions (S/C/D's) to develop project scope and budgets.Lead or assist investigations into project-related engineering issues and assist in the development of resolutions. Prepare contracts and change orders in accordance with university policies. Maintain a documented real-time understanding project budget performance. Maintain a current and documented understanding of the status of project activities to monitor and control schedule performance.Review for accuracy and approve applications for payment and related project invoices. Prepare performance reports and work status reports utilizing work order management and project tracking software. Maintain appropriate project records, both paper and electronic, through project completion.Ensure timely development and completion of punchlist, transfer of close-out documents, facilities operations training, and project closure.Attend professional seminars and symposiums; review literary magazines, trade journals, and informational publications to keep abreast of technological advancements in specialized subjects. Attend meetings and serve on committees, as required.Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor's Degree. Graduation from an accredited college or university in mechanical or electrical engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Registration as Licensed Engineer preferred.EXPERIENCEMust possess a minimum of five years' experience and applicable working knowledge of all aspects of construction practices, including but not limited to, applying contract language, invoicing, AIA Applications for Payment, sworn statements, waivers, certified payrolls, time and materials breakouts, materials and labor payment bonds, performance bonds, warranties, asbuilts, punchlists, experience in commissioning and project closeout procedures, etc. Seven years' experience preferred.Experience in preparation of budgets, development of project schedules, development and interpretation of construction documents, and all aspects of construction contract administration. Knowledge and experience in engineering design, especially construction coordination of mechanical, electrical and structural systems.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESPLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Refined organizational and time-management skills.INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Refined interpersonal skills are mandatory. Must relate to people in an open, friendly, respectful and acceptable manner; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers. Must be aggressive in protecting the University's interests and stewardship of university funds. COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both verbally and in writing.
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