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The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the project oversight of major construction and renovation projects, including the planning, design, construction, commissioning and occupancy of institutional buildings and leased space. Requires a high level of experience with all phases of project planning and implementation, and assumes responsibilities over multiple projects, leading multi-functional teams, and providing strategic direction across all project initiatives.
The Senior Project Manager will effectively complete projects within the specified project requirements, schedule, budget, and programmatic purpose. Successful projects are achieved through active leadership and stakeholder partnering. Assigned projects will vary in scope and include complexities requiring initiative, communication, risk management thinking, and problem solving as well as knowledge of multifaceted design and construction issues and specialties.
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
Manage all facets of project management (budget, schedule, quality & risk) for diverse capital improvement projects including planning, estimating, design, construction, commissioning, punch list, occupancy and closeout
Develop and coordinate multiple capital projects of varying size and complexity
Direct, coordinate, and review the preparation of schematic, design development, and construction documents, and work schedules of outside firms. Lead the project team to develop solutions to issues that arise during all phases to achieve project goals
Interface with users to define project requirements. Ensure user needs and objectives are incorporated as well as institutional design standards within the project budget
Effectively manage the project costs to optimize the utilization of available funds
Solicit cost proposals, conduct standard request for proposals, completes bid analyses, and recommend resources
Consult, coordinate and communicate with users, campus groups, Leadership, Engineering, IT, Administration and other stakeholders regarding project status and impacts
Track progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, and timelines. Report status and variances. Create action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule.
Assesses change requests to determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk; make recommendations, secure appropriate approvals, and issue change orders
Assist with long-term capital planning and campus master plans
Other duties as assigned
Required core competencies:
Read plans and blueprints, and determine alignment with project goals, costs and schedule
Ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks
Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a proven ability to work successfully with people at all levels throughout the organization
Able to maintain professional behavior and composure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Able to anticipate and recognize problems, and develop and implement creative, cost-effective solutions
Able to work independently and successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and assigned tasks
Demonstrated flexibility to meet changing and unpredictable requirements
Must possess strong personal integrity, trustworthiness, and professional work ethic
Bachelors Degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) in a related area of study
Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible project management experience with demonstrated experience in a range of project types
Ability to navigate construction sites
Ability to lead and collaborate effectively with a range of subject-matter experts, including architects, engineers, specialty consultants, contractors, financial specialists, legal counsel and developers
Experience with the principles of architectural design, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, construction industry practices and procedures, building codes, and life safety standards.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Office, Excel, and Microsoft Project
Project management experience in an institutional/higher educational setting
10 years of project management experience
Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies
Proficiency with AutoCAD
Experience with design-build and construction manager delivery methods
Project Management Professional (PMP) or related professional certification or credentials
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.