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Capital Project Manager - DC M

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: Capital Construction
Location: Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Categories: Architecture / Construction / Planning, Other, Program/Project Management

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Capital Construction and Renovations and in collaboration with the Supervisory Project Managers, the Capital Project Manager (PM) will provide advanced levels of project management services for various types of capital outlay construction and renovation projects for the university in the Greater Washington D.C. Metro/Northern Virginia area. This includes but is not limited to the recently announced Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA. In addition, the Capital Project Manager will supervise a team consisting of an Assistant Capital Project Manager (APM) and an Administrative Assistant. Assigned projects span the project inception phase, through design and construction, and conclude after start-up, occupancy and warranty period. This includes the management of contracts, project budgets, schedules, and associated coordination/communication. Represent Virginia Tech during the design/construction process and serve as the owner’s primary contact. Manage and coordinate the project team (Architects/Engineers, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, etc.). Ensure design and construction optimizes university program goals, while conforming to the project’s established criteria for scope, cost, schedule and quality. Manage assigned projects and coordinate involvement of all participants in the design, value engineering, document review, construction, occupancy, closeout, warranty, and financial management processes. The PM will provide guidance and oversight of projects assigned to the team(s).

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Engineering,
or Building Construction; OR training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree.
Proven track record for successfully managing complex projects with an individual total value of $100 million or more.
Significant project management experience with comprehensive understanding of the various phases of design and construction, as well as the construction industry as a whole.
Working knowledge of complex site/building design with a strong emphasis on construction processes including major site logistics, integrated project delivery methods, project life cycle, life cycle analysis, and complex building components.
Proven ability to strategically provide recommendations and project management guidance ensuring successful projects to include negotiation, online collaboration, utilization of project management technology, and maintenance of records.
Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent major and minor projects with respect to technical, professional and fiscal issues.
Ability to work in and develop a team atmosphere and provide superior client service in a diverse environment.
Ability to interpret complex design/construction documents and effectively administer design/construction/consultant contracts throughout the project.
Experience managing, coordinating, and executing project requirements for projects that have multiple stakeholders.
Ability to read/interpret construction schedules.
Basic knowledge of building codes and construction means and methods.
Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered/Licensed Architect or Engineer in Virginia (as defined by the Code of
Virginia), or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Design/Build, Design/Bid/Build, and Construction Manager-at-Risk construction experience.
LEED Certification and familiarity with sustainable design and construction.
Knowledge of construction delivery software (BIM/Revit, MS Project, Primavera, LaserFiche etc.) and Microsoft Office programs.
Prior supervisory experience managing employees and project teams.
Previous construction experience in a higher education setting.
Previous experience working with the Virginia Division of Engineering and Buildings, a university building official, or similar offices.



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Additional Information

This is a full-time, calendar year, restricted appointment which may be renewed annually. However, there is no presumption of renewal for this appointment. Continuation of this appointment, even during the initial year, is subject to the availability of funds, the need for services, and satisfactory performance. Faculty on restricted appointments are not eligible for severance benefits.
Work is performed both in office setting and also at construction sites which may
include inclement weather.
Must be able to travel to construction sites and traverse uneven terrain.
Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, reach, bend, climb, push/pull and perform repetitive motion primarily through use of keyboarding.
Must have a driver's license check and conviction check.
Will be required to travel to Blacksburg with some overnight stays required.
As needed, may be required to be on construction site during off hours.
May be required to work additional hours or modified work schedule to meet the needs of the department.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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