Project Manager Construction
Valley Medical Center - Renton, WA

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The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the organization.

TITLE:
PROJECT MANAGER/ARCHITECT

ROLE:
See job description for

Service Partner

for generic job duties.

AREA OF ASSIGNMENT:
Facilities Engineering Department

HOURS OF WORK:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday

RESPONSIBLE TO:
Director, Facilities Management

PREREQUISITES:
1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture or related Engineering Field preferred.

2. Registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Washington preferred.

3. One year qualified experience in construction project management and/or design in the facilities maintenance, design, and/or construction industries. Healthcare experience preferred.

4. Knowledge of AutoCAD Release 2000, Windows 2000, Microsoft Office 2000, As-built drawing management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Knowledge of the principles and theories of general construction trade practices, construction contracts, project management, architectural/engineering firm negotiations, specifications, and project scope/design development.

2. Working knowledge of the codes and standards applicable to public-sector healthcare settings.

3. Understanding of materials and methods utilized in electrical, mechanical, and structural systems.

4. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.

5. Ability to follow instructions and specifications, and to learn increasingly more complex operations and techniques.

6. Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.

7. Professional manner and grooming.

8. Demonstrates exceptional communication skills both verbal and written that will be effective with a diverse population.

9. Personal mannerisms that exude energy, empathy, compassion, problem solving, and active listening.

UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT, AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position requires ability to assess situations rapidly and make appropriate decisions, based on sound judgment. Problem solving and planning skills essential, as well as, the ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume work environment. Physical requirements, include: having adequate vision and hearing to perform daily responsibilities; the ability to lift seventy five (75) pounds waist occasionally; being subject to considerable standing, stooping, kneeling and bending; the ability to work in overhead, stretched, cramped and awkward positions; the ability to work on ladders and scaffolds; the ability to wear a properly fitted respirator while performing work; and the ability to read, write and speak English. Requires ability to maintain professional manner when dealing with employees and the public. Regular and punctual attendance is a condition of employment.

The position requires work to be performed both inside and outside in all type of weather. The incumbent is occasionally exposed to sudden temperature changes when working on outside projects as well as dampness, water, mud, and fumes. The incumbent can potentially be exposed to refrigerant burns, infections, chemicals, gases, bruises, cuts, electric shocks, dust, dirt, and skin and lung irritation as well as exposure to more serious injuries as the result of falls or the close proximity to construction activities. When work in a hazardous location is required, the employee is required to utilize proper safety clothing, gear and equipment.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Generic Job Functions:
See Generic Job Description for Service Partner.

B. Unique Job Functions:
Provides programming, develops scopes of work and prepares cost estimates for capital facilities improvements and/or maintenance projects necessary to support the healthcare mission at all VMC facilities.

Prepare construction documents and provide other professional services for miscellaneous in-house projects as directed by the Director of Facilities.

Acts as project manager for small works design and construction projects including budgeting, scheduling, directing consultants, designing, bidding, administering construction, and reviewing applications for payment.

Assist Director in planning, developing, and coordinating large and complex architectural and engineering projects.

Provides project management and construction administration services for capital facilities improvements efforts at VMC facilities to include coordinating and interfacing, as necessary, with authorities having jurisdiction, clinical/medical staff, architectural/engineering consulting firms, and VMC staff.

Provides professional input to the VMC Facilities Master Plan to include preparation of capital budgets, long term planning, prioritization of projects, and coordination of the overall facilities program with the clinical and business needs of VMC.

Manages, coordinates and schedules all necessary interfacing with agencies to include City building inspection officials, State and City Fire Marshals, State Department of Health officials, Environmental Agencies, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Agencies, Healthcare Finance Agency, and other governmental jurisdictions.

Reviews all design and construction projects at VMC to insure compliance with all applicable codes and standards to include the NFPA Life Safety Code. Recommends corrective action for deficiencies encountered.

Manages, maintains, and updates all as-built and record file drawings, plans, and specifications at VMC.

Coordinates with consultants to survey construction areas for hazardous materials to insure proper abatement, remediation, and/or documentation, as necessary.

Completes other duties as assigned by the Director and as they arise in facilities project development and management activities.

Job Qualifications:
PREREQUISITES:
1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture or related Engineering Field preferred.

2. Registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Washington preferred.

3. One year qualified experience in construction project management and/or design in the facilities maintenance, design, and/or construction industries. Healthcare experience preferred.

4. Knowledge of AutoCAD Release 2000, Windows 2000, Microsoft Office 2000, As-built drawing management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Knowledge of the principles and theories of general construction trade practices, construction contracts, project management, architectural/engineering firm negotiations, specifications, and project scope/design development.

2. Working knowledge of the codes and standards applicable to public-sector healthcare settings.

3. Understanding of materials and methods utilized in electrical, mechanical, and structural systems.

4. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.

5. Ability to follow instructions and specifications, and to learn increasingly more complex operations and techniques.

6. Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.

7. Professional manner and grooming.

8. Demonstrates exceptional communication skills both verbal and written that will be effective with a diverse population.

9. Personal mannerisms that exude energy, empathy, compassion, problem solving, and active listening.

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