Project Manager I or II
For more information and to apply please visit https://careers.cwu.edu (Search Job ID 3491). CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
Job Summary

Project Manager I:
All employees are expected to support CWU’s commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment. The Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing projects. Disseminates workloads related to the project and maintains constant communication with team members, stakeholders and sponsors regarding status, communications, strategies, risks, issues and delivery dates. Working independently, this position has general discretion in applying project management knowledge to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and project team. This position is expected to end on June 30, 2021 and it is contingent upon continued project(s) and funding.

Project Manager II:
All employees are expected to support CWU’s commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment. The Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing Capital projects and/or non-maintenance projects through all phase of the building life cycle. The Project Manager is responsible for facilitating pre-design project programming, ensuring the design documents align with the strategic direction of the project and Capital Master Plan, and managing the budget, scope and timeline of the building construction, renovation, or Capital Improvement. Disseminates workloads related to the project and maintains constant communication with team members, stakeholders and sponsors regarding status, communications, strategies, risks, issues and delivery dates. Working independently, this position has general discretion in applying project management knowledge to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and project team. This position is expected to end on June 30, 2021 and it is contingent upon continued project(s) and funding.
Job Duties

Project Management
- Meets with clients to ascertain project goals and deadlines.
- Develops detailed project plans to monitor and track progress of projects.
- Through the project management office, maintains project schedules, status reports, creative grids, etc.
- Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
- Ensures work is appropriately reviewed internally before presentation to client and delivery to printer.
- Develops production plans for key clients, anticipating and planning workload and product delivery.
- In coordination with department managers, leads the development of project plans for projects. Project planning will include:
• facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, stakeholders, and deliverables
• define project tasks and resource requirements
• develop project plans, assemble and coordinate project staff
• manage project budget
• plan and schedule project timelines
• provide direction and support to project team
• route and receive proofs and samples
• monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
• implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
- Assist in the development and monitoring of vendor contracts.
- Ensure resource availability and allocation.
- Independently leads moderate to large sized team or teams on projects.
- Responsible for bringing assigned projects to completion.
- Develops project plans, determines project goals, establishes and maintains project schedules.
- Direct and monitor progress of the work to ensure compliance with university standards and specified project requirements.
- Identifies project team members (including functional and technical experts as needed for consultation), serves as liaison between project team(s) and functional and technical users.
- Provides input and performs other functions in support of ongoing systems maintenance, enhancement, and other projects, including assistance with solution requests, business cases, and project portfolio management.
- Coordinates project tasks such as scheduling project meetings and coordinating assignments, assisting with analysis, applying quality assurance standards, conducting fit and gap activities, and communicating status of project and project team activities to stakeholders.
- Assists with documentation of project activities, results and works with training coordinators to identify, develop, and provide user training.
- Assists end users with access, retrieval and program support.
- Provides assistance and support to university committee and sub committees.
- Arranges and attends meetings, seminars, symposia and other events related to project efforts. Stays informed of developments in field.
- Other duties as assigned.
Additional duties for Project Manager II
- Review invoices and applications for payment, approve and submit fiscal documents for payment.
- Provide interpretation, advice concerning corrective actions, and guidance to FMD management on disputes, claims, and other differences between the university and the contractor.
- Complete project reporting through digital workflows.
- Project manager may be responsible for doing site coordination with contractors and vendors.
- Coordinate final inspections; review and recommend project for substantial completion, final completion and final acceptance to the Board of Trustees.
- Coordinate inspections and obtain necessary approvals for building occupancy.
- Oversee project closeout processes including record documents, operation and maintenance program, and project warranty.
Minimum Qualifications

Project Manager I
• A Bachelor's degree AND progressively responsible experience in project management.
Project Manager II
• Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or closely related field plus two years minimum in construction, facility, or manufacturing management.
• Knowledge of estimating, construction methods, generic engineering principles, equipment and technology.
• Expertise in managing resources, including budgets, schedules and materials in an environment or multiple, competing demands.
• Understanding of Safety Procedures.
• Demonstrate expertise and skill set to coordinate site activities.
Applicable to both levels
• Experience leading and advising members in the accomplishment of assigned projects and tasks, including project procedures and guidelines, and establishing collaboration amongst team members.
• Excellent professional, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Experience using Microsoft software suite or similar software, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
• Demonstrated ability and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
• Demonstrated attention to detail.
• OR any combination of education and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to accomplish the essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
• Certification in a Project Management related discipline.
• Experience with capital projects.
• Life experiences that demonstrate an ability to contribute to CWU's commitment to inclusion and diversity.
• Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into everyday conversations.
Competencies
• Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
• Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
• Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
• Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
• Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) / This project based position is currently expected to end on June 30, 2021. Continuation of this position past 6/30/2021 is contingent upon continued project(s) and funding.

Working Conditions: Majority of the work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Minority portion of the work is performed outdoors based upon the project conditions and may require the use of PPE (personal protective equipment) for field coordination, inspection, meetings, and documentation. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.

Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0

An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/public-service-loan-forgiveness-program.
How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
• A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
• Resume including work history, education, training; and

• Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: February 10th, 2020
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact Information

Name: Delano Palmer
Title: Director of Capital Planning and Projects
Email: Delano.Palmer@cwu.edu
Phone: (509) 963-2906
Website: Capital Planning and Projects
Please contact Human Resources at hr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 3491

Contact Information
Delano Palmer
delano.palmer@cwu.edu
Central Washington University
CWU Operations 400 E University Way
Ellensburg, 98926
509-963-2906