This position works on the University Facilities Capital Projects team at Washington and Lee University and serves as the owner’s representative to designers and contractors. The Project Manager creatively guides design and construction efforts to ensure projects successfully satisfy program needs while conscientiously managing budgets and preserving schedules. Reporting to the Director of Capital Projects, the Project Manager is responsible for managing individual capital projects from schematic design through construction to the transition to maintenance and operations. They will coordinate all efforts associated with the design and implementation of new buildings, renovations and infrastructure improvements on the historic campus located in the city of Lexington, VA.
Lexington is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains. The University’s strategic plan includes preservation of the historic character of the campus while providing “modern facilities that serve the distinctive needs of teaching and learning in the 21st century”. The Project Manager is a key player in meeting this strategic objective.
The department of Capital Projects is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Provides comprehensive project management services as required to plan and implement new building projects, renovations and infrastructure improvement projects.
Serves as Owner’s Representative to design, engineering and construction service providers.
Coordinates all efforts associated with design and construction teams including architects, engineers, contractors, university stakeholders and service providers.
Coordinates activities of internal personnel and resources as appropriate. Reviews and approves service provider applications for payment. Develops project scopes of work, budgets and schedules.
Responsible for managing projects within set parameters of program, budget and schedule.
Provides progress updates as needed on design, construction, schedules and budgets.
Coordinates project closeout procedures to ensure project information is transferred as needed for successful maintenance and operation.
Coordinates post-occupancy information as needed.
Develops and maintains strong relationships with university stakeholders/service providers and external service providers.
Monitors projects to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and codes.
Additional related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and five years’ related work experience, or a combination of education and experience from which a similar skill set would be obtained. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management is desirable. Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Proficient project management skills associated with design and construction including contract and budget management. Proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, Smartsheets and Adobe Acrobat.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. Upload all required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Working Conditions: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Position Type: Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible
Minimum Pay: $74,316.20 - Pay Commensurate with Experience
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a ...campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.