Project Manager, Design & Construction

Washington D.C.
Dec 06, 2022
Jan 10, 2023
Full Time

The Project Manager, Design & Construction position is part of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) at the George Washington University. Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) is comprised of several units that operate and maintain university facilities, including but not limited to providing quality support services for the physical environment of the university, campus planning activities, construction projects, campus development projects, and oversight on building related regulatory matters. For more information, please go to our webpage:

Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) is searching for a Project Manager, Design & Construction to manage all construction administration activities and support the Assistant Vice President, Construction Management and Campus Planning with the effective management of various project details to include developing construction documents, managing construction details, reviewing requests for information and submittals, and ensuring that all vested parties are apprised of all changes. This role is expected to have specific expertise in roofing and building envelope issue diagnosis, repairs, design, installations, and forensic investigations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Represents Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM) at all assigned job/client/building committee meetings and records all business that is discussed.
  • Manages various Construction Management lower scope projects, including interior renovations, exterior building modifications, and building systems’ upgrades.
  • Manages all project administration efforts, to include contract(s), budget management and consultant procurement for service documents.
  • Monitors construction progress of assigned projects through daily site and field inspections and daily reporting to ensure adherence to plans, specifications, and building codes. Anticipates necessary changes during the construction process. Monitors contractors for as-built drawing progress. Identifies critical items and/or operations’ diagnoses’ issues/concerns, investigates, and makes any changes necessary to plan and ensure follow-through.
  • Works with contractor/architect of record on corrective actions. Provide oversight and technical information regarding plans, specifications and contracts to GW staff members and outside contract architect/engineer firms. Follows established job protocols and lines of communication between client/University, architect/engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and/or vendors for the duration of the project.
  • Reviews and approves change orders, potential change orders, and monthly payments to contractors, architects and vendors supplying construction equipment and furnishings, etc. Mediates contract interpretation issues/claims’ disputes and escalates appropriately.
  • Responsible for management and organization of all aspects of assigned projects. Meets/consults with customers, creates initial estimates (including costs, required resources, possible funding sources), and secures both customer and University approvals to proceed.
  • Oversees development of drawings for clarifications and change orders in consultation with all parties and project budget. Distributes to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Confers with GW personnel regarding design, procurement, and installation of furniture, equipment and fixtures in completed buildings.
  • Conducts all tasks relative to project closeout as defined in the project specifications (i.e. punch lists, record drawings), and maintains contact with clients subsequent to project closeout to provide any warranty review and troubleshooting.
  • Develops and controls the project budgets and provides regular and ad-hoc budget and/or progress reports.
  • Maintains control listing/project files in accordance with the GW standard filing system. Issues, maintains, and logs all drawing revisions. Provides daily reports utilizing the university enterprise software management system.
  • Ensures design alignment with university design standards. Reviews and recommends changes in design, engineering, construction/renovation plans, and/or contracts in accordance with own expertise and/or recommendations of others. Ensures appropriate approvals.
  • Develops initial project work plans, budget estimates, and project schedules. Modifies/adapts plans as necessary throughout the project. Ensures the plans are followed/executed. Reviews general conditions and set projects’ “ground rules” in alignment with contract documents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.