Clark College (Vancouver, WA) has two job openings: one for a Construction Project Manager, and one for a Facilities Maintenance Manager. 

 Job Title:                             Construction Project Manager

Closing Date/Time:             01/22/15 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:                                  $46,956.00 – $52,416.00 Annually

Job Type:                             Full-time

Location:                             Clark College Main Campus, Vancouver, Washington

Position Responsibilities:Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Construction Project Manager position.  This full-time, 12 month exempt position is responsible for management of construction phase of building and utility projects including general, mechanical and electrical work, from contract award through completion. This position serves as the institutions representative and is the primary contract administrator for projects assigned.

  • Act as institution’s representative at the construction site; attend meetings and conduct negotiations with the contractor’s representative.
  • Develop and manage construction timeline; coordinate scheduling with contractors and subcontractors as needed.
  • Prepare and respond to correspondence to contractors, consultants and regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare construction change notifications; process change orders and negotiate pricing with the project contractor.
  • Manage project budget; approve expenditures; report on project budget status.
  • Establish and implement a process for dispute resolution and problem identification and resolution.
  • Conduct field inspections to determine construction site conditions; evaluate and/or initiate changes to contract documents to resolve field problems.
  • Prepare construction progress reports and review and approve contractor’s requests for payment review and recommend project final acceptance.
  • Coordinate all asbestos abatement work with the general contractor.
  • Perform tasks necessary to ensure site access for contractors, consultants, inspectors, etc.
  • Coordinate inspections of the quality of work and materials; review contractor’s work plan and schedule pre-installation meeting.
  • Obtain necessary approvals/permits for and coordinate building occupancy.
  • Coordinate building commissioning process including equipment startup and testing.
  • Assist with the development of and maintain compliance with institution policies and procedures relating to the administration of capital construction projects.
  • Train and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws and College policies and procedures.
  • Attend on-the-job support trainings.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils and teams.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering Core Themes and College Objectives.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the College.
  • Engage in and promote shared governance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or closely related field and two years successful experience in facilities planning, management and construction, or two year degree and four years successful experience in facilities planning, management and construction. Applicable professional experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Understanding of all aspects of construction project planning and management, including budgeting, scheduling, permitting, and commissioning.
  • Experience and success with interpreting and implementing rules, regulations, and codes related to facility development and operations.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional leadership and management skills.
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of construction project planning and management.
  • Bilingual.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people from academically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds.

Job Title:                             Facilities Maintenance Manager

Closing Date/Time:             01/14/15 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:                                  $54,600.00 – $60,060.00 Annually

Job Type:                             Full-time

Location:                            Clark College Main Campus, Vancouver, Washington

Clark College is currently accepting applications for the position of Facilities Maintenance Manager. This full-time exempt position reports to the Director of Facilities Services and is responsible for managing the installation, operation, repair, maintenance and alteration of College equipment, infrastructure and building systems and ensuring that the college’s facilities are maintained appropriately to meet programmatic and operational needs in compliance with state, federal and local codes and regulations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and manage efficient facilities operations, including equipment maintenance, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, locksmith services, painting, HVAC operations, etc.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, develop and assign employees; resolve issues and complaints with employees; provide corrective action in compliance with College policy and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Plan and direct all activities from planning to the final completion of facilities maintenance, repair, renovation or improvement projects up to $100,000; may draw plans and prepare other construction documents; read and review specifications and blueprints, determine scope of work, budgets, staffing and materials needed; assist in preparation and evaluation of bids/quotes; prepare estimates and coordinate execution of projects utilizing both in-house staff and outside vendors or subcontractors.
  • Prepare specifications for maintenance related projects, contracted services and equipment requested by facilities or other departments.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, using available tools including MS Outlook and MS Office.
  • Serve as liaison and coordinator between departmental staff and architects, engineers, consultants, city, county and state inspectors, utility company representatives, contractors and other trades representatives to minimize negative impacts to the College.
  • Assist project managers by directing capital construction projects affecting mechanical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) electrical systems, building envelopes (roofing and siding), parking lots, roadways or sidewalks.
  • Responsible for the inspection of college facilities, equipment and buildings to ensure safety and operational sustainability and compliance with various codes and regulations including indoor air quality, ADA, Labor and Industries/Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act safety issues.
  • Prepare and manage the maintenance operations budget; authorize and order purchase of new equipment, major repair parts, materials or services necessary for department operation.
  • Manage maintenance inventory of tools, supplies, repair parts and equipment necessary to maintain all aspects of building and physical plant.
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with applicable codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Assist the Director of Facilities Services in developing and implementing long and short-term goals, policies and procedures.
  • Plan and direct the implementation of support services to include instructional equipment repairs, facilities repairs and minor improvements (RMI).
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate effective programs for utility management; familiar with building automation systems (BAS).
  • May serve as acting Director of Facilities Services in his/her absence.
  • Establish and maintain an electronic preventive maintenance program.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.
  • Engage in and promote decision-making, input, and communication.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Work to achieve and support diversity initiatives as established by the College.
  • Perform special assignments and related duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities Services.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in facilities management or related field. Work experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilities maintenance management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of building construction materials, methods, practices, building codes and requirements.
  • Experience with computerized energy management and maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, or comparable s oftware/system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to evaluate currently accepted maintenance practices, procedures and standards for building and equipment systems.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computerized facilities maintenance management systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to use a computer efficiently.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Experience in facilities maintenance management on a college or university campus.
  • Knowledge of the state process for capital improvements.
  • Experience in labor relations and grievance resolution.
  • Experience with AutoCAD.
  • First aid/CPR certification.
  • Bilingual

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