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2 May 2023

Full-Time Capital Projects Manager

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Capital Projects Manager

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $87,504.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time Temporary

Job Number: 2023-00286

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: Administrative Services

Closing: Continuous

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.

Summary of Responsibilities
The Manager of Capital Projects supports the process of planning, design, bidding, construction, acceptance, budget tracking, warranty follow-up, and record keeping for capital construction projects as well as supporting facilities improvements, maintenance and repair activities, and special projects throughout the college. Serves as the “Energy Manager” in respect to the Washington State Clean Building Act. The manager will prepare space utilization and project reports to inform Director of Facilities and campus communities regarding the need for facility replacement, renovation, or repairs and to support related decisions. This position reports to the Director of Facilities and President of LWTech.

This is a full-time, temporary position lasting 2 years. If funding is available, the position can be extended until capital projects are complete. Priority review of applicants will be given to those who apply on or before April 10th.


• Serve as liaison with EAS division of DES, consultants, contractors and college departments and staff during construction projects and planning.
• Manage permanent building records and electronic drawings for all campus buildings. Oversee conversion of drawings to CADD and/or Blender
• Respond to contract, consultant, and regulatory agency correspondence; review and respond to delay claims.
• Manage campus construction standards
• Provide guidance and input for college facilities master planning and capital development strategic planning.
• Ensure college and department compliance with all applicable statutes, regulations, internal controls, and policies and procedures pertaining to capital projects.
• Reviews and approves for payment all capital invoices.
• Tracks capital budget, updated milestones/timeline in State Board for Community and Technical Colleges software, assists with preparation and submission of college capital budget.
• Approves and negotiates change orders between contractors, DES and the College.
• Assist department management with hiring consultants to perform various tests, inspections and surveys.
• Update and maintain building and room system of record (FAE/Directline)

Project Management:

• Responsive for limited public works procedures, preparing general conditions, bidding processes and associated documentation.
• Amend construction contracts within delegated authority.
• Coordinate the construction commissioning process including equipment start up and testing, optimizing, obtaining O+M manuals, and identify equipment with special requirements, respond to problems during warranty period and conduct one year warranty inspection.
• Provide direction to consultants, contractors and other parties conducting capital work for the college.
• Assemble and provide site, utility and as built documentation to project consultants.


• Manage the capital construction program including monitoring the day to day operations of the general contractor, subcontractors and providing progress reports and photographic history of the work.
• Manage space planning activities and move management planning as needed for projects.
• Collaborate with Facilities Department to coordinate construction and maintenance activities.
• Conduct building inspections and data collecting to determine necessary repairs and project costs.
• Manage the development and coordination of processes needed to implement the Washington State Clean Building Act.
• Monitor and provide reports to Facilities Director on energy expenditure and usage.


• Work experience managing capital projects and internal facility initiatives/projects and an associate’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or another closely related field from an accredited institution.
an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all the following competency requirements for this position.
• Experience in construction management or equivalent.
• Knowledge of construction project budget administration.
• Knowledge of building construction materials, methods, practices, building codes and ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
• Ability to manage multiple complex projects and maintain working relations with staff, outside consultants and agencies…
• Ability to use AutoCAD software in order to maintain and update architectural/construction records.
• Ability to use computer software related to an office environment.
• Excellent communications skills both orally and in writing.
• Strong collaborative and dispute resolution skills.
• Identify, analyze, source and prepare information for purchasing facilities related materials.
• The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
• A demonstrated understanding and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of the organization and the students we serve.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
• A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of LWTech.

Desired Qualifications:

• Project Management Certification
• Knowledge of the Washington state process for capital improvements.

Compensation & Work Schedule
Salary is $7,292 per month. This is a full-time, position. Work schedule will be dependent on project requirements and needs. This is an exempt position and employment is at-will.

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application
• Current resume
• Cover letter
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment
• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements

• Ability to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs
• Possibility of crawling, kneeling and climbing on construction sites as required
• Work is performed both inside and outside, exposing the worker to a variety of weather conditions
• Exposure to high noise levels and a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, and exposure to high heat or chemicals is required

Disability Accommodation
LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
• Ability to operate office equipment
• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility VerificationIf you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work
EEO StatementLake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.
Jeanne Clery Statement
Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at https://www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.
Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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