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UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Campus Architecture and Planning, Engineering Services, Project Delivery, and Sustainability. The Operations group includes Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities, Operations and Energy, Building Services, Transportation Services, Work Flow Management and Customer Care, and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.
Asset Management has an outstanding opportunity for a Portfolio Manager.
The Portfolio Manager is an integral part of the Engineering Services and Portfolio Management team and serves as liaison for the UW Seattle campus for strategic planning activities and deliverables.
As a Portfolio Manager, you are the “driver of portfolio strategies and asset performance”, developing the overarching approaches related to portfolio optimization and setting a foundation for capital plans and individual physical asset strategies. This role is expected to identify opportunities that drive strategic growth, organizational adjacency, and develop opportunities into realized efforts and improved ROI in the Seattle portfolio.
This role will be involved in and/or lead efforts in the following areas:
The Portfolio Manager will be responsible for leading a matrix integrated portfolio management team and monitoring the physical and financial condition of all properties.
•Primarily responsible and accountable for the development and execution of the 10-year Facilities Capital Plan for buildings within the portfolio. •Responsible for developing, managing and reporting on the UW Facilities annual asset reinvestment program, ensuring executed projects align with the portfolio performance targets and the 10-year Facilities Capital Plan. •Responsible for reporting on the forecast to actual capital allocation for the asset reinvestment and renewal program. •Analyze and measure asset financials, operating metrics and asset condition; provide recommendations to UW Facilities leadership to improve performance. •Establish metrics for the evaluation and development of long-term business strategies for all assigned portfolios. •Establish baseline service level standards and an owner responsibility matrix based upon established funding levels. •Monitor performance of execution teams against planned activities; recommend and implement changes to meet performance objectives. •Develop, monitor and report asset performance objectives/KPIs for each asset in the portfolio. •Contribute to the design planning process and provide approval and operating impact analysis for design selections through total asset life-cycle. •Responsible for ensuring 10-year planning aligns with the Campus Master Plan, sustainability standards, etc. •Manage all assigned personnel and resources.
In this role, you will analyze inputs from the strategic planning process and on-account systems (client demand requirements, forecasts, supply/demand, utilization data, facility information, labor trends, cost, lease, and market data). You will make recommendations with respect to strategic acquisitions, dispositions, investment and market opportunities, asset reviews, market studies and financial strategies.
In this role, you will work synergistically with other UW Facilities teams (Zone Managers, Facilities Maintenance & Construction, Project Delivery, Building Services, Engineering Services, etc.) to align the portfolio strategy with the overall University mission, performing quality control in terms of consistency in planning processes, procedures and protocols, as well as consistency in delivery of the strategy function.
You will be successful if you have proven, strong consultative, presentation, and facilitation skills as well as exceptional client relationship management skills. This position requires someone who has persuasive oral presentation and group facilitation skills while having the ability to effectively promote and articulate concepts.
You’ll be most effective if you are able to interpret qualitative and quantitative research data and synthesize it into meaningful and actionable results. You should be able to ask the right questions to understand the underlying needs of the UW and be entrepreneurial and able to self-perform in terms of prioritizing multiple tasks and managing time effectively.
Excellent communication skills are important – both written and spoken – and we’ll expect you to work independently, multi-task, and manage your time to meet deadlines. An individual with strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level external and internal clients will be successful in the role. This position will need to be intellectually creative, curious and innovative to ensure we are a leader in establishing public sector trends. Most importantly, you’ll want to work as part of a diverse supportive and talented team.
This position will supervise staff or will have indirect supervisory responsibility for leading working or project teams.
•Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. •Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. •Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. •Be responsible and accountable. •Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. •Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. •Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management or a related field. •7-10 years or more work related experience, including experience managing integrated teams •Short and long-term strategic planning experience •Facilities Portfolio and/or Property management experience. •Facilities and Budget Planning experience. •Data analysis experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience in portfolio strategy, planning, architecture/engineering and financial analysis •Preferred MBA/advanced degree and/or PMP certification •Strong interpersonal relationship building, collaboration and facilitation skills •Exceptional problem-solving, time management and analytical skills •Ability to effectively present information in concise and relevant terms for business decisions •Demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects cross-functionally •Strong analytical skills in financial analysis and business case development •Engineering and/or Architectural background •Extensive experience in facilities planning, facilities asset management, budgeting and project/program management •Advanced skills in Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint preferred as well as, demonstrated ease with systems, process and data management
Conditions of Employment:
•Must have a valid Washington Driver License. •Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. •Regular and predictable attendance is required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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