About the Position:
The Commissioning Manager works within Strategic and Capital Project Delivery with a focus on quality assurance and quality control of capital projects by managing commissioning. The position will manage the commissioning process, to ensure that requirements are met through all project phases. The position is responsible for identifying risk and complexity of a project to ensure scope, resources and budget accurately reflect the level of effort required to ensure customer requirements are met.
The position will work closely with the project managers and stakeholders for capital projects to coordinate the approval of owner projects requirements (OPR), including scope related to operational startup. This position will lead and coordinate creation of the commissioning plan, design verification, design reviews, hiring 3rd party commissioning agents, and managing the commissioning process through construction and handover. This position is responsible guiding stakeholders through the commissioning process to ensure risks are assessed, and the appropriate level of diligence and rigor is applied to testing and acceptance criteria to ensure customer requirements are efficiently and effectively achieved.
About Strategic and Capital Project Delivery:
Strategic and Capital Project Delivery consists of (3) teams which work together to successfully plan, design and deliver capital construction projects for UW-Madison. Capital Budget (CB) is responsible for overall portfolio management with the biennial capital budget and campus master plan. Capital Project Delivery (CPD) manages the coordination, review, design, and construction of campus projects, with most of our projects in the $10-$100 million range. Strategic Project Delivery (SPD) manages projects which have multiple interconnected and dependent sub-projects required to meet a strategic initiative.
The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university's education, research, and outreach activities. FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.
|Manages multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish or one large project impacting the institution at-large under general supervision. |
- 10% Creates a project plan, monitors progress and performance against the project plan, and identifies, resolves, or escalates risks and issues
- 10% Manages the activities of outside contractors to ensure they are integrated into the project and that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service
- 20% Facilitates the estimation of project costs, resources, and time required to complete the assigned phase of a project and monitors activities, negotiates for resources, and assigns tasks to ensure these targets are met. Follows established change control processes if targets can no longer be met
- 20% Prepares regular reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team
- 20% Sets priorities, allocates tasks, and collaborates with project staff to meet project targets and milestones
- 5% Manages and trains stakeholders on the commissioning process for capital projects. Ensures customer expectations are met by managing process to ensure requirements are documented and verified in design, construction and handover.
- 5% Manage third-party commissioning, including coordination of budget and schedule, with the project manager. Manage the third-party commissioning, in coordination with the project manager, to provide quality and cost savings for capital projects.
- 5% Work with the project stakeholders to develop the testing plan using a risk-based assessment of the requirements to determine the level rigor required to meet the risk assigned.
- 5% Develop the owner project requirements (OPR), in coordination with the project manager and stakeholders. Develop the OPR to be all inclusive of requirements that impact the stakeholder including risk assessment, testing plans, commissioning, etc
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1. Five (5) years of experience in formal commissioning framework demonstrating:
a. Knowledge of commissioning tools, processes, techniques, and best practices,
b. Ability to apply commissioning frameworks to meet capital project requirements,
c. Effective behaviors and interpersonal skills to successfully implement multiple, related projects.
d. Strong planning, organization, and analytical skills.
2. Experience directly managing commissioning for mid-size and/or multiple smaller, complex capital projects.
3. Strong problem solving and creative skills, along with the ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
4. Experience creating, managing, and executing commissioning or validation plans including:
a. Owner Project Requirements (OPR) or User requirements Statements (URS)
b. Creating and managing design verification, commissioning plans and acceptance criteria to demonstrate requirements have been satisfied.
c. Creating and managing commissioning logs, hand over and turnover package requirements to ensure the customer has a well-planned approach to operational startup of the facilities.
d. Assists with owner qualification or validation activities for equipment, systems and spaces.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitive information effectively.
6. Demonstrated experience working effectively with senior leaders and ability to act as a partner and trusted advisor.
1. Five (5) or more years of experience working in a quality management system (QMS) or regulated environment such as ISO, GxP, Joint Commission, etc. and coordinating commissioning and turnover requirements with stakeholders
2. Exceptional attention to detail, including organizing and managing requirements and verification lists for complex projects.
Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP) Preferred
Commissioning Process Manager (CxM) Preferred
Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) Preferred
Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $80,000 annually but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl.pdf.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.
We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.
How to Apply:
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Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your application materials, detail your experience as it pertains to this position. We also require contact information for three professional references.
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