Virginia Mason Medical Center Manager, Design & Construction in Seattle, Washington

Job Number: 182882

Department: Design & Construction Mgmt

Hours: 08:00 am-05:00 pm

Honored as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent organization that is focused on transforming health care. True to that vision, we spent this past decade creating and delivering a multitude of innovations. The results? Industry-changing process improvements and initiatives that have revolutionized our ability to eliminate waste, cut costs, and most importantly, improve the quality of services. Our commitment to Team Medicine and the transformation of health care is what built our reputation as a quality leader, and empowers us with the capability to provide rapid access to care through our Virginia Mason Production System.

As a key member of our leadership team, you will help to continually develop the results-driven initiatives that define our success and are transforming healthcare.

The Manager, Design & Construction manages a group of project managers, project engineers and move coordinator to carry out capital projects to meet the project scope, schedule and budget objectives. The manager is responsible for assigning work and supporting the project managers to successfully meet the project objectives while managing their own projects. This position is also responsible for managing the work request system, staff moves, furniture repairs, small capital renovation projects, and supervises staff assigned to this work. This position organizes, directs, and manages all involved parties and activities to complete work in a timely fashion and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. This is a working manager position that is expected to take a hands-on approach to completing tasks and managing this work.

  • Manage the project management staff responsible for capital projects in the small to medium range ($1M value). Ensure that standard work for project processes are followed. Successfully meet the project scope, schedule and budget targets..

  • Manage the workload of the project management staff and work with the director of Design and Construction to provide adequate resources. Supervise the activities of project managers, project engineers and move coordinator in support of capital projects and work requests. Provide support needed to overcome barriers and challenges.

  • Personally manage capital projects and facility renovations (up to $1M) within the agreed upon scope, schedule, and budget. Coordinate with Virginia Mason departments, clinical staff, support staff, and various levels of management to develop requirements, budget, phasing plans, and schedule for assigned projects. Coordinate the activities of all vendors participating in the project. Procure furniture and equipment to meet the project schedule. Initiate and track assigned projects via Virginia Mason capital project management process.

  • Comply with Construction Safety Team’s requirements (Work Plan Risk Assessment (WPRA), utility shutdown, etc.).

  • Manage the work request system and ensure that work requests are executed in a timely fashion and achieve a high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Manage the operation of the cross functional move team. Manage warehouse spaces and the stock of used furniture and equipment

  • Develop and maintain signage standards and manage the signage at all Virginia Mason locations.


Bachelor's degree and 5 years Project Engineer, and 5 years of Project Management experience or equivalent experience required.

Preferred experience includes a degree in architecture and a background medical planning and direct supervision of project management staff. Also desired is experience as a program manager for capital projects. Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington or similar program preferred.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Virginia Mason provides healthcare without regard to race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry) or disability. Disability Accommodation: To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruiting Offices at 866-422-2275 (voice) or 206-515-5891 (fax). Virginia Mason makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible.