Vanderbilt University Medical Center Healthcare Architect (Project Manager) in Nashville, Tennessee

Healthcare Architect (Project Manager)

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Your Role:


This job entails managing design & construction activities for capital projects using set goals and expectations that are provided by VUMC and governing bodies and authorities having jurisdiction over VUMC projects. This position must understand fully the nature of the project, understand the complete development cost for the project, and keep all parties informed as well as seek direction from appropriate sources. The project manager is responsible for continual development of the relationship between SFP and its' customers as well as leadership, management and control of all aspects of the customer's design & construction program including cost, scope, quality & overall schedule. The project manager's primary responsibilities are to maintain the project scope and budget approved by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and to periodically meet certain reporting responsibilities.


  • Planning/Master planning

  • Evaluate/perform planning options for space use

  • Perform and/or participate in site evaluations for specified purposes, i.e. temporary animal facility sites

  • Participate in and provide guidance to consultants in the development of master planning options for current and future planning needs

  • Reviews or assists in development of program for space needs with users/clients

  • Develop redesign options/schematic designs on some projects to assist client in determining program options

  • Maintains communications with the University community regarding project scope, budget and schedules

  • Maintenance of written documentation of key decisions project schedules, budgets and meeting minutes

  • Administers and coordinates owner output with Architects and Engineers during design and construction administration

  • Review of A/E contracts

  • Review of drawings during design

  • Coordination of user meetings to review design

  • Review of final documents for appropriateness to University expectations

  • Coordination of program changes or design modification during construction

  • Review of pay requests

  • Review project with Codes and State Health officials with Consultants

  • Assist with coordination between the User and Purchasing regarding the selection of furniture and the coordination of equipment for the project

  • Assist with the coordination between User and Information Management and ITS regarding the installation of cabling, computers and telephones in the project

  • Perform/participate in material and products/equipment evaluations and comparisons

  • Administers and coordinates owner input during pricing and construction phase with Contractors or Construction Managers

  • Clarification of university expectations on project during pricing phase

  • Review of Construction Contracts

  • Coordination of shop drawings and equipment review

  • Review of project progress

  • Review and evaluate construction changes to scope and budget during the construction phase

  • Review the pay requests

  • Review of job for final completion and acceptance

  • Assist with the coordination of furniture and equipment for conformance with the chosen color palette and compatibility with services identified on Construction Documents

  • Develop and implement signage package

  • Assist with the coordination between User and Cultural Enrichment Center regarding artwork for projects

  • Close out projects

  • Close out project books

  • Receipt and review of as-built drawings

  • Receipt of equipment service and maintenance manuals and project warranties

  • Coordination of operations start-up

  • Coordinate State Health Inspections and submittals

  • Performs architectural services for in-house design projects. Also provide services associated with in-house projects as outlined in items 4, 5 and 6 above except actually perform work in lieu of review and coordinate

  • Produce schematic and design development drawings for review

  • Review drawings during design phase

  • Coordination of user meetings to review design

  • Preparation of final documents for appropriateness to University expectations

  • Coordination of program changes or design modifications during construction

  • Prepare color selections and presentation boards for user

  • Assist in selection and coordination of furniture selections for user

  • Review and stamp shop drawings

  • Confirm existing conditions on projects

  • Write specifications and complete door, finish, and hardware schedules, etc.

  • Draw design details and coordinate inclusion on project drawings

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years’ experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Registered Architect Preferred

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: Space & Facilities Plan 10 108605

Title: Healthcare Architect (Project Manager)

Location: TN-Nashville-Crystal Terrace

Requisition ID: 1804805

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.