The Capital Projects Management Department is responsible for the engineering, planning, documentation and construction management of Boston College's Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is coordinated into two strategic components: the Annual Capital Plan and the Major Construction Plan, which comprise as many as 150 ongoing projects throughout the calendar year.
The Construction Project Manager reports to the Associate Director, Annual Capital Projects and is responsible for management of capital construction projects supporting the Annual Capital Plan through all phases from planning, design and construction. Responsibilities include implementing best practices for construction project delivery including scope, schedule and budget development, risk management, procurement strategies and contract administration and project cost control. The CPM will work with consultants and Boston College stakeholders including Facilities Management, to develop design and construction documents. The CPM is responsible to maintain quality communications with BC Departments, and project stakeholders, using management software PM Web to report project schedule, progress and budget control.
The position requires extensive knowledge of good building, construction and project management practices and processes. A broad understanding of building envelope systems, building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire alarm systems, building finishes and site utilities is required. The work requires strict adherence to University budgets and schedules due to the annual budget process and the academic calendar. Ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors and design consultants. Proven experience managing multiple projects with aggressive project schedules.
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in architecture, engineering or construction management.
Experience with project management of facilities, renovation and new construction for an institution or other large owner is preferred.
Able to manage and adapt to changes in scope
Bachelor's Degree in construction, architecture, engineering or related field
Experience with financial and project management/control systems, such as People Soft, CAD, and PM Web.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate across departments
Able to work both independently and as part of a team
10 or more years of construction project management experience with emphasis on MEP.
Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural and building envelope systems.
Strong engineering, architecture or construction background.
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously from planning and design through construction completion.
Strong knowledge of various project delivery methods including CMR/GMP and Lump sum.
Experience with managing multiple capital construction project with budgets up to $10 million.
Ability to develop project budgets and forecasts and reports
Ability to direct consultants and contractors for design and construction quality.
Ability to manage decision making processes in a consensus-oriented institutional environment.
Experience within a higher education environment strongly preferred.
Previous experience as an Owner's Rep at an academic or institutional organization desired.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.