Senior Project Manager, Capital Project Management
December 11, 2017
New York, New York
Advertised Summary Job Description: The Assistant Vice President of Capital Project Management is seeking a highly skilled individual to work as a Senior Project Manager in the Office of Capital Project Management at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The individual will work under the Director to supervise and coordinate all aspects of large capital projects including research laboratories, major infrastructure, and educational initiatives.
The selected candidate will coordinate and oversee various highly technical and sophisticated construction projects, Including full gut renovations of laboratories, offices, classrooms; cosmetic renovations of existing spaces; renovation of clinical spaces both on campus and off campus; and renovation of major Infrastructure projects as identified. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating a complex team of professional consultants, facilities team members, and numerous client groups. The candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work with project architects/engineers, and end-users to ensure that the project meets many varied needs. The selected Individual will be required to work collaboratively with CUMC Facilities Operations, Public Safety, Radiation Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Data/Telephone and Space Planning to coordinate the many stakeholders In any given project.
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for constructing baseline project schedules and updates as required. The candidate is responsible for performing regular costs analysis of the project budget spend forecast at frequencies as determined/required by a particular project. The selected candidate must have the ability to recognize potential changed conditions, problems, out of scope items and proactively correct as deemed appropriate per University policy. The candidate will assess/negotiate/manage Contract Change Orders to ensure project schedules and budgets are not adversely affected.
The selected candidate will prepare standard Columbia University contracts for architectural, engineering and construction services, and will be responsible for coordinating on-site activities of general contractors and/or construction managers. He/she will prepare requisitions, purchase orders and keep current on invoices for payment. The candidate will oversee the preparation of bid documents and manage the process using the University Bidding Policies. She/he will develop and manage budgets and schedules for all aspects of projects including design, construction, relocations, furniture procurement & installation, and move-ins. The selected candidate will also ensure that all field procedures and safety protocols are being met on each job site. The candidate will create a record-keeping system of hard and electronic files for all project related correspondence, contracts, drawings, specifications and other documents.
The selected candidate will also mentor and manage team members and develop client relationships on one or more projects and foster strong teamwork. The Senior Project Manager may also have supervisory responsibilities over assistant project managers,field engineer(s), project engineer(s), and in some instance, other CPM project manager(s) assigned to a given project
General Minimum Qualifications: Position requires a bachelor's degree plus four (4) years of related experience or the equivalent in education and experience; or a Master's degree with two (2) years of directly related experience in the management of design and construction projects.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Position requires a bachelor's degree plus ten (10) years of related experience or the equivalent in education and experience; or a Master's degree with five (5) years of directly related experience in the management of design and construction projects.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Background in engineered building systems including HVAC, boiler, chiller and other infrastructure required: Must have a proven track record of successful completion of capital projects ranging in budgets of $5-$20 MM and varying complexities of major infrastructure systems.
The selected candidate must have demonstrated experience with trouble shooting and developing cost-effective solutions to large-scale, complex renovation projects. Willingness and ability to learn new software programs is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Background in managing the development of research laboratories, building infrastructure, and education facilities more than $10,000,000 is preferred. A degree in architecture or engineering and LEED accreditation is highly preferred, also to professional training in scheduling (Primavera or Microsoft Project).
Degree and licensure in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management preferred; LEED accreditation highly preferred. In addition to professional training in scheduling (Primavera or Microsoft Project).
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.