The purpose of this position is the successful delivery of the University's Capital investments in a sound, structured and deliberate approach using best-in-class project management practices and delivery systems. "Successful delivery" is defined not only as on-time, under budget, to a high degree of quality and safety, but also a smooth, painless process that achieves high client satisfaction and level of confidence.
The types of projects that will be managed by this position can range from small to large capital projects in the sectors of residential, infrastructure, life science, administrative and teaching, and clinical projects.
Manage and coordinate a cross-functional matrix of Owner vendors and University stakeholders for the facilitation of project scope; to include but not limited to: architects, consultants, engineers, contractors, EH&S, IT, Security, Project Sponsors, Administration, Compliance, Facility Operations, Public Safety, Custodial, and Space Planning.
Manage project and program financial responsibilities; to include but not limited to: estimates, budgets, forecasting and controls, requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, change orders and closeout; and work closely with the Finance team for the sound accuracy of accounting treatments.
Engage facility occupants in the planning of work that may affect their work and provide for the proactive planning to minimize disruption while serving as a point-of-contact to the occupants delivering impeccable service, accessibility, and response.
Overall management of design, bid, constructions and closeout phases of assigned capital renovations and improvement projects.
Act as a technical advisor to the client.
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management or other industry-related degree.
Ten years of related experience in the management of design and construction projects.
Life Science, Pharmaceutical and/or Clinical construction experience.
Comfortable when working to tight deadlines, and able to turn work around within a short time span where demands are liable to change at short notice
Ability to search for non-obvious solutions when others may be inclined to settle for the path of least resistance.
Excellent social skills, able to operate with diplomacy, tact, and empathy
Experience working with Auto Cad, and other construction management software
Exceptional attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Project Management systems (i.e. Prima Vera; Microsoft Project)
Comfortable working autonomously and across multiple tasks
Ability to think and act proactively
Five years of Project Management experience as Owner, Owner's Representative or Construction Manager
Advanced degree in Engineering, Construction Management, and Architecture and/or related Certifications highly desirable
CCM or PMP certificate
Background in managing the development of research laboratories, building infrastructure, and education facilities in excess of $12,000,000 is highly preferred.
Experience with engineered systems including HVAC, boilers, chillers, controls, commissioning, and other infrastructure.
Job Competencies: Analytical Thinking; Communication; Client Focus, Decision Making; Planning and Organizing/Time Management; Results Oriented; Integrity; Building Relationships & Teamwork; Quality Service
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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