Provide management direction, leadership and oversight for program and project management services to University departments to achieve construction projects that are on schedule, within budget, high-quality, cost-effective, and appropriate to client program needs.
Responsible for delivery of capital program that is within budget, on schedule, and in adherence with University guidelines, standards of excellence, quality, and requirements of management resources. Ensure that project managers provide full range of project management services. Resolve issues and/or disputes as required. Apply departmental project control processes for consistency, to mitigate risks, and to assure compliance with policies, rules, and regulations as well as all applicable authorities having jurisdiction.
Report regularly on status of projects, including budget, schedule, and coordination issues to Executive Director, Capital Project Delivery, to project Steering Committees, and as required to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services, and/or other University leadership members. Facilitate timely decisions with campus representatives to report progress and issues impacting the project goals to stakeholders. Take responsibility for timely and comprehensive communications with all project stakeholders and the larger University community.
Provide direction and supervision to the assigned project management staff and manage their day-to-day and efforts. Develop project managers by identifying skills gaps, ensuring the availability of appropriate training, providing coaching and guidance, conducting the annual performance appraisal process, and proactively addressing performance issues as required. Additionally, provide leadership and drive progress of consultants to achieve expected functionality, architectural design outcomes and recommend alternatives if needed to keep the project on schedule and within budget.
Support the capital budgeting process by ensuring that appropriate procedures are followed to deliver high-quality accurate project and construction cost estimates for all projects. Review programming process with emphasis on building infrastructure requirements, utilities, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems.
Work to meet or exceed University goals for hiring minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE).
Develop and maintain productive relationships with the Facilities Services Management Team including working effectively with peers to meet the overall objectives of the unit and encouraging an atmosphere of teamwork within and between units to maximize collaboration and leverage the value that can be brought to projects by all Facilities Services units. Participate in setting and executing the Facilities Services strategic mission, priorities, and resource allocation to maximize client satisfaction.
Ensure that internal and external clients are educated about the project management process and represent Capital Project Delivery/FS on applicable committees.
Assist in achieving the department's yearly financial objectives through planning, directing, controlling, implementing, evaluating, monitoring, and forecasting as needed to achieve budgets.
Develop and ensure the regular tracking of appropriate performance measurements to support continuous improvement in Capital Project Delivery/FS unit.
Ensure the maintainability and low life-cycle cost of projects by including operations and maintenance staff in the project team and managing the implementation of the commissioning and turnover plan. Responsible for project close-out including punch list completion and occupant move in.
Manages the project closeout process including final punch list completion, as-built documentation, and transition to Asset Management team through warranty period.
Oversees bidding and selection of outside contractors and development of budgets and project building plans.
Ensures the bidding and selection of outside contractors and development of budgets and project building plans.
Manages the development and implementation the team's design and construction standards to ensure quality, compatibility with sustainability plans, and timeliness.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree or related degree in architecture, engineering or a construction related field.
Masterâ™s degree strongly preferred.
Minimum fifteen yearsâ™ experience in design and construction, preparation of construction costs estimates, value engineering, and project management -related duties and activities.
Demonstrated ability to deliver a program of large-scale facilities through planning, design and construction stages.
Demonstrated ability to provide program and project management direction and leadership on behalf of an owner.
Demonstrated ability to develop and actively manage project schedules from inception through planning, procurement, design, construction, commissioning, and handover process.
Familiarity with building processes and codes in a variety of settings, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the development of innovative solutions to problems in the design and construction process.
Detailed understanding of building systems, construction practices, contracting procedures, building design methodologies and code requirements.
In-depth understanding and demonstrated ability to manage successfully, from the Ownerâ™s perspective, the planning, design, and construction process for large, complex, building programs within demanding time and cost constraints.
Demonstrated negotiation skills in a management role for high-profile projects with active senior management involvement.
Demonstrated ability to manage project budget in design and construction.
Demonstrated ability to manage preconstruction and construction project schedules.
Comprehensive understanding of project delivery gained through documented education and/or experience.
Demonstrated ability to represent and present project to organizational executive leadership.
Strong supervision and management skills.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to drive project teams towards required outcomes.
Ability to work independently with general guidance and direction from Director.
Strong budget and fiscal management.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills appropriate to managing the flow of information in support of decision making at the highest management levels of a complex institutional organization.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with consultants to integrate the detailed functional requirements of departmental user groups with the broader scope project goals of a complex institutional organization.
Demonstrated ability to manage large teams in preconstruction, construction, and closeout, responsible for coordination, and lead preconstruction thru construction.
Performance and Execution.
Decision Quality and Accountability.
High Performing team.
Ability to inspect architectural plans, keyboarding, bending, stooping to reach files, light lifting, standing.Â
Some travel may be required. For project managers assigned to international projects, frequent overseas travel for periods up to 2 weeks may be required. A valid US passport (or ability to obtain one) required for these assignments.
Ability to physically enter a construction site (climb a ladder) and visually inspect work in progress.
Cover letter (required)
List of references (required)
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