The Facilities & Operations Department performs the regular services and repair work needed to maintain a clean, attractive, safe, and environmentally sound environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Columbia University. Undergraduate Residential Operations is responsible for maintaining the physical upkeep of all administrative and undergraduate resident buildings which includes student dwellings, public spaces, lounges and offices.
Reporting to the Director of Trades, the Project Manager will act as the primary lead on all phases of assigned projects up to approximately $15 million. Projects may vary in program type, complexity and size consisting of interior renovations, exterior building restorations and state-of-good-repair infrastructures and may simultaneously manage a high volume of multiple projects.
The Project Manager is responsible for project management of major capital projects from inception, including programming, design, bidding, and construction, in accordance with recognized industry standards as well as established budgets, schedules, and quality standards.
Responsible for managing schedules, budgets and ensuring quality control for all projects.
Oversees the bid solicitation and award process for major construction projects and determines contract awards. Responsible for establishing and monitoring appropriate financial and administrative management system for construction projects in conjunction with other division staff member.
Provides guidance and assistance to the University community on the feasibility, programming, cost and scheduling of major construction projects. Serves as owner's representative with architects, engineers, and construction managers. Prepares status reports and representations to Departmental and University Executive staff.
He/she will oversee all state-of-good-repair and capital renovation improvement projects for the University???s Undergraduate Residential portfolio.
This portfolio includes approximately 38 buildings that differ in range from high-rise residential dorms to Brownstones.
The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating with all internal and external project stakeholders including design consultants, contractors, and other required vendors to support the goals of the project.
The Project Manager is responsible for all budget and schedule elements of the project and will work collaboratively with University personnel, including users, facilities, operations, and other administrative groups informing them of progress and status of projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree required. Advanced degree and/or Construction Management Certifications desirable. Candidates seeking consideration must have a minimum of five (5) ??? seven (7)years experience in the management of construction projects, including multiple years managing high-quality residential renovation projects in New York City (vacant and occupied) buildings.
Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, communications (written and oral) and problem solving skills.
Candidates must be highly organized and motivated, capable of effectively prioritizing project-related tasks and goals, and capable of simultaneously managing multiple complex projects at different jobsites.
Candidates must have demonstrated working knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations; building systems (mechanical/electrical/plumbing/envelope); as well as demonstrated proficiency in construction project management and deliver, including beneficial use of relevant industry tools and software (MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.)
The individual must have the ability to work in a client facing service environment and exercise discretion and judgement.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job ??? stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. In addition, project site conditions may include exposure to a variety of extreme conditions at job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
He/she should have strong design, construction, scheduling, and financial management skills. Experience in best practices and design specifications for high-quality residential projects in New York City is preferred. Procurement and contract management, budget and schedule management are a minimum requirement.
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