The Planning & Capital Project Management (CPM) group has the primary responsibility for overseeing the planning, design and construction process for capital projects at the Morningside Campus, the Baker Athletic Complex and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Campus of Columbia University. Working in conjunction with the Columbia University Facilities departments including Construction Business Services and Communication, Finance and Administration, Campus Operations, Real Estate and Public Safety, CPM and it???s subsidiary groups implement approximately $75M to $150M worth of construction projects annually and consists of a staff of approximately 30 planners, architects, engineers and project managers of varying educational and professional backgrounds including construction management, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, and architecture.
The Exteriors & Historic Preservation group (aka ???Exteriors???) is a business unit within the Planning & CPM organization that oversees state-of-good-repair building envelope projects on multiple building types and vintages including, but not limited to, fa??ade repairs and renovations; roof and window repairs and replacements; and the NYC DOB Fa??ade Inspection Safety Program (FISP). The Exteriors group also oversees hardscape, plaza and historic preservation projects on facilities owned and operated by the University. Projects vary in program type, complexity and size, but are typically focused on exterior and historic repair and restoration projects.
Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Exteriors in the Planning & Capital Project Management group, the incumbent will directly manage between 15 ??? 20 projects ranging in value between $10,000 to $5MM in all standard project phases and will be required to accurately develop all scopes of work, corresponding budgets and schedules and adhere to all regulatory compliance aspects of their assigned projects.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing roofing, hardscape, masonry and historic preservation projects. Technical expertise in waterproofing, conservation, fa??ade repair and / or window replacement is strongly preferred.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and working collaboratively with all internal project stakeholders as well as external project participants and vendors to manage the successful delivery of their assigned projects.
The incumbent should have demonstrated strong background in general project management including, but not limited to, design, construction, bidding, scheduling and financial management.
Management of the planning and development (including budget and schedule development) of assigned projects.
Management of the design, bidding, procurement, contract management and construction management of assigned projects.
Management of the regulatory and financial closeout of assigned projects.
Management of administrative tasks including records maintenance, project status updates, governance and reporting to relevant clients and stakeholders. Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required. Advanced degree and/or Construction Management Certifications desirable.
Minimum of five (5) years experience in the management of similar projects, ideally including multiple years managing high-quality and complex historic preservation projects as well as ???state-of-good-repair??? building envelope maintenance projects in the New York City tri-state region required.
Must be effective communicators, possess strong interpersonal skills, value consensus-building in a collaborative work environment, be able to effectively prioritize project-related tasks and goals, and be able to concurrently managing multiple projects and vendors.
Must possess excellent time management skills, be process-driven, highly organized and motivated, and oriented toward problem-solving, critical and strategic thinking.
Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations; a general industry knowledge of building systems; as well as demonstrated proficiency in construction project management and delivery, including beneficial use of relevant industry tools and software (e.g. MS Project, AutoCad, etc).
The individual must have the ability to work in a client facing service environment and exercise discretion and judgement.
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