Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as a Project manager. Depending on your experience there is an opportunity to be considered for a senior project manager position. Brandeis offers a generous benefits and compensation package including free tuition if you are interested in pursuing an MBA or any degree you prefer; paid time off with extra time off around the holidays and the opportunity to work one of the five days remotely.
Working collaboratively with the Director of Capital Programs and working on a diversity of campus renovation and construction projects. As the project manager (or senior project manager) you would plan and execute campus facility planning, design, and construction, including site planning, new construction, building renovation, utilities and landscape improvement projects. Representing Brandeis University, you would interact with and coordinate collaboration and communication between architects, engineering consultants, construction managers, facilities personnel, public safety, university stakeholders and city officials, as required in connection with projects.
This is an opportunity to work with a diverse campus community including leaders as this is a client-facing position.
Some of the job responsibilities will include:
Coordinates and manages complex projects and/or various aspects of projects, acting as owner's representative in planning, design, and construction projects. Develops plans, specifications, sketches and drawings as necessary for the renovation of facilities and systems. 30%
Prepares budget submittals for the capital budget process in cooperation with the Associate Director of Design & Construction. Tracks project expenditures versus budget. Provides periodic updates on budget status for projects. 20%
Performs daily construction site inspections to ensure quality workmanship. 15%
Maintains appropriate and accurate documentation, including meeting minutes, financial change orders, payment requests, and requests for information. 15%
Coordinates response to requests for information from external contractors and Brandeis Facilities Services personnel relative to existing conditions, active projects, and as-built documentation of completed projects. 10%
Maintains files for "as built" drawings and specifications for all University buildings and related systems. Maintains files for surveys of University owned land including easements and infrastructures. 5%
Assists other project managers in the Office of Facilities Services as a resource for information that could prove helpful with managing projects. 5%
Needs to be able to inspect work of others outside in varying weather conditions.
B.A./B.S. required; architecture, engineering or construction (AEC) or related field preferred.
Minimum 2 year for project manager and 5 years for the senior project manager position
What You Need to Succeed:
Familiarity with legal contact language especially negotiating terms, applying appropriate contract forms per project criteria, extra-contract legal understanding (labor, union, etc.)
Ability to read, understand, interpret, and formulate plans/specifications and cost estimates
Knowledge or experience in developing and tracking budgets
Strong verbal and written communication, and collaboration skills
Background with federal, local and IBC codes/regulations and permitting processes
Strong problem-solving skills
Experience managing projects involving teams of design consultants, engineers and contractors
Experience in a higher education setting
Knowledge of computer assisted design/drafting (Inventor, AutoCAD) equipment and software to develop and read designs.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.