Responsible for the oversight and management of an assigned capital projects portfolio that includes providing support to projects in planning and management through all phases of design and construction. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Capital Projects at Northeastern University Planning, Real Estate and Facilities division.
Thorough knowledge of design and construction practices, project budget development, scheduling, estimating, project tracking, and controls.
Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining productive relationships with a diverse group of internal and external constituents (including designers, contractors, consultants and state & local agencies) that reflect a strong customer service commitment.
Demonstrated ability evaluating complex problems and implementing successful solutions through analytical thinking planning and execution skills'
Experience using Microsoft Office suite for scheduling spreadsheet(s), word processing, eBuilder (or similar software) and database software systems.
Demonstrated leadership and communication skills. Ability to access construction/facility sites.
Knowledge and skills required for this position are typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or a related field required, master's degree preferred.
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience with multi-discipline, multi-million-dollar construction projects including a minimum of three (3) years' experience managing project staff.
Professional registration (Architecture or Engineer) is a plus
Experience working as a construction estimator is a plus
Experience working as a construction scheduler is a plus
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
1) Daily Management:
Oversee the daily operations of new construction and renovation projects working closely with architects and engineers and supervising contractors.
Make frequent on-site visits to oversee projects, check on schedule and be accessible for team needs.
Maintain current knowledge of all applicable regulations and codes for design and construction projects.
Responsible for leading, managing and mentoring all assigned direct reports. This may include developing and implementing formal training programs and professional development to ensure staff success and retention.
Manage direct reports which may include senior project managers, project managers, estimators, assistant project managers, clerk of the works and interns.
Coordinates the design, construction and closeout of projects with our in-house and external commissioning agents.
2) Financial Management:
Prepare initial budget, establish, track, and monitor expenditures throughout the course of each project.
Maintain all project records including job costs change orders and project close-out.
Approve requisitions from contractors and consultants.
3) Internal & External Relations:
Serve as the University's representative to internal and external agencies.
Promote continuous improvements on ways to effectively manage capital projects and our project schedules.
Establish and maintain productive relationships with a full range of personnel that reflect a strong commitment to customer service including local officials on assigned projects.
Communicate with members of the University community prior to and during renovation and construction to involve them in the design stage through completion of the project.
Manage and coordinate feasibility studies including preparing program information, coordinating work of interdepartmental groups, and working with all levels of the University.
4) Project Planning & Scheduling:
Assist the Associate Vice President Planning, Design, & Construction in short- and long-range planning of construction projects and renovation of existing facilities.
Coordinate the scheduling of different components within each project.
Other duties as assigned.
5) Equity, inclusion & Diversity
Promotes the division's equity, inclusion and diversity efforts by modeling behavior to staff and direct reports.
Understands basic principles of supplier diversity specifically with vendor selection process.
Adhere to fairness and equity standards to ensure minority business participation goals are met for the division.
Participates in annual employee engagement survey administered division-wide and offer opportunities for staff to provide feedback on ways to create a work inclusive work environment.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.