The primary responsibilities of the Clerk of Works/ Expediter position is to support Project Managers on assigned projects through the project delivery process from the planning phase through project closeout. Project assignments represent a diverse portfolio of project types and and sizes. During the planning and design phases, the Clerk-of-the-Works works with project managers to review project requirments and advise on site logistics, constructability, schedule, NU standards and permitting requirements. During the construction phase this position coordinates construction activity and logistics to avoid adversely impacting on-going University functions and operations. Monitor and inspect construction activity to ensure work-in-place is of high quality and complies with NU standards, the contract documents and schedule. Works with the project manager and contractor to maintain the project schedule and if unavoidable delays occur, help develop strategies to recover the schedule to complete projects on time. This position must have knowledge in obtaining permits in the City of Boston and maintain productive relationships agencies is necessary. Interaction and coordination with other NEU entities such as Police, Fire, Health and Safety, and Facilities group as necessary for complete project coordination is required. This position has no independent financial authority and must obtain approval of the project manager or others with financial authority prior to making financial commitments on assigned projects. Professional, clear and concise communications is a must.
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in construction management, engineering, architecture; or related field. Minimum Requirements: Associate degree in construction management, construction technology or related field.
Minimum of 10 years experience in building construction with at least 5 years in a construction supervisory role. Experience working in a college/university setting a plus.
Substantial experience working within a unionized workforce
Must have a sound working knowledge of all applicable local, state and federal building codes, OSHA, NFPA, CBOCA, Life Safety and hazardous materials.
Strong working knowledge of building components, assemblies and systems. Demonstrated knowledge of construction materials, means, and methods along with a strong attention to detail is required.
Excellent oral and written communication skils
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
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.