The Department of Engineering and Construction is seeking 2 Senior Project Managers to manage all aspects of the project, including design, construction, closeout, and turnover. Works with HMS stakeholders, administration, departments, Facilities group, University groups (Sustainability, Green Campus, Environmental Health & Safety, etc.) to ensure the project meets the desired goals, standards and requirements. Coordinate, facilitate and lead the design, bid, construction, commissioning and close out of the project including FF&E package development, procurement, and installation. Work with end user groups, stakeholders and HMS Department representatives to adequately understand project scope and expectations. Strong knowledge of wet lab construction required. Develop project budget and schedule based on these expectations and consistent with the identified budget. Constantly evaluate alternative design and construction solutions.
Solicit and oversee the selection process of A/E firms, consultants and contractors in a manner that delivers high quality, fiscally responsible solution. Oversee preparation of design and construction documents and contracts. Development of RFP, solicitation of contractor(s), bid package documentation, contractor walk through, bid RFI's in partnership with A/E, complete detailed timeline and project cost submission for internal approvals and/or submission to the University Capital Approval System (CAPS). Once approved, award to qualified contractor. Oversees and facilitates all permits and approvals necessary to accomplish the project. This includes local, state, University and other approvals applicable to the specific project. Completes applications, attends meetings, which in some cases occur outside of normal working hours, prepares presentations and submits answers to questions to the appropriate authority.
Construction administration oversight including, but not limited to, review of shop drawings, financials, and change orders. Proper use of internal standards where applicable. Manages construction consistent with budget and identifies both cost and timeline impact of Construction Change Orders, User Change Requests and/or other unforeseen issues. Responsible for issues which arise and to take appropriate action to keep the project on schedule and on budget. Completes final budget reconciliation upon project completion, resolves all outstanding invoices and analyzes project costs for use in future project planning/budget development. Ensures completion of project commissioning, punch list, and gathering of all closeout documentation including testing reports and certifications.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, building technology or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
Knowledge and experience of industry-standard project management practices and delivery methods, and the proven ability to tailor these processes to fit specific situations. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain project budgets and schedules, as well as plan and manage projects to achieve deadlines and objectives. Specific experience regarding construction-related contract administration and project risk management skills. Experience in the overall integration of design, engineering, construction, start-up/turnover and closeout phases of projects. Ability to manage multiple projects of varying sizes simultaneously. Experience in wet lab construction at research, academic or medical facility with a minimum of 7 years' experience preferred. Thorough knowledge of building codes and design practices, and all phases of construction. Familiarity with A/V, MEP, HVAC, FA/FP, lighting, and control systems. Excellent interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to quickly establish and maintain a solid working relationship with a variety of customers and constituents, including senior administration and faculty, as well as technical and operations staff. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills. Proven ability to independently and effectively manage and resolve issues, under a variety of circumstances and urgency, with insight, diplomacy, and sensitivity, as well as coordinate and direct a multi-disciplined team which includes managers and peers. Familiarity with architectural, engineering, design, and construction best practices. Experience as an owner's representative in a University setting or other large, diverse institutional setting preferred. Willingness to mentor and lead members of the Campus Planning and Facilities group on tasks both related and unrelated to assigned projects. Experience with new lab building construction or major renovation in both new and aged facilities requiring coordination of utility or structural impacts to occupied research facilities. Continuity of campus operations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write and deliver clear and effective reports and presentations to various audiences, both internal and external. Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49010BR
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