The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and overall management of a variety of multidiscipline projects ranging in value from $50,000 to $5,000,000.Â The PM will utilize a variety of project delivery methods to complete renovations, additions, renewal and operating upgrades, in a variety of buildings with diverse uses and functions, including administrative and departmental offices, residence and dining, athletics, as well as classrooms, laboratories and other campus spaces.
Manages and controls all aspects of project design, construction, close-out and turnover.Â Works closely with a variety of University Administrators and Departmental stakeholders, as well as Operations, Planning, Engineering, and Energy groups, bringing stewardship and accountability to the decision making, problem solving, and collaboration process throughout the entire project lifecycle.Â Leads / facilitates establishment of project requirements, constraints and objectives, as well as project scope, estimating and budget development.Â Reviews / prepares associated studies, feasibility analysis, energy analysis, and site investigations.Â Manages / oversees the design process, including effective problem solving, budget management and scope reconciliation, internal and external stakeholder review, operational coordination and logistics development, furniture and finishes selections. Â Leads associated close-out and turn-over, including move management, final inspections and acceptance.Â These actions result in well-defined project objectives, accurate budget estimates, effective schedules and logistics.Â Projects are completed with the outcomes, goals, and stakeholder expectations agreed upon during the planning and approval process.Â Compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, Department processes and University standards is ensured.
Manages and oversees solicitation and selection of A/E firms, technical consultants, and construction managers.Â Coordinates and oversees preparation of associated design and construction documents, including preparation of contract documents. Â Leads solicitation process, analyzes and reviews proposals.Â Results in the selection and leadership of project team and all resources to ensure successful completion of assignments.
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. The result of these actions is that permits and approvals are secured as necessary to
maintain the project schedule.Â Ensure completion of energy analyses and applications for utility rebates.Â
Manages and oversees related construction management functions.Â This includes contract and purchase order management, drawing updates and revisions, shop drawing and submittal review and control, invoice and change order review and approval.Â Implements and oversees effective processes for inspection and documentation of all work in progress, resolution of field issues, budget and schedule monitoring and control, final acceptance / turn-over and closeout. Â Identifies known risks (i.e. technical, construction, price, schedule, environmental, performance guarantees etc.) indicates and addresses impact, facilitates and manages solutions. The result of these efforts is that the quality of the completed project is ensured, risks are monitored and controlled, issues are effectively communicated and resolved with accountability, and outcomes meet stakeholder expectations.
Prepares records and reports on projects managed. Maintain records of decisions and issues, work accomplished, related correspondence, budgets and schedules. Ensures that all project related correspondence and documentation is properly filed, and that all Department and University procedures, processes, and reporting requirements are satisfied.Â Results in effective communication with stakeholders and thorough, organized project records in accordance with Departmental and University standards.
B.S./B.A. degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, building technology or a related discipline and least 10 years progressive project/task management experience related to renovations, additions, renewal and operating upgrades in a variety of campus building types with diverse uses and functions, including administrative and departmental offices, residence and dining, athletics, as well as classrooms, laboratories and other spaces.Â Â Â
In-depth knowledge and experience of industry-standard project management practices and delivery methods, and the proven ability to tailor these processes to fit specific customer needs and situations in a dynamic, highly-visible project environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain project budgets and schedules, as well as plan and manage projects to achieve deadlines and objectives.Â Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills.Â Experience in the overall integration of design, engineering, construction, start-up/turnover and closeout phases of projects.
Thorough knowledge of building codes and design practices, as well as envelop, roofs, and structural systems.Â Familiarity with A/V, IT, MEP, HVAC, FA/FP, lighting, security and control systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills.Â 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.Â 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 ownerâ™s representative in a University setting or other large, diverse institutional setting preferred.
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.).Â Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills.
Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Background check: Criminal and Educational background check satisfactory to Brown University.
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