The Planning & Capital Project Management (CPM) group has the primary responsibility for overseeing the planning, design and construction process for capital projects at the Morningside Campus, the Baker Field Athletic Complex and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Campus of Columbia University. Working in conjunction with the all the Columbia University Facilities departments including Construction Business Services and Communication, Finance and Administration, Campus Operations, Real Estate and Public Safety, CPM and it's subsidiary groups implement approximately $75M to $150M worth of construction projects annually and consists of a staff of approximately 35 planners, architects, engineers and project managers of varying background including construction management, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, and architecture.
The Exteriors & Historic Preservation group (aka "Exteriors") is a business unit within the Planning & CPM organization that oversees state of good repair building envelope projects including, but not limited to, façade repairs and renovations; roof and window repairs and renovations; and NYC "Local Law 11" FISP (Façade Inspection Safety Program). The Exteriors group also oversees hardscape, plaza and historic preservation projects on facilities owned and operated by the University. Projects vary in program type, complexity and size, but are typically focused on exterior and historic repair and restoration projects.
Columbia University is currently seeking an experienced and well-rounded professional to join its Exteriors & Historic Preservation group at the Morningside Campus in Manhattan as an Associate Director.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Planning & Capital Project Management, the incumbent will oversee all projects assigned to the portfolio and supervise a staff of up to five (5) project managers and / or assistant project managers.
The incumbent will be required to insure that all institutional policies/procedures are being followed, scopes of work are accurately developed, and budgets and schedules are maintained/enforced.
The ideal candidate also will be expected to develop and implement improvements to internal administrative, management and project delivery processes.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating with all internal project stakeholders as well as external project participants to manage successful delivery of the portfolio of projects.
From time to time, the incumbent may be required to directly manage high-profile or complex projects and as such should have demonstrated strong background in general project management including, but not limited to, design, construction, scheduling and financial management.
The incumbent should be an effective communicator, possess strong interpersonal skills, be highly organized and forward-looking, and possess an aptitude for personnel management.
Bachelor's degree is required. Minimum of seven (7) to nine (9) years of related experience required in the management of construction projects, including multiple years managing high-quality and complex historic preservation projects as well as state of good repair building envelope projects in the New York City tri-state region.
Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, communications (written and oral) and problem solving skills.
Candidates must be highly organized and motivated, capable of effectively prioritizing project-related tasks and goals, and capable of critical and strategic thinking.
Candidates must have a demonstrated working knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations; a general industry knowledge of building systems; as well as demonstrated proficiency in construction project management and delivery, including beneficial use of relevant industry tools and software (MS Project, AutoCad, etc).
The individual must have the ability to work in a client facing service environment and exercise discretion and judgement.
Advance degree and/or Construction Management Certification desirable.
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