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 Residential Construction group is a business unit within the Planning & CPM organization that oversees state of good repair and capital renovation and improvement projects for the University's Undergraduate Residential Housing and Columbia Residential Housing portfolios.
The Exteriors & Historic Preservation group is a separate business unit also within the Planning & CPM organization that oversees state of good repair building envelope projects including, but not limited to, façade, roof, window and hardscape renovations and repairs.
Columbia University is currently seeking an experienced and well-rounded Project Manager to join its Residential Construction group at the Morningside Campus in Manhattan to oversee projects in the Undergraduate Residence Housing portfolio. The Project Manager also will manage exterior renovation and repair projects in the broader Residential portfolio including undergraduate, graduate and faculty housing facilities.
Reporting to the Director of Residential Construction, the project manager will act as the primary lead on all phases of assigned capital projects, from inception through closeout.
The ideal candidate will manage all or part of multiple design and construction projects, from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in cost from $10,000 to $50MM.
Projects vary in program type, complexity and size and include interior renovations, exterior building restorations and state-of-good-repair infrastructure and building envelope projects.
The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating with all internal project stakeholders as well as external project participants including design consultants, contractors and other required vendors to support the goals of the project.
Incumbent should have strong design, construction, scheduling and financial management skills.
Experience in procurement and contract management, budget and schedule management are a minimum requirement.
An undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a relevant field is required.
Candidates seeking consideration must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the management of construction projects, ideally including multiple years managing high-quality residential renovation projects in New York City (vacant and occupied) buildings.
In addition, candidates must have relevant experience in building exterior envelope repairs and renovation projects, ideally with experience in historic preservation work.
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 simultaneously managing multiple complex projects at different jobsites.
Candidates must have a demonstrated working knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations; building systems (mechanical/electrical/plumbing/envelope); as well as demonstrated proficiency in construction project management and delivery, including beneficial use of relevant industry tools and software (MS Project, AutoCad, etc).
Candidates must have the ability to work in a client facing service environment and exercise discretion and judgement.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job - stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
In addition, project site conditions may include exposure to a variety of extreme conditions at job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
Advanced degree and/or Construction Management Certifications desirable.
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