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Senior Project Manager - Construction

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Project Management
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

Under the general direction of the Director of Capital Projects, this position is responsible for serving as a role model and mentor for all facilities project managers through efficiently managing all aspects of projects assigned directly to them as well as providing support and guidance to fellow project managers and assisting in the development of project management processes and procedures.  The Facilities Senior Project Manager (SPM) may serve as the University’s representative and project manager on projects of varying size and type from minor renovations to campus renewal and infrastructure projects.  This position will also serve in a supporting role to major capital construction and campus renovation projects. In general, the Senior PM will not only be responsible for delivering their own assigned projects, but will provide guidance and support to other project managers to insure that all projects assigned to the Facilities Project Management Team be delivered on time and within budget. 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or relevant discipline is required.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressive experience as project manager in design, architecture, engineering and/or construction industry working with multi-disciplinary client teams.
  • Minimum five (5) years as the Owners Project Representative on major capital, renovation and infrastructure projects in a large institutional setting with direct experience on project programming, design development, scoping and estimating.
  • Must complete training and demonstrate proficiency within one year of assignment for the following: MA Construction Supervisors License; MCPPO (Massachusetts Procurement Training) with demonstrated understanding of C149, C149A, and C30/39M regulations; and LEED training.
  • Must possess valid OSHA10 certification within 6 months of assignment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Building Codes, BOCA Codes, and ADA regulations.
  • Ability to read and interpret CADD drawings and specifications.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Massachusetts Building Codes, BOCA Codes, and ADA regulations. LEED accreditation and experience with BIM desirable.
  • Ability to prepare accurate cost estimates and budgets with reasonable speed.
  • Ability to work constructively with a wide range of technical, academic, administrative, and professional people.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and agencies.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of construction practices, project budget development, scheduling, tracking and control
  • Ability to read and interpret CADD drawings and specifications
  • Ability to prepare accurate cost estimates and budgets with reasonable speed
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement imaginative solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated experience in word processing, spreadsheets and database management systems
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with a full range of campus and external constituents including state and local agencies that reflects a strong commitment to customer service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Master’s degree and/or complementary professional degree in architecture, design, engineering, construction, planning, landscape or related discipline helpful.
  • Construction industry and/or project management related certifications or registrations such as Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, Construction Supervisor, LEED, BIM, BOCE.
  • Experience with design or installation of mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems. Working knowledge of MEPS specifications, current industry standards, and energy codes is desirable.
  • Experience with Massachusetts public procurement construction laws is highly desirable.
  • Experience managing the public procurement, design and construction of laboratory buildings, science facilities, institution/residential buildings, and other institutional facilities is desirable. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


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