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Assistant Project Manager

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

This position serves as an assistant to Senior Project Managers. They are responsible for efficiently managing all aspects of projects and assignments on time, within budget and aligned with campus strategies and initiatives. 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or relevant discipline is required
  • Minimum one (1) year of responsible and practical experience in design, architecture, engineering and/or project management

*will consider candidates in their final (senior) year with a degree in progress in one of the noted fields. Expected degree must be earned by August 2023.  Candidates should highlight their relevant coursework in their cover letter or resume.

  • Ability to successfully complete assigned MCPPO (Massachusetts Procurement Training) with demonstrated understanding of C149, C149A, and C3039M regulations within 1 year of assignment
  • Ability to successfully complete OSHA10 certification within 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited oversight and within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and graphic communication

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • 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:

  • Minimum one (1) year project management experience, including working effectively with client and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of construction practices, project budget development, scheduling, tracking and control
  • Ability to read, interpret and/or prepare CADD drawings and specifications
  • Ability to prepare accurate cost estimates and budgets with reasonable speed
  • Experience managing renovation projects
  • Construction industry and/or project management related certifications or registrations such as Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, Construction Supervisor, LEED, BIM, BOCE
  • Professional Master’s degree and/or complementary professional degree in architecture, design, engineering, construction, planning, landscape or related discipline helpful  
  • Consistent execution of and compliance with department procedures
  • Demonstration of continuing professional development initiatives

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. 

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P17.

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 is received.      

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

Posting updated 5/4/2023.

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