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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: Project Management & Planning
Salary: Salary commensurate w/ experience and grade range
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General Summary of Position:

The Senior Project Manager – Construction (SPM-C) is responsible for delivering all assigned projects (varying in size and type from new construction, renovations, renewals and infrastructure projects) on time and within budget and aligned with campus strategies and initiatives.  In general, it is expected that this position will manage multiple technically complex projects simultaneously.

This position will use their technical knowledge to support fellow project managers.  They will demonstrate their understanding of campus policy, procedure and expectation by serving as a role model for other employees in all that they do.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or relevant discipline is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive experience as project manager in design, architecture, engineering and/or construction industry working with multi-disciplinary client teams, including asthe 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: possess and maintain current, valid 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.

Additional Considerations:

  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressive experience as project manager in design, architecture, engineering and/or construction industry working with multi-disciplinary client teams.
  • Experience managing mechanical systems projects
  • Meets the minimum statutory qualifications to serve as an OPM for public construction in Massachusetts
  • 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. 

This is an SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P21.

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 during the application process.  

Posting updated 6/26/2024.

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