Project Manager, Design and Construction


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Architecture February 14, 2019 Princeton University Princeton, NJ, USA

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Princeton University’s Office of Capital Projects (OCP), seeks experienced Project Managers to join their dynamic staff as Princeton embarks on an ambitious multi-year capital program.

The Project Managers represent the University’s interests throughout the design and construction process and are responsible for the coordination of the University’s efforts and the communication plan for the project, including users, leadership, stakeholders, and external consultants and builders. The Project managers will work closely with the University Architect, the Vice Provost for Space Planning and Programming and/or a third party developer (when applicable) throughout the project.

In collaboration with the Program Manager as well as University stakeholders, the Project Managers organize and conduct the architect selection process in concert with the Office of the University Architect and Finance and Administration for projects over $25,000. On Developer-led projects the Project Manager will coordinate University Stakeholder involvement in the developer lead process. The Project Managers will also be responsible for the selection of other professional services as required for a project. The Project Managers will manage capital projects up to approximately $100,000,000, for project categories that may include residential, retail, administrative, academic, and athletic buildings and facilities.

This is a three year benefits eligible position with the possibility for renewal.


  • Manage and obtain all required internal and external project approvals
  • Consult with the Program Manager to determine the appropriate construction format and organize the selection of a designer and/or builder
  • Represent University interests through the design and construction process with internal University groups
  • Serve as primary liaison between project design and construction teams
  • Coordinate any University responsibilities in the field and coordinate the selection and procurement of furnishings and equipment
  • Facilitate occupancy of the project by the user
  • Lead project stakeholders in the creation of the project parameters (including the value proposition, preliminary project objectives, schedule)
  • Shepherd  the development of the architectural program in consultation with, user group(s) and other stakeholders as appropriate (e.g., the Office of the Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning or third party developer (when applicable);
  • Coordinate the project schedule with University stakeholders or a third party developer (when applicable) to meet the agreed-upon milestones and overall schedule
  • Maintain portfolio reports for work assigned, keeping project information in departmental reporting systems up-to-date (SharePoint, financial reporting, and project status reporting)
  • Work with varied internal representatives and third party developer on the tracking of Real-Estate Projects in a manner that allows University tracking

The following are the major areas of responsibilities:

  • Project Programming
  • Project Design Standards
  • Project Governance
  • Construction Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Client Relations and Communication
  • Project Meetings
  • Project Punch and Close Out

Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree in architecture, engineering or construction management.
  • Minimum of five years of capital project management experience on higher education projects is required, including design, schedule, and budget management
  • At least  five years of design, construction, management and budgetary experience on multi-discipline renovation projects
  • Ability to lead, collaborate, and otherwise interact effectively with a range of subject-matter experts, including architects, engineers, specialty consultants, contractors, financial specialists, legal counsel and developers
  • Must have a working knowledge of the principles of architectural design, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, general knowledge of construction industry practices and procedures, be able to interpret construction documents, and possess a general understanding of applicable construction codes and land use ordinances
  • Familiarity with digital tools, including CADD, BIM, Primavera schedule platforms, excel and similar data-management formats

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey
  • Experience with Public, Private Partnerships (P3) developer-led capital projects with an understanding of third-party relationships
  • An ability to negotiate with developers in a principled manner to achieve University goals and objectives while facilitating a fruitful collaboration resulting in a successful project
  • Laboratory renovation experience
  • Licenses and Professional Accreditation
  • LEED AP, WELL AP, PMP certification
  • Basic knowledge of Revit and BIM