Harvard Capital Projects (HCP) manages the planning, design, and construction of a renovation, renewal, infrastructure upgrades and new building projects on the Harvard University campus.
The Senior Project Manager (SPM) reports to the HCP Director who runs the Schools and Departments unit of HCP. The SPM will work on a variety of projects on the Harvard Campus, with particular emphasis on a major addition to a world renowned Harvard facility. Project Management
The SPM is a senior leader of the team responsible for management of the entire scope of the project delivery process including, but not limited to:
Managing the establishment of a Total Project Cost budget, and supporting HCP's leadership in taking that budget through internal approvals
Establishing and managing a total project schedule
Managing the designer selection process from RFP to contract execution
Managing the programming and design process
Managing the selection of the appropriate Project Delivery system
Managing the selection of a Construction Manager in accordance with the Project Delivery system agreed upon by the University
Managing the construction process from preconstruction through final signoffs, punch lists and financial closeout
Managing occupancy and transition to full use of the facility
The SPM will likely supervise a project manager and/or an assistant project manager
The SPM will be HCP's primary contact with the Harvard University Stakeholder for the projects they manage. Management of these relationship is the SPM's responsibility.
The SPM will coordinate with Harvard Public Affairs & Communications on construction related impact to the general public, residential, academic, commercial abutters and all relevant regulatory authorities
The SPM facilitates and tracks communications throughout the project and communicates clearly and succinctly to HCP senior leadership issues affecting project program, budget, scope, timeline or delivery. The SPM is also responsible for project quality control, and oversees contracts for all contractors, design/engineering consultants, site surveys, owner testing and additional specialty consulting as necessary as related to all components of the project.
The SPM sustains an environment that fosters teamwork, excellence, respect, accountability and diversity.
The SPM actively participates as a member of HCP's professional team and Harvard University's internal community of design and construction professionals, mentoring other professionals, and contributing knowledge and experience for the University's greater good.
The SPM is responsible for maintaining the project scope within the approved budget and schedule.
The SPM will coordinate and lead a value management process throughout the project duration.
The SPM is responsible for project cost control, develops and monitors project cash flow projections and provides budget updates to senior leaders.
The SPM reviews proposed change orders, and reviews and authorizes payments within appropriate signing authority.
The SPM guides design decisions by stakeholders to maintain the project scope within the approved scope and budget.
SPM coordinates, together with other members of the overall Harvard University team, submissions to jurisdictional authorities for permitting. Ensures compliance with regulations and all authorities having jurisdiction. Arranges for all jurisdictional authorities' inspection necessary to secure the Certificate of Occupancy in an expeditious manner.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Concentration in a technical field (architecture or engineering) related to construction, project management or the equivalent preferred
Minimum 15 years managing design and construction projects, preferably in a higher education, or comparably complex, setting.
MBA or other graduate degree in management, or commensurate experience, is desirable.
Ability to lead through influence rather than authority
Experience in the design and construction of buildings with a variety of sustainability, resiliency and environmental goals
Familiarity with City, State, and Federal codes and ordinances.
Skills in leading a team within a team in a way that builds alignment and trust
Ability to manage expectations of multiple key stakeholders with competing needs and interests
Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in finding mutually agreeable solutions within project constraints
Advanced ability to develop and maintain project budgets, cash flow projections and schedules.
Advanced skills in interpreting architectural and construction contracts.
Ability to negotiate and resolve confrontational issues as they arise.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse organization.
Must have excellent time management, communication and presentation skills.
Participate and Contribute towards efforts that foster team work, excellence, respect, accountability and diversity.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.