Multiple Positions-Facilities

Employer: 
University of Massachusetts Lowell

UMass Lowell

Multiple Positions-Facilities
 

Capital Projects Program Manager

 

The Capital Projects Program Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive project controls system and providing executive and project management support. This position provides advice, development and coordination of project delivery systems at the project and department level. The Capital Projects Program Manager works closely with the Capital Projects Director and Associate Director to provide support and guidance to Project Managers for on time and in budget delivery of projects. The position will review architectural/engineering program elements and serve as the University's advisor to ensure that project development, feasibility assessment, design, and construction meet the needs of the campus and its stakeholders; monitor project budgets and offer suggestions for value engineering that do not sacrifice quality or program success. The Capital Projects Program Manager will work directly with a highly diverse cross functional team of campus executives and managers, deans and department heads, internal business experts and business analysts as well as representatives from state and local agencies to coordinate project components and construction impacts with the campus community. The position maintains the primary project tracking system for status reporting to the campus community and decision making by executives.

 

Examples of duties include:

 

  • Develop and maintain up to date technical standards for all campus departments to be incorporated into design requirements for all projects.
  • Develop and maintain department project controls system, including current schedule of all projects and related activities.
  • Develop, implement and maintain processes and procedures for quality assurance, budget control and consistency with project delivery.
  • Assist in configuring and implementing a new project tracking software system.
  • Work with directors and managers to obtain current accurate information on project schedule, scope, associated activities, permits, budget, and monitor/track changes as projects evolve, such that the system provides a reliable and clear management tool.
  • Assist in creating planning schedules and budget estimates for renovation projects across campus.
  • Provide management analysis, reports and presentations for executive decision making, coordination with other departments, and internal management, etc.
  • Provide regular reporting to DCAMM and UMBA on all delegated projects.
  • Oversee and provide coordination for projects being managed by Owner's Project Management firms.
  • Communicate project implementation options that affect cost, schedule, quality and risk to stakeholders, supervisors and administrators as well as offer recommendations based on these elements.
  • Capital Program Budget Support
  • General Department Coordination, Communication and Management

 

                *** This is a 2 year position with possible extension based on workload and funding***

 

To view the full job description and to apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three professional references at: https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54777

 

Owner's Project Executive (OPE) - Facilities 

 

The Owner's Project Executive (OPE) will serve as the University's representative and liaison on multi-million dollar construction projects that may be managed by State agencies such as the Massachusetts State Department of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) or the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA). The OPE will review architectural/engineering program elements and serve as the University's advisor to ensure that project development, feasibility assessment, design, and construction meet the needs of the campus and its stakeholders; monitor project budgets and offer suggestions for value engineering that do not sacrifice quality or program success.

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

 

  • Have accountability for the successful delivery of quality projects on time and in budget by managing all aspects of programming, design, procurement, contract administration, construction, schedule and budget.
  • Partner with academic leaders, contractors, consultants to ensure that appropriate technology and operational needs are incorporated into each project in a code compliant manner.
  • Review cost estimates, construction scheduling, complex sequence and staging plans and recommend alternatives to ensure project delivery on time & in budget.
  • Provide advice, consultation, and guidance with respect to value engineering and make recommendations that preserve University standards.
  • Prepare agendas for and attend all meetings relative to project planning and execution, including those with state and local agencies and officials to review construction documents, permits, approvals and waivers.
  • Maintain complete and up to date project files throughout the project life cycle up to and including commissioning, testing, and close out requirements.
  • Monitor designs, drawings, reports, estimates and other work furnished by the Designer and coordinate with in house departments such as IT, Operations, and EHS to ensure technical accuracy, permitting requirements, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of all designs and construction plans. Provide a written response to review process.

 

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

 

  • Use expert communication and leadership skills to establish a common understanding of project timelines, milestones and expectations on delivery.
  • Promote the University's commitment to customer service by building partnerships with University colleagues and state and local officials; freely sharing appropriate information; providing prompt assistance and/or response to all requests and maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

 

  • Direct project resources, monitor developmental efforts, assemble key project deliverables, and intelligently identify issues requiring escalation.
  • Monitor the performance of the Designer, General Contractor and any other consultant working for the State on University property and associated with the project with respect to timely performance in accordance with the Project schedule, monitor the quality of services and workmanship, and recommend courses of action to the University when respective contractual requirements are not being fulfilled.

 

***This is a 3 year contracted position with possible extension, contingent on funding and workload***

 

To view the full job description and to apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three professional references at: https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54753

 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.