Project Manager - Facilities

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Project Manager - Facilities
University of Massachusetts Lowell 

The Facilities Project Manager will serve as the University's representative and project manager on projects of all sizes from major capital new construction and major renovations to campus renovation and infrastructure projects. They will serve as the campus liaison on major capital construction projects that may be managed by state agencies such as the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) or the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA). The PM 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 PM 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 PM will provide ongoing status reports to the campus and local community. In general this position will be responsible for working with the state and local agencies and the project teams to deliver assigned projects on time and within budget. For campus renovations and infrastructure projects, this position will be responsible for executing from start to finish: including oversight of study and design, all bidding and procurement, construction administration, furniture and move coordination, and closeout. It is the responsibility of the PM to ensure that all phases of the projects are in alignment with University strategies, initiatives and campus design standards, as well as relevant codes.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Design, Construction Management or relevant discipline is required
  • Minimum five (5) years practical experience in architecture, engineering and/or construction project management, including demonstrated expertise in all of the following areas: planning, design, costing, and project controls, construction management and contract administration
  • Minimum five (5) years project management experience, including working effectively with client and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Building Codes, BOCA Codes, and ADA regulations
  • Minimum 3 years experience in programming, planning, schematic design and early phases of capital project delivery
  • Ability to read and interpret CADD drawings and specifications
  • 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 

Other Considerations:

  • Experience with oversight of ground-up construction projects
  • Experience with oversight of multi-million dollar construction projects
  • Experience managing renovation projects in academic or large institutional organizations
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 serving as Owner's Project Representative, including working effectively with client and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstration of continuing professional development initiatives
  • Ability to prepare CADD drawings 

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information of three references 

*** This is a 3 year position with expectation for extension based on availability of project workload which is anticipated to continue ***

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.

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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.