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Princeton University - Project Manager, Design and Construction


Princeton University’s Office of Capital Projects (OCP) seeks experienced Project Managers to join our dynamic staff. This is an exciting time to join Princeton as it embarks on an ambitious, multi-year capital program. 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. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the project stakeholders in the creation of the project parameters (including the value proposition, preliminary project objectives, schedule);

  • Shepherding 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);

  • Coordinating the project schedule with University stakeholders or a third party developer (when applicable) to meet the agreed-upon milestones and overall schedule.

The Project Managers represents the University’s interests throughout the design and construction process and is 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 manager 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. *This is a three years benefits eligible position.* multiple positions available


In collaboration with the Program Manager as well as University stakeholders, the Project Managers will 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 Manager will also be responsible for the selection of other professional services as required for a project. The Project Manager is responsible for managing and obtaining all required internal and external project approvals. Working in consultation with the Program Manager, the PM will: 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; coordinate the selection and procurement of furnishings and equipment; and facilitate occupancy of the project by the user. Duties and Responsibilities will be as follows: - Project Programming - Project Design Standards - Project Governance - Construction Management - Risk Management - Project Scheduling - Client Relations and Communication - Project Meetings - Project Punch and Close Out The Project Manager will maintain portfolio reports for work assigned, keeping project information in departmental reporting systems up-to-date (SharePoint, financial reporting, and project status reporting), and should be familiar with digital tools, including CADD, BIM, Primavera schedule platforms, excel and similar data-management formats. When working on Real-Estate Projects, the Project Manager will work with various internal department representatives and possibly a third party developer to ensure that the requisite information is tracked in a manner that allows University tracking.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree in architecture, engineering or construction management.

  • A minimum of five years of capital project management experience on higher education projects is required, including design, schedule, and budget management.

  • A minimum of 5 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.

  • Strong 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey is preferred.

  • 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.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

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