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Senior Project Manager

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Project Manager
Department Planning Design & Construction
Position Number 1010837
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Position Purpose

The position of Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of facilities-related capital projects in a manner that promotes responsible and innovative stewardship of the Dartmouth campus. Senior PM oversight responsibilities include planning, design, cost estimating, budget and schedule control, permitting, construction and close-out/ turnover of completed projects.

Planning, Design & Construction is a service division of Campus Services with a focus on space management, campus and project planning, and the design and construction of campus buildings and landscapes.

Dartmouth facilities include over 5 million square feet of space in 165 buildings, serving over 6,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff in a variety of academic, research, administrative, athletic, and residential spaces.

Skills & Knowledge

• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work with diverse and at times opposing constituencies.
• Familiarity with the planning, design and construction processes.
• Familiarity with Town, State, and Federal codes and ordinances.
• Ability to develop and maintain project budgets, cash flow projections and schedules.
• 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 population
• Knowledge of OSHA construction safety standards and regulations
• Familiarity with high performance building and landscape design and construction standards.
• Experience with project controls systems

Minimum Experience

• Ten years in planning, design and administering major capital construction projects.
• Experience managing the full life cycle of project delivery including the planning and design process.
• Field experience on construction sites is desirable.
• Design and construction of LEED certified buildings

Minimum Education

• Bachelor or Associate degree in a technical field (engineering or architecture) or related to construction or project management or the equivalent.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter John Scherding
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Management Responsibilities
• Coordinate the capital project delivery process from initial planning and programming through design management, construction administration, start-up, commissioning and close-out of new construction and/or renovation projects.
• Facilitate effective communication throughout the project, particularly during transition of project phases.
• Account for the development, management, reporting and maintenance of the project budget and schedule from planning through project closeout.
• Inform stakeholders of project status and present capital project reports at regularly-scheduled team meetings. Communicate issues affecting project program, budget, scope, timeline or delivery. Take leadership role to resolve areas of disagreement between project stakeholders.
• Create and sustain an environment that fosters teamwork, excellence, respect, accountability and diversity.

Planning/ Programming/ Design Management
• Manage and direct all design-phase activities including strong design management through the conceptual design, schematic design and design development phases of work.
• Manage the project design team and College stakeholders to support development of construction documents consistent with the approved project scope and budget.
• Coordinate the development and review of design documents at each phase of planning and design.
• Support design team activities and facilitates timely decision making.
• Participate as a senior member of a team of professionals in early project planning and programming.

Construction/ Close-Out/ Operations Turnover Management
• Oversees the College’s project field staff and oversees consistent project management practices and protocols.
• Responsible, with colleagues, for development of major capital project delivery strategies.
• Manages the bidding and construction process to ensure timely delivery of facility. Participates in the owner’s construction meetings to review construction progress and quality. Monitors, systematizes and reports on all Change Proposals and Change Orders and monitors impact on project schedule and budget.
• Responsible for project quality control systems. Oversees contracts for site surveys, owner testing and additional specialty consulting as necessary.
• Arranges and monitors the timely and orderly Project Closeout activities. Works with consultants and operations personnel to prepare a punch-list for the contractor, and ensure punch-list items have been addressed appropriately.

Financial Management
• Reviews and authorizes for payment project invoices within appropriate signing authority. Reviews and recommends course of action for all project invoices that fall outside approved signing authority level.
• Guides design decisions by stakeholders to maintain the project scope within the approved budget. Coordinates the value engineering process.
• Is responsible for project cost control. Develops and monitors project cash flow projections, including those that impact operations that are on-going during construction. Provides budget updates, reviews proposed change orders and discusses project issues with the Director as needed. Reviews financial reports with project lenders and other financial officials at the College.

Jurisdictional Authorities
• Together with other Campus Services constituents, coordinates submissions to Jurisdictional Authorities for permitting.
• Ensures compliance with regulations and all authorities having jurisdiction.
• Coordinates Jurisdictional Authorities to secure the Certificate of Occupancy in an expeditious manner.

-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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  2. Additional Document #2

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