Capital Improvement Program Senior Manager

Oberlin College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The CIP Senior Manager(SM) is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and coordination of approximately three project manager professional staff members who provide planning, design, engineering and construction services to the campus through effective and efficient project management of new construction and modernization projects. The CIP SM reports to the Chief Facilities Officer and acts as the primary point of contact for all campus, construction, modernization and facility design and engineering activities.


The CIP SM ensures that the design and construction of new buildings and modernization meet established design standards, fits within the architectural design and tradition of the campus, and that the planning of new facilities fits within requirements of Oberlin’s development plan. The CIP SM will coordinate projects and related permitting and approvals with the city and the local community. The successful candidate will have extensive project management experience with complex facilities. They will also be capable of operating in a high-paced environment with focus on delivering customized solutions on compressed schedules and tight budgets.

Essential Job Functions:

• Lead all architectural and engineering design services
• Oversee and coordinate implementation of sustainable concepts in project design and construction
• Direct project cost estimating and scheduling
• Manage capital program master planning, budget development and financial control
• Assist all campus space planning and management
• Manage contract administration (with Purchasing Services)
• Lead all construction project management
• Direct construction inspection, quality control and safety
• Manage and coordinate IT support for various facilities systems including space management and project management.
• Oversee campus planning functions related to city planning, long range development plan, site planning, program development, concept studies and coordination with Advancement on donor funded projects.
• Promote teamwork among members of the staff and with other areas of the Facilities Group (most notably Facilities Operations and the Office of environment and Sustainability).
• Focus on project total cost of ownership in project design and construction and will foster and positive working relationship with the shop personnel through adequate collaboration and feedback.
• Serve as a principal advisor to Oberlin Senior Leadership on matters of campus planning, design, development, space planning, construction management and related capital program performance.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
• Degrees in planning, engineering, architecture, construction management and other sciences are preferred
• Advanced degree or training in planning, business, or public administration preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience managing complex large construction programs and projects
• Registered PE, RA, or EIT or ability to achieve
• Experience in managing budgets
• Experience in database management (SQL);Linux, Windows, and Mac (OS X) system administration and system hardware management experience
• Experience in campus, city or urban planning
• Certification as a Project Management Professional, DBIA Certification or Certified Construction Manager or the ability to achieve.

All applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and list of professional references.  See Oberlin Jobs Portal for full details.