Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal
arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the
racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body.
The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational
experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty,
administration and staff.
Amherst College invites applications for the Capital Projects
Manager position. The Capital ProjectsManager is a full-time,
year-round position, job group and level PT-4. Given Amherst's
distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the
country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in
which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a
broadly diverse community.
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of
medium-sized and smaller-sized capital construction projects as
well as collaborating with other PMs/Sr. PMs on larger
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for capital projects' management, leading
management for projects up to $25,000,000 in project cost, and
collaborating with other D&C staff on larger projects. Works
largely autonomously as College representative to projects,
representing the needs of the college with a diverse set of users,
designers, consultants, vendors, contractors, officials, etc.
Simultaneously manages multiple mid-sized and smaller
- Works with supervisor, administration, and building users
throughout the planning phase of projects, performing cost
analyses, supporting the establishment of contracts with
consultants and vendors, diversity goal setting, facilitating
communication between all parties involved, documenting and
maintaining records of documentation of issues, analyses, and
decisions. Supports the planning and design process through
analysis utilizing professional experience in the
Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry.
- Schedules and manages design development process with both
College personnel and outsourced resources to the projects.
Monitors the process of design and decision-making, watching for
schedule, program and cost implications as well as decisions that
may be counter to College-wide standards or goals.
- Manages construction bidding processes for consistent
distribution of information and College goals. Performs analysis of
contractor bids for capital projects. Coordinates, reviews and
oversees contracting for construction and materials/equipment
- Prepares budget submittals for the capital projects, assisting
supervisor, tracks project expenditures via the job cost management
system, analyzes all invoicing for consistency with contract and
work in place, performs constant monitoring and updating of budget
status for projects.
- Serves as primary project liaison and manager for assigned
capital projects. Ensures performance of contractors, consultants,
etc. through constant comparison of work to contractual obligation.
Identifies potential cost-saving opportunities throughout the
construction process as well as appropriate additional work that is
in the best interest of the College. Manages the Request for
Information process, ensuring timely response from all parties
involved. Negotiates change orders with contractors, monitors
implications with project schedule and inspects for % of diverse
work hours and compliance with contract specifications and performs
final acceptance inspections. Also manages the inconveniences
associated with construction to the best overall benefit of the
College. Prepares and processes all required forms and
documentation required to close out projects both fiscally and
- Assists the Director of Design & Construction/Facilities in
making decisions, evaluating, formulating and making suggestions
for all phases and aspects of the execution of capital
- Bachelor's Degree
- An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI)
- Minimum of 5 years of project management in a facilities
organization or closely related business.
- Familiarity with legal contact language especially negotiating
terms, applying appropriate contract forms per project criteria,
extra-contract legal understanding (labor, union, etc.)
- Ability to read, understand, interpret formulate plans
specifications and cost estimates.
- Knowledge or experience in developing and tracking
- Strong verbal and written communication, and collaboration
- Background with codes and permitting processes.
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Experience managing projects involving teams of design
consultants and contractors.
- Strong organizational skills to be able to conceptualize and
design a complex program.
- Experience with and commitment to working with a diverse
- Strong technical knowledge of the A/E/C industry
- Strong computer skills
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may
- Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering or construction
(AEC) or related field
- Advanced studies in AEC, LEED/LBC/Passive House accreditation
- 10+ years experience.
- Experience in higher education
- Revit proficient
Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly
competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and
faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our
overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the
options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements.
Click here for Benefits Information .
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter
online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs
. Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to
clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
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