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 Senior Capital
Projects Manager position. The Senior Capital Projects Manager is a
full-time, year-round position, job group and level PT-5. 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.
Assume leadership of project management for large and/or complex
capital projects with significant levels of autonomy in most
project management matters. Guide processes through excellent
judgment and depth of experience balancing College priorities for
the best overall outcome. Responsible from project initiation
through completion of construction and occupancy. Serve as primary
project liaison and manager and the project's point of contact for
College administration through early phases of project
conceptualization, consultant selection processes, diversity goal
setting, early budgeting and scheduling. Point of contact with all
stakeholders on campus. The primary representative for the college
when working with designers, consultants, vendors, contractors,
legal counsel, accountants, and local and state officials. Manage
contractual term negotiation process, construction bidding process,
and ensure the performance of contractors and consultants.
Negotiate change orders with contractors, monitor implications with
project schedule, and manage consultants' construction
administration process and % of diverse work hours for compliance
with contract specifications and project close-out process.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide analysis and recommendations re: strategic aspects
associated with assigned projects for collaborative strategic
decision-making process with supervisor. Guide other College
consistencies in their roles relative to the projects, helping
others to act strategically for the best overall success.
Facilitate Programming and Design Processes:
Take on leadership role, leading administration, campus community
and specific stakeholders throughout the planning and design phases
of projects to ensure appropriate involvement into programming and
design processes, managing cost analyses, supporting the
establishment of contracts with consultants and vendors,
establishing diversity goals, facilitating communication between
all parties involved, documenting and maintaining records of
documentation of issues, analyses, and decisions. Collaborate
with/report to supervisor throughout. Support the planning and
design process through analysis utilizing professional experience
in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry.
Oversee Construction Administration:
Serve as primary project liaison and manager for major/complex
capital projects. Ensure performance of contractors, consultants,
etc. through constant comparison of work to contractual obligation.
Identify potential cost-saving opportunities throughout the
construction process as well as appropriate additional work that is
in the best interest of the College. Manage the Request for
Information process, ensuring timely response from all parties
involved. Work with contractors, consultants, etc. to meet
diversity goals and monitor compliance. Oversee change orders with
contractors, monitor implications with project schedule, analyze
for compliance with contract specifications. Also manage the
inconveniences associated with construction to the best overall
benefit of the College. Oversee and process all required forms and
documentation required to close out projects both fiscally and
Budget Development and Management:
Develop project budgets including construction and soft costs,
manage estimating processes with consultants and construction
managers. Populate and maintain job cost accounting (jca) system
for each assigned project maintaining real-time analyses projecting
estimate-at-completion in an ongoing manner. Develop and manage
cost-containment strategies including suggested value-engineering,
scope alteration as necessary to maintain the budget. Report status
Schedule and Resource Management Process:
Schedule and manage design and construction process with both
College personnel and outsourced resources to the projects. Monitor
the process of design and decision-making, watching for schedule,
cost implications as well as decisions that may be counter to
College-wide standards or goals. Manage involvement of various
college constituents as required including communication of
processes to ensure the appropriate level of involvement and timely
interactions to maintain the overall schedule. Track multiple
Bidding, Procurement, and Contracting:
Manage construction bidding processes for consistent distribution
of information and College goals, including diversity goals.
Performs analysis of contractor bids for capital projects.
Coordinate, review and oversee contracting for construction and
materials/equipment procurement. Legal term review, negotiation and
documentation working with legal counsel.
- Bachelor degree in A/E/C area
- 10 years minimum experience managing building capital
- 3 years minimum experience managing large and/or complex
building capital projects
- Strong written and verbal communication, problem solving
- Experience with or commitment to working with a diverse
- An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI)
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may
- Masters degree in A/E/C area; project management certificate;
building efficiency-related certification
- Project management experience as owner's representative
- Experience in higher education projects
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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