Senior position in the Office of Physical Resources and Planning
(OPRP). Reports to Associate Dean and is a member of the Sr.
Leadership Team in the department. This position works with the
Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Dean, FAS Dean of
Administration & Finance, OPRP Associate Dean on FAS
campus-wide capital project planning and related activities. This
position is responsible for the management of the FAS capital
construction program of approximately $240 million. The FAS
buildings portfolio totals over 10 million square feet of space and
over 260 buildings. The capital program consists of projects across
the portfolio and includes construction of new academic buildings,
major laboratory renovations, replacement of building-wide
infrastructure, including HVAC and electrical systems, gut
renovations and expansions/additions to athletic facilities, life
safety upgrades, undergraduate housing renovations, libraries,
faculty appointment projects, program, and department initiatives
and other capital renewal projects.
Auto req ID
332061 Construction/Proj Managmnt
USA - MA - Cambridge
Director of Capital Projects
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- 15+ years of progressive experience in capital program
management, strategic financial planning, project planning, project
management, and design/construction supervision including
large-scale projects with a high degree of complexity.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant architecture, engineering,
construction management, or project management discipline
- Working knowledge of relevant computer tools.
- Experience developing and implementing project-based reporting,
protocols, and systems including university budgeting and
accounting systems, capital project management systems, and
construction review and communication software.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To be considered for this position, applicants
must submit a cover letter and resume.
- Highly skilled in written and verbal communications and able to
work well with University clients at all levels.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects and supervise staff in
the delivery of a complex capital program. Experience in higher
education capital project development processes preferred.
- Working knowledge of architectural principles as they related
to campus planning, design, construction, and operations.
- Broad technical knowledge of construction and building systems
(structural, life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems,
etc.). Ability to read and correctly interpret construction
documents and blueprints, geotechnical reports, and real
estate/building-related legal documents.
- Working knowledge of principles of sustainable design and
development as they related to campus planning, design,
construction, and operations.
- Presentation skills required for small and large groups.
Demonstrated ability to effectively convey architectural and
construction concepts in written and graphic formats, and in oral
presentations to faculty, executives, administrators, students, and
the public. Ability to facilitate meetings.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human
Office of Physical Resources and Planning
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- Directly supervises and manages six Senior Capital Project
managers, Manager of Contracts and Controls, assigned capital
project administrative and control support staff, and outside
project managers/consultants. Support project managers' efforts to
control scope, budget, schedule aspects of projects, and ensure FAS
sustainability, accessibility, and DIB strategies and goals are
incorporated in all capital projects.
- Establish and implement consistent project management
procedures, based in IT systems, for financial and schedule
management activities. Establish and implement consistent project
management reporting and collection of historic project data.
- Represent department in relationships with Central
Administration Office of General Counsel, CAPS Office, Insurance
Division, University Planning Office, Campus Services, Central
Capital Projects department, Alumni Affairs and Development, and
- Communicate directly with FAS and University leaders to provide
updates on critical, high–visibility projects.
- Work closely with Associate Dean and other FAS Dean(s) to
develop capital budgets for new/developing capital projects of
larger size, importance or with donor involvement. Close work with
Deans continues through ongoing project reviews and approvals.
- Serve on various committees to represent FAS/Office of Physical
Resources and Planning
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected
This position is based in Cambridge, MA.
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vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19
vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster
Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine
requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information
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