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Project Manager

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The Office of Design and Construction is seeking candidates for a Project Manager role.

Under the direction of the Director of Design and Construction the Project Manger (PM) will be assigned to manager campus projects from conception to completion. The PM will be responsible for all aspects of a project including but not limited to planning, design, permitting, procurement, construction administration, fiduciary oversight, safety and campus site logistics. PM will work collaboratively with campus end users and other members of the Facilities staff to ensure the projects are completed with the highest possible quality by following College design standards and procedures. PM must be able to provide clear communications regarding project scope, budget and schedule to project stakeholders. Project Manager will work closely with the Campus Architect and Campus Planning staff in developing the project scope ensuring all of the appropriate processes are followed and approvals are received prior to issuing the project for bid or permit review. PM will manage all projects types including new construction, renovation and asset renewal. Asset renewal (deferred maintenance) projects will include Central Utility Plant (CUP), underground utilities, mechanical, electrical, building envelope, elevators, sustainability and energy conservation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the construction of projects and oversee the entire field operation, including the performance of the design team, commissioning consultant and contractors.
  • Process meeting minutes, change orders, requisitions, coordinate contractors on campus, liaison with Governing Agencies, process and review shop drawings, review work in place, manage the RFI process to assure timely responses from Architect, maintain COR, CO, RFI and Submittal Log.
  • Provide problem resolution among Design, Contractor and TCNJ Depts./Agencies.
  • Manage all of the above processes as required to maintain project schedule and budget. Maintain up to date and accurate job files.
  • Prepare and/or direct the preparation of; RFP's, reports, studies, surveys, testing, and detailed correspondence, assuring that it is clear, sound, accurate and informative as to its findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Manage all interface and communications with Department of Community Affairs for permitting requirements
  • Manage the project close out phase including overseeing the performance of the design team, commissioning consultant, and the contractors while advancing construction through substantial completion to final completion. This includes coordinating the College participation from various Depts. in the close out phase.
  • Assist the design team in developing the punch list with input from the client (building users), facilities dept. and issue to the contractor for completion.
  • Set priorities and timeframes with the contractor for the completion of the DCA punch list as a priority for obtaining substantial completion.
  • Communicate regularly with the customer the progress of the completion of the punch list.
  • Manage the consultants in obtaining all of the close out documents such as as-builts, operation and maintenance manuals, warranties, guarantees, man. literature, etc.
  • Manage all the training sessions with building occupants and facilities staff.
  • Manage the follow up of repairs and remedies of any problems with equipment or materials installed under the contract, during the 1-year warranty period, which starts on the date of substantial completion.
  • Establish effective lines of communication and cooperative working relationships with College Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Neighbors, and other Departments affected by construction, as well as local, state and federal agencies, consultants, contractors and/or the public in order to accomplish the objectives of the department.
Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelors Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or similar degree with 5 years of Project Management experience, or Associates Degree in Construction Management/Trade School and 10 years experience as a Project Manager, or Construction Trade experience (carpenter, electrician, etc) and 15 years experience as Project Manager

  • Computer proficiency preferably with Microsoft Office suite and scheduling software.

  • Excellent analytical, technical, and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a Higher Education setting managing projects
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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