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Construction Project Manager, Facilities

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

Construction Project Manager, Facilities


Job ID: 2023-16667
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Facilities Management and Physical Plant

Princeton University


The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of facility infrastructure projects, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources (such as Architects, Engineers, and consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The PM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. The PM manages the full life cycle of assigned projects and assures that these projects are completed in accordance with PPPL and DOE policies, programs and procedures. The PM will provide expertise associated with their technical field to the Facilities and Site Services department contributing to departmental planning and daily operations.

A proud U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean, safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!


Core Duties:

  • The Project Manager will be a key participant in developing project scope, objectives, and requirements in addition to the cost and schedule baseline in accordance with PPPL and industry standards.
  • Manage all aspects of project execution including safety, risk, scope, cost, schedule, quality, and change control.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, other organizations, project stakeholders, and project sponsors. This includes project status and performance updates to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure project deliverables are being met on cost, schedule and with particular attention that the technical scope meets its objectives. Coordinate with project staff to ensure the goals are met.
  • Achieve the project key performance parameters within targeted baseline completion schedules and total project costs.
  • Identify project issues and adverse trends and develop/implement timely and effective recovery plan(s) when needed.
  • Manage and direct procurements, subcontracts, services, and other financial obligations necessary for completion of the Project. This may include design, construction, and consulting services depending on the Project.
  • Identify and pro-actively manage project risks and develop cost and schedule contingency estimates and update the relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide interpretation of technical drawings and documents, and assist in the management of reviews for submittals, requests for information (RFIs), and change orders.
  • Oversee project closeout including turnover to end user/operations and disposition of documents, records, and materials/equipment.
  • Conduct evaluations and documents lessons learned that can be applied to future PPPL projects.
  • Provide technical expertise associated with departmental planning and daily operations.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (any discipline) or Architecture.
  • 5 years relevant experience on construction projects in the General Contractor, Lower-tier Subcontractor, Architect, or Owner’s Representative/Owner role.
  • 10 years overall experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong foundation in project management principles and techniques; and principles of contract management.
  • Demonstrated ability in cost estimating, tracking and scheduling techniques for capital projects.
  • Use of strong oral and written communication, presentation, and facilitation skills required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
Certificates and Licenses:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be a hybrid mix of in office and on-site presence. Once hired, hybrid schedule will be worked out with candidate and management as to what days will be on-site and from home.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.


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