Construction Project Manager, Facilities
# of Openings:
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
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
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!
Education and Experience:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Conduct evaluations and documents lessons learned that can be
applied to future PPPL projects.
- Provide technical expertise associated with departmental
planning and daily operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (any discipline) or
- 5 years relevant experience on construction projects in the
General Contractor, Lower-tier Subcontractor, Architect, or Owner’s
- 10 years overall experience preferred.
Certificates and Licenses:
- 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.
- Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.
- Project Management Professional (PMP).
- LEED Accredited Professional
- 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
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
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.