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Project Manager

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Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

Position Purpose

Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

The Project Manager is responsible to lead and provide overall successful stewardship on a variety of multidiscipline projects that support the University’s academic endeavors, community needs, as well as facility and campus infrastructure operating upgrades and renewal. Typical projects range in value from $50,000 to $5,000,000, with opportunities to manage assignments with significantly larger budgets, including complex capital project renovations and new buildings. The PM will be required to successfully collaborate with diverse groups of users and stakeholders that have different levels of involvement and approval authority within the project delivery process and University.

Job Qualifications and Compentencies
  • B.S./B.A. degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, building technology or a related discipline and 8-10 years progressive project/task management experience related to new construction, as well as renovations, additions, renewal and operating upgrades for a variety of campus building types with diverse uses and functions, including administrative and departmental offices, residence and dining, athletics, as well as classrooms, laboratories and other spaces.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of industry-standard project management practices and delivery methods and the proven ability to tailor these processes to fit specific customer needs and situations in a dynamic, highly-visible project environment. Experience with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), LEAN Construction techniques, design-build/assist and other innovative project delivery methods / processes preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain project budgets and schedules, as well as plan and manage projects to achieve deadlines and objectives. Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills. Experience in the overall integration of design, engineering, construction, start-up/turnover and closeout phases of projects.

  • Thorough knowledge of building codes and design practices, as well as envelop, roofs, and structural systems. Familiarity with A/V, IT, MEP, HVAC, FA/FP, lighting, security and control systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to quickly establish and maintain a solid working relationship with a variety of customers and constituents, including senior administration and faculty, as well as technical and operations staff. Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills. Proven ability to independently and effectively manage and resolve issues, under a variety of circumstances and urgency, with insight, diplomacy and sensitivity, as well as coordinate and direct a multi-disciplined team which includes managers and peers.

  • Familiarity with architectural, engineering, design, and construction best practices.

  • Experience as an owner’s representative in a University setting or other large, diverse institutional setting preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write and deliver clear and effective reports and presentations to various audiences, both internal and external

  • Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills.

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

This position is hybrid eligible.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Project Manager


Facilities Management and Campus Operations


Grade 12

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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