Project Manager II (12340)

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

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Working under minimal direct supervision, the Project Manager II (PM II) is responsible for managing the entire project delivery process. The PM II is responsible for project management within the Facilities Management Department as a part of the Capital Program Management program, to include all required commissioning coordination. The position is responsible for maintaining the project scope within the approved budget and schedule and coordinating and facilitating submissions to jurisdictional authorities. The position coordinates and maintains relationships with the client and stakeholders. The position is responsible for project reporting.

Essential Functions
  1. Project Development: Working closely with internal departments, Assistant Director of Capital Program Management, the Director of Capital Program Management and occasionally the AVP of Facilities Management, the Project Manager leads the planning and initial development of project scope, schedule and budget for approval by University leadership. Additionally, the PM will coordinate with Planning to ensure compliance to ADA and programmatic constraints.
  2. Project Execution:The PM is responsible for management of the entire project delivery process including planning design, construction, close-out and occupancy phases of renovation projects. Through his/her team members, the PM facilitates and tracks communications throughout the project, organizing and overseeing project administration. The PM identifies, administers and resolves all issues and changes. The PM shall ensure that all materials are delivered properly and on time and that contractors’ quality of work meets the project requirements and will lead coordination among contractors and occupants as necessary.
  3. Schedule Management:Develops, monitors and maintains project schedules and communicates to senior leadership issues affecting project timeline or delivery. The PM shall monitor each schedule for planning, design, construction and commissioning. MS Project is the primary scheduling program, although familiarity with Primavera P6 is helpful. The PM should be able to determine, administer and manage any delay claims made by contractors.
  4. Financial Management:The PM is responsible to create and maintain the project scope within the approved budget and lead the value engineering process as required throughout the project. The PM is also responsible for project cost control, develops and monitors project cash flow, projections and provides budget updates to senior leaders. The PM reviews proposed change orders and reviews and authorizes payments within appropriate signing authority.

Essential Functions Continued
  1. Serve as the project’s primary contact for commissioning, warranty, turnover and acceptance. Coordinate with the commissioning manager, FM’s work control and Facilities Operations staff to facilitate construction punch list, warranty inspections, witness and functional testing and other walk-throughs, pursuing documentation, communication and resolution of same. Provide guidance and feedback to key team members.
  2. Regulatory Approvals:Working with multiple internal and external parties, and through his/her team members, the PM coordinates and facilitates submissions to jurisdictional authorities for permitting, ensures compliance with regulations and all authorities having jurisdiction, and arranges for inspections necessary to secure the Certificate of Occupancy in an expeditious manner.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full time
  • Team Leader/Consultant B
  • Exempt
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (i.e., engineering, architecture, interior design or other relevant field) or the equivalent in education, training, and experience related to construction and project management.
  • 2-5 years managing renovation and new construction projects.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse organization.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve confrontational issues as they arise.
  • Familiarity with design and construction processes and with City, State, and Federal codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to develop and maintain project budgets, cash flow projections and schedules.
  • Skills in interpreting architectural and construction contracts. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects ranging in size from $50K - $5m simultaneously.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • MBA or other graduate degree in management desirable.
  • Field experience on construction sites is desirable, preferably in a higher education setting directly for an institutional owner.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.

AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

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