Construction Project Manager

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute, museum, library, and historic garden located in Washington, DC, and affiliated with Harvard University.

The Facilities Project Manager, under the general direction of the Director of Facilities, will manage small to medium size construction, repair and restoration projects for the campus buildings and grounds. S/he will assist the Director of Facilities in preparation of the work scope, budget, and schedule of large capital projects (>$5M) to ensure conformance to design plans, specifications, and internal standards. S/he will also maintain record drawings, permits, insurance requirements, campus and office maps, project archival documentation, and exterior signage standards for Dumbarton Oaks.

Auto req ID


Job Code

328056 Construction Proj Supervisr


USA - DC - Washington

Business Title

Construction Project Manager


Dumbarton Oaks

Salary Grade


Time Status



00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or construction project management.
  • At least 3 years of experience in an architectural firm or construction setting.
  • Knowledge of AUTOCAD, Vector works, Adobe Photoshop Illustrator, and MS Office.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Master's degree and Project Management certification preferred.
  • Working knowledge of building systems. Must be able to read blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent research skills in building trades, codes, regulations and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.
  • Must be able to work occasionally before or after regular hours and weekends if projects require.
  • Experience working with historic buildings.


Pre-Employment Screening

Credit, Criminal, Education, Identity

Job Function


Position Description

• Prepare work scope, schedule, budget, RFIs, and RFPs for small to mid-size projects (<$5M) under general guidance of Director of Facilities and in close collaboration with the Finance Office. Meet consultants and contractors for design review and bidding as assigned. Review proposals for scope completeness and internal project standard compliance for environmental health and safety, LEED certification, healthy building requirements, project management, and closeout.

• Attend design and AOC (architect, owner, contractor) construction progress meetings to represent owner, maintain construction documents, review ASI (Architect’s Supplemental Information) and COR (change order requests) and analyze for budget and schedule impacts. Prepare reports on project progress for internal and external use.

• Supervise contractors and monitor project field conditions, work progress, and quality against budget and schedule. Communicate the deficiencies and challenges to the consultant and contractors for improvement.

• Review project specifications and submittals; update construction drawings to keep real-time as-built drawings and records. Provide progress pictures for the project. Identify issues and deficiencies and take corrective measures.

• Provide updates to CAPS and CPATH online system as assigned. Prepare and maintain budget for small to mid-size projects. Review application for payments and recommend approval for projects.

• Maintain electronic and hard copy of drawings, specifications, and O & M manuals database for all campus building, systems, grounds, and projects. Maintain permits, insurance, and Certificate of Occupancy information. Create and maintain an inventory for office and residential furniture and other FF&E items.

• Provide periodic inspections for all building components, including building envelope, architectural components, building code compliance, ADA compliance, waste compliance, fire and safety, and wear and tear. Create new tracking spreadsheets as needed.

• Communicate to internal and external constituents all issues related to projects. Meet regularly with various departments for potential project impact and schedule impact. Provide sketches, drawings, research materials, and products as assigned or required by the projects. Update existing AUTOCAD drawings to create as built conditions. Share project-related updates and progress photos for internal meetings.

• Manages contractors and consultants.

• Other duties as assigned.


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Physical Requirements

• Must be able to perform the duties of the position, including but not limited to; sitting, walking, standing, crouching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling and climbing ladders to inspect the construction job site and campus. While performing the job, the incumbent occasionally will be exposed to variety of conditions at construction site such as vibration, noise, dust or exterior weather conditions. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability adjust focus.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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