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Engineering and Project Management provides leadership for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining the university's facilities and infrastructure needs for learning, discovery, and engagement. Our team is focused into two major areas: Facilities Engineering and Project Management.
Project Manager (PM) provides the critical leadership role in planning and execution of Cornell University's capital construction and infrastructure projects. The PM shall have strong experience and working knowledge of the Responsibilities and Essential Functions required in the planning, management, delivery, and closeout of capital projects. Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, possess professional judgement to facilitate decisions within all phases of a project while utilizing the Skills for Success. The essential functions of the PM are the following (Not limited to):
Project Administration & Development
Procurement & Contract Management
Process & Approval Management
The PM will be required to independently prioritize workload to meet the needs of stakeholders and align them with individual project schedules. The PM will develop and maintain effective working relationships with all project stakeholders including customers; University administrators, staff and faculty; the State University Construction Fund; colleagues, external stakeholders/community leaders; AE firms, and contractors.
Project-related activities require the use of proprietary software (eBuilder) recently implemented by the University.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Professional bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or relevant field, or the equivalent combination of education and PM experience within a University setting required. Experience in commercial and institutional construction is required. Minimum of seven years of PM experience encompassing project planning, design, bidding, construction, and closeout. Ability to concurrently manage multiple complex and often-interdependent projects with varying scope and phases of development. Significant leadership experience on major (Greater than $10M) capital projects or the equivalent portfolio of projects concurrently. Proven ability to drive projects to a successful conclusion in a collaborative and politically sensitive manner. Candidate to have depth of PM experience and professional judgement to pro-actively manage projects, anticipate issues, and minimize impacts on quality, budget, schedule, or campus/college/unit/department. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to build and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders and must have effective organizational skills. Ability to collaborate with a complex and diverse team and a strong willingness to mentor Associate Project Managers and Project Coordinators. Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement, sustainable design, design and construction of facilities, landscape and site infrastructure. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, and MS Project is required. Ability to gain working knowledge of proprietary software (eBuilder), which is used for all Cornell University project-related activities. Working knowledge of NYS Building Codes, ADA, other building industry regulations and standards.
Registered Architect or Licensed Engineer in the State of New York or ability through reciprocity to obtain license within one year of hire date.PM capital project experience on a University campus is preferred.Experience managing public capital projects such as SUNY/SUCF.Proficiency with electronic project scheduling software. CMAA Construction Manager Certification or Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
-Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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Facilities Mgr Projects I
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