Job ID: 2019-10223 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Princeton University’s Office of Capital Projects (OCP), seeks an experienced Project Manager, Landscape (PML) to join our dynamic staff. This is an exciting time to join Princeton as it embarks on an ambitious, multi-year capital program.
In addition to new academic and administrative facilities, the new capital plan establishes a framework recognizing the importance of landscape in defining the identity and functionality of the Princeton Campus. New site development projects will include landscape, walkways, wayfinding, storm water treatment strategies, and other site amenities. The Project Manager, Landscape position will manage discreet projects in connection with this development, along with a landscape master plan portfolio of projects, (LMP3), with total project costs over the next 10 years of up to approximately $40,000,000. The PML will work with the Office of the University Architect and will also act as part of project teams, providing support on compliance with standards, quality assurance and progress.
This is a three year benefits eligible position.
Represent the University’s interests throughout the design and construction process and is responsible for the coordination of the University’s efforts and the communication plan for the project, including users, leadership, stakeholders, and external consultants and builders.
Work closely with the Office of the University Architect, Operations and/or a third party developer (when applicable) throughout the project.
Collaborate with the Program Manager as well as University stakeholders.
Manage the third party consulting landscape architectural firm through development of the Landscape Master Plan.
Work as part of large capital project teams, supporting the PM’s on projects, provide input, guidance and oversight on the landscape and exterior wayfinding.
Manage and obtain all required internal and external project approvals where directly managing projects.
Work in consultation with the Program Manager, determine and manage the appropriate construction delivery format.
Serve as primary liaison between project design and construction teams; coordinate any University responsibilities in the field; and facilitate the turnover and acceptance of landscape to Facilities Operations.
Maintain portfolio reports for work assigned and update departmental reporting systems (SharePoint, financial reporting, and project status reporting).
Act as support for the review of capital projects to confirm compliance with university design standards, focusing on technical and programmatic aspects of landscape-related scope.
Perform field observation of construction and landscape, interacting with project teams and external contractors and consultants and assisting design consultants and the Office of the University Architect in selection of landscape materials for projects.
Coordinate with the project stakeholders in the creation of the project parameters (including the value proposition, preliminary project objectives, standards, and schedules).
Shepherd the development of the programmatic objectives in consultation with, user group(s) and other stakeholders as appropriate (e.g., University Architect, Athletics, Facilities Operations, etc.).
Participate in Landscape Coordination Committee, (LCC), and Landscape Policy Committee, (LPC), acting as a liaison between the LCC/LPC with other OCP project managers, clients and representatives.
Project Design Standard
Client Relations and Communication
Project Punch and Close Out
Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, construction management, Civil Engineering or related discipline.
A minimum of 5 years of landscape design, construction, management and budgetary experience is required.
Ability to lead, collaborate, and otherwise interact effectively with a range of subject-matter experts, including architects, engineers, specialty consultants, contractors, financial specialists, legal counsel and developers.
Ability to negotiate in a principled manner to achieve University goals and objectives while facilitating a fruitful collaboration resulting in a successful project.
Strong working knowledge of the principles of landscape design and construction.
Familiar with general knowledge of construction industry practices and procedures, ability to interpret construction document.
Possess a general understanding of applicable construction codes and land use ordinances.
Familiar with digital tools, including CADD, BIM, Primavera schedule platforms, excel and similar data-management formats.
Professional registration as a Landscape Architect in the State of New Jersey.
Licenses and Professional Accreditation.
LEED AP, WELL AP, PMP certification.
Basic knowledge of Revit and BIM.
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 law. EEO IS THE LAW
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