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The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni, and visitors. With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as stewards of the campus resources and operations.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity, as well as supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
This position will reward an ambitious professional who wants to join an organization that takes on critical projects for important Campus customers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to heavily influence the success of a project by managing teams of professionals and subject matter experts to deliver unique solutions. This includes being involved with all stages of a project from planning through completion. The position allows for career development in the project management field by exposing the candidate to a variety of project types beyond typical building construction. Procurement of projects by this candidate has a direct impact on the operation, sustainability, and maintenance of Cornell Campus.
An Associate Project Manager (Assoc. PM) provides a critical role in the execution of Cornell University's capital construction projects. An Associate Project Manager is required to perform and manage key elements of a project seeking guidance and counsel from Project Managers and Directors of Project Management to facilitate decisions within all phases of a project, while utilizing the Skills for Success to meet the responsibilities and essential functions of Project Management outlined below.
Associate Project Managers are to manage multiple and often-interdependent projects concurrently with varying scope and phases of development for projects in the range of $100k to $2M. Collaborate with complex and diverse project teams utilizing a strong understanding and working knowledge of one or more of the essential functions of Project Management outlined below.
The responsibilities and essential functions of an Associate PM are as follows:
Project Administration & Development
Procurement & Contract Management
Process & Approval Management
The Associate Project Manager will be required to prioritize their workload with guidance to meet the needs of the customer and align them with individual project schedules. The Associate Project Manager will develop and maintain effective working relationships with all project stakeholders including customers, University administrators, staff, and faculty, the State University Construction Fund, CCF staff, colleagues, and AE firms and contractors.
Project-related activities require the use of proprietary software (eBuilder) 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.
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to many wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options, and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health leave, personal leave, 13 paid holidays (including end of year winter break), and great retirement options. Cornell also offers wonderful career/life balance opportunities such as onsite daycare, the employee degree program, adoption assistance, and onsite dining as well. In addition, Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Professional bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or relevant field, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in commercial and institutional design and construction is required. A minimum of three (3) years of PM experience encompassing Project Planning & Development, Procurement and Contract Management, Design Management, Construction Management and Closeout. Proven ability to drive projects to a successful conclusion in a collaborative and politically sensitive manner.
An understanding of Project Management Responsibilities and Essential Functions to build on 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.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, and MS Project is required. Ability to gain working knowledge of proprietary project management software (eBuilder), for all Cornell University project-related activities. Working knowledge of NYS Building Codes, ADA, other building industry regulations and standards.
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.
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.
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