Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Internal Number: 62047BR
The Department of Operations is responsible for all facilities and operations management and planning in almost 1M square feet of office, classroom, and research space. The Department is also responsible for all real estate, facilities maintenance, space management, renovations, construction, security, food service, landscaping, custodial services, emergency planning, environmental health and safety (EH&S), and strategic facilities planning. These buildings are located in both Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA.
The Department of Operations manages the planning, designing, and execution of construction projects related to the changing needs of academic programming, research activities, and building maintenance.
The Senior Project Manager reports to the Associate Director, Construction and Engineering Manager of Buildings and is responsible for managing the day-to-day efforts related to programming, planning, design, construction, and activation of research and administrative projects for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Candidate will work with internal and external Project Managers as a team leader. Manages the selection process and contract negotiations for consultants, contractors, and vendors. The Senior Project Manager insures completion of projects within budget, on schedule, while meeting all program objectives and appropriate governmental regulations. Also, acts as a liaison between the client/users and all other project participants including consultants, contractors, vendors, and outside jurisdictional agencies. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for providing managerial oversight for a single or a series of construction projects.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Works with internal and external Project Managers as a team leader.
Provides leadership and supervision to assigned consultants.
Ability to manage multiple high-profile projects simultaneously.
Responsible for all phases (planning, scheduling and managing) of the design, construction and occupancy process for a construction or refurbishment project.
Assesses, and documents project scope and program, describing the objectives, physical requirements, parameters, and constraints of the project. This includes not only the user's functional needs, but also school and external jurisdictional criteria for health and safety, operation, maintenance, energy efficiency, quality standards, contextual issues, and aesthetics.
Implements quality control measures to ensure project compliance with school policies, government codes and regulations; also, ensures conformance to the requirements of all project participants and stakeholders.
Maintains communications on a regular and timely basis, ensuring that all project participants and stakeholders are informed of project status, problems, and required actions.
Manages the process of furnishing and equipment selection, purchasing, and installation.
Manages the review and approval process to ensure appropriate approvals of all design work from schematic studies through final construction documents and related field changes and changes in scope, as well as approval for conceptual and detailed projects budgets.
Manages the selection process and contract negotiations for consultants, contractors, and vendors.
Prepares and maintains accurate, coherent, timely, and auditable project records/files, and cost estimates with department procedures; and ensures that as-built documentations are completed.
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for all project administration including all contractual requirements, agreements with trade partners, purchase orders, and risk management. This individual also manages general work performance and quality, and overall team progress against the project plan.
Produce thorough forecast of cash flow and Cost-to-Complete, which drills down to identify potential exposures.
Develop and track projects for on-time completion of forecasts.
Ability to constantly multi-task and handle competing priorities.
Possess judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command.
The ability to manage and embrace change. Respond and adapt to new processes and new ways of looking at old problems.
A strong sense of urgency and initiative. Able to quickly study and react to complex issues.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to confidently and decisively take action.
Team leader with excellent diplomatic and communication skills, able to handle and resolve conflicts effectively in a firm but fair manner.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is primarily on-campus and this position will be based in Boston, MA. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Projects will occasionally require off hour construction and the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing these operations. Must respond to project's emergency situations that may occur on or off-hours.
Bachelor's Degree in relevant field such as Architecture or Engineering required
7+ years of relevant experience is required
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
Masters Degree preferred .
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.
10 years of experience relative to project size and scope.
Experience with using project management tools including but not limited to, Procore and Microsoft Project.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.
Knowledge of technical, professional and business in the fields of research, architecture, and construction, and building design process.
Knowledge of CAD system, CAFM, estimating, cost control, scheduling, construction administration, quality control, specification writing, and space planning.
Ensure project compliance with school's safety and procedures and protocols.
The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals
Construction sites, machinery and tools which pose a hazard.
Projects will occasionally require off hour construction and the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing these operations. Included is the requirement to respond to project's emergency situations that may occur on or off-hours.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.
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About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.