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.
Project Manager (PM) provides the critical leadership role in planning and execution of Cornell University's capital construction and infrastructure projects. A PM must work independently and collaboratively, possess professional judgement to facilitate decisions within all phases of a project, while utilizing the Skills for Success to meet the responsibilities and essential functions outlined below.
Project Managers are to manage multiple complex and often-interdependent projects concurrently with varying scope and phases of development for projects in the $2M - $5M and over $5M. Significant leadership experience on major (Greater than $10M) capital projects or the equivalent portfolio of projects. Collaborate with complex and diverse project teams and have a strong willingness to mentor Associate Project Managers and Project Coordinators.
The Responsibilities and Essential functions of a Project Manager are as follows:
Project Administration & Development
Procurement & Contract Management
Process & Approval Management
The PM will be required to independently prioritize their 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.
Provides on the job training, guidance and counsel to fellow PM's, Associate PM's, and other employees in the department.
Project-related activities require the use of proprietary software (eBuilder) implemented by the University.
We are a value-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Facilities and Campus Services employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
We require these qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or relevant field with specific PM experience, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in commercial and institutional design and construction is required. A minimum of seven (7) 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.
A 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.
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.
You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:
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.
No visa sponsorship provided for this position.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation leave, health and personal leave, 13 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
University Job Title:
Facilities Mgr Projects I
Facilities & Safety Services
Pay Rate Type:
$100,396.00 - $122,706.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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