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University of Massachusetts Amherst Project Executive in Amherst, Massachusetts

Project Executive

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Design & Construction Mgmn

Union:PSU

Categories: Executive, Program Administration/Management

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director of Design & Construction Management, the Project Executive is responsible for organizing and managing a group of professional staff in the management of capital projects; the development and organization of project management processes and procedures; and the management of personally assigned projects in direct support of the overarching mission of the Design & Construction Management Division.

Essential Functions

  • This position is responsible for the overall performance, productivity, and outcome of a group of architects, engineers, and related professionals engaged in the planning, design, and construction management of capital projects.

  • Organize, manage, and enhance the overall performance, productivity, and outcome of senior project managers and related professionals engaged in the management of capital projects by developing and maintaining project management standards, as well as enforcing UMA project management processes and procedures.

  • Coordinate and manage multiple technically complex capital project activities utilizing outside consultants, including preparation and administration of consultant contracts. Develop, maintain, and communicate cash flow forecast, staffing allocations, budgets, and project schedules for assigned team and all assigned projects.

  • Perform oversight of the contract administration for assigned projects; supervise construction engineers and resident engineers during the construction of a variety of capital projects that could include new construction, renovations, utility installations, site work, and landscaping.

  • Serve as a senior University representative in managing and coordinating the University’s activities with the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA), State Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAM), and other local, state, and federal agencies in the planning, design, and construction of capital projects.

  • Assist in the update and maintenance of the University’s Design Guidelines and Standards in consultation with the Director and key staff responsible for facilities development and operations, including Campus Planning, Physical Plant, OIT, and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS).

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a project design review process that is aligned with the executive review process and in consultation with leadership of Design & Construction Management, Physical Plant, EHS, OIT, clients and customers, and affected parties on campus. Provide training to staff to ensure that design reviews are consistently implemented and effective in providing design quality control.

  • Assist in the continued development of divisional systems, policies, procedures, and training in order to provide superior customer service that meets the needs of a diverse campus community.

  • Prepare oral, written, and graphic presentations.

  • Coordinate contracted services and construction activities with DCAM, UMBA, various campus departments, and Physical Plant in order to maximize effectiveness and enhance customer service while minimizing disruption to the campus environment and to surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Promote and assure continuous improvement; establish and maintain productive relationships with a full range of personnel that reflects a strong commitment to customer service and respect for a diverse campus community.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Design & Construction Management.

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Professional degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or related field

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience with multi-discipline, multi-million-dollar construction projects, including a minimum of three (3) years’ experience managing project staff

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and graphic communication, client interaction and public presentations

  • Demonstrated ability in the managing of financial information and schedule as related to design and construction projects

  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with a full range of campus and external constituents, including state and local agencies, that reflects a strong commitment to customer service

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement imaginative solutions to complex problems

  • Demonstrated experience in word processing and project controls database management systems as related to design and construction

  • Working knowledge of project control platforms eBuilder, Prolog or similar

  • Working knowledge of scheduling tools, Microsoft Project, P6, or similar

  • Thorough knowledge of construction practices, project budget development, scheduling, tracking, and cost control

  • Ability to access any portion of a construction/facility site

    Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master’s Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, business administration, project management, or related field

  • Knowledge and experience in higher education facility planning, design, and construction

  • Experience with and working knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) as they pertain to public procurement, design, and construction

  • Experience with and working knowledge of the State Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAM) and/or the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA) design and construction statutes, processes, and procedures

    Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Must be able to access all areas of a facility or construction site

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

Salary Information

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the application in full and provide a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references. Position may remain open until filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Oct 26 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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