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Turner & Townsend Senior Project Manager – Public Sector in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

Founded in 1952 and formerly known as Heery International Inc., the firm operates throughout the United States as part of Turner & Townsend. It specializes in project and program management for public sector organizations, with industry-leading experts in corporate, cultural, healthcare, justice, sports, K-12 education, higher education, aviation and government facilities.

Recognized for service excellence by a broad spectrum of professional organizations and industry publications, the talented multidisciplinary team at Turner & Townsend Heery exceeds client expectations — adding value, best practice and expertise at every turn. The team's unique client-centric culture is integrated into each project and reflects a passion for the built environment and staying true to the client’s vision.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend Heery are seeking a Senior Project Manager with experience in the design and construction management of public sector projects. This position will be responsible for managing the design and construction management of public sector projects ranging from $500,000 to $100,000.00 or greater.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience working for public or government entities delivering capital improvement projects. Experience on projects, particularly Federal courthouses and Federal office buildings funded by the federal government through the General Services Administration (GSA) or other federal entities is a necessity Additionally, experience with state, county and local municipality projects including those for Higher Education clients or K-12 school district clients is a plus.

This individual should be a self-starter, and able to take initiative and drive activities with limited oversight. This position could eventually have direct reports and will be involved in future business development activities and line management as necessary.

*This role is hybrid


  • Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.

  • Financial management – Ensuring prompt client invoicing and utilizing financial systems in order to monitor a project’s financial status.

  • Project planning, including producing a detailed project plan.

  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques.

  • Managing the change control process.

  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications.

  • Preparing formal project budget progress and other reports.

  • Quality Control – Ensuring compliance with quality standards.

  • Working to construct proposals for new work or variations for existing projects.

  • Identifying opportunities to improve Project Management procedures, templates and products referring ideas to the appropriate line manager.

  • Identifying and ensuring that the appropriate line manager is aware of quality, safety, health and environment issues.

  • Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilized throughout project.


  • 10-15 years of Design and Construction Management experience and/or equivalent Owner’s Representative experience.

  • Ability to advise at a strategic level during the project conception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted to successfully achieve the client’s overall objectives.

  • Great time management skills. Ensure that the project is managed to the right quality standards, completed efficiently and on time.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with clients and cross-functional team members.

  • Experienced working as an effective team member within the context of delivering a specific commission.

  • Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross-selling opportunities, are identified.

  • Key information and data are effectively shared and appropriately retained.

Education / Experience:

  • Demonstrated design and construction project management experience working with federal, state, local government and other not-for-profit entities on capital improvement projects with the ability to be highly effective in a client facing role.

  • College degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field. CCM, PMP or other Construction or Design Industry certification is preferred

  • Membership in relevant professional organizations.

  • Experienced managing demanding stakeholders and work stream managers.

  • Experience managing projects funded by taxpayer money and financial reporting requirements for working with governmental entities.

  • Experience in new ground up construction, additions, renovations, and capital maintenance projects are a plus.

  • Experience working in the US – New York / New England is valuable.

Additional Information

*On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

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