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Harvard University Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58331BRAuto req ID:58331BRJob Code:332059 Construction/Proj Managmnt Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Project ManagerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelors degree required in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field. 5+ years related work experience required.Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in construction project management with a working knowledge of all phases of capital project implementation as noted in the job summary.

  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, project management and multi-task skills.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to work within a complex organization with diverse stakeholders. Experience working within higher education environment preferred.

Additional Information:The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:Campus Planning & FacilitiesPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Facilities Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Construction, the Project Manager develops, implements and manages a portfolio of capital and expense improvement projects as assigned. Coordinate, facilitate and lead the planning, design, bid, construction, commissioning and close out. Work with end user groups, stakeholders and HMS Department representatives to adequately understand project scope and expectations. Develop project budget, scope and schedule based on these expectations and consistent with identified Capital Plan budget. Constantly evaluate alternative design and construction solutions. Properly write and execute standard University contract for A/E, consultant and contractor services in a manner that delivers a high quality, fiscally responsible solution. Due diligence in review of construction drawing documents prior to bid to ensure accuracy of the scope, project cost and timeline. Development of RFP, solicitation of contractor(s), bid package documentation, contractor walk through, bid RFI’s in partnership with A/E, complete detailed timeline and project cost submission for internal approvals and submission to the University Capital Approval System (CAPS). Once approved award to qualified contractor. Construction administration oversight including, but not limited to, review of shop drawings, financials, change orders. Strong knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm systems, Federal, Massachusetts and City of Boston code compliance and procedural requirements of the authorities having local jurisdictions pertaining to project inspections including the Boston Fire Department. FF&E package development, procurement and installation. Proper use of internal standards where applicable. Manages construction consistent with budget and identifies both cost and timeline impact of Construction Change Orders, User Change Requests and/or other unforeseen issues.

Responsible for issues which arise and to take appropriate action to keep project on schedule and on budget. Will utilize construction manager to maximize success of job. Completes final budget reconciliation upon project completion, resolves all outstanding invoices and analyzes project costs for use in future project planning/budget development. Ensures completion of project commissioning, punch list and gathering of all close out documentation including testing reports and certifications. Execute any special assignment reasonable assigned Ability to work on multiple projects with significant value simultaneously. This position has financial authority for all renovation, infrastructure and major capital project expenditures. The average annual renovation and infrastructure budgets this position may manage at one time is approximately $10 million. Advanced skills with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web-based applications including Sharepoint. Will produce complex documents, perform analysis and manage databases.School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (