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Project Manager

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Facilities Management
Campus Services


Job Summary

Harvard Capital Projects (HCP) manages the planning, design, and construction of a renovation, renewal, infrastructure upgrades and new building projects on the Harvard University campus.

The Project Manager (PM) reports to the HCP Director who runs the Schools and Departments unit of HCP. The PM will work on a variety of projects on the Harvard Campus, with particular emphasis on renovations involving significant
infrastructure upgrades.

Harvard Capital Projects (HCP) is an internal resource for the Harvard community providing project management services across the entire campus. HCP works collaboratively with a variety of Harvard Schools and Departments, providing project management services for large and small projects including new buildings, renovations, and infrastructure upgrades. HCP prides itself on providing its clients
with the highest value services.

Position Description


Project Management

  • Participates as the lead in the project team through the design, permitting approvals and construction of major existing and new projects, building envelope upgrades and interior renovations across the Harvard Campus.
  • Manages the project delivery process through all project phases. Facilitates
    communication throughout project, particularly during transition from one phase to the next.
  • Works with HCP leadership to develop and maintain project schedules and budgets for all projects.
  • Participates in the owner's construction meetings to review construction progress
    and quality. Monitors, systematizes, recommends, and reports on all change proposals and monitors impact on project schedules and budgets.
  • Manages project quality control through design team, independent testing firms,
    commissioning authorities and other resources, as necessary.
  • Manages submittal review process to ensure expeditious processing.
  • Observes all on site tests required by the contract documents and coordinates
    testing activities by agents retained by the Owner. Observes and reviews the contractor's record drawings and reports any apparent failure by the contractor to
    maintain records.
  • Manages a timely and orderly project closeout processes. Works with consultants
    and operations personnel to prepare a punch-list for the contractor and ensure punch-list items have been addressed appropriately.
  • Helps sustains an environment that fosters teamwork, excellence, respect,
    accountability, and diversity.

Financial Management

  • Reviews and recommends for payment, project invoices within appropriate signing authority.
  • Coordinates closely with HCP cost control staff. Monitors project monthly cash
    flow projections. Provides budget updates, reviews proposed change orders and
    discusses project budget issues with HCP senior staff as needed.
  • Guides design decisions by stakeholders to maintain the project scope within the approved scope and budget. Coordinates and takes part in the value engineering

Regulatory Approvals

  • Together with other members of the project team, coordinates submissions to jurisdictional authorities for permitting. Ensures compliance with regulations and all authorities having jurisdiction. Arranges for all jurisdictional authorities' inspection necessary to secure final approval for projects, as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 8 years project management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered; Concentration of experience must be in a technical field (architecture or engineering) related to construction and project management.
  • Experience with renovation of existing buildings, interior, fit outs and exterior
    envelope upgrades.
Additional Qualifications and Skills

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Leads through influence rather than through authority.
  • Ability to thrive within a team structure.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills with stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Familiarity with design and construction processes.
  • Familiarity with City, State, and Federal codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to develop and maintain project budgets, cash flow projections and schedules.
  • Skills in interpreting architectural and construction contracts.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve confrontational issues as they arise.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse organization.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Field experience on construction sites is desirable.
  • Design and construction of buildings with exemplary sustainability performance.
Additional Information

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Work Format Details
This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
332059 Construction/Proj Managmnt

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Salary Grade

Capital Projects

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Employment, Identity

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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.

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