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Manager of Small Projects, Alterations and Renovations

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Facilities Management
Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Job Summary

Responsible for project management associated with alterations and renovations in assigned buildings. Typical projects are less than $250,000total budget. The focus of this position is directing multiple maintenance projects for a diverse and demanding customer constituency. Construction projects are in Chemistry and include labs, office/suites, infrastructure/building envelope, as well as common area spaces. Responsible for soliciting and integrating input from faculty, staff, students, and researchers to create coherent plans, bid, manage and complete projects. Must be capable of adjusting priorities as input is received. Serve as backup building manager as required.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Adept at reading schematics, engineering drawings, mechanical schedules, construction documents, etc. to successfully coordinate projects with construction personnel and users. Responsible for estimating project budgets, scope, and managing challenging timelines/schedules. Ability to identify savings and efficiencies within the building(s) as well as working with Office of Sustainability team to meet Harvard's energy goals.

Communicates regularly with academic departments, faculty members, department chairs, senior administrators and staff. Developing and maintaining relationships with this client base is critical to the success of small projects.

Directs the activities of service providers, most often, external Contractors. Ensure work is being completed in timely manner and to standard.

Coordinates shutdowns across multiple lab groups and offices while active research is taking place. Assist with finding/building temporary spaces to accommodate downtime periods for projects.

Develops and maintain as-built filing system, specifications, samples and catalogues. Performs additional studies and cost analyses as directed. Performs miscellaneous record keeping and CAD file tracking for the PIRC and building.

Works closely with the Office of Physical Resources and Planning and Harvard University Office for Sustainability staff to implement best practices, and to actively participate in FAS greenhouse gas and energy reduction efforts and goals.

Act as backup building manager and assist as needed; discretionary work may be given associated with these responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum ofseven years progressive experience in facilities project management with project budget(s) of at least $250,000. Projects include alterations and renovations in academic, science, medical facilities, or research facilities. Working knowledge of construction procedures, building code requirements, life safety code requirements, and computerized systems.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree preferred. Relevant certifications/training in building systems and/or engineering preferred. Knowledge of CAD software is helpful. Experience in comprehensive evaluations of University facilities is helpful. Familiarity/experience with design of mechanical and electrical systems and experience in making recommendations for improvements helpful.

Additional Information
IMPORTANT NOTE: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

Job Function

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
332058 Construction/Proj Managmnt


Office of Physical Resources and Planning

Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Identity

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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