Brown University seeks a Project Manager (PM). The PM will utilize a variety of project delivery methods to complete renovations, additions, renewal and operating upgrades, in a variety of buildings with diverse uses and functions, including administrative and departmental offices, residence and dining, athletics, as well as classrooms, laboratories and other campus spaces. Manages and controls all aspects of project design, construction, close-out and turnover. Manages and oversees solicitation and selection of A/E firms, technical consultants, and construction managers. Oversees and facilitates all permits and approvals necessary to accomplish the project. Manages and oversees related construction management functions. This includes contract and purchase order management, drawing updates and revisions, shop drawing and submittal review and control, invoice and change order review and approval. Prepares records and reports on projects managed.
B.S./B.A. degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, building technology or a related discipline and least 10 years progressive project/task management experience related to renovations, additions, renewal and operating upgrades in a variety of campus building types with diverse uses and functions, including administrative and departmental offices, residence and dining, athletics, as well as classrooms, laboratories and other spaces. In-depth knowledge and experience of industry-standard project management practices and delivery methods, and the proven ability to tailor these processes to fit specific customer needs and situations in a dynamic, highly-visible project environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain project budgets and schedules, as well as plan and manage projects to achieve deadlines and objectives. Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills. Experience in the overall integration of design, engineering, construction, start-up/turnover and closeout phases of projects. Thorough knowledge of building codes and design practices, as well as envelop, roofs, and structural systems. Familiarity with A/V, IT, MEP, HVAC, FA/FP, lighting, security and control systems. Excellent interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to quickly establish and maintain a solid working relationship with a variety of customers and constituents, including senior administration and faculty, as well as technical and operations staff. Strong problem solving and decision making skills. Proven ability to independently and effectively manage and resolve issues, under a variety of circumstances and urgency, with insight, diplomacy and sensitivity, as well as coordinate and direct a multi-disciplined team which includes managers and peers. Familiarity with architectural, engineering, design, and construction best practices. Experience as an owner’s representative in a University setting or other large, diverse institutional setting preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write and deliver clear and effective reports and presentations to various audiences, both internal and external. Working knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills.