Construction Project Manager- Higher Ed Projects

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JOB SUMMARY

CBRE | HEERY seeks a Construction Project Manager for a University / Higher Education client in the Philadelphia area. This Capital program entails both renovations and new construction to include academic buildings, parking facilities, laboratories, sports facilities, etc. These are high profile complex projects requiring significant coordination and contractor oversight on a college campus.

The purpose of this position is to monitor construction projects for clients, with direct accountability for project delivery.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct periodic site visits to monitor the progress of construction, review status of work completed during the period covered, review that work is generally proceeding in a good and workmanlike manner and in general accordance with the approved drawings and specifications.
Review contractors’ direct cost payment requisitions and budget status, review of subcontracts, bonds/subcontractor default insurance, review of change orders, review of Developer’s monthly Job Cost Reports, opine on adequacy of contingency, review of construction and disbursement schedules, review of lien waiver and other documentation submitted by the Developer.
Prepare Project Status Reports and recommend the release of construction funds.
Review contract drawings and specifications and opine for completeness and general compliance with commonly accepted architectural /engineering best practices.
Analyze the Developer’s direct and indirect cost budget including cost estimate back-up and coordinate with the Cost Advisory group performing parameter estimates, spot quantity take-offs and review of supporting documentation submitted by the Developer, contractor and subcontractors.
Review and make relevant comments concerning the terms of the construction agreement, the submitted subcontracts, architectural and engineering design agreements, building loan agreement as well as review both Contractor and Architect’s qualification statements.
Review and comment on construction and disbursement schedules as well as other submitted document including but not limited to: zoning approvals, certified surveys, building permits and approvals, utility company approval letters, soil and foundation engineering reports, and designer’s certification of code and ADA compliance.
Prepare Construction Risk Assessment Reports. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Minimum four or more years' construction administration, architecture, engineering or similar experience. 

10+ years of design and construction phase experience of new construction and renovations for Higher Education projects is preferred.  Experience is preferred for facility build outs, renovations and repairs of interior and exterior architectural elements: ADA, roofing, facade repair, curtain walls, in addition to MEP system upgrades, life safety systems, and HVAC experience is preferred.  Experience working in occupied spaces along with knowledge of all building trades and code requirements, working on a College campus is preferred. 
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Licensure as either a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect is desired.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.
REASONING ABILITY

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and construction practices.
Knowledge of the entitlement/permitting process and construction delivery methods and agreements. Familiarity with construction best practices, general building codes, and various building types and systems. Passion for being detail oriented and highly organized.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department. 

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