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Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager

Johns Hopkins University
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
3400 North Charles Street (Show on map)
October 24, 2023

Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager
Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Design & Construction, we are seeking a Design & Construction Senior Project Manager manages and provides oversight on all phases of building design and construction for assigned projects.

The Design & Construction Unit (D&C) is responsible for management of the design, construction and occupancy for all new construction, renovation, and capital renewal projects on the historic JHU Homewood campus, Mount Washington campus, JH at Eastern, JH at Keswick, Washington DC campus, Montgomery County campus, Bayview campus and for all university schools and divisions, except the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and Applied Physics Lab. The Unit also provides tenant fit-out services for the Johns Hopkins enterprise that, in addition to the above, includes the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Applied Physics Lab, and Johns Hopkins Health System (Bayview, Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Howard County General, etc.). D&C collaborates with a broad constituency of Hopkins Deans, Department Chairs, Trustees, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and Directors as well as architects, engineers, and constructors to ensure that support the completion of projects on time and within budget.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manages new construction, renovation, tenant fit out, and capital renewal projects ranging in cost up to, and often exceeding, $20M. Typical assignments will include multiple projects with tight timelines, focused programs, difficult logistics and fixed budgets.
  • Works cohesively with all units within the Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) Department.
  • Represents the University to external constituencies, including architects, engineers, constructors, regulatory agencies, etc. on a variety of issues related to project development and delivery and develops excellent vendor relations based on reasonable expectations, consistency in project execution, fairness, prompt payment, and enjoyable working relationships.
  • Provides exemplary customer service by actively managing the entire design and construction project, including initiation, design, budget, and construction, by providing timely and accurate updates to the client representative regarding project status, budget and schedule.

Project Initiation
  • Reviews program requirements and scope with Client Representative & Users.
  • Implements Economic Inclusion goals for each project.
  • Develops project milestone schedule.
  • Utilizes PMWeb for all project documentation and records including budget approval, design documents, invoicing, RFIs, submittals, etc.
  • Review and finalize potential bidders with Director D&C, Associate Director D&C and client representative.
  • Prepares and manages Requests for Proposals for design, geotechnical survey, surveying, general contracting, construction management, furniture, equipment, commissioning, testing & inspection, moving, etc.
  • Receives, tabulates and analyzes bids and proposals. Reviews and makes recommendation of award with client representative.
  • Prepares contracts and purchase orders for all project vendors.
  • Establish project deliverable requirements.

Project Design
  • Coordinates internal and external project reviews.
  • Ensures adherence to D&C policies, procedures, and project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Review project design for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project design to ensure budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitor project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.
  • Monitors design schedule to meet project milestones.
  • Review project status and provide risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.

Project Budget
  • Establishes, maintains and monitors project budget.
  • Provides cash flow projections as required.
  • Reviews and approve all project invoices.
  • Reviews and approve all change events and change orders.
  • Manages budget forecasts and contingency.
  • Reviews and approves project insurance certificates.

Project Construction
  • Coordinates project logistics, distribute notification to JHU and non-JHU constituents.
  • Coordinates project outage requirements.
  • Ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and D&C project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Monitors project construction for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project construction to ensure budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitors construction schedule to meet project milestones.
  • Monitors project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.
  • Reviews RFIs and submittals for compliance with project requirements and design standards.
  • Manages JHU procurements, such as furniture, equipment, moving, etc.
  • Reviews project status and provides risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.

  • Possesses superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.
  • Exchanges routine and non-routine information to JHFRE staff, JHU service providers, vendors, and internal and external clients using tact and persuasion as appropriate.
  • Communicates with Hopkins constituents so they are informed of project planning and progress.
  • Clearly communicates and reinforces performance expectations and responsibilities to project teams.
  • Ability to advocate a position and negotiate or compromise as necessary.
  • Uses verbal and written communication to establish a culture of collaboration, consensus-based problem solving and positive diplomacy.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering preferred.
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Eight years project management experience with a proven track record of providing exemplary customer service.
  • Knowledge of design and construction business practices including, but not limited to, scope preparation, contract issues, insurance requirements, labor rates, invoicing, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge of design and construction methodologies for a variety of building types, mechanical and electrical systems and construction delivery methods.
  • Strategic thinker with proven planning skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize tasks, resolve problems, negotiate solutions and prioritize tasks.
  • Builds and sustains positive and collaborative working relationships with a wide range of constituents.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, MS Project, and pdf mark-up software; familiarity with AutoCAD and BIM.

Decision Making
  • Makes project decisions based upon department standards of operation.
  • Reviews potential issues with Associate Director and Director, as necessary.
  • Provides day to day project management with limited supervision.

*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Classified Title: Sr. Design & Construction Project Manage
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF
Starting Salary Range: Min $84,700 - Max $148,300 Annually ($130,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 -5:00
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick
Department name: Design & Construction
Personnel area: University Administration

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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