Project Manager / Design & Construction

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Project Manager - Design and Construction

The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey ( invites applications for the position, Project Manager of Design and Construction. This position is within the Operations Division.

The Office of Design & Construction oversees the design and construction phases of new construction, major and minor renovation, and asset renewal projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, architectural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, structural, information technology, and civil/site work.

This position is responsible for confirming and managing the project scope, budget and schedule from project inception through project close-out while maintaining the involvement and expectations of the client and stakeholders (including but not limited to Information Technology, Facilities, Energy Management, Environmental Services, and Media Services). The Project Manager serves as the primary liaison between the consultants and contractors and the college and will simultaneously manage multiple projects in various phase. This position will manage primarily projects funded by asset renewal, but may manage other projects as needed.

The Project Manager will build and support a culture of communication and develop a collaborative team, including client representatives, stakeholder, consultants, vendors, contractors; and other internal and external parties as needed. In addition, they will keep the team informed and involved at every phase of the project and obtain team input on any changes to program, schedule or budget. They will coordinate utility shut-downs and construction activities with the schedule of campus activities and events.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Computer literacy in a Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Project, and AutoCAD.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to build consensus among various campus constituents in a collaborative environment.
  • Extensive experience in design and construction administration.
  • Understanding of State procurement laws and TCNJ procurement rules.
  • A working knowledge of applicable codes, laws, regulations, and TCNJ Standards.
Required Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or directly related field. May be able to substitute with 15 years of experience.
  • Experience managing consultants, vendors, and contractors.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Minimum five years of applicable experience, preferably in a higher education setting with direct involvement with facilities planning, design and construction.
The College of New Jersey

TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,600 students. TCNJ has earned consistent national recognition for its commitment to excellence. The College is currently ranked 24th in the nation (14th among publics) by Money. Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has rated it the No. 1 public college in its Regional Universities (North) ranking. U.S. News also ranked TCNJ an impressive No. 2 in the north for undergraduate teaching. Long recognized for its outstanding return on investment, TCNJ is considered a "best buy" in higher education by Barron's, The Princeton Review, Money, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

In 2014, 2016 and 2018, TCNJ was also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best colleges or universities for which to work based on strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence the institution's culture. In 2017, yet again, The Princeton Review named TCNJ one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges for its sustainability efforts as evidenced by academic offerings, campus infrastructure improvements, and student activities.

TCNJ'S picturesque Georgian colonial campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing. Ewing is approximately five miles from Trenton, the state capital, 10 miles from Princeton, 45 minutes from Philadelphia, and 90 minutes from New York City. The College benefits from a beautiful and safe campus environment as well as its proximity by car and railway to the region's unparalleled cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. 45 structures make up the lovely, walkable campus. TCNJ enjoys good relationships with its neighbors and with the City of Trenton.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 21000296
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 6/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable