Capital Project Manager

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Capital Project Manager

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Job Overview

The Capital Project Manager small to medium-sized capital projects from design concept stage through construction documents, bidding, and construction administration, to close out and turn over to clients and operations and maintenance (O&M) personnel. Provides direction and coordination of project teams composed of clients, consultant architects and engineers, construction managers, contractors, O&M personnel, contracting specialists, and fellow project managers. Obtains and assists in the solicitation of project approvals from internal University entities, appropriate government agencies, and community interest groups. Develops and ensures adherence to project budgets, schedules and GU campus plan, quality and code standards. Responsible for the performance of design reviews supporting projects across campus. Conducts or solicits on-site inspections of all aspects of assigned projects to evaluate A/E designers and contractor performance and confirm the satisfactory progression of work. Performs designs of small projects, resolving problems involving the principles or practice of conceptual planning within the context of Master Planning, and the application of CADD proficiency relating to development of facilities planning studies, problem solving, and manipulation of database information for development of reports as well as oral and written presentations. Performs special project activities requiring application of technical expertise to the development of solutions to unusually difficult problems, as assigned.

Work Interactions

This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Capital Projects, Planning and Facilities Management. Performs project management duties under general direction, manages multiple projects concurrently with budget values in the range of $5K to $5M per project and concurrently manages small scale designs, problem solving analyses and reports. Responsible for reviews of all projects managed by the office for adequacy of all aspects of complete design; code compliance and GU standards. Incumbent must coordinate all project design issues with Georgetown clients as well as appropriate staff counterparts in the other Planning and Facilities Management areas, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of University Information Services, and representatives from Student Affairs and Residential Living.

The incumbent manages multiple project teams; each consisting of from five to twenty team members. Incumbent must hold consultant and contractor team members accountable for performance of work stipulated by the contract scope of work and schedule.

Requirements and Qualifications

Academic Level: Bachelor's

Degree Program (list): Civil, Structural, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering; Architecture or Landscape Architecture; Construction or Project Management degrees preferred

Requires three to seven years of progressively responsible experience managing the design, construction and contract administration of facilities renovations and new construction.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

State Registration as an Engineer or Architect is preferred. Must be computer literate with specific knowledge of CADD and MS Project or other software (e.g., Primavera, etc). MS Office fluency is required.

Other Skills:

Requires a high level of interpersonal skills for daily interaction with faculty and staff, clients, GU managers, team members, and public agency officials. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Requires the ability to prepare clear and concise reports, a variety of matrices, oral presentations and code analyses.

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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