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Construction Manager

Princeton University
Nassau Hall

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Due to campus expansion, Princeton University’s Office of Capital Projects (OCP), seeks an experienced Construction Manager to join our dynamic staff.  The Construction Manager will be responsible for the successful transition from design to construction in delivering the University’s capital projects in the $1M to $500M range. The Construction Manager’s core strengths will be rooted in a depth of experience in the construction delivery process, project controls and the ability to predict, communicate and manage the impacts of project risks. This position requires a proven ability to establish and execute the necessary controls, processes and culture that meet the project delivery requirements regarding budget, schedule, and quality. In simple terms, this position must bridge the gap between design and construction, while acting as a well-informed advocate and liaison for campus students, faculty, staff, and affairs.  In the project design phase, the Construction Manager will be a contributing member of the University team by partnering with a Project Manager, the Universities Architects Office, the end user clients, and a diverse team of project stakeholders. 


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in the selection and oversight of Construction Management firms hired to contract large capital projects. Employ past experience to aid ensure that project team practices, workflows and communications can and will function correctly throughout the project.
  • Perform detailed review contract documents for conformance with University Standards and other applicable requirements.
  • Assume role as primary liaison between the project and University operations and maintenance users. Know what they want, shepherd their concerns through the design phase and ensure the project functions as intended.
  • Work through the design phase to manage design review feedback, include necessary stakeholders during construction delivery and commissioning phase.
  • Advocate on behalf of operations and maintenance to identify areas of meaningful improvement, and work to ensure that these changes are reflected in changes to published PU standards.
  • Develop architectural / engineering options for problems and be capable of quantifying price and schedule impacts for each.
  • Coordinate the selection, procurement and installation of furnishings and equipment during move-in. Facilitate occupancy of the project by the user. 



Essential Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Architecture or Engineering. 
  • At least ten years’ experience in a responsible lead management position engaged in the full project life cycle management of construction or renovation projects. The majority of this experience must be associated with work on buildings similar in complexity and sensitivity to those found in an institutional environment. 
  • Adept at implementing and expanding the use of construction management technology to facilitate effective communication, document archiving, scheduling, and future facility management.
  • Ability to interpret construction documents and understanding of applicable construction codes and land use ordinances, working knowledge of the principles of design, an overview of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Strong technical proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Proficient in the use of CPM project scheduling methods, in particular Primavera P6EPPM
  • Proficient in the use of web-based project management software/tools.
  • Strong technical ability working with BIM design and construction models, and the software commonly used to develop them (i.e.: Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD MEP, etc.).
  • Extensive experience working as a lead PM on large ground-up projects. 
  • Experience as a lead superintendent on comparable projects is strongly valued.
  • Experience working on institutional laboratory/ research science facilities. Experience with diverse building programs and high end finishes common to projects ranging from lab/clean room, large civil /site utility work, historic renovations and academic/performance space.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Professional registration as an architect or engineer
  • LEED AP credentials
  • BIM project delivery experience with Autodesk Suite including BIM360 Glue/Field, Revit, Navisworks, Cad 2d/3D. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period180 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)YesComments Related to End DateThis is a five-year benefits eligible position.Physical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver’s License RequiredYes Experience LevelDirector#LI-SB1


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