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Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Bloomberg School of Public Health Facilities Management Department is seeking a Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager. The Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) department is responsible for all major and minor capital projects for the Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH).

Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Planning, Design & Construction, the Senior Project Manager manages and provides oversight on all phases of building design and construction for assigned projects.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages new construction, renovation, and 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 Bloomberg Facilities Management 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.
  • Review and finalize potential bidders with Director FM, Assistant Director PD&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.
  • Establishes project deliverable requirements.

Project Design

  • Coordinates internal and external project reviews.
  • Ensures adherence to PD&C policies, procedures, and project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Reviews project design for adherence to BSPH design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project design to ensure budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitors project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation. Monitors design schedule to meet project milestones.
  • Reviews 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 BSPH and non-BSPH constituents.
  • Coordinates project outage requirements.
  • Ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and PD&C project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Monitors project construction for adherence to BSPH 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 BSPH 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 BSPH 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.
  • Decision Making
  • Makes project decisions based upon department standards of operation. Reviews potential issues with Assistant Director and Director, as necessary. Provides day to day project management with limited supervision.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related field.
  • Ten years of construction/project management experience.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Classified Title: Sr. Design & Construction Project Manage
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF
Starting Salary Range: $84,700 - $148,300 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health
Department name: Planning, Design & Construction
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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