Senior Capital Project Manager
Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
United States

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for all capital project management functions associated with the design and construction of Faculty of Arts and Sciences facility projects including renovations, additions, and new building construction ranging from $100,000 to $50 million. Project assignments vary and may include science buildings, laboratory spaces, academic buildings, residential housing, historic structures, athletic facilities, and museums.
The Senior Capital Project Manager:

  • Manages projects from concept through close-out. Leads and directs the design and construction process including managing project documentation, pre-construction design and budget development, construction bid process, value engineering, project scheduling, control of quality, change order negotiation, user move-in coordination, and cost control through project completion. -Manages project teams including all external service providers: architects, engineers, consultants, commissioning agents, and contractors. Oversees owner contracts for site surveys, testing, and specialty consulting as required. Participates in owner construction meetings to review construction progress, quality, and schedule compliance.
  • Coordinates the development and review of design documents at each phase of design. Validates initial project budget and program assumptions at each design phase.
  • Simultaneously manages several projects at different phases of design or construction unless assigned a single, major project. Routinely reports on budget, schedule, and assessment of project risks.
  • Serves as the point of contact for University stakeholders and campus groups with a role or interest in the project: Engineering & Utilities, Environmental Health & Safety, and Facilities Maintenance Operations. Facilitates meetings to help campus groups reach consensus in project development and implementation while adhering to program, budget and schedule goals.
  • Communicates regularly with academic departments: faculty members, department chairs, senior administrators, and staff. Developing and maintaining relationships with this client base is extremely critical to the success of capital projects.
  • Works closely with Office of Physical Resources & Planning and Harvard University Office for Sustainability staff to implement best practices, and to actively participate in FAS greenhouse gas and energy reduction efforts and goals.


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field related to construction, capital project management or the equivalent (architecture or engineering degree preferred).
  • Minimum of eight (8) years progressive experience in capital project design and construction management.
  • Knowledge of design and construction processes and familiarity with city, state, and federal codes


Additional Qualifications


  • The following specific experience is desirable: capital project management in a higher education setting, renovation of scientific laboratories, design and construction of LEED certified projects, and experience managing major capital projects ~$50M.
  • Should possess skills in interpreting architectural and construction drawings and contracts; developing and maintaining project budgets and schedules; negotiating confrontational issues; working with diverse constituencies; and knowledge of relevant computer tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.



Additional Information

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our FAS community.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

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