The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure, Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Cornell University's Department of Engineering and Project Management provides services in two major areas: Project Management and Facilities Engineering.
From project intake through completion, Engineering and Project Management will help you define the scope and budget of a project, provide design and engineering support, manage construction, and contract with outside vendors for services while meeting your cost and timeline goals. We also provide technical stewardship and expertise in support of the natural and built environment.
The Director of Project Management is a partner with the facilities team that guides the University in management for maintenance, renewal and infrastructure capital projects in the range of $500K to $50M. The Director of Project Management represents the University's interest in facilities with college and unit stakeholders, faculty, local officials and others.
Working with and for the Associate Vice President of Engineering & Project Management, the Director of Project Management will provide leadership, in a team-oriented participative management environment, for a professional project management group responsible for the management of capital projects from conception through turnover and warranty period. The Director of Project Management will promote and establish processes to provide excellence and accountability to the tasks of project management.
Specific task areas in which the Director of Project Management will work with Project Management section members include: developing and articulating project plans and contract documents; supervising outside consultants in programming and designing capital projects; participating in the development and design of projects; facilitating review of design documents by internal and external constituencies; developing and managing design budgets and schedules; confirm that processes and policy are followed, reviewing designs for constructability; managing day-to-day construction activities; implementing contractor compliance programs; evaluating and negotiating change orders and other construction activities; and reviewing eBuilder project data integrity and thoroughness.
Working with the other directors within E&PM and Facilities, the Director of Project Management will participate in developing and executing construction policy and procedures; develop procurement strategies for projects; lead negotiations with contractors and consultants for fees, services, and cost of work. Develop a list of regional and national contractors and assist in identifying new contractors available to work at Cornell.
The Director of Project Management will work closely with the University Engineer, University Architect, Facilities Engineering and the Utilities Department to leverage technical resources and expertise. The Director of Project management will work closely with Facilities Management to ensure facility operational stewardship is integrated into each project and with Contract Colleges Facilities on project compliance with NYS project requirements. The Director of Project Management will develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers and will have a high degree of accountability with regard to the relationship of the five key constituencies: customers, the university, staff, colleagues, and external agencies.
All employees are accountable for supporting the IPP organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture or technical equivalent and demonstrated aptitude and significant experience is required. A minimum of 10 years' experience in planning, estimating, construction, construction management, project management, or related fields in the construction industry. Experience in a leadership position, supervising people engaged in the above activities. Must be a subject matter expert in the building construction field. Must have knowledge and experience in successfully delivering complex and challenging capital projects that meet programmatic, budget and schedule requirements. Must have a strong business background, including demonstrated ability to measure efficiency of project execution and to use that information to drive projects to predictable conclusions. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment and build collaborative relationships required. Strong knowledge and understanding of safety codes and requirements, building codes and requirements, university processes, and record-keeping requirements pertaining to the construction industry. Knowledge of construction means and methods, processes and documentation required. Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Must demonstrate experience using information systems to track work progress and measure work crew effectiveness. Must demonstrate experience-implementing programs for continuous process improvement in the construction industry.
Extensive experience on renovation projects with multiple and multi-level stakeholders. Holistic and technical knowledge of building systems and infrastructure. Experience with coordination of complex building systems on multi-trade projects. Experience with laboratory renovation work. Understanding of impacts on building occupants during construction and ability to communicate effectively and proactively with College and Unit representatives. Extensive experience with State University Construction Fund processes and project delivery.
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