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Associate Director of Capital Project

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

62233BRAuto req ID:62233BRJob Code:329060 Facilities & Oper Manager Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Director of Capital ProjectsSub-Unit:Administration and Finance Salary Grade ( :060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary 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 ten (10) years of 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 and Skills:
    The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

    • Capital project management in a higher education setting, management of many large capital projects simultaneously (average $50M total), renovation of scientific laboratories, design and construction of LEED-certified projects, and experience managing major capital projects -$100M.

    • Skills in interpreting architectural and construction drawings and contracts; developing and maintaining project budgets and schedules; negotiating confrontational issues; working with diverse constituencies;

    • Knowledge of relevant computer tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook).

    • Supervisory experience

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.

      Additional Information: IMPORTANT NOTE: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.
      All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
      Department:Office of Physical Resources and PlanningPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:9-5, M-FJob Function:Facilities Position Description:
      The Associate Director of Capital Projects:

      • Manages Outside Project Management (OPM) consultants who are hired for full project management services, serve the role of Project Manager, and have direct responsibility for project execution.

      • Provides guidance to Senior Capital Project Managers on capital project matters including regular check-in meetings, budget reviews, resolving technical challenges, construction issues, problem-solving, enabling project solutions, cost savings, life cycle, and risk analyses.

      • Serves as a link between OPRP Operations infrastructure/renewal team and capital planning on Major Maintenance projects. Works closely with Senior Directors of Facilities Operations, Area Managers, and Building Operators on prioritization, planning, designing, and executing projects ranging from complex building-wide HVAC and electrical upgrades to roof and window replacements.

      • Collaborates with the Manager of Project Controls, whose duties include monthly project status reporting, capital projects controls, contracts, benchmarking, and assistance with project closeout. Co-sign capital projects contracts over $50K.

      • Participates in FAS multi-year and annual capital planning process. Provides guidance to the Capital Projects team and Planners on projects in early development in the new project approvals process including preparation of cost ranges, options analysis, and alignment with renewal priorities.

      • Participates in University committees related to capital project delivery.

      • Provides review of monthly Executive Summary Reports to CAPS on projects > $5M. Reports are prepared by Sr. PMs and/or OPM's.

      • Provides an initial review of OPRP submissions to the University's Capital Projects Review Committee (CPRC) for jobs > $5M, and to the Corporation Committee on Facilities and Capital Planning for jobs > $15M. Initial review of submissions includes very careful editing of memos and budgets prepared by Sr. PMs to ensure consistency, accuracy, and appropriate level of information sharing. Submissions are ultimately made under the name of the FAS Dean of Administration and Finance.

        School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:This position is based in Cambridge, MA.
        During emergency situations and severe inclement weather, this position is designated as essential and critical to the operations of the FAS.
        Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and well-being of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage ( . Harvard University Health Services employees and other healthcare individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website ( .Job Summary:
        Reports to Director of Capital Projects. This position supports the Director of Capital Projects on the oversight of capital projects and best practices, with particular focus on those related to infrastructure and renewal of existing facilities. The FAS buildings portfolio totals over 10 million square feet of space and over 260 buildings. The capital program consists of projects across the portfolio and includes construction of new academic buildings, major laboratory renovations, replacement of building-wide infrastructure, including HVAC and electrical systems, gut renovations and expansions/additions to athletic facilities, life safety upgrades, undergraduate housing renovations, libraries, faculty appointment projects, program, and department initiatives and other capital renewal projects.
        Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

        • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

        • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

        • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

        • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

        • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

        • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

        • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

        • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

        • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

          Work Format:On-Site

Keywords: Harvard University, New Britain , Associate Director of Capital Project, Executive , Cambridge, Connecticut

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