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Project Manager

Company: Columbia University
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Requisition no: 514274
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Columbia Residential
  • Grade: Grade 14
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The SOGR group has the primary responsibility for overseeing the planning, design and construction process for capital projects at the Morningside Campus, the Baker Field Athletic Complex and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Campus of Columbia University. Working in conjunction with all the Columbia University Facilities departments including Construction Business Services and Communication, Finance and Administrations, Campus Operations, Real Estate and Public Safety, SOGR and its subsidiary groups implement approximately $75M to $150M worth of construction projects annually and consists of a staff of approximately 35 planners, architects, engineers and project managers of varying background including construction management, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, and architecture.

The Residential Construction group is a business unit within the Columbia Residential Department organization that oversees state of good repair and capital renovation and improvement projects for the University's Graduate Residential Housing and Faculty Columbia Residential Housing portfolios.

Columbia University is currently seeking an experienced and well-rounded Project Manager to join its Residential Construction group at the Morningside Campus in Manhattan to oversee projects in the Columbia Residence Housing portfolio which is comprised of Graduate Student and Faculty housing.


  • Reporting to the Director of Residential Construction, the incumbent is responsible for managing the partial Renovation or complete renovation of apartments, suites and other residence units occupied by graduate students, staff and faculty.
  • The applicant will act as the primary lead on all phases of assigned projects, from inception through closeout and will simultaneously manage a high volume of multiple projects ranging in cost from $25,000 to $15 MM.
  • Working with representatives from Columbia Residential, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating with all internal project stakeholders as well as external project participants including design consultants, contractors and other required vendors to support the goals of the project.
  • Incumbent should have strong design, construction, scheduling and financial management skills. Experience in best practices and design specifications for high-quality residential projects in New York City is preferred.
  • Procurement and contract management, budget and schedule management are a minimum requirement.
  • Overall management of design, bid, construction and closeout phases of assigned capital renovation and improvement projects.
  • Overall strategic planning and development (including budget and schedule development) of proposed capital renovation and improvement projects for the Columbia Residential Housing portfolio.
  • Project record maintenance, project status assessment and reporting to relevant stakeholders and clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in a relevant field. Advanced degree and/or Construction Management Certifications desirable.
  • Candidates seeking consideration must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the management of construction projects, including multiple years managing high-quality residential renovation projects in New York City (vacant and occupied) buildings required.
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, communications (written and oral) and problem solving skills. Candidates must be highly organized and motivated, capable of effectively prioritizing project-related tasks and goals, and capable of simultaneously managing a high volume of small to medium-sized projects across different job sites.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated working knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations; building systems (mechanical/electrical/plumbing/envelope); as well as demonstrated proficiency in construction project management and delivery, including beneficial use of relevant industry tools and software (MS Project, AutoCad, etc).
  • The individual must have the ability to work in a client facing service environment and exercise discretion and judgement.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applications open: May 05 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:

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Keywords: Columbia University, New York , Project Manager, Other , New York, New York

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