Capital Projects Manager
(Facilities Manager Projects I)
CALS Office of Capital Projects and Facilities
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
With more than 500 buildings and over 3,000 students, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is the second-largest undergraduate college at Cornell, and the third-largest college of its kind in the United States. In national surveys, CALS ranks as the best college of agriculture and related sciences in the country. Our teaching and research facilities are among the finest available. The College's educational programs are carefully designed to ensure that every student's education is geared to contemporary, real-world issues. Faculty, staff, and students at CALS are at the cutting edge of research in the life sciences, environmental sustainability, agricultural science, economic development, communication and information science. The land-grant mission of the College, which encompasses research, education, and extension programs, allows for the creation and dissemination of knowledge that makes a difference for students, the citizens of New York, the nation, and people around the globe.
The CALS Office of Capital Projects and Facilities is currently seeking a Capital Projects Manager. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Facilities, specific duties assigned to this role cross the three primary functions listed below:
The Capital Projects Manager (CPM) serves as the clearinghouse and focal point for execution of all Capital Projects for CALS including Ithaca, Geneva and Statewide operations. This will include projects funded by CALS, SUCF or other State entities. From project inception through closeout, the CPM assures all CALS related capital projects have a viable delivery plan and are executed efficiently and in accordance with required policies and procedures. The CPM recommends the most efficient and appropriate delivery method which includes project management, procurement methods, consultant and contractor selection. The CPM is the primary interface with Infrastructure, Properties and Planning (IPP) for the Project Intake and scoping function. The CPM will serve multiple roles in the project delivery process depending on delivery strategy including; project manager, mentor/advisor to other CALS PM's, owners representative/point of contact for IPP or SUCF Project Managers. Regardless of delivery method, the CPM assures CALS is well positioned with clear scope, budget and expectations to create an overall efficient project execution environment and closely tracks and monitors budgets, schedule and progress.
Serve as a Project Manager for a wide variety of projects in CALS for projects in value up to $5M with medium to high level of complexity. Develop project documents including PARs, request for proposals, budgets and schedules. Work directly with the Contracts Office to procure design and contracting services. Manage project budgets, develop and monitor project schedules, evaluate and approve invoices utilize e-builder system per university policies and procedures. Serve role as construction manager including running job meetings, monitoring progress, assure quality of work and coordinate work activities with building occupants, stakeholders and College Administration. Maintain certification as a Cornell Project Manager. Works closely with program manager, project managers, internal and external design consultants, IT Staff, customers including faculty members and researchers, contractors, code officials and staff within Facilities Services.
Capital Plan Development
Support the development of the CALS Capital Plan which is comprised of SUNY/SUCF, CALS and Strategic Initiative/Agency sponsored projects. Coordinate with and support (CALS portion) the Contract College Facilities Office development of the annual Cornell Capital Plan. Maintain an active Capital Plan document that tracks status, alignment with funding strategy, budget and schedules. Develop scoping level project summaries that include analysis of alternatives, budget, scope and execution plans.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Technology or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years' experience in the planning and management of facilities projects, space studies, and higher education construction projects. Must have a comprehensive knowledge of project management methodologies including design and construction practices, safety codes and requirements, building codes and requirements, and University processes. Knowledge of space management and analysis methods as well as the ability to manage the flow of information as it pertains to academic programs and higher education. Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across a broad audience. Must demonstrate experience in the management of the sequential flow of projects, start to finish. Must have or obtain and maintain Cornell project manager certification.
Previous experience in higher education project management. Professional licensure as a PE or RA.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
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University Job Title:Facilities Mgr Projects I
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Cindy Rodriguez
Number of Openings:1
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