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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.
Cornell University's Department of Engineering and Project Administration provides services in five major areas: Facilities Contracts, Small Project Management, Large Project Management, Construction Management, and Facilities Engineering.
From project intake through completion, Engineering and Project Administration will help you define the scope and budget of your 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 Manager of Facilities Contracts is responsible for the supervision and management of three Contract Associates who provide facilities contractual services for the Cornell Ithaca Campus, the Cornell Medical Center and Cornell Tech Campus in NYC, as well as other Cornell Facilities throughout the State of New York. Facilities Contracts is responsible for providing contractual documentation associated with a wide variety of projects, in terms of scope and budgets, ranging from simple projects such as the painting of a room to the complex, multi-year projects such as the construction of a multi-million dollar laboratory building, with contract values ranging from $1,000 to $50,000,000. Facilities Contracts prepares upwards of 1,500 contractual documents including contracts, change orders, agreements and amendments as well as bidding in excess of 100 projects on an annual basis.
The Manager of Facilities Contracts is responsible for the administration of contractual documents associated with design, consulting, bidding and construction services related to the aforementioned campus locations, to ensure compliance with state and federal contract laws, including but not limited to, New York State lien and labor laws, and Federal Acquisitions Regulations. Additionally, this position is also responsible for ensuring compliance to University policies that pertain to all projects. The Manager provides guidance and advice to Contract Associates, customers, design professionals and the contracting community to ensure delivery of contract documents that provide appropriate deliverables to the University with an appropriate level of risk. Levels of risk include but are not limited to insurance, indemnification and labor clauses. The Manager of Facilities Contracts will oversee and coordinate training throughout the University as it relates to proper facilities contracting services, procedures and evaluation of risk. The position requires the incumbent to maintain up-to-date knowledge of design and construction industry as it relates to contracting and bidding, including SUNY Capital Contracting procedures. The Manager of Facilities Contracts provides guidance to Contracts Associates on Cornell procedures, changes in the industry and information management systems to ensure compliance and maintain knowledge base. The Manager of Facilities Contracts recommends and/or establishes best practices in procurement of design and construction services to ensure efficiencies and consistent practices across the organization and the University.
The Manager of Facilities Contracts has a high degree of accountability with respect to the relationship of the key constituencies: customers; university staff, colleagues in departments across the University; external designers, contractors and suppliers; trade unions and staff in Infrastructure Properties & Planning. Responsibilities include representing Facilities Contracts in various meetings with key constituencies (e.g. – Risk Management, University Counsel, Procurement and/or Labor Relations). This position reports to and is under the general supervision of the Director of Administration, in Facilities Contracts.
Please note that Cornell University has an in-house Office of University Counsel that represents the University on all legal matters. This position must interact and take direction from this office as appropriate.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. IPP employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Bachelor's Degree with minimum five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, including background experience in contracting, construction and/or paralegal. Minimum five years' experience in risk management, legal processes, construction audit function, and management. Experience in organizational dynamics and team building. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment required.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Acute visual concentration and attention to detail required. Excellent organizational, professional judgment and analytical skills required. Management, supervisory and conflict resolution skills required. Ability to handle confidential matters in a sensitive manner. Ability to effectively multi-task and independently adapt to changing priorities and workloads. Must be resourceful, highly productive and eager to seek out new information and skills to enhance effectiveness of position and department. This position requires proficiency with many software programs, including but not limited to, FileMaker, MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Working knowledge of several Cornell systems including but not limited to e-Builder, Kuali, Workday and KRONOS.
Knowledge of construction and facilities-related terms as well as industry standards. In-depth knowledge and understanding of Capital Facilities Campus Let procedures for Construction (7554), Construction-Related Consultant Contracting (7555) and other related policies and procedures preferred.
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This position has Endowed Benefits.
VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Administrator IV
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Cutter Cramton
Number of Openings:1
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