Project Manager/Senior Project Manager

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager reports to the Director of Planning, Design & Construction and will assume responsibility for the timely completion of high-quality new construction and renovation work within the allocated budget and schedule constraints.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine scope of work and scheduling restrictions. Develop plans integrated with existing university Master Plan, goals and objectives. 
  • Oversee internal or external consultants preparing studies or designs for a wide variety of projects. 
  • Updates campus-wide standard specifications and writes specifications tailored to individual internal projects. Develop master files for design standards and specifications as well as construction specifications.  Ensure all designs are consistent with the university standards. 
  • Prepare reports, specifications and contract documents for projects sent out for competitive bidding.  Analyze bids and makes contract award recommendation. Prepare/coordinate contracts and purchase orders for construction services, material, and equipment. Write change orders to contracts and purchase orders as required. Work with director and finance office to prepare project financial forecasts and status reports. Set up and maintains the construction files.
  • Monitor costs to ensure projects are completed within budget.  Maintain accurate cost accounting records, accept deliverables, and authorize payments within authorized limits and take actions as required to stay within authorized funding. 
  • Compile detailed estimates for materials, equipment, and personnel necessary to properly complete the project including life cycle cost analysis. 
  • Review shop drawings and submittals, inspects progress of work for quality and timely execution.  Interface with code administration officials to obtain the necessary permits. Ensure conformance with university and regulatory codes and standards.  Ensure an accurate punch list is prepared and building systems are properly commissioned and turned over to the University. Obtain certificates of occupancy. Coordinate warranty work as required.
  • Ensure detailed project schedules are created and distributed and met using project scheduling and spreadsheet software.  Track material, equipment, and other deliveries and installation.
  • Review and ensure compliance with contractor safety plans and worksite safety. Track and report project information pertaining to numerous initiatives including but not limited to sustainability and diversity.


The successful candidate will be hired into the Project Manager or Senior Project Manager role following review of their skills and experience against the minimum qualifications for the position. Candidates hired at the level of Senior Project Manager will manage complex projects. The Senior level will also provide mentorship and assist in training more junior staff, lead meetings, make formal presentations, and assist with investigating and resolving safety concerns as needed. Candidates will exhibit strong leadership, planning and problem-solving skills and will have experience managing multiple, complex, institutional projects concurrently.

Minimum qualifications and requirements:
The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager will have excellent interpersonal skills in order to work with clients, architects and contractors in a variety of projects from inception through completion, project closeout and warranty period. Successful candidates must understand the trades and contractor sequencing/phasing throughout the course of the projects and have the ability to financially track costs, prepare spreadsheets, budgets, drawings, specifications, contracts, memoranda, and letters.
A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and a dedication to support other campus wide initiatives including sustainability and safety is required.

For the Project Manager level, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management and three years of experience as a design/construction Project Manager OR, in lieu of the degree, a minimum of seven years of experience as a Construction Superintendent.

For the Senior Project Manager position, candidates must have bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management and seven years of experience as a design/construction Project Manager OR, in lieu of the degree, a minimum of ten years of experience as a Construction Superintendent. Candidates at this level must demonstrate experience successfully managing multiple, complex, institutional projects concurrently.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • An advanced degree or certificate in architecture, engineering, construction management, project management, accounting, contract law, or business.
  • Professional license or certifications such as, but not limited to PE, RA, PMP, LEED AP
  • Recent project, design, trade, construction, or contract management experience.
  • Continuing education in project management, contract law, ADA, environmental areas, building codes, CADD, sustainability and related areas.
  • Specific knowledge of HVAC and electrical system design, civil or structural engineering design, construction and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of project accounting, management and scheduling software.
  • Experienced with legal documents.

 

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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