Project Manager I
New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY

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Responsibilities: NYIT seeks a Project Manager I, who will be responsible for managing select projects from inception to planning and design through construction and operation. Reporting to the Director of Design and Construction, the Project Manager will develop program statement, formal plans and project documents, including a design services RFP, in preparation for bidding for an external architectural consultant. He/she will conduct due diligence to select an external architectural consultant, and make a formal recommendation to the University. The Project Manager is responsible for preliminary and final design, including cost estimation, project budget and timeline, milestones and deliverables either directly or through external architectural , as well as for preparation of construction documents , including construction bid packages and construction RFP, either external or through external architectural consultants, conduct due diligence to select contractor and make formal recommendation to the University. He/she is responsible for managing the bidding and award process in coordination with the Director, PMO office and Purchasing, obtain or manage vendors to obtain all necessary permits for all construction projects prior to project start. At the completion of the project obtain or manage vendors to obtain all necessary sign offs and certificates, including the final certificate of occupancy. He/she will oversee and manage the contractor and architectural consultants through the construction process to assure successful completion of the project in time and on budget, is responsible for the coordination and management of select projects, reporting variances, risks and potential mitigation strategies to the Director, ensuring that all critical dates and durations associated with the project are identified and met, manage multiple external vendors and consultants, including architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors and sub-contractors, expediters and other specialized consultants. He/she will work closely with internal/external project team members, overseeing the coordination of activities and communication between the project stake holders, internal professional staff external consultants and contractors. The Project Manager will monitor the cost control system established for the project ensuring accuracy and to tract contract execution, vendor payments, change orders; and monitor quality control, provide periodic and ad-hoc status and updates on select design and construction projects to Director of Design & Construction including schedule , cost and significant issues. Candidate will effectively communicate with a diverse group of clients and constituents with varying needs and expectations to develop project requirements, designs, plans, project documents, provide the same constituency project updates; ensure all federal, state and local codes and standards, are enforced for all new projects, ensure full compliance for all new projects , with College policies, procedures and standards. He/she will prepare, compile, review and submit the close –out documentation and report, develop and/or supervise development of the collection of CAD drawings for NYITs all New York campuses and keep it current on an annual basis, provide support to the Director in establishing and maintaining design and construction and other associated product standards to be used throughout NYIT. Candidate will provide support to the Director in development of the annual capital renovation and construction budget, including prioritization of the individual projects. He/she will provide support to the Director in analyzing space requests, resolving space conflicts, tracking space commitments, and providing advice and consultation for effective assignment and reassignment of space; provide support in collecting, maintaining, and managing the space inventory for all New York campuses, provide on call coverage outside of business hours on a routine rotation basis and for special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field and at least five years of related experience is required. Appropriate professional registration is highly desirable and experience in every aspect of design and construction process from inception to close out. Experience in design and construction contract negotiations, a strong understanding of construction process in local practice . Candidate must be resourceful, creative and a strong problem solver . Candidate must have a demonstrated ability and proficiency in managing and delivering design, renovation and construction projects to high quality standards, on schedule and within budget as well as demonstrated ability to manage complex set of priorities and adapt to changing priorities. He/she must be adept at managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and successfully , as well as their budgets, and ability to make decisions based on factual data to evaluate progress or success of projects. Candidate must have ability to write Requests for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ & RFP) , and ability to prepare drawings using AutoCad, bid documents, and specifications. Experience with NYC and Long Island regulatory agencies, including building departments, fire departments and other regulatory bodies. Experience with and understanding of union requirements, solid working knowledge of computer programs used for design and scheduling of construction projects, specifically, proficiency in Auto Cad, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Suite is required. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. A demonstrated proactive approach and self initiative is a strong plus. Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of users with different expectations and backgrounds is desired. Strong organizational skills with emphasis on detail and follow up is required as well as managing projects and priorities in a dynamic fluid environment. Must have excellent decision making and problem solving skills and effectiveness in getting things done collaboratively. Previous experience in a higher education environment is strongly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, and ability to work independently are required. Must be able to work holidays, weekends and evenings. We offer a competitive benefits package including tuition remission along with a professional work environment. Form immediate consideration please send resume with cover letter to, and reference RA # 1119 on subject line.

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