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Project Manager I

Department: Information Technology and Infrastructure

Primary Location: Old Westbury

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Facilities Operations, NYIT seeks a Project Manager I for the Old Westbury campus. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing select projects from inception to planning and design through construction, installation, and operation. - Individually or in cooperation with other Facilities Operations personnel the Project Manager will: develop formal plans and project documents, including an RFP, in preparation for bidding for an external engineering consultant or similar professional. Conduct due diligence to select a professional consultant and make a formal recommendation to the University and is responsible for preliminary and final design, including cost estimation and project budget, project timeline, milestones, and deliverables either directly or through external professional consultants, and for the preparation of construction documents, including construction or installation bid packages and construction or installation RFP, either directly or through external professional consultants.

Specifically the project manager conducts due diligence to select a contractor and make a formal recommendation to the University and will be responsible for managing the bidding and award process in coordination with the Director, PMO Office, and Purchasing. He/she will 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. Selected candidate will oversee and manage the contractor and professional consultants through the construction or installation process to assure successful completion of the project in time and on budget, is responsible for coordination and management of select projects, reporting all variances, risks and potential mitigation strategies to the Director, ensuring that all critical dates and durations associated with the project are identified and met and manage multiple external vendors and consultants, including engineers, construction managers, contractors and sub-contractors, expediters, and other specialized consultants. The Project Manager will work closely with internal and external project team members, overseeing the coordination of activities and communication between the project stake holders, internal professional staff, external consultants, and contractors, monitor the cost control system established for the project ensuring accuracy and to track contract execution, vendor payments, change orders; and monitor quality control, provide periodic and ad-hoc status updates on select projects to the Director of Facilities Operations including schedule, cost, and significant issues and effectively communicate with a diverse group of clients and constituents with varying needs and expectations to develop project requirements, designs, plans, project documents, and provide the same constituency project updates. He/she will ensures all federal, state, and local codes and standards are enforced for all new projects, ensures full compliance for all new projects with College policies, procedures, and standards, reviews invoices from professional consultants and contractors and recommend approval for payment, manage re-engineering and implementation of the work order system, as well as departmental management and reporting on an ongoing basis. The Project Manager monitors and facilitates resolution of contract disputes and claims, monitors contract close-out and maintains documentation files, provides support to the Director in development of the annual capital renovation budget, including prioritization of the individual projects, provides on-call coverage outside of business hours on a routine rotation basis and for special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field and at least two years of related experience, or a Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field is required. Familiar with every aspect of operational disciplines including but not limited to HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing and sanitary systems, fire/life safety systems, centralized BMS installations, civil and site improvements from inception to close-out. Familiar with design, construction, and installation contract negotiations; a good understanding of construction and installation process in local practice. Candidate needs to be resourceful, creative and a strong problem solver, needs to have a demonstrated ability and proficiency in managing and delivering design, renovation, construction, and installation projects to high quality standards, on schedule, and within budget, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage complex set of priorities and adapt to changing priorities. He/she must be adept at managing multiple complex projects and budgets simultaneously and successfully, and must have the ability to make decisions based on factual data to evaluate progress or success of projects. Candidates need to have the ability to write Requests for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ & RFP), to prepare bid documents, and specifications, and familiarity with cost estimation and understanding of construction and installation costs and standards. – He/she needs to have familiarity with New York City and Long Island regulatory agencies, including building departments, fire departments, health departments and other regulatory bodies. - Knowledge of working within union requirements. - Must have a solid working knowledge of computer programs used for design and scheduling of construction projects, specifically, proficiency in Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office Suite is required. - Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. - 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. - Strong organizational skills with emphasis on detail and follow-up. Must be able to manage projects and priorities in a dynamic, fluid environment, must have excellent decision making and problem solving skills and effectiveness in getting things done collaboratively and previous experience in a higher education environment is strongly desired. Candidate must be able to work on holidays, weekends and evenings. We offer a competitive benefits package, including tuition remission, along with a professional environment designed to enhance your career development. For immediate consideration please send resume with cover letter to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and reference RA # 1458 on the subject line.


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