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Construction Project Manager

Apply now Job no: 492785
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Construction Project Manager. Reporting to the Director of Project Planning and Management (DPPM), the Construction Project Manager (CPM) is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling capital planning, new construction and major renovation projects.  They will be responsible for managing project budgets, project estimating; supervision of general contractors and construction management firms, coordinating project bid processes, and long-range facilities development plans. 

Under the direction of the DPPM, the CPM assumes leadership for administering new construction, renovations and contracted capital maintenance projects by:

  • Overseeing all phases of new facilities development initiatives from concept through design and construction until completion of the warranty period.
  • Directing and managing construction administration of all size projects.
  • Providing guidance and direction to staff, contractors and vendors in conjunction with the development and implementation of capital projects to ensure campus standards are met.
  • Preparing and reviewing estimates and schedules at all project stages, preparing trend reports of impacts of design developments and new requirements on project costs and schedules, and leading value engineering efforts to correct/address adverse trends.
  • Tracking milestones and timelines for all projects by employing effective metrics to assess progress against stated goals; analyzing and resolving issues that impact project schedules and budget projections; notifying the DPPM of any issues that may result in significant delays and recommending solutions and interventions.
  • Maintaining all documentation and records pertaining to new facilities planning and construction.
  • Collaborating with internal and external constituencies to ensure successful planning and construction of new facilities.
  • Serving as the liaison with village, state and federal agencies and governing bodies and ensure compliance with all codes, laws and regulations.
  • Identify contractors in conjunction with the Kenyon subcontracting policy, consultants, architects, engineers, and vendors; lead contract negotiation, selection of key staff and compliance with the contract.
  • Serving as the liaison with architects, contractors, consultants, etc. and provide them with direction regarding project objectives, schedules, and budget.  Manage third party construction cost estimators (to the extent that they are used).
  • Coordinating the construction bid process with the DPPM, evaluating bid submissions, and making recommendations for selection.
  • Coordinating contractor activities with campus constituencies to minimize disruption to academic and other College programs and activities.
  • Making regular inspections of construction projects and attending regular and special project meetings to assess progress against project goals and schedules, and ensuring work is completed to contract specifications.
  • Ensure funds are spent in accordance with College policy and protocol.
  • Developing and monitoring detailed budgets.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Engineering, Project or Construction Management with three (3) years of related work experience OR,
  • Any combination of education or related training with six (6) years of work experience in construction administration, project planning, or project management.
  • Must have excellent computer skills with a working knowledge of software related to design and construction industry.
  • Strong leadership and supervision skills.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver License and complete Kenyon College Driver Training.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a due diligence background check.

Normal work week is 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Flexible scheduling and work during non-traditional hours are expected in the normal course of business for this position as needed to ensure effective project delivery.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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