The Planning, Design & Construction team at Bucknell University is accepting applications for a Project Manager. This position will, under the general oversight of the Director, assume responsibility for the timely completion of high quality new construction and renovation work within the allocated budget and schedule constraints. The Project Manager will manage multiple projects concurrently totaling $50,000 and upward.
Duties include but are not limited to: • Work with the Director, clients, and other internal/external sources to determine scope of work and scheduling restrictions. Develop plans integrated with existing university Master Plan, goals and objectives, for a multitude of projects throughout campus. • Oversee internal or external consultants preparing studies or designs for a wide variety of projects. Continually 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 to leadership. • 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. Sets up and maintains the construction files. • Work with the Director to continually monitor costs to ensure projects are completed within budget. Maintain accurate cost accounting records, accept deliverables, and authorize payments within authorized limits. 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. Compare cost estimates with budget to ensure projects are completed within funding allocations. • 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 using project scheduling and spreadsheet software. Tracks material, equipment other deliveries and their subsequent installation. Take action to ensure the project schedule is met. If required, coordinate with the Contractor, leadership, and the customer to adjust scope/actions to meet the required schedule and budget. • Review and ensure compliance with contractor safety plans and worksite safety. Support campus wide initiatives. Track and report project information pertaining to numerous initiatives including but not limited to sustainability and diversity.
Minimum Qualifications: • A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, or construction management and three years of experience as a design/construction Project Manager or seven years of experience as a Construction Superintendent. • Experience successfully managing multiple projects. • Working knowledge of computers and MS Office software. Ability to prepare spreadsheets, budgets, drawings, specifications, contracts, memoranda, and letters. • Demonstrated ability to understand the trades and contractor sequencing/phasing throughout the course of the project. • 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. • Good organizational and writing skills along with the ability to financially track costs • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: • Advanced degrees or certificates 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 • At least seven years of 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, construction and maintenance. • Knowledge of project accounting, management and scheduling software. • Experienced with legal documents.
Physical Demands: • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds. • Able to move around work sites, climb ladders, scaffolds, walkways, enter/exit trenches, crawl spaces, confined areas, roofs, and elevated areas. • Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eyes, feet, hands, and safety vest. • Daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather and temperature changes. Position requires indoor and outdoor work.
Bucknell 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.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a 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 on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of students. Student life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Lewisburg is located in central Pennsylvania, and features restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & 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 is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) 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.