Hudson River Park Trust (the “Trust”) seeks a Senior Project Manager for its Design & Construction department. This exciting position presents an opportunity for a seasoned design and construction project management professional to join a team creating new high profile public open spaces on Manhattan’s west side waterfront. Projects will include both passive and active recreation parks on piers and upland throughout the Hudson River Park. All work will be designed and executed to the highest design standards.
The Senior Project Manager will be part of a collaborative team taking multiple waterfront park projects from concept design through construction completion. The Senior Project Manager will work closely with the Hudson River Park Trust’s leadership to manage publicly procured: (1) multi-disciplinary consultant teams of design professionals, and (2) construction contractors and construction managers. The position will require taking a lead role in detailed reviews of contract drawings and technical specifications, schedules, budgets, and reports. This position requires exceptional organizational and communications skills, large scale landscape architecture and/or site civil design project management experience, extensive construction administration experience, and a firm understanding of public procurement rules and regulations.
The projects will be funded through a combination of public and private resources; consequently, the position must satisfy exacting standards relating to procurement, budget control and communications among all stakeholders to ensure a smooth process. These will be rapidly paced projects and the selected candidate must be able to thrive in such an environment.
The Senior Project Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Simultaneously lead multiple large and small scale site work / landscape architecture / waterfront park design and construction projects.
Ensure all managed projects in all phases of design and construction are meeting established HRPT financial targets and completion schedules.
Through established reporting mechanisms, ensure that HRPT senior management and stakeholders are fully aware of project status, issues and successes. Ensure that all project reports are current and accurate.
Ensure that all proposed designs meet HRPT standards and operational needs.
Manage various multi-disciplinary consultant teams in the development of detailed construction documents for contractor procurement.
· As directed, and in collaboration with other senior HRPT staff, actively manage the public procurement process for projects including the production of bid packages and RFPs, review of submitted contractor bids, contractor selection, and contractor evaluations.
Review consultant contract drawings, technical specifications, cost estimates, schedules, change orders, and claims; perform general contract and construction administration and coordination.
Supervise contractors and/or construction managers involved in the implementation of the work.
Coordinate with public and private utilities and approval agencies.
As necessary, ensure all projects and related documents satisfy government grant and procurement requirements.
Other projects as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Minimum seven years of full-time primary experience in performing design and construction project management work, including planning, administering, managing, coordinating, and expediting large scale landscape architecture or site-civil projects.
Experience with monitoring and supervision of multi-disciplinary consultant design and/or construction management teams inclusive of construction document preparation, pre-construction reviews, design and construction scheduling, construction administration, and post construction tasks.
Work experience may be with a landscape architecture firm, construction management firm or as owner’s representative at a corporate, institutional or governmental entity responsible for a portfolio of site work projects. Experience which is primarily of a schematic design nature is not acceptable towards meeting the minimum requirements. Urban park, campus, and/or waterfront construction experience preferred.
Education must include a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar field.
Preferred skills include:
NY licensure as a design professional (RLA, RA, PE)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.
Knowledge of AutoCAD.
Knowledge of Photo Shop, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Bluebeam, and 3D rendering tools.
Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.
Valid driver’s license.
Strategic Thinking/Decision Making
Additional Salary Information: Compensation/Benefits:
Competitive annual salary of $100,000 - $115,000, depending upon qualifications, and an excellent benefits package including: paid holidays, vacation time, sick and personal time, medical, dental and vision insurance, and participation in New York State Pension System.
Internal Number: HRPT SPM DC 2019
About Hudson River Park Trust
The Trust is a public benefit corporation created by act of the New York State Legislature and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The mission of the Trust is to construct, maintain and operate a prominent, and very heavily used, four mile long waterfront park on the west side of Manhattan. The Park features landscaped public piers and display gardens, lawn areas, ecological planting zones, athletic fields, esplanades, docks, public sculptures and other special features. There are, in addition, commercial use and Park maintenance structures including concessions, rental buildings and the 775,000 sf Pier 40 which houses a large parking garage and the administrative and operating headquarters of the Trust. The Trust covers its $21+ million annual operating budget through parking revenue, rents from commercial facilities, permits, fees, grants, donations generated by a “Friends” organization and other private sources. Approximately 75% of the Park has been constructed with a mix of State, City and Federal capital funding.