Construction Manager

New Jersey, United States
04 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department Office of Capital Projects
Category Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time


Princeton University’s Office of Capital Projects (OCP), seeks experienced Construction Managers to join our dynamic staff. This is an exciting time to join Princeton as it embarks on an ambitious, multi-year capital program.

The Construction Manager will be responsible for the successful transition from design to construction in delivering the University’s capital projects in the $1M to $500M range. The Construction Manager’s core strengths will be rooted in a depth of experience in the construction delivery process, project controls and the ability to predict, communicate and manage the impacts of project risks.

This is a five year, benefits eligible position.

*Two positions available*


In the project design phase, the Construction Manager will be a contributing member of the University team by partnering with project managers, the architect's office, the end user clients and a diverse team of project stakeholders.

  • Participate in the selection and oversight of construction management firms hired to contract large capital project
  • Employ past experience to aid ensure that project team practices, workflows and communications can and will function correctly throughout the project. Perform detailed review contract documents for conformance with university standards and other applicable requirements.
  • Assume role as primary liaison between the project and University operations and maintenance users. Know what they want, shepherd their concerns through the design phase and ensure the project functions as intended.
  • Work through the design phase to manage design review feedback, include necessary stakeholders during construction delivery and commissioning phase.
  • Advocate on behalf of operations and maintenance to identify areas of meaningful improvement, and work to ensure that these changes are reflected in changes to published PU standards.
  • Develop architectural / engineering options for problems and be capable of quantifying price and schedule impacts for each.
  • Coordinate the selection, procurement and installation of furnishings and equipment during move-in.
  • Facilitate occupancy of the project by the user.
  • Adept at implementing and expanding the use of construction management technology to facilitate effective communication, document archiving, scheduling and future facility management.
  • Fluent with a variety of web based PM management tools.
  • Effectively utilize CPM scheduling practices and be fluent in developing, analyzing and reporting on Primavera CPM schedules.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a responsible lead management position engaged in the full project life cycle management of construction or renovation projects. The majority of this experience must be associated with work on buildings similar in complexity and sensitivity to those found in an institutional environment.
  • Professional registration as an architect or engineer is strongly recommended.
  • Ability to interpret construction documents and understanding of applicable construction codes and land use ordinances working knowledge of the principles of design, an overview of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Proven ability to establish and execute the necessary controls, processes and culture that meet the project delivery requirements regarding budget, schedule and quality.
  • Ability to bridge the gap between design and construction, while acting as a well-informed advocate and liaison for campus students, faculty, staff and affairs.
  • Strong technical proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Proficient in the use of CPM project scheduling methods, in particular Primavera P6EPPM.
  • Proficient in the use of web based project management software/tools.
  • Strong technical ability working with BIM design and construction models, and the software commonly used to develop them (i.e.: Revit, NavisWorks, AutoCAD MEP, etc.).
  • Extensive experience working as a lead PM on large ground-up projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a lead superintendent on comparable projects is also strongly valued.
  • Experience working on institutional laboratory/ research science facilities.
  • Experience with diverse building programs and high end finishes common to projects ranging from lab/clean room, large civil /site utility work, historic renovations and academic/performance space.
  • LEED AP credentials. 
  • BIM project delivery experience with Autodesk Suite including BIM360 Glue/Field, Revit, NavisWorks, Cad 2d/3D.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW