Senior Project Manager

New Jersey, United States
29 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Department   Office of Capital Projects
Category   Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Full-Time / Part-Time   Full-Time
Application Deadline   1/15/2021


Princeton University’s Office of Capital Projects (OCP) seeks an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our dynamic staff. OCP will lead an ambitious series of projects from design through construction in support of the Princeton University new 10-year capital plan.

In collaboration with the Program Executive, the Senior Project Manager will manage diverse capital projects, ranging from $25K to over $150M. Responsibilities include the development of the program and project budget in concert with the Office of the University Architect (OUA), project users, Executive Committee leadership and the Provost's office. Primary duties include developing and managing the project scope, budget and schedule from project inception through completion in the context of the Princeton University campus, while maintaining the expectations of all stakeholders.

The position is a benefits eligible 3 year term position.


The Senior Project Manager represents the University's interest throughout the design and construction process and is responsible for coordinating the University's efforts and the project communication plan. The Senior Project Manager will serve as primary liaison between project design and construction teams and the University, and will coordinate team communications and preparations for state and or municipal approval with regard to land use, zoning, construction code submissions and other regulating bodies.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for maintaining portfolio reports for work assigned, keeping project information in departmental reporting systems up to date on a regular basis (SharePoint, financial reporting, and project status reporting), and should be familiar with digital tools, including CADD and BIM; primavera schedule platforms, and excel and similar data-management formats. 


Essential Qualifications:

  • Leadership skills to motivate project team, resolve conflicts and foster timely decisions.
  • Time management capacities to work on several projects in different phases of development with peers, consultants, builders and proficiency in scheduling work plans for design, construction and move-in activities.
  • Capacity to maintain and manage budget figures with current knowledge of how University’s funds are being allocated.
  • Analytical abilities to solve problems at the work day level and across a program of related projects, including analyzing data and making recommendations for decisions that affect projects on a regular basis.
  • Verbal and written communications skills that foster an exemplary level of dialogue and decision-making within the facilities organization and the University Administration.
  • Ten plus years of project management experience, with a Bachelor of Architecture, Engineering or related field, with demonstrated proficiency in campus facilities design management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Professional registration as an architect, LEED accreditation and experience in higher education are highly preferred. 

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