Construction Manager

Brown University

Job Description:

Position Purpose:
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

The Construction Manager (CM) oversees and coordinates construction administration activities associated with a diverse portfolio of multi-disciplined project work in support of the University’s academic endeavors, community needs, as well as facility and campus infrastructure operating upgrades and renewal. Typical projects include complex capital renovations, new buildings, laboratory, academic and administrative space fit-outs, utility and building system upgrades or replacements, as well as emergency and unplanned events.  The CM effectively and successfully collaborates with a wide variety of different project team members and resources, as well as diverse external and internal stakeholders, community members and customers.

Job Qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, building technology or a related discipline and least 10 years experience related to building and construction field; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with commercial or institutional construction, renovations, additions, renewal and operating upgrades in a variety of building types.
  • Knowledge and experience of construction industry-standard practices and processes, related to job site management and control, safety, schedule development and management, cost monitoring and control, QA/QC
  • Thorough knowledge of building codes and practices, as well as systems including envelop, roofs, structural, A/V, IT, MEP, HVAC, FA/FP, lighting, security and control systems.
  • Familiarity with architectural, engineering, design, and construction best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  Must have the ability to quickly establish and maintain a solid working relationship with a variety of customers and constituents, including senior administration and faculty, as well as trade and operations staff. Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.  Proven ability to independently and effectively manage and resolve issues, under a variety of circumstances and urgency, with insight, diplomacy and sensitivity, as well as coordinate and direct a multi-disciplined team which includes managers and peers.
  • Experience as an owner’s representative or clerk-of-the-works in a University setting or other large, diverse institutional setting preferred.
  • Working knowledge of standard construction project management computer software (e.g. Primavera, Procore Bluebeam, Revit, BIM).  Specific experience regarding construction related contract administration and project risk management skills.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful completion of a background check.

Benefits of Working at Brown:
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Job Posting Title:
Construction Manager

Facilities Management and Campus Operations

Grade 12

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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