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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.


Job Description

The Capital Projects Management Department is responsible for the engineering, planning, documentation and construction management of Boston College’s Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is coordinated into two strategic components: the Annual Capital Plan and the Major Construction Plan, which comprise as many as 150 ongoing projects throughout the calendar year.

The Construction Project Manager reports to the Associate Director, Annual Capital Projects and is responsible for management of capital construction projects supporting the Annual Capital Plan through all phases from planning, design and construction. Responsibilities include implementing best practices for construction project delivery including scope, schedule, estimating and budget development, risk management, procurement strategies and contract administration and project cost control. The CPM will work with consultants and Boston College stakeholders including Facilities Management, to develop design and construction documents. The CPM is responsible to maintain quality communications with BC Departments, and project stakeholders, using management software PMWeb to report project schedule, progress and budget control.

The position requires extensive knowledge of good building, construction and project management practices and processes.  A broad understanding of building envelope systems, building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire alarm systems, building finishes and site utilities is required. The work requires strict adherence to University budgets and schedules due to the annual budget process and the academic calendar.  Ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors and design consultants. Proven experience managing multiple projects with aggressive project schedules.

Construction Project Manager – 5-10 years exp $100,960 – $126,200
Project Manager – 3-5 years exp $91,280 – $114,100
Assistant Project Manager – 1-3 years exp $75,160 – $93,950



Basic Requirements:

At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in architecture, engineering or construction management.
Experience with project management of facilities, renovation and new construction for an institution of higher education or other large owner is preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree in construction, architecture, engineering or related field
Experience with financial and project management/control systems, such as PeopleSoft, CAD, and PMWeb.
Able to manage and adapt to changes in scope and to work both independently or as part of a team.
Maintain current knowledge of all applicable regulations and codes for design and construction projects
Position requires ability to access all areas of construction sites including climbing ladders to assess conditions and perform inspections of existing facilities.
Prepare written and graphic presentations.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications:

10 or more years of construction project management experience.
Previous experience as an Owner’s Rep at a higher education academic or institutional organization desired.
Strong knowledge of various project delivery methods including CMR/GMP and Lump sum.
Architecture, engineering or construction background.
Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural and building envelope systems. 
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously from planning and design through construction completion with budgets up to $10 million.
Prepare financial analyses and preliminary total project cost estimates. Establish, track, and manage budget during the course of the project.
Ability to develop project budgets, forecasts and reports
Ability to direct consultants and contractors for design and construction quality. 
Ability to manage decision making processes in a consensus-oriented institutional environment.
Current Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License or the willingness to obtain one within one year.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
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Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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