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Job Req ID:  59216

Design & Construction Project Manager

The Department of Project Management and Construction Service seeks a Design and Construction Project Manager. This person will be responsible for developing and maintaining the project budgets, schedules and scope of work statements as well as for the preparation of project construction estimates and schedules; plans review; project execution and management of consultant and contractor activities on minor and major capital projects ranging from $5,000 to $5,000,000.  All activities to be performed under the supervision by the Assistant Director of Project Management, and in coordination with Departmental Administrators, and Facilities Management staff.  Must be capable of managing multiple projects in multiple stages of development simultaneously.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Meets with and maintains liaison with design consultants, contractors, users, and in-house personnel.
  • Interacts with individuals/users on many organizational levels throughout JHSPH, including Faculty, Directors, and Administrators
  • Interacts with external contacts; including architects, engineers, construction contractors and other consultants on a frequent (daily) basis to discuss and resolve issues related to project design and construction matters.
  • Reviews and prepares documentation related to design documents prepared by design consultants. Project design and construction responsibilities range from bio-safety level two laboratories to standard office renovations
  • Provides routine monthly project status update reports to the Assistant Director of Project Management addressing costs, schedules and occupancy issues.
  • Solicits competitive bid construction proposals from contractors, receives and evaluates bids
  • Reviews construction proposal and makes recommendations to Assistant Director of Project Management.
  • Administers and monitors consultant schedules.
  • Manages construction documents preparation for bidding
  • Represents JHSPH’s interests while overseeing day to day construction activities for both minor and major capital building projects.
  • Monitors quality standards of the contractor’s work and conformance with the construction contract documents.
  • Review and process contractor submittals as part of construction procedure.
  • Review contractor’s request for payment.
  • Evaluate unforeseen conditions requiring additional work and expenditure of contingency fund; determine best plan of action with input from consultants; review contractor’s change order pricing.
  • Attend all project construction meetings to represent interests of Owner.
  • Exchanges pertinent, routine and non-routine information with individuals outside the assigned department or institution.
  • Answers questions and guides, either face to face, through written correspondence or by telephone.
  • Attends administrative meetings as a representative of the department and reports meeting discussions or decisions to appropriate staff members.
  • Uses various software applications such as spreadsheet, work processing and relational data base to assemble, manipulate and prepare reports and present data.
  • Deliver high quality projects, on time and under budget
  • Performs other related duties, as required, or assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or other related discipline.
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in facilities design, construction/management. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education in accordance with JHU equivalency formula.
  • Sound knowledge of architectural and engineering principles and practices, project and contract administration; laws and codes, budget accounting theory and cost accounting theory required. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals to accomplish tasks required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sound knowledge of architectural and engineering principles and practices, project and contract administration; laws and codes, budget accounting theory and cost accounting theory, and construction materials in buildings is preferred. 
  • Experience in research laboratory facilities design, construction, and operations is helpful.
  • Working knowledge and experience with spreadsheets, word processing, CAD, and relational data base programs are also helpful.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Ability to move around all areas of a construction site


Classified Title: Design & Construction Project Manager
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: $71,230 - $97,880 - $124,510 (Commensurate with Experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 A.M - 5:00 P.M 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: School of Public Health 

Department name: Project Mgmt and Construction Services 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees’ health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

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