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Job Req ID:  99101

Design & Construction Project Manager

We are seeking a Design & Construction Project Manager. The Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) Design & Construction Unit (D&C) is responsible for management of the design, construction and occupancy for all new construction, renovation, and capital renewal projects on the historic JHU Homewood campus, Mount Washington campus, JH at Eastern, JH at Keswick, Washington DC campus, Montgomery County campus, Bayview campus and for all university schools and divisions, except the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and Applied Physics Lab. The Unit also provides tenant fit-out services for the Johns Hopkins enterprise that, in addition to the above, includes the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Applied Physics Lab, and Johns Hopkins Health System (Bayview, Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Howard County General, etc.) The D&C Unit collaborates with a broad constituency of Hopkins Deans, Department Chairs, Trustees, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and Directors as well as architects, engineers, and constructors to ensure that support the completion of projects on time and within budget.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to an Associate Director of Design & Construction, the incumbent is responsible for management of renovation, tenant fit-out, and capital renewal projects.
  • Typical assignments will include multiple projects with tight timelines, focused programs, difficult logistics and fixed budgets.
  • Provides exemplary customer service by actively managing the design and construction project process, from initiation through completion, by providing timely and accurate updates to the client representative regarding project status, budget and schedule.
  • Works cohesively with all units of Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) Department.
  • Project Manager will work closely with Sr. Project Managers in support of a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Represents the University to external constituencies including architects, engineers, constructors, regulatory agencies, etc. on a variety of issues related to project development and delivery and develops excellent vendor relations based on reasonable expectations, consistency in project execution, fairness, prompt payment, and enjoyable working relationships.

Project Initiation

  • Reviews program requirements and scope with Associate Director, Client Representative & Users.
  • Participates in completion of Project Request Form and Work Induction process.
  • Implements Economic Inclusion goals for each project.
  • Develops project milestone schedule.
  • Utilizes PM Web for all project documentation and records including budget approval, design documents, invoicing, RFIs, submittals, etc.
  • Reviews and finalize potential bidders with Director D&C, Associate Director D&C and client representative.
  • Prepares and manages Requests for Proposals for design, geotechnical survey, surveying, general contracting, construction management, furniture, equipment, commissioning, testing & inspection, moving, etc.
  • In conjunction with established best practices and through collaboration with the contracting team, receives, tabulates and analyzes bids and proposals. Reviews and makes recommendation of award with client representative.
  • Prepares contracts and purchase orders for all project vendors.
  • Establish project deliverable requirements.
  • Collaborates with JHFRE colleagues to coordinate leases with critical project milestones.

Project Design

  • Coordinates internal and external project reviews.
  • Prepares documentation for leadership review.
  • Ensures adherence to D&C policies, procedures, and project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Review project design for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project design to ensure quality, budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitor project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.
  • Monitors design schedule and coordinates with Planning & Architecture representative to meet project milestones.
  • Review project status and provide risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.
  • Facilitates internal and external meetings necessary to meet project objectives.

Project Budget

  • Establishes, maintains and monitors project budget.
  • Provides quarterly cash flow projections as required.
  • Review and approve all project invoices.
  • Review and approve all change events and change orders.
  • Manages budget forecasts and contingency.
  • Review and facilitate approval of project insurance limits and certificates.

Project Construction

  • Coordinates project logistics, distribute notification to JHU and non-JHU constituents.
  • Coordinates project outage requirements.
  • Ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and D&C project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Monitors project construction for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project construction to ensure budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitors construction schedule to meet project milestones.
  • Monitors project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.
  • Reviews RFIs and submittals for compliance with project requirements and design standards.
  • Manages JHU procurements, such as furniture, equipment, moving, etc.
  • Reviews project status and provides risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.
  • Create and distribute monthly update reports.


  • Possesses superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.
  • Exchanges routine and non-routine information to JHFRE staff, JHU service providers, vendors, and internal and external clients using tact and persuasion as appropriate.
  • Communicates with Hopkins constituents, both internal and external to department so they are informed of project planning and progress.
  • Clearly communicates and reinforces performance expectations and responsibilities to project teams.
  • Advocates a position and negotiate or compromise as necessary.
  • Uses verbal and written communication to establish a culture of collaboration, consensus based problem solving and positive diplomacy.
  • Provides written updates and reports to AD and project stakeholders
  • Coordinates press releases, website updates, articles, and other project communications with internal Communications team.

Decision Making

  • Makes project decisions based upon department standards of operation, reviews potential issues with Associate Director and Director as necessary
  • Provides day to day project management with limited supervision
  • Exercises appropriate judgment, ethical prowess, and core values on a consistent basis
  • Utilizes input from Sr. Project Manager when appropriate

Special, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of design and construction business practices including but not limited to scope preparation, contract issues, insurance requirements, labor rates, invoicing, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge of design and construction methodologies for a variety of building types, mechanical and electrical systems and construction delivery methods.
  • Detail oriented, strategic thinker with proven planning and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize tasks, resolve problems, negotiate solutions.
  • Builds and sustains positive and collaborative working relationships with a wide range of constituents.
  • Proficient use of MS Office, MS Project, and Bluebeam; familiarity with AutoCAD and Business Information Modeling (BIM).

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering preferred. 
  • A minimum of five years project management experience with a proven track record of providing exemplary customer service.
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education or the aforementioned Degrees.


Classified Title: Design & Construction Project Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: $71,230 - $97,880 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 7.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Flexible/JH at Keswick
Department name: Design & Construction 
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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