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Job Req ID:  22756

Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager

General Description

The Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) department is responsible for all major and minor capital projects for the Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH).


Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Planning, Design & Construction, the Senior Project Manager manages and provides oversight on all phases of building design and construction for assigned projects.


Essential Job Functions:

Manages new construction, renovation, and tenant fit-out, and capital renewal projects ranging in cost up to, and often exceeding, $20M. Typical assignments will include multiple projects with tight timelines, focused programs, difficult logistics and fixed budgets.  Works cohesively with all units within the Bloomberg Facilities Management Department.


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.


Provides exemplary customer service by actively managing the entire design and construction project, including initiation, design, budget, and construction, by providing timely and accurate updates to the client representative regarding project status, budget and schedule.


Project Initiation:

Reviews program requirements and scope with Client Representative & Users. Implements Economic Inclusion goals for each project.

Develops project milestone schedule.

Review and finalize potential bidders with Director FM, Assistant Director PD&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.

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.


Project Design:

Coordinates internal/external project reviews, review project status and provide risk assessment.

Ensures adherence to PD&C policies, procedures, and project management standards. Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.

Review project design for adherence to BSPH design standards and client requirements. Manages project design to ensure budget and schedule compliance.

Monitor project deliverables for compliance with project requirements. Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation. Monitors design schedule to meet project milestones.


Project Budget:

Establishes, maintains and monitors project budget. Provides cash flow projections as required.

Reviews and approve all project invoices, project insurance certifications, change events and change orders.

Manages budget forecasts and contingency.


Project Construction:

Coordinates project logistics, distribute notification to BSPH and non-BSPH constituents. Coordinates project outage requirements.

Ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and PD&C project management standards. Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.

Monitors project construction for adherence to BSPH design standards and client requirements. Manages project construction to ensure budget and schedule compliance.

Project deliverables for compliance with project requirements. Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.

RFIs and submittals for compliance with project requirements and design standards. Manages BSPH procurements, such as furniture, equipment, moving, etc.

Reviews project status and provides risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.



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 BSPH staff, JHU service providers, vendors, and internal and external clients using tact and persuasion as appropriate.

Communicates with Hopkins constituents so they are informed of project planning and progress. Clearly communicates and reinforces performance expectations and responsibilities to project teams. Ability to advocate 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.


Decision Making:

Makes project decisions based upon department standards of operation. Reviews potential issues with Assistant Director and Director, as necessary. Provides day to day project management with limited supervision.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; B.A. in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering preferred.

Eight years project management experience with a proven track record of providing exemplary customer service.


Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education based on JHU equivalency formula. 

JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.


Knowledge, Skills and 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.

Strategic thinker with proven planning skills.


Ability to coordinate and prioritize tasks, resolve problems, negotiate solutions and prioritize tasks. Builds and sustains positive and collaborative working relationships with a wide range of constituents. Proficient in the use of MS Office, MS Project, and pdf mark-up software; familiarity with AutoCAD and BIM.


Classified Title: Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager 
Working Title: Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF 
Starting Salary Range: commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001050-Facilities Management 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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