Junior Construction Project Manager (Managing Asst Dir 1 D26)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
August 22, 2018
Mahwah, New Jersey
This is a full-time managerial position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. However, unusual requirements for additional work time by these employees may be compensated by allowing roughly comparable amounts of time off, provided prior approval is given by the supervisor and Unit Head.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
Under the direction of the Director of Capital Planning, the Junior Construction Project Manager is responsible for managing all phases of the College’s capital construction projects for new construction, building renovation projects, and related fit-outs.
He/She assists in the design and management of various construction projects from inception to completion. Coordinate and manage construction activities, contractors and consultants in the day to day activities related to construction drawings, specification documents, procurement, planning, contract administration, DCA inspections and approvals, requests for information, submittals, proposals, contracts, change orders, and applications for payment.
Manage day to day activities of contractors working onsite, ensuring adherence to quality, schedule and contract documents.
Organize, plan and direct architects, engineers and consultants involving the design, engineering, and construction of campus facilities.
Support tight project timeline and budgetary requirements and the need for a high level of service both internally and externally.
Maintain and update project schedules and milestones
Ensure compliance with the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and applicable laws and building codes of the State of New Jersey
Ensure compliance with all OSHA and applicable safety requirements as they relate to construction activities of the University.
Review and approve construction related purchase orders, change orders and contractor payments submitted for approval.
Coordinate contractors and services that support ongoing facilities maintenance, repairs and operations as projects require.
Establish and maintain effective communication and cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty and staff, government and private agencies and/or the public in order to accomplish the objectives of the Capital Planning Department.
Prepare reports as required to communicate, track and document construction projects.
Assist with soliciting proposals, price quotes, and the public bidding process for construction contracts.
Administer and interpret applicable federal and state laws that impact upon the Capital Planning and associated departments, including Affirmative Action and Prevailing Wage compliance as they apply to public works projects.
Secure all required documents and approvals for project close out.
Periodic early morning, evening or weekend hours are required.
Thorough knowledge of construction practices, including bidding laws, regulations, and requirements; preferably gained through prior work experience in an institution subject to such requirements.
A strong functional background, gained through education or work experience in the construction industry.
Demonstrated technical and organizational skills, with ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, contracts and regulatory documents.
Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills a must. Ability to work in a very busy setting with little supervision is required.
Strong analytical capabilities, an ability to adapt and innovate while adhering to established procedures and requirements.
Computer skills are essential with demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and construction project management software.
Maintains integrity and appropriate confidentiality in College and Department operations.
Participates on University committees as assigned.
A commitment to the principles and practices of continuous improvement.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree in a field related to the position to be filled or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year for year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college).
Minimum two (2) years of field experience managing all phases of design and construction projects that vary in size, budget and complexity.
Three (3) years professional experience preferred.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
This position requires excellent organizational, technical skills and problem-solving skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and with all levels of the organization in a collaborative way is required. Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, a strong customer focus, and excellent skills in negotiation. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, establish workload priorities, balance diverse tasks, and deal with confidential and sensitive matters in a professional manner.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.