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Sr Capital Projects Manager

Apply now Job no: 507726
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Facilities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President Planning Design & Construction, this position is responsible for the management of capital projects including large and complex multi-million-dollar projects. Project types include research and teaching laboratories, student housing, classrooms, offices as well as specialized construction. The position will contribute to the development and organization of project management processes and procedures to support the activities of the Capital Projects Group.


Responsibilities: Coordinate and manage multiple technically complex capital project activities with both in-house and outside consultants including preparation and administration of consultant contracts. Responsible for the supervision of resident engineers assigned to oversee construction activity on multiple projects. Manage and coordinate feasibility studies including preparing program information, coordinating work of interdepartmental groups, and working with all levels of the University. Review planning and contract documents prepared by outside consultants to ensure compatibility with University standards and requirements. Prepare financial analyses and preliminary total project cost estimates. Establish, track, and manage budget during course of project. Perform contract administration and manage resident engineers for construction of a variety of capital projects including new construction, alteration, utility installations and roadways. Serve as the University's representative to external agencies including local officials on assigned projects. Responsibilities include problem-solving requiring analysis and complex decision-making where errors in technique or judgment are difficult to detect and could result in significant cost overruns and/or jeopardy of life safety. Maintain current knowledge of all applicable regulations and codes for design and construction projects. Position requires ability to access most all areas of construction sites including climbing ladders to assess conditions and perform inspections of existing facilities. The position requires the ability to work independently and allocate resources consistent with Division goals. Prepare written and graphic presentations. Maintain proficiency in word processing, spread sheets and various computer database systems used in professional management organizations. Promote and assure continuous improvement; establish and maintain productive relationships with a full range of personnel that reflect a strong commitment to customer service. Perform other related duties as assigned.



Professional degree in architecture, engineering, or a related field. Professional registration (Arch. or PE) in Massachusetts, or the ability to obtain Massachusetts registration within one year. Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience with multi-discipline, multi-million-dollar construction projects including a minimum of three (3) years experience managing project support staff. Or Professional registration (Arch. or PE) in Massachusetts, or the ability to obtain Massachusetts registration within one year. Minimum of twenty (20) years experience in lieu of professional degree. Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with a full range of campus and external constituents (including local agencies) that reflect a strong customer service commitment. Demonstrated ability to identify and implement imaginative solutions to complex problems. Demonstrated experience in using scheduling, spreadsheet, word processing and database software systems. Thorough knowledge of construction practices, project budget development, scheduling, tracking and control. Ability to access any portion of a construction/facility site.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Masters Degree in Architecture or Engineering 2. Experience in higher education facility planning and design


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Additional Information:


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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