Assistant Construction Project Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts
$92,602- $109,880
May 04, 2022
Jun 03, 2022
Position Type
Project Manager
Contract Type
Organization Type

The Cambridge Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing high-quality public services, developing, and maintaining a safe and healthy environment, providing excellent customer service, and planning for a sustainable future.  Public Works is committed to long-term, comprehensive strategies that develop green assets and reduce dependence on carbon fuels.  We are currently seeking an Assistant Construction Project Manager with 3+ years of experience to join our municipal facilities capital improvement team. 


Under the supervision of DPW’s Owner’s Project Manager (OPM), the Assistant Construction Project Manager duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspects contractors’ construction sites to ensure high quality work that complies with City requirements, contract plans and specifications, and industry best practices.
  • Reviews shop drawings for compliance with the contract documents,
  • Maintains project records for the entire duration of a project.
  • Tracks project budgets and schedules.  Works proactively with contractors and OPM to address concerns about costs or timelines before major problems emerge.
  • Ensures contractors maintain site safety and security
  • Reviews contractor payment requisitions and change orders
  • Evaluates and resolves claims and disputes with contractors
  • Assist with punch-list inspections for occupancy and final completion documentation
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience directly supervising commercial, industrial, or municipal building construction required.  Five (5) years’ experience preferred.
  • This experience must include supervising job sites, managing budgets, reviewing pay requests, interpreting contracts and plans, and managing project documentation at all stages.
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in building construction-related discipline preferred.
  • Working knowledge of formal project management (including related software).
  • Demonstrated customer service experience.
  • Ability to effectively work independently, prioritize, multi-task and to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to problem solving, while ensuring rigorous compliance with contract requirements and construction best practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to professionally represent the City of Cambridge at all times.
  • Have a demonstrated understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society, particularly in the areas and industries mentioned above.
  • The City of Cambridge’s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.   Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

​​​​​​​HOURS OF WORK:  37.5 hours/week.  Additional hours may include evenings or weekends as needed to supervise construction.  3 year contract position.

RATE:    $92,602- $109,880 + excellent benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 06/01/22.  Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.