Assistant Construction Project Manager

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
$92,602- $109,880
Posted
May 04, 2022
Closes
Jun 03, 2022
Ref
M556-701
Position Type
Project Manager
Contract Type
Contract
Organization Type
Government

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. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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: employment@cambridgema.gov 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.