University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks an Owner’s Project Executive – Facilities Department. 

In general this position will be responsible for working with the state and local agencies and the project teams to deliver assigned projects on time, within budget and consistent with University strategies, initiatives and standards. He/She will have accountability for the successful delivery of quality projects on time and in budget by managing all aspects of programming, design, procurement, contract administration, construction, schedule and budget. This individual will partner with academic leaders, contractors, and consultants to ensure that appropriate technology and operational needs are incorporated into each project in a code compliant manner. The Owner’s Project Executive will prepare or represent the interests of the University during the preparation of technical documents including feasibility studies, plans, estimates, specifications and value engineering. He/She will also review cost estimates, construction scheduling, complex sequence and staging plans and recommend alternatives to insure project delivery on time and in budget. Lastly the individual will provide advice, consultation, and guidance with respect to value engineering and make recommendations that preserve University standards. The Owner’s Project Executive has several other responsibilities not mentioned as well.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or relevant discipline is required
-Minimum ten years practical experience in architecture and project management, including demonstrated expertise in all of the following areas: planning, design, costing, and project controls, construction management and contract administration
-Minimum five (5) years experience serving as Owner’s Project Representative, including working effectively with client and multidisciplinary teams
-Demonstrated ability to access any portion of a construction/facility site including climbing ladders to assess conditions and perform inspections of existing facilities
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Experience with oversight of ground-up construction projects
-Experience with oversight of multi-million dollar construction projects

Preferred Qualifications:

-Minimum five (5) years experience with academic or large institutional organizations
-Current Mass. Architectural or Engineering registration, or ability to transfer current registration from another state.

-Professional Master’s degree and/or complementary professional degree in architecture, engineering, construction, planning, landscape or related discipline helpful
-Experience with Massachusetts public construction laws on projects of significant scale (generally over $2m) is highly desirable
-Experience in programming, planning, schematic design and early phases of capital project delivery is desirable
-Experience managing the public procurement, design and construction of laboratory buildings, science facilities, institution/residential buildings, and other institutional facilities is desirable

-Demonstrated working knowledge of Massachusetts Building Codes, BOCA Codes, and ADA regulations. LEED accreditation and experience with BIM desirable
-Ability to read, interpret and prepare CADD drawings and specifications
-Ability to prepare accurate cost estimates and budgets with reasonable speed
-Ability to work constructively with a wide range of technical, academic, administrative, and professional people
-Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions
-Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills
-Strong organizational skills
-Ability to coordinate multiple projects and agencies.
To view the full job description and apply, please visit https://jobs.uml.edu. Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin May 9, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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