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Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:25 AM

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America's most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby's rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences. In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College's deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of: PROJECT MANAGER Facilities Services Full-Time, Temporary (Approximately Five Years), Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Appointment Colby is poised to make a bold, innovative, and visionary statement with a new Arts and Innovation Center to provide academic and performance space for music, theater and dance, cinema studies, and other campus constituents. The existing campus consists of academic, administrative, athletic, and residence hall facilities totaling approximately 1.5 million gross square feet. This project will have a significant aesthetic and functional impact on the campus. The project manager is responsible for the planning and management of the design and construction process for the Arts and Innovation Center project. The project manager is an integral member of a structured capital projects team, which collaborates to execute design and construction projects for the campus. This position will be funded by capital projects with an estimated completion in five years. The project manager reports to the director of capital projects. This position does not directly supervise other employees but may potentially oversee and/or closely coordinate work with other project managers on the team. We encourage candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the College to apply. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support director of capital projects in the design and construction management of capital facilities, with the primary focus on the project management of the Arts and Innovation Center project Manage and coordinate the planning, programming, and complete design process of the Arts and Innovation Center project Supervise construction of the Arts and Innovation Center project including all site work and building systems (structural, MEP, fire protection, etc.) Ensure the project is completed on time and within budget Coordinate and communicate effectively with all project stakeholders including but not limited to facilities and other campus departments, senior staff, design teams, contractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to ensure the project successfully integrates project and campus needs Review design documents to ensure compliance with codes and regulations, college standards, project scope, and programmatic requirements Prepare and maintain the project budget, cost estimates, and schedules Ensure that contracts, insurance billing and other budget and legal documentation is completed and processed appropriately Manage and coordinate the LEED and SITES documentation processes, and regulatory and planning board reviews, as required, for the project Prepare sketches or drawings to use as planning tools or to illustrate technical problems and their solutions Manage the design and construction of new construction and renovation/repair projects, as needed May prepare feasibility and other special studies to determine viability of potential campus projects or establish costs Perform additional duties as assigned; responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience; advanced coursework in architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field a plus Licensure as a Registered Architect and LEED AP are preferred Minimum of five years practical experience managing complex capital design and construction projects with budgets in excess of $20 million; ten or more years of experience are preferred Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and leadership to effectively manage projects; this includes meeting deadlines, ensuring code compliance/quality work, and effectively managing financial resources A broad understanding of all design disciplines, including civil, architectural, structural, MEP, and fire protection as well as space planning and their integration in design and construction Working knowledge of federal, state of Maine, and local building codes and ability to present and obtain approval from local, state, and federal authorities Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement and sustainable design and construction of facilities, landscape and site Knowledge of local, state, and federal safety requirements and ensure third party contractors/vendors meet these requirements while working on campus Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with members of a diverse campus community in the planning and execution of projects Excellent organizational skills, problem solving capabilities, and negotiation skills to lead projects to completion on time and within budget Competence with word processing and spreadsheets Database software and AutoCAD or Revit knowledge is desired Strong ability to multi-task is essential KEY RELATIONSHIPS: This position has significant interaction with faculty, staff, peers, outside constituencies including the design team, contractors and consultants, Facilities Services, and academic departments. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The working conditions are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position involves some sitting, although frequent movement and moderate physical efforts may be required i.e., walking, standing, bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, and lifting. Computer usage involving repetitive hand and wrist motion is also necessary. General outdoor and indoor campus environment. The project manager is a temporary, exempt, administrative appointment. The normal schedule is Monday through Friday during College office hours. Additional evening and weekend hours are required as workload and emergencies dictate. Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to: Project Manager - Search Committee Office of Human Resources Colby College 5500 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8855 A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Statement: Questions regarding this opening can be addressed via email to

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