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Senior Design and Construction Project Manager I

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Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Position Summary

Senior Project Managers are responsible for the construction of additions, alterations, renovations, and supporting with select ground-up construction at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and/or various satellite ambulatory locations that require project management support. The ideal candidate should possess proficiency delivering all aspects of construction projects including project initiation, design, budget, construction, safety/compliance, and closeout. Senior Project Managers may also be assigned to support aspects of larger projects or department initiatives by Project Executives, or the Senior Director as needed. Beyond the required technical skills for this position, Senior Project Managers must also possess effective communication, interpersonal, problem-solving skills with the ability to build positive working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities

  • Manages renovation, tenant fit-out, and capital renewal projects ranging in cost up to, and at times exceeding $20M. Project responsibilities often include tight timelines, focused programs, difficult logistics, and fixed budgets.
  • Works cohesively with partner departments such as architecture/planning, finance, engineering/operations, clinical engineering, and others on a regular basis.
  • Provides exemplary customer service by providing timely and accurate updates to internal team members and the client representative regarding project status, budget, and schedule.

All Senior Project Manager Classifications:

Project Leadership

  • Provides mentorship, training, and direct support to Project Management staff on assigned projects and as a participant in broader departmental initiatives when applicable.
  • Supports in the evaluation, implementation, and training associated with alternative project delivery methods such as Design/Build, Integrated Project Delivery, and other relevant delivery methods.
  • Work as a mentor to Interns and others as part of the leadership development pathway

Project Initiation

  • Reviews program requirements and scope with Client Representative & Users.
  • Incorporates Economic Inclusion goals into each project.
  • Develops project milestone schedule.
  • Manages project documentation and records including budget approval, design documents, invoicing, RFIs, submittals, etc.
  • Proposes project or program changes based on observation and assessment of existing conditions and situations in facility.
  • Establishes project deliverable requirements.

Project Design

  • Coordinates internal and external project reviews.
  • Ensures adherence to internal policies, procedures, and project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Reviews project design for adherence to JHHS design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project design to ensure budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitor project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.
  • Monitors design schedule to meet project milestones.
  • Review project status and provide risk assessment regarding budget and schedule.

Project Budget

  • Establishes, maintains, and monitors project budget.
  • Provides cash flow projections as required.
  • Reviews and approves all project invoices.
  • Reviews and approves all change events and change orders individually or with senior staff.
  • Manages budget forecasts and contingency.

Project Construction

  • Coordinates project logistics, distribute notification to JHHS and non-JHHS stakeholders.
  • Coordinates project outage requirements.
  • Ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and department project management standards.
  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.
  • Monitors project construction for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.
  • Manages project construction to ensure budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitors construction schedule to meet project milestones.
  • Monitors project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.
  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.
  • Reviews RFIs and submittals for compliance with project requirements and design standards.
  • Reviews project status and provides risk assessment regarding budget and schedule.
  • Coordinates and participates in post-occupancy evaluations.

Desired Core Competencies

  • Problem-Solving – The ability to analyze and solve challenging technical issues daily. Know when quick decisions are necessary and when further evaluation and assessment is warranted. Know when and how to ask the right, and sometimes difficult, questions. Knows when to escalate problems and issues to senior leadership while offering solutions and options for resolution.
  • Accountability – Sets a positive example for junior staff through words, action, and follow-through. Operates with personal accountability and creates strategies to hold assigned project staff, contractors, and consultants to expected standards.
  • Collaboration – The ability to effectively communicate and build productive working relationships with partner departments and across the organization. Ability to coordinate and prioritize tasks, resolve problems, and negotiate solutions.
  • Integrity & Ethics - Professional ethics, a commitment to health and safety, interpersonal respect, and a focus on quality are essential to delivering successful projects.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field is preferred. Candidates who possess equivalent advanced technical knowledge via an associate degree, training in trades programs, vocational or technical school, partially completed coursework at a college/university, or apprenticeship sponsor organization will be considered.

Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree or greater are required to have at least 8 years of project management experience in a comparable position leading or supporting the delivery of construction projects under or above $10M. Individuals who do not possess a college degree are required to have at least 10 years of comparable professional experience.

Job Title


Work Experience

Senior Project Manager I

No Degree

10 yrs. Engineering/Design/Construction

Associate’s Degree

9 yrs. Engineering/Design/Construction

Bachelor’s Degree

8 yrs. Engineering/Design/Construction

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts — including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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