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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Construction Project Manager

The Capital Projects Management Department is responsible for the engineering, planning, documentation and construction management of Boston College’s Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is coordinated into two strategic components: the Annual Capital Plan and the Major Construction Plan, which comprise as many as 150 ongoing projects throughout the calendar year.

The Construction Project Manager reports to the Associate Director, Annual Capital Projects and is responsible for management of capital construction projects supporting the Annual Capital Plan through all phases from planning, design and construction. Responsibilities include implementing best practices for construction project delivery including scope, schedule and budget development, risk management, procurement strategies and contract administration and project cost control. The CPM will work with consultants and Boston College stakeholders including Facilities Management, to develop design and construction documents. The CPM is responsible to maintain quality communications with BC Departments, and project stakeholders, using management software PM Web to report project schedule, progress and budget control.

The position requires extensive knowledge of good building, construction and project management practices and processes.  A broad understanding of building envelope systems, building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire alarm systems, building finishes and site utilities is required. The work
requires strict adherence to University budgets and schedules due to the annual budget process and the academic calendar.  Ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors and design consultants. Proven experience managing multiple projects with aggressive project schedules.


Basic Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in architecture, engineering
    or construction management.
  • Experience with project management of facilities, renovation and new construction for an institution or other large owner is preferred.
  • Able to manage and adapt to changes in scope
  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction, architecture, engineering or related field
  • Experience with financial and project management/control systems, such as People Soft,
    CAD, and PM Web.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate across departments
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:


  • 10 or more years of construction project management experience with emphasis on MEP.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural and building envelope systems. 
  • Strong engineering, architecture or construction background.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously from planning and design through construction completion.
  • Strong knowledge of various project delivery methods including CMR/GMP and Lump sum.
  • Experience with managing multiple capital construction project with budgets up to $10 million.
  • Ability to develop project budgets and forecasts and reports
  • Ability to direct consultants and contractors for design and construction quality. 
  • Ability to manage decision making processes in a consensus-oriented institutional environment.
  • Experience within a higher education environment strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience as an Owner’s Rep at an academic or institutional organization desired.



Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at