Job ID: 170681

Senior Capital Planning Program Manager - Operations

Tufts University

  • Oct. 29, 2021
  • Senior Capital Planning Program Manager - Operations
  • Tufts University
    Medford\/Somerville, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Institutional Advancement
    Fiscal Services

Department Summary: 
The Operations Division serves four Tufts University campuses: the Medford/Somerville campus, the Boston Health Sciences campus, the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and the Grafton Veterinary campus together encompassing 170 buildings and 5.1 million gross square feet. This division encompasses not only Capital Programs, but also includes peers in Campus and Capital Renewal Planning, Facilities and Engineering Services, Dining, Auxiliary Services, Public Safety, Real Estate, and related services. Together, these functions are responsible for the efficient, cost effective and safe operations of our university as well as the maintenance and management of our university assets to support our research and educational mission, vision and values.

The CAMPUS PLANNING AND CAPITAL RENEWAL Department strategically links planned renovations and expansion of University physical resources with academic, research, and clinic priorities and community life. We collaborate across the University to develop integrated, innovative, and feasible near- and long-planning solutions. The Planning department strives to use our physical resources to advance strategic goals for the University including Tufts’ goal to decarbonize the institution by 2050.

Job Summary:
This position reports to the Director of Campus Planning and Capital Renewal, and for certain projects secondarily to the Director of Capital Programs. This position is responsible for directing a portfolio of capital project feasibility studies to produce concepts and budgets that meet practical needs and create exceptional campus spaces. Then, this professional orchestrates design and construction of the concepts as well as facilitating turnover into day-to-day operations, including schedule and budget management, procurement and contracting, consultant management, and maintaining communications with the many individuals/departments associated with a capital project. Projects may involve science and engineering laboratories and core facilities, health care environments, offices, academic spaces, student residences, utilities and infrastructure repairs or upgrades, clinical environments, deferred interior or exterior building maintenance, interior fit-outs or rehabilitation, and new construction ranging from $100k to $30M.

The individual must possess a strong design and business sense, negotiating skills and familiarity with project management tools. Of utmost importance is maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. Additionally, this position will work with others in the Operations Division and the University to satisfy sustainability and energy goals. The Campus Planning and Capital Renewal office is a fast-paced, service-oriented, passionate team environment adaptable to evolving circumstances and creativity in moment-to-moment problem solving. Tufts University places a high priority on the quality of its campus environments, and this position plays a key role in planning, creating and maintaining those environments.  
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