Project Manager, Construction

USA-NY-New York
5 months ago(8/18/2017 3:22 PM)
Requisition ID
Professional - Other

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

MSK's Design & Construction (DC) team is committed to excellence in planning, designing and constructing facilities that support MSK's mission. To accomplish this, they are seeking a Project Manager (PM) who will successfully implement capital projects with close collaboration between physicians, scientists and staff by establishing a standard of quality in construction management by assembling teams of professionals.


Under minimal and general direction from a Design & Construction Director and/or a Senior Project Manager, the PM manages all activities of a project that include planning, scope definition, budgeting, scheduling, logistics through the engagement of appropriate professionals (Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, etc.) that will provide MSK end users with superior accommodations and equipment necessary at all MSK locations. Critical for success is the ability to manage approved funding, user expectations within defined timelines for operation. 


You Will:


  • Be responsible for the financial management of assigned projects that can vary from small (up to $15M) to medium (up to $30M).
  • Plays critical role in formulation of construction budget; develops RFP’s, negotiates terms and conditions with professional entities.
  • Monitors performance to contract and recommends payment for appropriate services rendered in the project management system. This includes review and submission of all letters of approval, invoices, change orders, support documentation, etc. within established business procedures. 
  • Establish agreed upon project expectations and adherence to the approved budget and work effectively with end user(s), Facilities Management colleagues such as Planning, Engineering, In-House Construction, etc. - and other necessary outside professionals (architects, engineers, estimators, equipment planners, etc.) to establish the scope and budget for a project.
  • Make frequent site visits to survey the progress of work on all construction and renovation projects to assure quality control.
  • Coordinate all construction project logistical tasks, equipment and service procurement, that will assure project schedules are met, and keep end users and other stakeholders informed of project progress throughout the entire construction process by coordinating regular meetings and documenting all project details that identify concerns and resolve problems.
  • Verify proper filing of all applications and permits associated with the construction project with all appropriate State, City and Federal agencies.
  • Assure all construction locations meet MSK and governing agency standards and protocols for safety by working closely and regularly with Environmental Health & Safety to assure safety protocols and practices are up to date and in compliance for all MSK and outside construction personnel during the course of any construction project.
  • Will lead the coordination relocation and / or isolation of utilities as required; and will be the primary interface between outside personnel and vendors with MSK personnel for actions such as: inspections, testing, shutdowns, etc.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. 

You Are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational
  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals
  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles
  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious
  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations

You Have: 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.
  • At least 4-7 years of experience in a hospital or medical center setting.
  • The ability to use specialized knowledge and job related experience in the construction industry with an emphasis on field coordination to handle complex work assignments and manage project teams.
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience as a project manager in Health Care environment with working knowledge of code compliance and standards in such a setting.
  • Architectural, engineering or related experience sufficient to create an ability to read and understand blueprints, floor plans and other technical renderings.
  • Information management skills to communicate, explain, interpret, share, and / or present information to end users, colleagues, leadership and external contacts.
  • Ability to resolve conflict, build consensus and drive projects to completion.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with firm deadlines and budgets
  • Possesses familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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