Senior Project Manager for Design

Senior Project Manager for Design
Columbia University
November 20, 2023
New York, New York
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Senior Project Manager for Design

Columbia University is seeking a Senior Project Manager for its Design Management team. Come join Columbia University’s Manhattanville Development Group, which supports the design and construction of a new campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem. 

We are looking for an ambitious project manager to assist with overseeing the design for major capital projects from inception, including programming, design, bidding, and construction. The Senior Project Manager for Design will be responsible for establishing design budgets, schedules, and quality control standards. Additionally, this position will oversee the and manage the public approvals and permits for the team’s projects, reporting all durations and potential risks to the Project Director. 

The Senior Project Manager for Design will report to the Associate Vice President of Design. In this position, the incumbent will provide the Associate Vice President support with the management of consultants and contractors for design compliance and deliverables. 


  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in the design and construction of large and complex institutional and/or commercial projects with an owner/ developer, construction manager, architect, or similar firm is preferred.
  • A college degree with a major in Architecture is required.
  • Candidate must be a registered architect. 
  • Experience in the total build-out process, including core and shell and fit out.
  • Experience in contract negotiations, owner/architect agreements, and all other related documentation; a strong understanding of construction law and the construction process in local practice.
  • Successful track record in meeting budgets, schedules, and high-quality standards. Innovative approach to the building process and the resolution of field problems. Resourceful, creative, and strong problem solver with solid leadership and team-building skills. Strong administrative and cost control skills; able to communicate both verbally and written at all levels. Must have excellent organizational and time management skills and have proven ability to work in a client-service environment.


Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran and is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.


$150,000 - $170,000

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