Project Management Team Leader/Manager

Industry: Facilities Management
Location: Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Sector: Healthcare
Search ID: 21-0304-16
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Thomas M. Dunn
Thomas M. Dunn


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has retained Helbling & Associates to conduct an executive search to secure a Project Management Team Leader/Manager.

Job Summary 

The Project Management Team Leader/Manager is responsible for the management of all assigned capital building projects including new construction and renovations. The Project Management Team Leader/Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing all project management services related to assigned capital projects and regulatory compliance programs. The Project Management Team Leader/Manager oversees and manages the work of the assigned Project Management Group on all CHOP projects including highly complex major capital and multiple, concurrent projects of various sizes. This Team Lead position will be responsible for the $1.9B University City Inpatient Expansion (UCIE) project. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently responsible for the overall management of the planning, design, construction, and occupancy phases of major capital and/or multiple, concurrent large projects of high complexity to meet CHOP Project goals and objectives.
  • Develops and insures an adequate organizational structure to maintain project management services and meet organizational demands. Develops cost estimates and budgets; tracks and manages project costs for all projects. 
  • Responsible for supervision of Project Managers and external consultants in all phases of the project. Monitors and coordinates the activities of all consultants and contractors on assigned projects. Directs project management staff to meet CHOP capital project goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the Project Management Group managing the construction phase of all assigned projects. Monitors and coordinates the activities of all Construction Managers, General Contractors, and Sub Contractors.
  • Responsible for direction and supervision of the Project Management Group in developing and managing the overall project schedule.
  • Oversees and manages all work of the assigned Project Management Group. Solicits input, makes decisions, establishes policies and procedures, and makes recommendations to the Project Management Group that are recognized as authoritative and have a far-reaching impact on project management and related activities at CHOP.

About the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children.  Since CHOP’s start in 1855, the Hospital has been the birthplace for historic breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and compassionate care and innovation has repeatedly earned CHOP a spot as one of the nation's best children's hospitals. CHOP currently holds a 15-year streak of being ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. For the 2019-2020 rankings, CHOP was ranked as the No. 2 Children’s Hospital in the United States. 

The Hospital offers cutting-edge care in 42 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and more than 50 specialized programs, including cardiac care, childhood cancer, fetal diagnostics, and surgery. CHOP has one of the largest pediatric networks in the nation comprised of primary care practices, specialty care centers, home care, and inpatient community facilities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This network includes 31 primary care practices, the majority of which are located in Philadelphia suburbs, 11 specialty care centers that include four ambulatory surgery centers, two hematology/oncology day hospitals, and four urgent care centers. 

CHOP’s mission is to be the world leader in the advancement of health care for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs. It is founded on groundbreaking research, family-centered care, education and advocacy:


CHOP is committed to researching and finding cures for chronic and fatal pediatric illnesses. Physician-researchers draw on the latest available information about the human genome to customize therapies to variations in genetic makeup. Oncologists are working on therapeutic vaccines for children that teach patients' healthy cells to recognize and fight cancer. Other researchers are investigating prenatal stem-cell transplants to improve treatments for a variety of diseases including muscular dystrophy, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. CHOP has had major accomplishments and impactful programs in a variety of areas including cardiac, genetic, and cancer research; and fetal surgery, neonatology, and automobile safety research. CHOP has also pioneered several vaccines against childhood illness, and CHOP’s scientists continue to investigate new vaccines to fight deadly diseases.

Family-centered care
CHOP was one of the first in the United States to recognize the importance of treating all aspects of the patient, including emotional well-being and that of the child's family. CHOP works to educate families as partners in their children's care, and we rely on their feedback to improve our services. The Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department is designed to nurture the hearts and minds of patients and families while caregivers treat the body.

Education and advocacy
CHOP’s healthcare providers also are aware that preventing disease is at least as important as treating illnesses. Current advocacy programs include those to prevent HIV and asthma, as well as early intervention to best prepare children for school and to help chronically ill young adults live on their own.

Since its founding in 1855, Children's Hospital has fostered some of the nation's pioneers in pediatric medicine and continues to be the premier training ground for future pediatric leaders, and CHOP’s  commitment to improving the health of all children has remained constant for more than 160 years.

CHOP’s Location:

Philadelphia is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. It is a large, culturally dynamic city, full of museums, theater programs, and colleges and universities. The Main Campus of CHOP is in a section of West Philadelphia known as the University City District. The University City District is conveniently located near both Center City Philadelphia and the city's many suburban communities. The Hospital's proximity to and affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania also offers access to excellent professional resources, including outstanding libraries and laboratories.

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Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ progressive experience in the design/management of large, highly complex Healthcare, Research, or similar renovation/construction projects.

Preferred Education, Licenses and/or Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or Architecture.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, or equivalent related experience.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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