Colby College has retained Helbling to conduct an executive search to secure a Senior Project Manager (SPM). Reporting to the Director for Capital Projects, the SPM is responsible for the planning and management of the design and construction process for highly complex capital projects above $20M, as assigned. The SPM, as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborates with department and campus colleagues, as well as consultants to execute planning, design, and construction. This position does not directly supervise other employees, but may oversee the work of an assistant project manager for some projects. This position is expected to provide contract management / oversight of contractors and consultants to ensure the project is completed to program needs, on schedule, and within budget.
This position has significant interaction with faculty, staff, peers, outside constituencies including the design team, contractors and consultants, and the Facilities Services Department.
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.
In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the college’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.
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The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
Position involves some sitting, although frequent movement and moderate physical efforts may be required i.e., walking, standing, bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, and lifting. Computer usage involving repetitive hand and wrist motion is also necessary. General outdoor and indoor campus environment. The normal schedule is Monday through Friday during College office hours. Additional evening and weekend hours are required as workload and emergencies dictate.
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Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.