Building upon a decade of expansion in the United States and beyond, Northeastern University merged with Mills College in July 2022 to have a broader impact across its global campus network. Northeastern University’s Planning, Real Estate and Facilities (PREF) Division now seeks a creative, flexible, and collaborative leader to serve as the Senior Capital Projects Manager in Oakland, CA. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the planning and construction of various types of projects at a dynamic, top-tier, urban research university with the ambition and resources to grow.
The new Senior Capital Projects Manager will join the University as it continues a more-than-decade-long trajectory of unprecedented growth in student enrollment, faculty, staff, and physical space, along with tremendous advances in academic and research rankings. That impact is powered by Northeastern’s renowned experiential learning model and world-class research enterprise and strengthened by Mills’ legacy in women’s leadership, equity, and social justice. With several hundred Northeastern undergraduates joining hundreds of continuing Mills students, Northeastern is now the only university with comprehensive residential campuses on both U.S. coasts.
Northeastern’s Oakland campus is a 135-acre green oasis with deep connections to a vibrant urban community. The campus features 65 historic and contemporary buildings, many of which are award-winning. These buildings house 47,600 square feet of academic and laboratory space. As part of the City of Oakland, the campus affords students and faculty the opportunity to study, work, and live in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.—one with an avant-garde art scene, science and cultural opportunities, excellent cuisine, and a progressive, engaged community.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities on the Oakland Campus, the Senior Capital Projects Manager will be a self-starter who can help execute the vision for the Oakland Campus. They will be responsible for the management of capital projects, as well as the overall project portfolio, and will be expected to draw upon existing contacts, manage complex consulting agreements for the University, and form new relationships to strategically contribute to the university’s newest residential campus. The Senior Capital Projects Manager will oversee 3-5 external Project Managers (OPMs), as well as several external consultant resources with an annual capital project budget ranging from $30-$80M.
Professional degree in architecture, engineering, or a related field or commensurate experience in lieu of a professional degree.
Demonstration of progressively responsible experience with multi-discipline, multi-million-dollar construction projects including experience managing project support staff.
Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with a full range of campus and external constituents (including local agencies) that reflect a strong customer service commitment.
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement imaginative solutions to complex problems.
Demonstrated experience in using scheduling, spreadsheet, word processing and database software systems.
Experience with maintaining historical buildings along with a range of experience in renovations and interventions, including ADA upgrades.
Thorough knowledge of construction practices, project budget development, scheduling, tracking and control.
Ability to access any portion of a construction/facility site.
Experience in higher education or a similar environment, such as health care.
Northeastern is an EEO/AA Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern is an E-Verify Employer.