• Senior Project Manager - Capital Planning and Construction Office

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    CPLCON, Capital Planning & Constructio
  • Overview

    To ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the libraries that they need and deserve, The New York Public Library has built and is building several new state-of-the art branches and facilities across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, while also undertaking major renovations at existing neighborhood libraries.  The Capital Planning and Construction Office is responsible for oversight for all capital projects across the system.


    The Senior Project Manager provides technical expertise in the planning and implementation of multiple capital projects for the New York Public Library.  He/ she manages multiple capital projects from initial planning stages to construction completion, including developing scopes of work, initial budgets and schedules, running project meetings and coordinating project activities, monitoring and ensuring progress throughout the project duration, and addressing scope, schedule and budget issues thoroughly and promptly.  In addition, this position will provide the Capital Planning team with guidance and oversight in the capital project approval process.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Working with the Capital Planning team and internal and external stakeholders, the Senior Project Manager:

    • Manages multiple capital projects from initial planning stages to construction completion
    • Leads project meetings and ensures coordination of all project related activities
    • Develops scopes of work, initial budgets and project schedules
    • Monitors and reports on progress throughout the project duration, addressing scope, schedule and budget issues thoroughly and promptly
    • Coordinates library staff and consultant efforts to provide program statements and develops clear objectives that guide the design towards a functional and meaningful library improvement project
    • Obtains end-user approvals of major project submissions throughout the project duration and close-out materials with library facilities at the end of the project
    • Ensures that all consultants and contractors meet project contract requirements and monitors their performance and adherence to budget and schedule
    • Coordinates and resolves issues expeditiously to ensure timely progress of work
    • Participates in developing tools and processes to guide future capital projects
    • Performs other related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management or related field
    • Accomplished capital project manager, including the knowledge of both design and construction processes
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to manage a diverse portfolio of projects, including managing and controlling project budgets, estimates and schedules
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with the library community on all issues related to the implementation of capital projects
    • Successfully demonstrated project management experience on projects while the facility is being operated
    • Experience managing projects on historic and/or landmark buildings
    • Demonstrated knowledge of building systems and infrastructure
    • Expertise in technologies used in project management, including scheduling and project database systems
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and Google applications 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of regulatory agency requirements preferred
    • Professional License preferred

    Work Environment

    • Office setting

    • Construction zones

    Physical Duties

    • Travel throughout NYC as needed


    35 hours per week
    Evenings and weekends as required

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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