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Job Title: Project Manager, Life Sciences Industries, MEP Preferred
Company Name: CBRE
Location: Raritan, NJ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/17/2018
Expire Date: 11/28/2018
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Legal, Sales, Warehousing, Executive Management, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Project Manager, Life Sciences Industries, MEP Preferred
Responsibility Level:
Under Minimal supervision, acts as customers representative for all aspects of the assigned construction project and responsible for delivery of the same to the customer. Must work as a liaison between employee’s company departments, 3rd party suppliers and customer to ensure the incorporation and communication of all aspects affecting the successful delivery of projects. Projects will vary in size and scope and therefore the Project Manager’s are expected to deliver a variety of projects at any one time.  This position represents the client’s best interest at all times; therefore a good understanding of the customers business issues is required.  Works with customers to develop and deliver a project which best suits their needs.  Typically manages projects of high complexity, risk and exposure ranging from 15 to 25 projects between $50,000 and $10 Million in total cost to the customer.
Principle Duties:
  1. Delivers the construction project successfully to the customer while minimizing all risk to employee’s company and the customer.  This incorporates issues such as safety risk assessments, ensuring proper authorizations have been received from customers before expending cost, and ensuring proper co-ordination with the customers internal departments, operations organization and the customers other third party suppliers has taken place to prevent work conflicts. These are accomplished by following the employee’s company project delivery process for the customer account. 
  2. Establishes the scope of project, addressing all aspects including but not limited to business requirements, performance specifications, planning, cost, interdependencies, EHS, procurement strategies and legal approval. Identifies all consultants to be appointed and appoints the same based on clearly documented scopes of work and fee schedules as well as approval from both the customer and employee’s company management.
  3. Develops the scope and initial design up to the procurement stage. Responsible for all design management of suppliers and subcontractors. Requires the milestones in the schedule to be tracked and met, the design completed to meet performance specifications, budget developed to meet financial requirements, and clear approval from the customer, dependant departments and third parties.
  4. Procures the project in accordance with the strategy outlined in the initiation phase. Undertakes contract negotiations to ensure the best value is being delivered to the customer and make the formal recommendation to the customer. Awards the contract based on customer’s approval.
  5. Ensures the project is implemented in accordance with the design and ensures a timely response to questions related to field conditions.  Ensures all work is done in a safe manner and that customer and vendor welfare is addressed at all stages.  Monitors progress against the schedule and takes corrective action where necessary. Works with all parties to ensure prompt and accurate information is provided to all parties.
  6. Works with customer and vendor to ensure the end product is delivered per the agreed requirements. Ensures all punch list work is completed in a timely manner and that it does not interfere with the client’s ability to occupy the space.  Reviews and approves payment to contractors after verification that work was completed.  Ensures all O&M manuals are received and reviewed and the necessary training is received by staff on equipment.  Documents and files all warranties, and as built drawings and closes out the project in accordance with employee’s company and customer requirements.
  7. Provides focal point for all parties interfacing on the project. Ensures all information/input is received by all parties in a timely manner and facilitates all aspects of the project.
  1. Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management required . A minimum of 5 years of post graduate experience in the fields of construction, engineering, interiors, electrical background or architecture with at least two of these in Project Management managing projects varying in size up to and including $2 Million.
  2. Candidate shall have a strong electrical background with CUP infrastructure, Life Sciences, Tech Research and Development, Distribution/Warehouse construction/demolition experience. Has the ability to complete a full peer review of submitted construction plans by an AE firm along with the ability to estimate small projects independently
  3. Strong IT  user skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Project and Visio
  4. Demonstrated experience with managing customer, vendors, consultants and other third parties.
  5. Strong communication, organization and persuasion skills
  6. Demonstrated financial and budgeting acumen
  7. Experience with a Project Management Reporting System  
  8. OSHA 10 hour certification is required or the ability to obtain after employment
  9. The individual shall be required to document the full scope of work of a project based on end user goals in order for a Vendor to issue a design build scope of work from or AE to provide design documents.
  10. Experience writing capital appropriation requests for customer review and approval
  11. A PMI Management Certification is preferred
  12. A safety driven methodology of how to complete construction projects without incident.  Serves as a role model for others to follow
  13. An understanding of sales tax and how to apply it to capital construction projects
Personal Characteristics
Candidates should demonstrate competence in all of the following:
  1. Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure that own behavior and behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of Employees Company.
  2. Communicates Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, though and timely manner using appropriate and effective communications tools and techniques.
  3. Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations and processes and create new opportunities that bring value to employees own company and customer.
  4. Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  5. Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the Employees Company and customer.
  6. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interest of the employees company and customer.
  7. Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, drive and monitor program towards goals and track details/data/information/activities.
  8. Plan: Determine strategies to move a project forward, set goals, create and implement action plans and evaluate, report the progress and results.
  9. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions and make recommendations and or resolve the problem.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study. Minimum four years of related experience and/or training.


PMP (US and/or Canada) and LEED AP preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read and understand architectural drawings. Knowledge in MS Project, leases, contracts, and construction practices.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

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