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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: January 17, 2019
CLOSING DATE: February 25, 2019

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Public Works Department (DPW)
Job Title: Assistant Project Manager - Municipal Facilities Improvement Plan
Job Code: M311-702
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 40 hours/week; three-year contract position with opportunity for permanent position


The City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works (DPW), is seeking an Assistant Project Manager with 8 to 10 years of experience in Construction and/or Architecture to perform design review, and construction oversight of deferred maintenance, alteration, and photovoltaic projects. This position supports a capital program tasked with altering the City's diverse building portfolio to achieve sustainable, low maintenance, high-performance facilities. Projects across multiple buildings vary in scope and complexity, and range in size from $150K to $25 million.

The DPW contracts with consultants for design services and is responsible for ensuring that each project meets the City's quality and operations standards, while supporting long term sustainable building performance goals. Projects are located throughout the City within a portfolio of 41 buildings totaling 1.1 million sq. ft. Many buildings are historically significant, and most are occupied requiring a high degree of coordination and care during construction. Building types include public safety, youth and senior centers, office buildings, libraries, garages, and public works.


  • Participate in milestone project team review meetings with design consultants.
  • Review design construction documents at project milestones and prior to construction procurement.
  • Perform Clerk of Works duties at active construction sites ensuring work is completed successfully as specified.
  • Perform OPM and/or Owner's Representative duties at construction project team meetings, supporting an integrated project team approach.
  • Coordinate and support departmental operations in occupied buildings throughout construction.
  • Coordinate projects with DPW, Public Safety or Library in-house facilities teams, ensuring adherence to City standards.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in managing a variety of responsibilities. Responsibilities will vary by project.
  • May perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.




  • Bachelor's Degree in construction project management, architecture, or related field.
  • Demonstrated success in Architectural or Construction Project Management particularly for alterations to existing and historic buildings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of deferred maintenance projects across multiple building types for envelope upgrades, accessibility, fire and life safety, HVAC, and/or plumbing.
  • Experience in all phases of construction, project closeout, and occupancy.
  • Demonstrated experience in review of construction documents, project schedules, and estimates.
  • Demonstrated understanding of architectural and engineering detailing, and systems.
  • Interest in sustainable design and net zero energy/emissions.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interpersonal skills to professionally represent the City of Cambridge.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail




  • Experience with public sector projects.
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED AP in Building Design and Construction credential.
  • Thorough understanding of Commonwealth of Massachusetts public procurement laws MGL Ch. 149, 149A, and 25A.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or BIM

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves frequent daily on-site construction operations observation, driving, walking, bending, squatting, reaching and stretching. This can occur outdoors and in all weather conditions. Performs duties inside and outside of buildings.  Exposure to elevated noise level caused by machinery or motorized equipment in operation. Hard hat and safety glasses will be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

RATE: $84,741 - $95,278/year


Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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