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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: May 4, 2022
RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS REQUESTED BY: 06/01/22 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Public Works Department (DPW)
Job Title: Assistant Construction Project Manager (3-year contract position)
Job Code: M556-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours/week Additional hours may include evenings or weekends as needed to supervise construction

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Cambridge Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing high-quality public services, developing, and maintaining a safe and healthy environment, providing excellent customer service, and planning for a sustainable future.  Public Works is committed to long-term, comprehensive strategies that develop green assets and reduce dependence on carbon fuels.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Construction Project Manager with 3+ years of experience to join our municipal facilities capital improvement team. 

Under the supervision of DPW's Owner's Project Manager (OPM), the Assistant Construction Project Manager duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspects contractors' construction sites to ensure high quality work that complies with City requirements, contract plans and specifications, and industry best practices.
  • Reviews shop drawings for compliance with the contract documents,
  • Maintains project records for the entire duration of a project.
  • Tracks project budgets and schedules.  Works proactively with contractors and OPM to address concerns about costs or timelines before major problems emerge.
  • Ensures contractors maintain site safety and security
  • Reviews contractor payment requisitions and change orders
  • Evaluates and resolves claims and disputes with contractors
  • Assist with punch-list inspections for occupancy and final completion documentation
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned. 

 

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

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience directly supervising commercial, industrial, or municipal building construction required.  Five (5) years' experience preferred.
    • This experience must include supervising job sites, managing budgets, reviewing pay requests, interpreting contracts and plans, and managing project documentation at all stages.
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in building construction-related discipline preferred.
  • Working knowledge of formal project management (including related software).
  • Demonstrated customer service experience.
  • Ability to effectively work independently, prioritize, multi-task and to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to problem solving, while ensuring rigorous compliance with contract requirements and construction best practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to professionally represent the City of Cambridge at all times.
  • Have a demonstrated understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society, particularly in the areas and industries mentioned above.
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Work involves frequent site visits, requiring travelling to and through active construction zones, driving, walking, bending, squatting, reaching, and stretching.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involved is both indoors in a professional office setting and outdoors including construction sites and congested city roadways under all weather conditions.

 

RATE: $93,991 - $111,528 (rate is effective 7/1/22)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 06/01/22.  Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

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