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Project Manager

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As the Queens Library’s (“QL’s”) project representative, the Project Manager is responsible for all phases of managing capital construction projects and major renovations. The Project Manager supports the Senior Project Manager and the VP of Capital and Facilities Management (CFM) by ensuring the best interests of public welfare, health, and safety. CFM is responsible for creating and maintaining all library facilities, including 65 physical locations/libraries and several adult learning centers serving 1,800 employees. QL’s capital budget of $150 million represents funding from public and private sources. The Project Manager must be able to work with public agencies to execute projects and meet deliverables on schedule and within budget.

  • Responsible for all phases of managing capital construction projects and major renovations of all sizes.
  • Function as project representative for various capital projects.
  • Works with end-user groups to determine scope and prepare needs-assessment reports.
  • Inspects facilities and prepare reports.
  • Evaluates and recommends construction project proposals.
  • Consults with designers, architects, and engineers.
  • Provides field supervision of contractors from construction to project close-out.
  • Conducts technical review, shop drawing review, and review of all project documentation.
  • Works with local governmental agencies as the liaison for QL in the execution of projects.
  • Ensures projects’ successful completion including compliance with budget and schedule.
  • Works productively with large, multi-departmental organization including maintenance staff and facility management staff.
  • Assists in the development of construction budgets and schedules.
  • Conducts financial analysis of projects.
  • Reviews contractors’ requests for payment and request for change orders.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Architecture or related discipline required.
  • A minimum of 6 years of related experience in construction/project management in the management of mid-size to large-scale construction projects, including a comprehensive knowledge of building infrastructure systems and an understanding of current materials and methods of construction required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be experienced user of MS Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community.
Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library is a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks)

WHAT WE OFFER:

Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@queenslibrary.org and reference “Project Manager - EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 
Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.