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Johns Hopkins University Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager in Baltimore, Maryland


Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Design & Construction, the Senior Project Manager manages and provides oversight on all phases of building design and construction for assigned projects.

General Summary:

The Design & Construction Unit (D&C) is responsible for management of the design, construction and occupancy for all new construction, renovation, and capital renewal projects on the historic JHU Homewood campus, Mount Washington campus, JH at Eastern, JH at Keswick, Washington DC campus, Montgomery County campus, Bayview campus and for all university schools and divisions, except the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and Applied Physics Lab. The Unit also provides tenant fit-out services for the Johns Hopkins enterprise that, in addition to the above, includes the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Applied Physics Lab, and Johns Hopkins Health System (Bayview, Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Howard County General, etc.). D&C collaborates with a broad constituency of Hopkins Deans, Department Chairs, Trustees, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and Directors as well as architects, engineers, and constructors to ensure that support the completion of projects on time and within budget.

NOTE: Multiple positions available.

Essential Job Functions:

Manages new construction, renovation, tenant fit-out, and capital renewal projects ranging in cost up to, and often exceeding, $20M. Typical assignments will include multiple projects with tight timelines, focused programs, difficult logistics and fixed budgets.

Works cohesively with all units within the Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) Department.

Represents the University to external constituencies, including architects, engineers, constructors, regulatory agencies, etc. on a variety of issues related to project development and delivery and develops excellent vendor relations based on reasonable expectations, consistency in project execution, fairness, prompt payment, and enjoyable working relationships.

Provides exemplary customer service by actively managing the entire design and construction project, including initiation, design, budget, and construction, by providing timely and accurate updates to the client representative regarding project status, budget and schedule.

Project Initiation

  • Reviews program requirements and scope with Client Representative & Users.

  • Implements Economic Inclusion goals for each project.

  • Develops project milestone schedule.

  • Utilizes PMWeb for all project documentation and records including budget approval, design documents, invoicing, RFIs, submittals, etc.

  • Review and finalize potential bidders with Director D&C, Associate Director D&C and client representative.

  • Prepares and manages Requests for Proposals for design, geotechnical survey, surveying, general contracting, construction management, furniture, equipment, commissioning, testing & inspection, moving, etc.

  • Receives, tabulates and analyzes bids and proposals. Reviews and makes recommendation of award with client representative.

  • Prepares contracts and purchase orders for all project vendors.

  • Establish project deliverable requirements.

Project Design

  • Coordinates internal and external project reviews.

  • Ensures adherence to D&C policies, procedures, and project management standards.

  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.

  • Review project design for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.

  • Manages project design to ensure budget and schedule compliance.

  • Monitor project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.

  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.

  • Monitors design schedule to meet project milestones.

  • Review project status and provide risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.

Project Budget

  • Establishes, maintains and monitors project budget.

  • Provides cash flow projections as required.

  • Reviews and approve all project invoices.

  • Reviews and approve all change events and change orders.

  • Manages budget forecasts and contingency.

  • Reviews and approves project insurance certificates.

Project Construction

  • Coordinates project logistics, distribute notification to JHU and non-JHU constituents.

  • Coordinates project outage requirements.

  • Ensures adherence to policies, procedures, and D&C project management standards.

  • Promotes sustainable practices in the project delivery process.

  • Monitors project construction for adherence to JHU design standards and client requirements.

  • Manages project construction to ensure budget and schedule compliance.

  • Monitors construction schedule to meet project milestones.

  • Monitors project deliverables for compliance with project requirements.

  • Reviews Economic Inclusion work plans and monitors/verifies participation.

  • Reviews RFIs and submittals for compliance with project requirements and design standards.

  • Manages JHU procurements, such as furniture, equipment, moving, etc.

  • Reviews project status and provides risk assessment with regard to budget and schedule.


  • Possesses superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.

  • Exchanges routine and non-routine information to JHFRE staff, JHU service providers, vendors, and internal and external clients using tact and persuasion as appropriate.

  • Communicates with Hopkins constituents so they are informed of project planning and progress.

  • Clearly communicates and reinforces performance expectations and responsibilities to project teams.

  • Ability to advocate a position and negotiate or compromise as necessary

  • Uses verbal and written communication to establish a culture of collaboration, consensus based problem solving and positive diplomacy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering preferred. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Eight to twelve years project management experience with a proven track record of providing exemplary customer service.

  • Knowledge of design and construction business practices including, but not limited to, scope preparation, contract issues, insurance requirements, labor rates, invoicing, etc.

  • Experience and knowledge of design and construction methodologies for a variety of building types, mechanical and electrical systems and construction delivery methods.

  • Strategic thinker with proven planning skills.

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize tasks, resolve problems, negotiate solutions and prioritize tasks.

  • Builds and sustains positive and collaborative working relationships with a wide range of constituents.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, MS Project, and pdf mark-up software; familiarity with AutoCAD and BIM.

Decision Making:

  • Makes project decisions based upon department standards of operation.

  • Reviews potential issues with Associate Director and Director, as necessary.

  • Provides day to day project management with limited supervision.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Classified Title: Sr. Design & Construction Project Manager ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PF

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Employee Group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5 Hours per week

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: JH at Keswick

Department Name: 10001606-Design & Construction

Personnel Area: University Administration

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.