Project Director

Columbia University is undertaking a new campus in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem. The area of development comprises approximately 6.8 million sf of new development over 17 acres and extends roughly from the south side of West 125th Street to 133rd Street and from Broadway to Twelfth Avenue. Also included are properties on the east side of Broadway from West 131st Street to 134th Street between Broadway and Old Broadway. 

Columbia is building its Manhattanville Development team and seeking a project director with solid construction experience (preferably in the research or healthcare fields) to oversee the construction project management process on approximately 450,000 sq. foot academic research project in Manhattanville. For more information on the status of Manhattanville, see For information on Columbia University, see 

The Project Director will provide project leadership and will oversee assigned construction project(s) from inception, including programming and conceptual design through design, construction, closeout, and turnover. In particular, the Project Director will serve as the Owner's Representative and will be expected to have total administrative control for the project management of assigned projects on the Manhattanville Campus, and will lead the work of the design, construction and other technical services firms that are associated with the project. S/he will ensure that the project is built on-time, within budget and to the highest quality standards. The Project Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Project Management and Construction and work closely with other members of the Manhattanville Executive Team. S/he will represent Columbia with outside governmental agencies, utilities, tenants and the community. 

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  

Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable. A minimum of 8-10 years related experience required

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