City of Boston

Senior Project Manager (PFD)

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Public Facilities Department
Regular Full-Time
Public Facilities - 26 Court St
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This is a Provisional Appointment.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the direction of an Assistant Director within the Public Facilities Department, the Senior Project Manager (Sr. PM) is responsible for managing major building projects, from inception through design, construction and turnover of the facility.  The Sr. PM manages the largest (over $20,000,000) and most highly technical projects for the City of Boston, as well as other projects as required.


  • Manages the overall project delivery process.
  • Negotiates with and manages architect(s), engineer(s), and contractor(s)’ contracts and performance.
  • Manages project finances, budget, schedule and quality.
  • Serves as point of contact for user agencies, elected officials, and community members/constituents.
  • Manages preparation and review of project designs, plans and specifications.
  • Manages all project documentation as well as inputting and tracking in Departmental information systems.
  • Coordinates with administrative and regulatory agencies.
  • Manages staffing of projects.
  • Manages project related equipment procurement, installation and inventory.
  • Assists in the development of project scopes and budgets.
  • Participates in the improvement of departmental policies and procedures as they relate to project delivery.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in building project management, construction management, engineering, or architecture required. Additional experience in Engineering or Architectural registration, or major construction projects highly preferred. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
  • Familiarity with MA Public Procurement laws, preferred. MCPPO designation preferred.
  • Success managing projects with a total value over $15MM and single project over $20MM preferred.
  • Experience working with permitting and oversight agencies preferred.
  • Knowledge of MA building code and generally accepted construction trade practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to exercise sound independent judgment in planning, directing, and coordinating projects.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job.  

Boston Residency Required



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-10

Hours per week:  35


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