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State University Construction Fund

Capital Program Manager

The State University Construction Fund (Fund) seeks a Capital Program Manager to plan, manage and administer ongoing capital improvement programs for state operated campuses of the State University of New York. Current and planned capital project activity is primarily focused on major critical maintenance projects to upgrade aging infrastructure and buildings, but may also include new construction to address emerging needs and strategic plans.

The Capital Program Manager is a liaison with campus administration in planning and executing their capital programs, including identification of funding needs and strategies. Candidates must have strong communication skills and the ability to develop client relationships and operate effectively in a campus environment. Individuals must also possess relevant experience or technical abilities in areas such as developing and implementing multi-year master plans, compiling project scopes and program studies, establishing project and program budgets and schedules, and managing consultant services and performance.

Specific Duties and Functions:

  • Act as the Fund's liaison with campuses and consultants in planning and executing capital program activity.
  • Understand and manage capital appropriation authorization provided to the Fund and campus.
  • Work with campus personnel and other Fund units to develop and execute capital programs funded over a multi-year timeframe.
  • Work with campus personnel and other Fund units to monitor the progress of capital projects and their budgets.
  • Produce a campus capital program balancing critical maintenance needs with mission driven modifications or expansions to the physical plant.
  • Assist campuses in planning capital programs that properly prioritize and sequence projects to support institutional goals and timeframes.
  • Advise campuses regarding contractual and financial project management strategies.
  • Initiate and manage project reviews, program studies, and master plans including management of consultant contracts.
  • Provide administrative and technical support to emergency projects.
  • Interpret and support updates to strategic planning information including building condition reports, space inventories, institutional mission statements, and other relevant planning data.
  • Recognize and support organizational tasks and initiatives in furtherance of the SUNY capital program.
  • Participate in and support SUNY review and report processes related to capital plans and programs.
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks in support of organizational and campus initiatives as directed.
  • Extensive travel within New York State is required in order to fulfill this function.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements: 

A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field and at least 10 years of working experience is required. A professional license may be substituted for up to 5 years of working experience. Additional requirements include: working knowledge of applicable laws, rules and standards regulating design and construction; strong technology skills, including Microsoft Office and project management applications; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to effectively operate in a team environment is necessary.

An excellent fringe benefit package is available. 

Please send letter of application (including salary requirements) and resume to:

 Mary Jo Lais
Director - Administration & Human Resources
State University Construction Fund

353 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246

Please also identify how (e.g., publication name, website name, etc.)
you became aware of this opportunity

 The State University Construction Fund is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Committed to excellence and diversity

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Last Update - 3/13/18