Construction Project Manager

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum


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Keeping the Trolley Era alive for generations to come


The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Chartiers Township, Washington County in February 1954 with three trolleys and a dream that was born in 1941. Today, that dream is a reality. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) now boasts a collection of nearly 50 cars, over 600 members worldwide and 150 active volunteers.

For Us, It’s a Mission:

Our mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania’s Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. Over the past 10 years, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum (PTM) has seen tremendous visitor growth, with over 31,000 people walking through PTM’s doors each year. In order to more effectively connect with our visitors and provide them with a more rewarding educational experience, we plan to build a new integrated, immersive complex that will significantly expand our education programs and serve as our new “front door”. If you believe in building an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience and have a passion for making great things happen, we want to talk to you.

Job Summary:

This mission critical job will consist of managing the day-to-day project management activities around the build out of our new 18,000 square-foot Welcome & Education Center, new Parking Lot and new Barry Stout Park in front of the new Trolley Street connecting our multiple facilities. This position will report to our East Campus Committee (ECC) and will be under contract (independent contractor) to commit 100% of his/her time for a minimum of the next two years. The job requires familiarity with and experience in managing government funded (RACP, LSA, etc.) projects. Has the ability and proven experience to oversee publicly funded and privately funded contractors on the same site at the same time. This individual will need to have a proven track record in managing commercial greenfield projects as well as excellent stakeholder management skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the East Campus Committee (ECC) and appropriate designated committees, the Executive Director, the Director of Engineering, other Museum staff, plus outside consultants, contractors, government/ regulatory agencies and others, in the planning, design, construction and commissioning of the Museum’s capital programs and projects.
  • Complete accountability for onsite operations of specific construction projects from the preconstruction phase to the construction phase through to the project close out phase
  • Establish and track approved project plans with milestones and deadlines determined by Scope of Work and ensure customer satisfaction with timeliness, accuracy and consistently communicating results (written and verbal)
  • Manage projects through required approval processes while making accurate and timely budget projections to meet the needs of the project without exceeding budgetary restraints
  • Work closely with subcontractors, funding partners and employees on job sites and confirm quality of work (quality standards in place)
  • Developing a method to evaluate program strengths and risks, identify areas for improvement, and implement such improvements
  • Must be able to understand contract documents including architectural, structural and other trade drawings, to include space planning drawings
  • Identifying, implementing and managing changes and interventions to improve project results
  • Follow and enforce all applicable safety precautions and programs. Must understand OSHA requirements in the construction industry
  • Building effective and appropriate interpersonal relationships with all involved personnel both inside and outside PTM
  • Coordinate and facilitate project kickoff and all required meetings

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelors degree in engineering, architecture, management, or other appropriate discipline; excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills; research and computer skills; and the ability to work with a diverse group of people effectively.
  • Minimum of 20 years of verifiable experience in program management with progressive experience in infrastructure design and construction, particular emphasis on the management of an entire program with increasing complexity, rather than a single element of the project is required
  • Ability to manage multiple complex and often interdependent projects with varying scope and multiple stages of completion
  • Significant leadership experience on major (up to $20M) capital projects and the demonstrated ability to drive such projects through to successful completion.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and to minimize any negative impacts on PTM
  • Professional licensure in engineering or architecture and certification in project management/construction management highly desirable.
  • Various projects under the East Campus Program may require both traditional project delivery methods (i.e. Design/Bid/Build) and alternative project delivery methods (e.g. Design-Build).
  • OSHA certificates are preferred, but not required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Should be familiar with Critical Path Method project scheduling; proficiency in Microsoft Project highly desirable.   Familiarity with providing input to and using output from Primavera P6 would be a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure while handling projects and maintaining deadlines

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