Job Description

Job Title: Senior Project Manager, Construction
Job ID: 684758
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Department: Construction Management
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


The Senior Project Manager works under the general direction of the Program Director, Construction to carry out large construction projects for UPMC. This position requires a high level of understanding of the construction management process. This individual must interact with the hospital department heads and senior leadership to manage projects within the established timelines and budgets. The Senior Project Manager is also a mentor to the Project Managers and Engineers as they develop in their roles.

  • Coaches and mentors staff.  
  • Provides leadership to the project managers and project engineers.
  • Explains processes and construction management techniques.
  • Coordinates construction management personnel, supply chain management personnel, outside vendors, contractors and design professionals to assure comprehensive satisfaction of the end user for all projects assigned.
  • Develops and monitors the construction project budgets. 
  • Communicates monthly budget status to senior management and the Program Director, Construction. 
  • Contributes to the Capital Construction Budget by providing construction project estimates.
  • Establishes written project timelines and communicates them to the administrative sponsor of the project and the Program Director, Construction.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the existing facilities and their utilization on the Oakland and Shadyside campuses.
  • Maintains an on-going knowledge of external regulations and the impact on the construction process. 
  • Arranges for the necessary regulatory inspections during the project.
  • Oversees all aspects of the projects including, design, planning, estimating, scheduling and construction management services.  
  • Manages large construction projects, coordinating the resources of the external A/E firm, contractor for the project , internal project engineers, interior designer, equipment planner and other resources as necessary.
  • Oversees the bidding and/or negotiation phase of the large construction projects to obtain the best prices for the work.
  • Reviews construction documents prepared by the A+E firms for accuracy, constructability and value engineering ideas.


  • Bachelors Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction management or related field preferred with 10 years construction management experience OR High School and 15 years of relevant project experience may be considered. 
  • Solid knowledge of hospital construction and health care equipment required.  
  • Strong working knowledge of project management principles. 
  • Ability to develop and monitor budgets for large construction projects.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and teamwork skills.  
  • Ability to function independently on assigned projects and effectively coordinate and provide leadership to assigned team members. 
  • Must have a construction portfolio that contains experience with construction projects worth $5 million or greater. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in core MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects and Outlook.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $36.31 to $61.51

Union Position: No

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