Project Manager – Operations & Engineering

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 12/10/19
Deadline: 3/3/20
Salary: Pay Range: $50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Reference Number: JR00012534

About This Organization

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Duties

The Project Manager is responsible for project management and project initiation / tracking of Perelman School of Medicine (“PSOM”) infrastructure upgrade and enhancement projects, including facilitating all aspects of complex multi-site projects. In all Project Manager roles and responsibilities, effective communication is critical with intra- and inter-departmental functional partners including Facilities and Real Estate Services (“FRES”), Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (“EHRS”), Fire and Emergency Services (“FES”), Department of Public Safety (“DPS”), and PSOM Safety and Security. This position coordinates with the SPO Operations & Engineering and Facilities Planning & Space Management (“FPSM”) Teams to determine necessary system improvements, determine scope of work and understand impacts to surrounding occupied areas including any necessary system shutdowns ensuring project goals are met while allowing business operations to continue. The Project Manger works with FRES to implement projects. The Project Manager creates, organizes, and maintains project documentation for project implementation and archival resources. The position functions as a lynchpin across departments as a facilitator; solicits, advises, forwards critical information regarding infrastructure upgrades, projects, and system improvements to / from appropriate parties to achieve project goals. Project Manager must be able to give status of project portfolio at any given time to various audiences. Must be able to work odd hours, sometimes with little notice. This position is considered “essential.”

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management and 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combination of the education and experience. Preferred experience in medical school or academic environment.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong computer skills, knowledgeable about building systems and operations, able to supervise and instruct others, ability to interact with a diverse community, accurate and precise, organized, patient, good managerial and people skills, creative, energetic, motivational, team player, honest, willing to follow procedures/regimen, familiar with database software packages, and with basic building infrastructure systems and space planning. Highly organized in work assignment and performance essential.


The Perelman School of Medicine is a twelve-building research and teaching complex with emphasis on biomedical research. As such, and to ensure successful fulfillment of its mission (research and education), the School Community requires a much higher level of support service delivery than usually experienced in a typical academic environment. Problems that would be mere annoyances in some facilities have the potential of destroying thousands of dollars and months or years of often-irreplaceable work. The Department of Space Planning & Operations is responsible for coordinating and assuring uninterrupted delivery of the necessary utility and other support services.

The above statement is included in this position description in an attempt to provide the reader with an understanding of:

1) The responsibilities of this Office;
2) The importance to both the School and the University of the work performed; and
3) The stress and pressure placed upon employees by the emergency situations to which they must repeatedly respond.
4) All employees of the Space Planning & Operations department are considered to be “essential.”


Pay Range: $50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Other Info

Please apply online at:—Operations—Engineering_JR00012534