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Exhibitions Project Manager, Construction at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California

Posted in Research 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job summary:
The Exhibitions Project Manager, Construction provides general supervision, coordination and technical support to Monterey Bay Aquarium Exhibition projects, and ensures that all assigned projects achieve their goals completely and efficiently, while adhering to project schedules, budgets, and quality standards. This position is responsible for all phases of project planning and project completion, with a specific emphasis on planning for, and implementation of, construction and site installation. In addition to directly managing projects, this position supports other staff who are managing projects by developing tools and processes for effective project management.
Core Responsibilities
Provides project management of assigned Exhibition Division projects in a professional and businesslike manner
Manages project teams including, designers, exhibit developers, experts, architects, contractors, consultants and vendors
Assumes responsibility for all construction and site work on major Exhibition division projects, with regular and clear communication regarding progress to supervisor and other staff
Supports and oversees work of other staff who are managing projects, including helping to set up and manage project budgets, schedules, and work plans
Evaluates project risk regularly and works to minimize risk
Builds collaborative and positive relationships with personnel from other Aquarium divisions, management staff, clients, contractors, and stakeholders
Develops and implements project action plans, schedules, budgets
Works closely with Monterey Bay Aquarium management staff to coordinate planning and project team activities with essential operations of all departments
Ensures the quality of contracted project work, that budgets and schedules are adhered to, and that contractors comply with the terms of their contract
Maintains appropriate logs, schedules and records of projects, including contract documents, change orders, construction change directives and authorizations, shop drawings, reports of meetings and conferences, requests for payments and other important documents
Ensures timely completion of documentation and submission required by the Aquarium or by government agencies in coordination with our design team
Catalogues and files project deliverables at end of project for future reference
Maintains safety standards on all site work for Exhibitions projects, including internal staff and contractors
Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education
Degree in architecture, design management, industrial design, project management, construction management or related field preferred; or equivalent experience
Minimum of 5-years' experience in project management, exhibition management, architecture, construction management, or related field
Experience leading multidisciplinary teams
Ability to identify and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Experience managing development of complex, public-facing experiences
Ability, with some training, to work with contractors and to learn to recognize and direct remediation of common construction hazards such as elevated work, confined spaces, hazardous chemicals, the hazardous release of stored energy
Competency in all Windows Office, including Word, Excel, Access, Project
Strong multi-tasking abilities to facilitate multiple complex projects with constant attention to detail
Capable working with heavy workloads, critical timing of installations and deadlines that require the ability to work quickly, use good judgement, problem solve and initiate action
Able and willing to work weekends, holidays, early morning, or after hours
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experienced team player with strong interpersonal skills, flexible to changing schedules, self-motivated, self-starter and contributes to a positive work environment
Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values
Demonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership Competencies
Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability to learn / Experience or Education
PgMP® and/or PMP® preferred
Experience managing live-animal exhibition projects or museum experiences
Evaluates project requirements, assembles and manages project teams, develops and leads project delivery strategy
Develops project estimating processes and tools; trains project managers and division managers
Knowledge/experience with character, quality and cost of construction/fabrication materials and equipment
Manages the research and solicitation of proposals for contracted work as well as the preparation and negotiation of Exhibition project contracts - this includes developing scope, schedules, terms and conditions and fee basis, and contract negotiation
Knowledge of exhibition project concept design, schematic design, design development and construction/fabrication/production documents
Knowledge/experience with architectural and technical detailing, construction, fabrication and production technology and equipment
Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and coordinate work of a multidisciplinary project team
Demonstrated ability to plan, budget and manage assigned project during construction, fabrication and productionReference #
23830Posted on
06 Jun 2019Location(s)
Monterey BayExpertise
Exhibitions, Audio Visual & Integration , Exhibit Design, Exhibit Production Design & DevelopmentWork type(s)
Regular, Full Time, Salaried (exempt)Job level(s)
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