Project Manager - Office of Planning

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Boston, MA3.9

30+ days agoFull-time$45,000 - $120,000 a year
DCAMM is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, experienced professional with a deep background in planning and project management to lead planning efforts for strategic solutions to capital facility needs.

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), an agency within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F) is responsible for capital planning, major public building construction, facilities management and real estate services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The agency was created by the legislature in 1980 to promote quality and integrity in the management and construction of capital facilities and real estate assets. In addition to the Offices of Planning and Design and Construction, the other major line departments include Facilities Management and Maintenance and Real Estate.

This position is within the Office of Planning, which is responsible for development of the annual Five Year Capital Plan, managing strategic and master planning efforts, feasibility studies, capital project initiation, planning and early design, design review, and post occupancy evaluations. We work closely with the Office of Design and Construction, who will implement the capital projects, and our offices of Leasing and Real Estate who offer alternative approaches to capital investment to meet agency facility needs. We also partner with the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Management to coordinate with user agencies on planning to address deferred maintenance, on energy and resiliency planning and on interiors projects.

The Project Manager will have responsibility for a wide variety of project types for various user agencies including the State’s higher education system, the judiciary, public safety agencies, human services, environmental agencies and state offices. Projects will include feasibility studies, strategic master plans, building studies for new construction, renovation and repairs, system-wide condition assessments, innovative project delivery and long term capital planning and program implementation.

The Project Manager will lead teams of planning and design consultants, DCAMM colleagues and user agency representatives, as well as other stakeholders, to develop creative and strategic solutions to capital facility needs. The work involves gathering, analyzing and presenting data, developing and evaluating options and building consensus to inform capital investment decisions.

The right candidate will be a strategic thinker, collaborative partner, and strong team leader with experience in planning and design. Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage in a public and dynamic milieu are essential. The work we do typically involves a multitude of stakeholders and competing priorities and requires an ability to listen, understand and articulate the problem, establish clear goals through a collaborative process and then drive the team to a consensus solution and clear implementation plan.

Preferred Qualifications:
10+ years of increasing and broad responsibility in planning, project management and portfolio management, including exposure to public construction, preferably within the Commonwealth. Degree in architecture, engineering, planning or related field is required. We are looking for a strong track record as a team leader of people, projects and processes, with experience managing in a union environment a plus. We need superb communication, interpersonal and project management skills.

Demonstrated experience in managing multiple, complex projects involving feasibility, budgeting, programming, report preparation and project monitoring.

The ability to exercise a high degree of independent initiative in overseeing assigned projects, supervising consultants, motivating others and solving daily conflicts and problems that occur.

Thorough knowledge of and experience in programming, planning, design and construction of buildings, staff management and client coordination. Ability to solve problems, motivate others and keep projects moving. The ability to communicate effectively with clear and concise writing, good graphic and oral presentation skills is essential.


Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.