Capital Project Manager

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 15 '17Posted on:



Possession of a Professional Architect, Landscape Architect, or Engineering license issued by New York State and current registration, as well as five years of experience performing architectural, landscape architectural or engineering work on building plans and designs, production of contract documents and construction administration for institutional, commercial, or industrial projects. At least two years of the experience above must be at a supervisory level.  


The Project Manager will perform management duties for planning, design, procurement and construction, including technical review of drawings and related details, for the design, construction, rehabilitation or restoration of buildings and facilities.  On assigned projects, the Project Manager will schedule and otherwise coordinate the activities of design consultants, engineers, specification writers, estimators and other professions providing specialized services in support of the assigned project(s). On select projects, the Project Manager may also act as the designer and/or construction manager. Other duties include:  

For assigned projects, the Project Manager reviews and evaluates the Region’s program, the criteria for the design of new buildings or the rehabilitation of existing buildings, and prepares written reports of all findings and decisions made;

Meets and confers with Regional and Agency personnel responsible for the project to establish the statement of requirements indicating the nature and scope of the project to be considered in the design;

Works with the NYC Region Capital Team to make recommendations and decisions to resolve any problems related to assigned projects; 

Determines project feasibility relative to the scope requirements, the project budget, and construction schedule;

Directs the preparation of drawings and specifications for the Agency’s review and approval.

Assigns, schedules and otherwise coordinates the work of the consultants contributing to the project to insure their work is technically accurate, complete and on a schedule that meets the project objectives;

Reviews architectural/engineering and landscape architectural designs submitted by consultants for such factors as conformity with contract requirements, codes and standards, costs, completeness, accuracy and for agreement between the architectural and engineering elements.

As required, leads the Region, Agency, consultants and others in value engineering efforts to insure that the project is designed to budget;

Work closely with other agencies and others involved with the project, requiring frequent oral and written communication in identifying and resolving architectural problems related to the project and providing technical advice and guidance as needed; 

During the construction stages of the project, makes periodic inspections as required to insure full compliance with drawings and specifications, and provides advice and guidance in connection with proposed architectural changes;

Evaluates requests for changes and provides architectural advice and guidance in connection with proposed changes;

Reviews contractor submittals for approval;

Reviews change orders to insure compliance with the design intent and appropriate codes, and makes field inspections of completed projects to determine that the work has been done as specified and meets project specifications;

Determine the feasibility of proposed architectural changes and, as required, conduct inspections during all phases of the construction;

Periodically participates in meeting with the Agency and others involved in the project to insure the coordination of all activities and to provide advice and guidance in interpreting the contract documents.

This position is established for an eighteen month (18) month period to manage design and construction projects as outlined in the NYC Region’s 5 year Capital Plan.  It is anticipated that the Project Manager will likely work on the following specific projects (among others to be assigned):

  • Roberto Clemente State Park: Activities building façade replacement 

  • Riverbank State Park: Building façade replacement (campus-wide)

  • Gantry Plaza State Park:  Shoreline stabilization (south cove area)

  • Bayswater Point State Park: Vision Plan

  • East River State Park: Patron Contact Station/ Storage Facility

  • East River State Park: Concrete slabs rehabilitation

  • Riverbank State Park:  Pool and locker room rehabilitation

The Project Manager will work with existing Regional staff within the NYC Regional Office, and will report directly to the NYC Capital Facilities Manager (CFM) to achieve seamless coordination of all assigned projects.  This positon will be based at the NYC Regional office located in Harlem at West 125th Street, New York City.  Travel within the Region (in a State vehicle or via public transportation) is required. 


  • Good knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of architecture, engineering and landscape architecture and of developments in these fields.
  • Good knowledge of building materials, their function and physical properties.

  • Working knowledge of construction methods.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, laws, rules and standards regulating the design and construction of buildings.

  • Working knowledge of building and site costs.

  • Basic knowledge of structural, electrical and mechanical engineering as related to buildings.

  • Ability to make and analyze comprehensive architectural, engineering and landscape architectural designs.

  • Ability to identify architectural elements in building designs for conformance with applicable standards, policies, codes, cost efficiency, program objectives, for compliance with design requirements, and for acceptable architectural practice.

  • Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships within and outside the Region.



If you feel you meet the minimum qualifications and Agency operating needs and are interested in being considered for this vacancy, please submit a resume, an employment application and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the stated minimum qualifications.  The employment application (Part 1 - Pre-Interview Form #S1000) can be downloaded from the website of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at  Please forward these three required items to Amy Murray, Administrative Officer, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, 163 West 125th Street – 17th Floor, New York, New York 10027 for receipt by October 3, 2017.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Application packages containing the three required documents described above can also be submitted by email to   You must include “Capital Project Manager” in the title of your e-mail for consideration.   

It is the responsibility of each applicant to accurately describe their experience, and demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications. 


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


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