Assistant Project Manager - CIG

at Brailsford & Dunlavey in Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic assistant project manager to support higher education construction projects in Newark, DE.


Ambitious, diverse, multidisciplinary, and entrepreneurial - these are all words that describe our team. However, what ties B&D employees together is our excitement and passion for advising our clients throughout the facility development process. Whether collaborating with architects and constructors on a high profile project or sitting with fans on a stadium’s opening day, we are driven by our purpose to advance communities. It starts with our own B&D community; it starts with you.


Reporting to a senior project manager, the primary focus of this position is to support projects led by B&D's Collegiate Implementation Group (CIG). The assistant project manager supports ongoing pre-design program verification, campus design and construction projects. Pre-development and implementation responsibilities include the establishment of project budgets, AE and CM solicitation management, third-party professional party procurement, implementation of design process management, design reviews at design phase ends and GMP cost estimates, evaluation of project constructability and logistic plans, schedule and sequencing, and construction compliance.


Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Supports Project Manager or Senior Project Manager with project start-up, development and management of multiple assignments within a higher education capital design and construction portfolio.
  2. Serves as a client's trusted advisor. Develops project goals for schedule, budget, quality, and analyses to ensure quality client advice.
  3. Develops client deliverables, including written reports, presentations, budgets, schedules, and program, etc. that are tailored to meet client’s desired outcomes and scope requirements.
  4. May perform quality control activities to ensure that team deliverables are error-free and delivered on time.
  5. Participates in B&D’s training opportunities and actively cultivates a knowledge base in a range of best practices and industry-specific methodologies (Higher Education/Design and Construction).
  6. Participates in business development activities to include article writing, conference attendance, and prospective client tracking or follow up.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, or related field.
  • Three to five years full-time architecture/construction administration/pre-construction/construction/owners representative experience in commercial/educational/institutional projects required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Availability to travel as needed. 



Technical Competencies

  • In-depth understanding of the firm’s project types, project management concepts and methodologies, and competitive advantages, as well as general industry knowledge. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to apply technological solutions to planning or implementation assignments.
  • Preferred, but not required, experience working with industry tools and references including estimating (RS Means or similar)and scheduling tools (MS Project or similar), CAD or BIM based programs, visual communication software (Bluebeam or similar), project tracking and document control software (Procore or similar).

 Core Competencies

  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • Excellent oral, facilitation, presentation and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong understanding of programming, design, and construction principles
  • Clear support for the firm’s mission, values and operating paradigm
  • Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and ethical business practices 
  • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure
  • Aptitude and desire for mentoring and training analysts
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds and sensitivity to/knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.

Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves: routing calls, troubleshooting, or providing information.


Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify. 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment, Equipment, and Physical Demands

[The demands marked below are representative of those that will be required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.]


Work Environment

  • Office environment; moderate noise.
  • Field environment; moderate to loud noise. 
  • Occasional evening or weekend work is required.
  • Air and overnight travel may be required.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for extended periods each day.
  • Standing or walking.
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment).
  • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing).
  • Hearing and talking.
  • Extended periods of reading fine print.
  • Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping (filing).
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Job Posting: 864479

Posted On: Oct 29, 2021

Updated On: Dec 31, 2021