Capital Projects Manager

St. Albans School, an independent Episcopal school for boys in grades 4-12, seeks a Capital Projects Manager. (Click here for a printable pdf of the position description for the Capital Projects Manager.)

Position: Capital Projects Manager

Designated Onsite
Telework Eligible

Reporting Relationship:  Reports directly to the Director of Facilities (Interim Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations)

From the top of Mount St. Alban, St. Albans School looks up to the Washington National Cathedral and out to the United States Capitol. Our location serves as an embodiment and constant reminder of the School’s motto: Pro Ecclesia et Pro Patria, for Church and Country. The School was established in 1909 by the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Our mission is to prepare boys in grades 4 through 12 to develop and use their spiritual, intellectual, artistic, and physical gifts not for themselves alone, but in service of the greater community. As an Episcopal school, we welcome and embrace boys of all faiths and backgrounds to this caring community that learns, prays, plays, sings, and eats together. We are committed to a diversity among students, faculty, and staff that shapes and enriches our shared experiences.

As part of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation (PECF), St. Albans, the Cathedral, the National Cathedral School, and Beauvoir benefit from strong ties and collaboration.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Capital Projects Manager will manage programming, design, budgeting, and construction of school-related capital improvement projects on the campus of St. Albans School.

Specifically, areas of responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and maintain, with oversight by the Director of Facilities and in coordination with the Buildings and Grounds Committee and Finance Office, a campus master plan and 5-year capital plan, including furniture, fixtures, and equipment;
  • Oversee implementation of the School’s capital plan for facilities including both major construction/redevelopment and routine capital repair and replacement projects;
  • Participate in the development and management of the budget for capital projects and furniture, fixtures, and equipment;
  • Develop proposed timelines and prioritization of identified capital projects based on stakeholder need and funding availability;
  • Coordinate and manage all processes related to commencement of capital projects, including permits, bids, and  approvals.
  • Provide on-site oversight of all construction projects, including but not limited to, project timeline management, contract management, review and approval of punch lists, and awareness and mitigation of all safety concerns;
  • Understand and incorporate programmatic requirements in capital projects working with various stakeholders;
  • Prepare budget estimates for design services, other consultants’ fees and construction in collaboration with Finance Office;
  • Review and prepare design packages for permitting and pricing and evaluate pricing against budget;
  • Manage relationships with contractors and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project success;
  • Monitor quality standards of construction and conformance to contract documents;
  • Prepare analysis and reports related to the effective and efficient operations of capital projects;
  • Ensure that safety protocols are established and adhered to as they relate to execution of projects;
  • Prepare close-out documentation.
The position may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

For the purposes of management, performance assessment, and span of control, the Capital Projects Manager does not directly supervise any employees but works in coordination with the Facilities team and Finance Office.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in facilities design and construction, architecture, or construction management
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, Project Management, or other related field required
Certifications: PMP, LEED AP, and/or OSHA 10-hour preferred.

  • Knowledge of architectural and engineering principles and practices, including contract administration, building codes and construction materials;
  • Experience preparing and managing capital-related budgets;
  • Experience in construction project management;
  • Ability to read and interpret building construction documents;
  • Excellent ability to communicate system problems to stakeholders for proper understanding;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and coordinate multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated strategic skills in short- and long-term planning and facilitation and collaboration;
  • Ability to negotiate, mitigate conflict, and build alliances;
  • Experience managing people and teams to achieve desired results;
  • Creative, innovative, and strategic thinking ability;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure;
  • Sensitivity for and understanding of academic disciplines and issues;
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, and professionals to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace;
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time around construction activities and ability to lift 20 lbs.
This position requires an individual with the following characteristics:
  • Commitment to St. Albans School’s values;  
  • Good character, kindness, and an open heart and mind;
  • Integrity and honesty, with the highest ethical standards to choose the hard right over the easy wrong;
  • Personally accountable; assumes ownership, control and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others;
  • Accessible and responsive; serves others through collaborative problem-solving and openness to new ideas;
  • Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves orientation;
  • Strong team player with high EQ, making it a key priority to develop strong relationships with faculty and staff at all levels at the School;
  • Invests the time to be a visible, engaged and engaging presence on campus;
  • Ability to establish trust and credibility;
  • Flexible and receptive to change;
  • A positive “can-do” attitude.

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter and resume to STAjobs@stalbansschool.org with Capital Projects Manager written in the subject line.

St. Albans School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.

St. Albans seeks qualified individuals who are committed to fostering the academic, spiritual, athletic, and artistic growth of every student. St. Albans is committed to creating and maintaining a community that celebrates a diversity of voices and perspectives and fosters respect for everyone.

St. Albans School welcomes and values individuals from all backgrounds. Such diversity is essential to a community of learning and growth. In nurturing the hearts, minds, and bodies of its students, St. Albans prepares boys for fulfilling lives of responsibility, leadership, and service to others.

St. Albans is an equal opportunity employer. We select and promote employees based on qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.