Senior Capital Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time




425 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
United States


The Public Theater is seeking a Senior Capital Projects Manager to join its Capital Projects Department. The ideal candidate will assist in managing multiple large design and construction projects, specifically new construction and out-of-ground construction projects from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in size from $25 million to $120 million. Under the leadership of the Director of Capital Projects and Construction, the Senior Capital Projects Manager will interface with the organization’s user groups and assist in the coordination of all design consultants and construction activities. The Senior Capital Projects Manager will be working closely with the Director of Capital Projects and Construction, reporting to and managing a rigorous organizational governance structure and a large capital campaign which is inclusive of a large capital project.

The Senior Capital Projects Manager will assist in the supervision of the Capital Projects Manager who will be independently managing smaller projects from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in size from $25 million to $120 million. Projects will vary in type and size, from renovations to new construction of all existing spaces. The Senior Capital Projects Manager will also supervise the Capital Projects Manager in performing internal space planning studies and assessments of all the existing spaces in all locations and assisting in the institution’s reprogramming of its main building at 425 Lafayette Street.


·        Bachelor's Degree in architecture or engineering or related field.

·        At least ten (10+) years of project management experience as an owner’s' representative, construction manager or architect/engineer, through all stages of capital projects including programming, planning, design, remediation, construction, contract administration, commissioning, certification, validation and occupancy specifically with new out of the ground construction in NYC.

·        Experience as staff or as a consultant working on projects at higher education, cultural or non-profit organizations.

·        Strong ability to prepare project status reporting material which can be used at any level of the organization.

·        Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Office, Excel and Microsoft Project.

·        Strong analytical, negotiation, communication, problem solving and report writing skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.

·        Ability to speak articulately in high level forums, to answer difficult questions with confidence; strong ability to work independently identifying best approaches to problems/questions and determining when to seek manager or more senior advice.

·        Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Registered Architect License in NY

·        LEED accreditation at Green Associate or AP level

·        Experience working with governmental agencies

·        Experience with AutoCAD, REVIT or similar drawing systems

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

This is an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Position is available immediately.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Professional Level

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Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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