The planning and design project manager is responsible for supporting and overseeing capital repair and retrofit projects at the High Line park and headquarters. Projects require short- and long-term planning, and coordination with internal High Line departments to ensure minimal impact to operations, programming, and public access to the High Line. In addition to internal coordination, the project manager works with external contractors and NYC Parks and other city agencies, as needed. This position also acts as a liaison with adjacent construction projects as they impact the park.
This is an full-time, year-round, exempt position that reports to the senior project manager and who works collaboratively with the Operations department in fulfillment of projects.
Manage repair/improvement projects on the High Line including developing scopes of work, soliciting and reviewing bids from contractors, and managing the execution of the work. Examples of previous projects include stair repair and repainting, utility upgrades to support concessions and public programming, oversight of design and installation of plant bed protection, reconfiguration of park seating, restoration of park pathways, and office and storage space fit outs, etc.
Coordinate between Planning & Design and Park Operations departments to ensure successful execution and oversight of projects, and confirm that all projects are on the institutional master calendar and internal resources are allocated and scheduled
Work closely with departmental managers to establish scopes of capital repair work, schedules, and budgets
Create communication processes and documents to ensure that all affected stakeholders are aware of impact of projects on park
Support NYC Parks and the property owners in the review, approval, and installation of overhead protection on the High Line for adjacent construction projects; track and bill all associated reimbursement costs
Maintain master list of High Line capital repairs and calendar for implementation
Other duties as assigned
5+ years of project management experience
Ability to work independently, multi-task, solve problems, and collaborate with a variety of colleagues, as well as external vendors, contractors, designers, and partners at all levels
Ability to read architectural/construction drawings
Ability to manage budgets and schedules
Comfort working in a fast-paced and flexible office environment
Demonstrated skills in verbal, written, and graphic communication
Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience or interest in the fields of planning, landscape architecture, architecture, design, and the operations/programming of public spaces
Understanding of contracts and insurance
Knowledge of AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite
Completion of OSHA 30, LEED Green Associate, Project Management, or Construction Management Certificate
Ability to work outside in all types of weather conditions as needed
Some evening and weekend work required based on project needs
Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS
20 vacation days, 6 sick days, and 9 paid holidays
Paid primary and secondary caregiver leave
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Supplemental short-term disability insurance and paid life insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Contribution in a 403(b) retirement plan
Discounted Citi Bike membership
Discount on High Line merchandise
Employee Assistance Program
About Friends of the High Line
Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with NYC Parks. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.
Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming, and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, and to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line’s construction and create an endowment for its future operations.