Capital Project Manager

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

You could make a difference in advancing our mission at The Jackson Laboratory as a Capital Project Manager based in our Farmington, CT or Bar Harbor, Maine site as part of the Facilities Engineering team!


This full-time professional role will be responsible for managing capital projects from programming through close-out, with primary focus on renovations and new construction across our four campuses with budgets ranging from $20k - $20M. Projects will include vivarium, wet labs, dry labs, office workspaces, industrial buildings, site improvements, and other campus-wide projects located on any of our sites across the U.S. The successful candidate will develop project needs with clients and stakeholders and oversee designers, engineers, contractors, and other resources to assure successful delivery and closeout of each project.


Key Responsibilities:


In addition to the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for proposed projects, general duties include performing client programming and scope development; selection and management of professional design teams; project bidding and procurement; management of project documentation, schedule, and project cost accounting; review of building systems and construction details designed by others; and on-site inspections to assure construction is in compliance with plans and specifications.


The Jackson Laboratory has a reputation as being one of the leaders in mammalian genetics and human genomics. Combine that reputation and history of success with access to cutting edge technologies, vast internal knowledge, and access to collaborators all over the world, and you'll bear witness to a collaborative spirit here that permeates everything we do.



Bachelor's degree in Architecture; Architectural Engineering; Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Knowledge and experience in the planning, design and construction of vivarium and wet lab spaces is strongly desired.

Experience in the development and delivery of capital projects in institutional setting, including building renovations, new construction, and infrastructure improvements, from programming through construction and project close-out preferred.

Knowledge and experience in the design of new and renovation of existing buildings, including building systems, design processes, and multiple methods of project

Knowledge, experience, and a successful track record in managing capital projects and project delivery under budget and on

Ability to self-organize, prioritize, and schedule work assignments through organizing resources and establishing priorities.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Travel to other sites every 1-2 months for a period of one week

Demonstrated skill in the use of computers and related software (Windows based environment, AutoCAD, MS Office group, MS Project or Primavera, e-Builder,)


Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume!



About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 638119

Posted On: Nov 11, 2021

Updated On: Nov 11, 2021