Higher Ed & Commerical Sr. Project Manager

Location US-NY-Colonie
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Building Design


Responsibility connects us, empowers us, binds us to our community, and challenges us to do what is right. Clean water, safe roads, efficient energy, resilient power sources, and buildings that enhance their surroundings – these are significant responsibilities we take to heart.


At CHA, we believe in responsibly improving the world we live in, and we ask our team to aspire to that ideal every day. At the foundation of our responsibility is our commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and equality. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We believe it is our responsibility and work to do that each day.


We are currently seeking a Higher Ed & Commercial Sr. Project Manager to join our Buildings – Administration team from Colonie, NY.


CHA believes our employees should have the time and flexibility to balance work and personal commitments. We offer most employees the option of a hybrid schedule with a work week that includes both office and work from home days.


CHA is passionate about designing and bringing a vision to life, balancing function, and aesthetics. Many of our clients have long relationships with us and trust us to create sustainable building solutions that are customized to their needs and neighborhoods. We are committed to distinctive, high-quality completion of new construction and complex renovations from a diverse portfolio including all types of commercial spaces, schools, government buildings, retail, and sports venues.


At CHA, the Higher Ed & Commercial Sr. Project Manager works diligently to complete projects within the scope, budget and schedule while thoroughly understanding all project risks and applicable financial measures. This senior, key role is responsible for managing the overall client relationship including any technical, financial, or logistical issues that may arise. The individuals in this role are skilled collaborators who are experts at problem solving and adapting and staying calm under pressure. Additionally, this Sr. Project Manager sells and develops work with specific clients, ultimately leading to a “seller/doer” dual role.


Our Higher Ed & Commercial Sr. Project Manager are leaders in identification of target market areas and marketing plan development. They clearly and successfully communicate updates to the client, management, and project team, as well as prepares for and attends monthly project review meetings with operations.


At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you’ll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your “why” at CHA!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Science, Planning, Engineering Management, or a related degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • PE or equivalent professional license preferred
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience required; a minimum of 8 years of project management experience required
  • Experience preparing proposals, project plans, extra work authorizations and project closeout documents for projects required
  • Demonstrated experience in managing client relationships
  • Experience understanding and interpreting client contract requirements
  • Ability to track and oversee multiple projects required
  • Experience utilizing problem-solving skills, exercising discretion, and making independent judgments required
  • Experience managing project accounting processes to include project budgeting, forecasts and cash management required
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite required
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vision preferred
  • An articulate and persuasive communicator with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences
  • Knowledge of MS Project and/or Primavera P6 preferred
  • Ability to travel as needed required (in-state)


At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in – combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities – reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.


We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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