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Central Park Conservancy – Capital Projects Coordinator

Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Job Posting for:           Capital Projects Coordinator
Reports to:                  Director of Construction
Department:               Capital Projects
Job Type:                     Exempt/Full-Time

Schedule:                    Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm

About Central Park Conservancy

Central Park is one of the world’s most famous and beloved urban public spaces. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre Park was the country’s first purpose-built public park and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park, which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since then, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.

The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from urban life. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy, which is responsible for every aspect of its care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and public-private partnerships worldwide. The Conservancy employs roughly 400 people and has an operating budget of $100 million.

 

Position Summary

The Central Park Conservancy’s Capital Project’s department is seeking a Capital Projects Coordinator who will work with the various members of the construction team to provide daily monitoring, reporting, and support for projects during the construction phase.

The Capital Projects department is responsible for and supports the Conservancy’s 42-year effort of restoration and stewardship of New York’s Central Park, with an ongoing program of work that includes historic and ecological landscape and water body restorations, redesign of playground and recreation facilities, infrastructure modernization and a wide range of architectural rehabilitation projects. The department is approximately 30 people of primarily landscape architects, architects, and engineers whose focus includes the planning, design, and construction of projects of varying complexity, program, and scale.

Position Responsibilities

In collaboration with Capital Projects Construction Managers:

    • Supervise and monitor field work performed by landscape, building, and site contractors and provide directives accordingly.
    • Coordinate daily field work and necessary site meetings with contractors, the Conservancy operations staff, and outside consultants.
    • Inspect material deliveries and completed work for quality and conformance with contract documents.
    • Assist Capital Projects Construction Managers to perform field measurements and calculations for contract payments, as needed.
    • Ensure that project sites are managed in a safe and professional manner, in full compliance with applicable safety standards and other regulatory requirements.
    • Ensure project sites are consistent in appearance with the Conservancy’s public image and high standards for our work in the Park.
    • Coordinate construction signage plans and installations. Ensure that construction signage and information posted on site communicates current information to park patrons.
    • Maintain daily field reports, construction meeting minutes, and photo-documentation of work by contractors.
    • Maintain up-to-date files on projects.
    • Perform other duties as required.

 

Position Qualifications:

    • Proficiency in various work tools across multiple platforms, including AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office.
    • Associate or bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, landscape architecture, architecture or a related field or 2 to 4 years of relevant experience in the construction industry.
    • Familiarity and understanding of construction documents.
    • Familiarity with design standards, codes, and industry standards of practice.
    • Self-motivated, proactive and task oriented.
    • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication, and project management skills.
    • Experience on a construction site helpful.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Time outside of these listed work hours as needed, weekend and holiday work as needed.
    • Passion for Central Park and the Conservancy’s mission.

 

Salary range:  $60K to $68K (based on level of experience)

Please apply using this link:

Capital Projects Coordinator – Central Park Conservancy Careers (oraclecloud.com)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION:

The Central Park Conservancy’s work is guided by the belief that Central Park, and all public parks,    must be managed and actively protected as an inclusive and democratic space for all.

Working closely with our New York City partners, we will always strive towards creating and sustaining a sense of belonging for all visitors and advocating for equitable and accessible public use of the Park.

In service of this belief, we are committed to fostering a workforce and organizational culture that is as diverse as Central Park itself and the dynamic city it serves.

Safety Requirements:

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and follow federal, state, and local safety regulations. Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities. Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.). If an employee discovers a potentially dangerous condition, he/she/they should alert other employees and notify his/her/their supervisor immediately.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

JOB DETAILS:

Salary:

$60K to $68K annually

Work Location:

New York City

Number of Positions:

1

Submitters Name:

Michele Schaffer

Submitters Email:

mschaffer@centralparknyc.org

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