Capital Projects Manager

Capital Projects Manager
Organization Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Oct 31, 2021

Type of Position: Full-time, exempt
Reports to:  Director of Maintenance and Capital

Department: Maintenance and Capital

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a full-time position as Capital Projects Manager. They will help manage capital repair and improvement projects on The Greenway and participate in planning initiatives for the Greenway corridor. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, young organization and help with placemaking efforts in a premier urban public space.

The ideal candidate is a design professional experienced in landscape architecture, architecture, or city planning; who has demonstrated success in seeing a project from conceptual stages through construction; and has developed creative design and construction solutions in complex urban settings. 

The Greenway Conservancy is committed to providing a public park environment that is welcoming to racially, culturally, and economically diverse residents and visitors. You can read more about our mission, vision, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our website.


Capital Projects 

  • Research and oversee procurement for, and management of capital repair projects, such as fountain repairs, masonry repairs, lighting upgrades, and equipment purchases. Manage budgets, including at least $2M of current funding over the next 4 years. Work closely with the Maintenance and Construction Supervisor. 
  • Coordinate with the Greenway Business Improvement District and manage projects instituted through their Enhancements Committee totaling $2M over the next 4 years
  • Produce and distribute Greenway RFPs. Procure and manage consultant teams in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of enhancement projects. Examples of past and current projects include the Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove, the Lynch Family Garden, North Meadow on The Greenway and Chin Park Lighting. Work closely with the senior leadership team.
  • Manage budgets and timelines for large-scale Carousel capital repairs character renovations, capital planning and documentation.
  • Support the Maintenance team with the troubleshooting of unforseen Carousel repairs needed with light and sound, mechanical and computer malfunctions. 
  • Oversee contractors and coordinate with the Maintenance team in the field. Utilizing technical, communication and project management skills, ensure projects are completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Work in conjunction with Conservancy legal counsel on written specifications, contracts and external documents. Manage contracts ensuring that all specifications and contractual obligations are met.
  • Work closely with the Director of Development and Grant Writer to produce graphics and materials for fundraising, as requested. 
  • Research and recommend placemaking, safety, and other permanent improvements. Examples include beer garden layout, new park furniture, street-pole banner program, food kiosks, or pedestrian bollards. Work closely with the senior leadership team.
  • For all current projects, manage budgets and timelines, prepare updates, and make presentations to the community and other stakeholders.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Marketing and Community Affairs Manager on special community initiatives.


  • Represent the Greenway on planning committees relevant to the Greenway District. Past examples include Dock Square IAG, 125 Lincoln Street, and Greenway Ramp Parcel Study. Advocate for first-class public realm and sustainable design principles. Draft comment letters in collaboration with the Executive Director and Marketing and Community Affairs Manager.
  • Represent the Greenway at community meetings, actively participate and provide feedback on citywide planning efforts (e.g., City of Boston’s PLAN: Downtown and Heat Resilience Study).
  • Maintain and develop key design/planning/construction relationships, including with City and State agencies, community groups, design/engineering/construction firms, cultural and academic institutions, and professional organizations to promote the Conservancy as a partner for collaboration. 


  • Train, manage and assess the Senior Project Coordinator, establishing goals and priorities that support long and short-term organizational schedules and plans. Mentor and advise, track progress and delegate tasks as necessary. 
  • Coordinate with the Director of Maintenance and Capital and the Maintenance and Construction Supervisor to assist in establishing the Maintenance Department’s short- and long-term goals and priorities, track project progress, delegate work, and improve systems and processes to stay on schedule and budget.
  • Collaborate with other departments (Horticulture, Public Art, Programs, Development, Business and Administration) to work together towards common goals.
  • Assist as needed with organization-wide efforts such as Greenway Gala.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, at minimum, is required. Preferred in planning, landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, or a related field.
  • 4 or more years of progressive work experience in city planning, landscape architecture, architecture, and/or engineering
  • 2 years of project management experience involving project scoping, contract management, budget and schedule tracking, through project completion
  • Ability to communicate effectively through writing and visual diagrams as well as strong public speaking skills
  • Superior demonstrated skills in:
    • Working productively and professionally with a wide range of people (e.g., designers, engineers, contractors, community organizations, public agencies);
    • multi-tasking and prioritization;
    • forging consensus on complex urban projects;
    • working both collaboratively and independently 
  • People management skills preferred
  • Comfort reading and comprehending civil, architectural drawings, schematics and specifications
  • Results-oriented, collaborative, detail-oriented, positive, calm under pressure
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD preferred
  • Experience with nonprofits or public or quasi-public agencies preferred 
  • Experience working in a diverse and inclusive organization is a plus.
  • All incoming employees will be required to comply with the Conservancy’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.


  • Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, but flexibility is required to accommodate occasional evening meetings.
  • Work will generally take place indoors, but the position will require some time in the park.

Application process

  • Please email a one-page cover letter, a resume, and 3 references to: [email protected] with the subject line “Capital Project Manager application.” Each file name should include the applicant’s last name.
  • The Greenway Conservancy invites and encourages minority group members, veterans, disabled individuals, women, and people of all gender identities to apply.
  • No phone calls, please.

About The Greenway and the Conservancy

The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources. 

To learn more about The Greenway and the Conservancy, please visit our website and blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Greenway Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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