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San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, SDSU has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including in terms of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator I) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position please see our benefits summaries.
In conjunction with project design professionals, the position will be responsible for the development and implementation of CSU Public Works Projects overseen by the Office of Project Management, including: Major and Minor Capital Outlay; Facility Repair and Renewal; and Specialty Service and Maintenance Contracts. The position’s responsibilities span a broad spectrum, covering all areas of project management, including: Project Planning, Scheduling, Resource Allocation, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, and Safety Management.
As a member of the Associate Vice President of Real Estate, Planning & Development’s management team and SDSU’s administration, this position is expected to exercise independent judgment to improve services and resolve problems. The Design Administrator works with and through other individuals to accomplish the objectives of the organization and its members. This position is responsible for assessing issues and situations, defining goals and objectives, developing strategies to achieve defined goals and objectives, and determining the required resources needed to organize, direct, and control necessary results-oriented activities.
The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
Project Application - Under the oversight of the Director, oversees design and implementation activities for work requests, which include minor and major construction projects as well as facilities and Capital Renewal projects. Additionally, provides construction administration oversight to the design management team for projects and services under the responsibility of the Project Management office.
Project Development - Oversees design team’s preparation of architectural plans and specifications for new construction or building alterations. Ensures that projects are designed and implemented in compliance with CSU requirements, including state codes and regulations.
Program Development - Under the oversight of Director, incumbent will develop Capital Project construction design program and manage programming, feasibility studies and design efforts in support of state and non-state capital projects at SDSU. These efforts include developing working relationships with academic planners and other administrators and administrative staff and attending meetings as needed with campus planners and others. Additionally, the incumbent will assist Capital Project Construction Administrator’s and consultants’ work as project designs, plans and specifications for Capital Construction projects are developed. Studies project specifications to determine appropriate construction methods. Related to bidding process, conducts related meetings, develops construction documents and coordinates with on-campus departments.
Project Oversight- Incumbent will be responsible for evaluating projects and for preparing progress and cost-tracking reports. Ensures budget compliance for contracted services by administering and interfacing with project managers to ensure that jobs are reviewed, estimates are maintained, and invoices and work orders are tracked. Through coordination with design engineers and job-site visitations, prepares and tracks adherence to work schedules and ensures that design elements of projects are followed.
General Support- Along with the Capital Project Construction Administrator, the incumbent will assist in supporting simultaneous Project Management construction projects, including Capital Construction projects with other events on campus. Support includes communicating with faculty, staff, students, and the community about current and upcoming projects and project impacts; participating as needed on campus committees; participating as needed in Emergency Planning and other similar efforts; and performing other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to work independently in reviewing policy, evaluating complex problems and developing effective solutions. Must have ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. This position requires knowledge of federal, state and local construction codes, regulations, ordinances, and procedures and the appropriate application of them.
Strong skills and abilities in construction design, as well as ability to administer construction-design personnel and project components. Incumbent will work with design professionals and consultants. The Design Administrator will manage all the processes in relation to producing a set of project documents that allow the University to adequately and efficiently bid and award the project for construction.
Working knowledge of construction terms and methodologies. Planning and communicating with complex and diverse user groups, university administration, students and others is also required, as well as experience in negotiating successful outcomes and toward building consensus among groups, supporting, understanding and advising the client as to the requirements and obligations in the development of a project’s design.
Thorough technical knowledge of construction methods and skilled trades, contract language, drafting and specification development; standard design and construction sequences and durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and oversee project schedules; working knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction practices; detailed understanding of California and applicable building codes and regulations; have a current understanding and knowledge of local building codes, including DSA guidelines and regulations; and professional design experience to effectively review design and construction documents, review contractor submittals, and to effectively work toward resolving field problems during construction.
Strong organizational and planning skills; must have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; must be able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously; and ability to supervise and direct professional and trade teams working on unique and technically difficult projects in a complex administrative environment.
Ability to manage facility maintenance and development activities in a major university setting and bargaining unit environment.
Ability to analyze assignments, projects, issues, and policies for improvement. Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to prepare concise and professional reports and correspondence.
Knowledge of design software, including AutoCAD, Revit and Bluebeam.
Ability to manage a range of human resources, both internal and external, ensuring effective staff development and performance management.
Ability to interface with regulatory agencies.
High-level skills required in decision making, problem solving, and interpersonal communication.
Experience and Education
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Construction Management, Business, or other relevant discipline.
Five or more years of progressively responsible, combined in-field and office experience supervising design administration projects; including scheduling, quality control and cost control management. Must be experienced with on-site field construction conditions, and possess in-depth knowledge of construction processes, sequencing, and productivity; or a combination of education/experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Must be experienced with reviewing payment requests for approval. Must be experienced in resolving problems, meeting deadlines and ensuring continuity of operations. Experience in preparing, monitoring and managing design budgets; gathering data and information; and evaluating independent cost estimates.
Must recognize and embrace a “teamwork” philosophy within Project Management and the university at large. Employee is required to function as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work well with staff from different disciplines and shops. Must demonstrate initiative and possess independent problem-solving skills.
Must have abilities to form cooperative relationships as well as work effectively as both a team member or alone. Must have ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations and to immediately recognize, secure and report unsafe conditions. Must have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment, and must be aware of typical workplace hazards as well as special hazards that may be encountered (biohazards, chemicals, asbestos/lead-containing materials).
Five years of experience in a supervisory capacity in project management, facility operations, design administration or the construction industry, including experience in design, plan analysis and estimating for multiple trade projects. Experience with Capital Project planning, development and construction in a university environment.
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Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2016; position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. The initial selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's education, training and experience based on the candidate's application and resume. You must complete all sections of the online application including the Education/Work History section of the application in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. In addition, please attach a resume, salary history for the past five years, and three professional references. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website.
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The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to t...he state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.