Job Title: Development Project Manager, Capital Strategies (0488U) #25413
Job ID: 25413
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department RE Development and Portfolio
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Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Finance, the integrated teams of Capital Strategies work together to bring planning, construction and development services to the campus. Real Estate Development and Portfolio Department assists the campus in meeting its needs for facilities through methods other than the traditional campus capital construction approach. These methods include the construction of new buildings via third party developers or donor development, purchasing real property and leasing space in commercial buildings.
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is seeking Property Development Managers, to manage planning, project management and development for projects to redevelop UCB-owned properties in Berkeley, California. These development projects will address critical campus needs for academic space and/or housing, and other opportunities that may arise. Partnerships with private developers to design and construct the projects will enable fulfillment of campus program needs aligned with essential university goals.
Projects will include housing and non-housing real estate development, such as academic or commercial uses. One housing project will address the revitalization of the Southside block known as People's Park. For this project, the project manager must also recognize the unique cultural and historic role that the property has played in the development of the campus, City of Berkley and the nation. Another project currently under development is the Upper Hearst site currently in use as a parking structure for the UCB campus to be redeveloped as academic space, housing, and parking. The redevelopment of the Upper Hearst site will entail coordination with the Goldman School of Public Policy and UCB's Parking and Transportation Department as major stakeholders.
Identify, evaluate and drive strategies needed for investment and development of the Project. Manage all aspects of work related to those strategies in support of both overall and individual program/project development, including business case analysis.
To ensure program success, develop and direct the overall management of the entire site development portfolio of projects on a day-to-day basis including design, budgetary costing, standardized construction, and final inspection.
Seek innovative development and financing opportunities to address demands for space of a growing and diverse university research science community.
Collaborate with Capital Strategies for construction design and ensure adherence to the level of architectural quality and state of the art infrastructure reflecting the campus vision, while ensuring adherence to building codes and zoning requirements.
Work closely with PEP in the selection of design and construction professionals, fee and contract negotiations, project code compliance and regulations, engineering and technical support and in guiding project development in compliance with campus policies and procedures, federal regulations and state and local laws.
Proactively engage and communicate with key stakeholders, including, stakeholders within UCB, UC Office of the President, the city of Berkeley, and business and community partners. Cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with these constituents.
Serve as technical advisor and assists senior management on all planning and related project matters, exercising independent judgment and initiative, and rendering opinions and making decisions having long-term affects on and off campus quality of life.
Prepares formal and informal presentations for UCB administration, constituents, and meetings with Project stakeholders.
Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields.
Advanced interpersonal skills, including advanced political acumen.
Advanced analytical and project management skills.
Understanding of the local, regional, and national markets for research campus demand and supply.
Demonstrated ability to select, lead, direct and manage teams to execute complex program, planning and project management tasks with clear roles and responsibilities.
Ability to generate strong collaborative relationships with clear authority and accountability.
Ability to champion institutional-scale scientific and operational initiatives from conceptualization through completion.
Expert knowledge in the planning and management of large, complex initiatives and programs.
Must be innovative, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable about real estate development, financing complex capital projects and environmental design
Extensive experience developing strategic partnerships such as multi-agency frameworks, networks for collaborative programs and major real estate investment and development programs.
Expert written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with institutional, industrial and community partners including UC administration, the city of Berkeley, the public and others, to advance organizational objectives.
Knowledge of the campus, including vision, mission, organization, goals, achievements and short and long range strategic plans will be useful to the successful candidate. Also knowledge of the campus architectural history, development plans, infrastructure and current, ongoing and future design and construction plans preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning or other planning related field or equivalent experiences/training.
Extensive experience/training in a related field with substantial experience in the overall management of large scale projects of equal or greater scope and complexity.
Salary & Benefits
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Conviction History Background
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