Project Manager Physical Planning Development & Operations
Job #: 1808130
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $80,000-98,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Working within the Design & Construction Services Unit of Physical Planning, Development & Operations, the Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of assigned University construction projects. This is accomplished by closely working with campus clients and colleagues within Physical Planning, Development & Operations and Capital Planning & Space Management to ensure projects meet design and regulatory requirements, are constructed of high quality materials and workmanship while also being cost-effective based on a total cost of ownership philosophy to meet programmatic needs as expressed by the campus client, and are completed on schedule and within budget. To do so, the Project Manager is directly responsible for all aspects of project management including initial scoping and programming; budget development, approval, and management; design development and administration; approvals and permits; consultant and contractor procurement and contract administration and oversight; testing and inspection administration and oversight; construction administration; closeout and occupancy.
Under the oversight and guidance of the Senior Architect/Pod Supervisor, the Project Manager is an experienced professional responsible for coordinating all or assigned phases of construction projects (budgets ranging from $5,000 to $100,000,000) from establishment of scope and program, through design development, construction, and occupancy. This involves working closely with campus clients and other authorizing departments, retaining and managing design professionals (architects, engineers and specialist consultants), general contractors and subcontractors, construction inspectors, and others assigned to the project; managing and overseeing project progress, budget, cost and quality; resolving problems that arise in the projects; working with state regulatory agencies to ensure compliance and safety; and proactively communicating project details including recommendations and solutions to issues which may arise to campus clients and decision makers. The individual has first line responsibility to communicate effectively with project stakeholders regarding program, schedule, budget and construction impacts. The individual acts independently in the day to day management of assigned tasks receiving guidance at each key phase of a project and incorporating such into an approach which considers a broad framework and consistent approach for the campus project portfolio being managed by Physical Planning, Development & Operations. The individual has sound analytical and deductive reasoning skills resulting in demonstrated good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Design and Construction Services, a unit of Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO), supports the UC Santa Cruz academic vision by managing and overseeing physical planning, design, and construction efforts required to successfully support campus development plans, capital construction projects, and major repair and maintenance projects. Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor- PPDO and the Campus Architect/Delegated Campus Building Official, Design & Construction Services ensures that projects contribute to and support campus life by creating visually pleasing, functional, and sustainable infrastructure and facilities that are sensitive and responsive to the surrounding natural landscape. We collaborate with other campus departments to facilitate and realize programmatic or operational needs when building or altering facilities.
Knowledge such as that obtained through a Bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, engineering, construction management, or a related field or which may be obtained through equivalent experience/training such as might be achieved through three to five years of professional project management experience delivering large and complex projects within an institutional setting.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Thorough knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including full understanding of industry practices. Ability to apply such knowledge and skills successfully for assigned complex tasks, assignments, and projects.
Thorough project management skills, including skill to manage all phases of design and construction of complex projects including programming, budgeting, design, contract administration/documents and inspection.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills including negotiation skills and a high level political acumen.
The position works in a wide variety of environments including both a typical office environment as well as a facility/building and construction-oriented environment.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 08-21-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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