Organizational Area: Chief Financial Officer-Capital Assets, Strategies and Finance
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Recommended Hiring Range is: $90,000.00 to $113,000.00. Commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Design and Construction, the Contract Specialist position, working with the other capital program professionals, supports system wide leadership and advances the goals of the University's capital program in conformance with University design and construction policy, and applicable state and federal codes and regulations.
The Contract Specialist ensures that University design and construction policy effectively supports and advances the goals of its capital program; develops policies, procedures, guidelines, and contracts, and the related accountability framework to evaluate effectiveness; socializes decisions with all campuses; collaborates with sister state agencies and industry partners; provides technical advice in design and construction contract administration, and facilitates project delivery strategies for campus capital programs; exercises experienced judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and may provide guidance to other functional managers or analysts.
Experienced consultant providing technical advice related to design and construction. Exercises experienced judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and may provide guidance to other functional managers or analysts.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.
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Duty 1: As an experienced professional, provides timely, high quality advice and consultation on related codes, design and construction policy, procedures, contracts and agreements. Responsible for drafting, updating, and maintaining system wide agreements in consultation with the Office of the General Counsel and, where appropriate, Risk Services, Procurement Services, and key location representatives. Ensures all design and construction policies are developed, implemented and properly documented in compliance with applicable law, best practices and Regents' direction. This includes providing regular updates and maintenance of the Facilities Manual. Serves as experienced subject matter advisor for UC-sponsored legislation through regular interaction with UC Legislative staff. Function:Design and Construction Advice and Consultation: Percent: 50
Duty 2: As an official representative of the University, cultivates and maintains beneficial working relationships with key industry partners, and stakeholders as well as public governmental and regulatory bodies and entities. Timely review, analysis and communication of proposed new laws and regulations related to design, construction, building code and safety implementation for specific impacts to University programs. Ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written communications, and is able to analyze and synthesize information to translate into policies, procedures, guidelines and contracts that can easily be understood by key industry partners and stakeholders as well as public governmental and regulatory bodies and entities. Function:Communication and Collaboration: Percent: 35
Duty 3: Participation in the training of Staff and other stakeholders through the Capital Projects Institute (CPI) program. Coordinates and provides logistical support for Construction Review Board Hearings. Function:Other Duties as Assigned Percent: 15
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Law , Construction Management or Public Policy or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge of planning, design and construction procedures, industry practices, and / or expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
Thorough understanding of contract documents related to the design and construction industry.
Proven analytical, organizational and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills.
Proven written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills and well developed political acumen.
Well-developed team building, collaboration and facilitation skills. Demonstrated written and verbal skills to effectively communicate technical information. Required
Proven experience developing policies related to design and construction industry and regulatory practices.
Thorough knowledge of University organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans.
Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
California State License in Architecture or Engineering Preferred. Preferred
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