Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the worldâs largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Facilities Project Manager to manage the maintenance, renovation, allocation and utilization of space and equipment of ISIâs three research campuses. This position provides leadership and direction for day to day project operations and project related administrative activities such as design, plan, schedule, scope and budget. The Facilities Project Manager oversees inspection, maintenance, repair, refurbishment and replacement of all assigned facilities, furnishings, etc. This is to include proper preventative maintenance and services to ensure reliable operation of all systems, such as power and HVAC.
Provides leadership and direction on all project operations and activities such as the design, plan, schedule, scope and budget. Supervises unit employees. Schedules, assigns and prioritizes workloads. Sets appropriate deadlines. Monitors employee performance on a regular basis. Ensures timely completion of unitâs work.
Ensures projects comply with university standards and specifications and local requirements. Provides construction phase support such as review of submittals, and documents and field observation.
Manages and negotiates consultant services on assigned projects. Coordinates with outside contractors and vendor as well as University departments for facilities operations, maintenance, and construction and renovation projects.
Develops and administers the annual operating budget for managed facilities. Reviews, authorizes and monitors expenses for utilities, materials and supplies, repairs, maintenance and project work. Provides budget reports on a regular basis.
Prepares long and short range plans for the use of facilities. Maintains analysis of space and equipment requirements and allocates usage based on departmental priorities.
Inspects current building systems such as AC unit, automatic controls and lights. Determines whether systems need to be repaired, replaced or retrofitted. Recommends equipment or system to install.
Conducts quality assurance reviews to ensure that required work is satisfactorily performed and completed by certified consultants.
Conducts periodic security surveys. Coordinates and resolves security concerns. Controls procedures for facility access to include establishment of guidelines for issue of keys and maintenance of related records.
Inspects equipment and coordinates required repairs and/or purchases.
Coordinates and monitors construction and renovation projects. Provides cost and status reports as requested.
Manages telecommunications system for assigned facility to include coordination with vendor on installation, maintenance and upgrade of systems. Provides for training of staff as needed.
Coordinates energy management programs to achieve reduction of associated costs.
Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff.
Coordinate annual or special ISI events such as holiday party and management offsite meetings.
Preferred Qualifications â M.S. with minimum 5 years of experience
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems and/or planning. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.