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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 28, 2021
Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Office. RSSP provides student housing, dining services, and child care services; it also conducts conference services, operates campus restaurants, and manages faculty apartments. The RSSP Housing & Facilities group provides comprehensive services to all units within RSSP. This position reports to the Director of Design & Projects Services and Sustainabilty performing project planning, construction management, and life-cycle assessment for RSSP.
Involves managing the design, construction, facility coordination, and closeout of projects, primarily on renovations, and including site work, infrastructure, finishes, furniture, and equipment.
Collects, develops, and analyzes technical data to determine project requirements and preparation of information regarding specifications, materials, equipment and estimated costs.
Coordinates work with users in occupied space, or during temporarily vacant space with very critical deadlines for re-occupancy.
Assists in the prioritization of capital improvement, major maintenance, and space utilization programs for all RSSP facilities.
Assists in the assessment of existing conditions and optimum project delivery across the complex and geographically dispersed RSSP facility portfolio that includes over 150 buildings and 3 million square feet of University space, some historic.
Collaborates with outside agencies and Campus partners on shared projects; and coordinates project processes from initiation to financial closure.
Coordinating with Campus, hires consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions and design criteria.
Reviews cost estimates, establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with Program Manager and clients.
Ensures plans and specifications conform to the program and facility life cycle standards.
Coordinating wth Campus and periodically independent of Campus, bids or negotiates contracts, reviews and manages activities, including contractor's schedule, RFIs, Submittals, Change Order Requests, and Punch List, and acts as liaison among project participants, resolving problems or conflicts.
Acts as RSSP liaison among project participants and resolves problems or conflicts, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
Ensures project is properly closed-out contractually and financially, and Operations & Maintenance Manuals and record drawings are turned over to RSSP.
For RSSP maintenance projects may prepare plans, details, and/or specifications; informally bid or negotiate project work; and oversee construction activities.
Reviews and assesses building condition and stored materials as part of the RSSP capital improvement program and space planning.
Performs organizational, campus and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on campus committees representing department or unit.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough working knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including full understanding of industry practices.
Thorough project management skills, including skill to manage time sensitive complex projects.
Thorough skills in problem recognition/avoidance/resolution.
Thorough organizational and analytical skills including skill to provide high quality control.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills including high level political acumen.
Project management, architecture, engineering, interior design, or construction training preferred.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.