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Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4119262
Director, Projects and Design (0481U) 51877
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) helps retain all students, regardless of their academic preparation, resources, or background, by providing a safe, functional, engaging, and diverse environment. Students are more likely to stay and persist at Berkeley when they gain a sense of belonging by participating in our co-curricular activities. We understand the issues most relevant to students today, and provide services to help ensure Berkeley maintains our talented students, regardless of background or resources. Each RSSP unit contributes to making our living/learning communities relevant, engaging, and active. As a campus auxiliary, we deliver operational excellence in service to UC Berkeley's mission, while contributing significantly to University priorities.
This position is part of the Housing Facilities team within RSSP which manages over 3 million square feet across 150 buildings and houses over 10,000 residents (including undergraduate/graduate students, their families, faculty and staff). Housing Facilities provides clean, safe, code compliant facilities, efficient response to concerns, a high-quality experience and focus on customer service.
- Provides strategies, tactical management and coordination of all RSSP-owned capital improvement projects, including ensuring implementation of planned building, landscape and infrastructure programs.
- Directly oversees development of early project estimates, budgets, scheduling, integrity of project design and functional performance expectations in alignment with Campus & RSSP policies for assigned projects, ensuring on-budget and on-time performance.
- Manages professional staff of project managers, analysts and other design/construction professionals; identifies staffing needs, selects, hires, trains, evaluates and, as required, takes corrective action with direct reports.
- Establishes/maintains good working relationship with diverse populations including internal departmental units, campus service providers such as EH&S and Police, and external regulatory agencies such as State Fire Marshall, State Architect, et cetera, to ensure sufficient support for tactical project implementation. Serves as the primary contact with Capital Projects, PP-CS, and EHS for RSSP capital projects.
- Makes discretionary decisions on behalf of the department, reviewing extra costs, vendor selection and management, attending the owner-contractor-architect meetings, or delegating to project managers as appropriate.
- Effectively conveys the design requirements and intent to those responsible for the design in sites with specialized or general use buildings.
- Advises senior management in responding to requests for information regarding capital improvement planning, ensuring consistency and continuity in offering historical perspective in describing projects.
- Minimum 2 years' experience leading or managing team of project managers for major or minor capital projects.
- Minimum 5 years' experience of project management for major or minor capital projects.
- Able to facilitate and collaborate with various internal and external constituencies on strategic long- and short-term facilities planning, management and building construction.
- Advanced knowledge of engineering and/or architectural design and concepts.
- Knowledge in planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, building design and construction, state and federal legislative processes, and industry best practices.
- Thorough financial, budgeting and cost management skills, including interacting with and synthesizing widely divergent viewpoints and interests.
- Excellent skills to lead, mentor, direct, and manage personnel including selection, training, evaluating and as required taking corrective action.
- Thorough knowledge of industry best practices.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
- Excellent organizational skills including skill in consistently and effectively meeting budget and time deadlines.
- Ability to work with complex operating budgets as well as minor capital budgets containing up to 150 projects, with many in various stages of completion.
- Strong computer skills in various applications related project management, work order processing, as well as various spreadsheet and work processing applications.
- Ability to work in complex environment involving academic, residential, administrative, and dining facilities.
- Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture and license or certificate to practice in at least one of the above professions.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's https://www.google.com/url?q=http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html&source=gmail&ust=1674324686328000&usg=AOvVaw2GpIWYW1GodaOMhx7gsK4r' href='https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4119262&targetURL=http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html' style='font-variant-ligatures:normal; text-align:start; white-space:pre-wrap; color:blue; text-decoration:underline' target='_blank'>Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $160,000 to $190,000.
How to Apply
- To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that 'every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.'
The minimum posting duration for this position is 14 calendar days. The department will initiate the application review process after May 4, 2023.
- This is not a visa opportunity.
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.
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