Job Requisition Number: 25877. Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, dining services, and child care services; it also conducts conference services, operates campus restaurants, and manages faculty apartments. The RSSP Housing, Events & Facilities units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. This position reports to the Design & Projects Services group performing interior design services, space planning, project planning and project management for RSSP.
Involves managing the design, construction, facility coordination, and close-out of projects, including renovations, 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, estimated costs, and completion times.
Assists in the prioritization of capital improvement, major maintenance, and space utilization programs for all RSSP facilities including residence halls, dining facilities, apartments, child care, staff offices, historic structures and commercial venues. 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. Collaborates with outside agencies and Campus partners on shared projects; and coordinates project processes from initiation to financial closure.
•Meets with clients and performs research to help define project scope and program; assists with managing the project program. •Formally establishes campus project, including working with other units, departments and Program Manager to facilitate this effort and ensure funding is transferred. •Coordinating with Campus and periodically independent of Campus hires consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions, design criteria, and may prepare layouts and detail drawings and manages the services of the architects, engineers, and other consultants. •Reviews cost estimates, establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with Program Manager and clients. •Ensures plans and specifications conform to the program. •Bids or negotiates contracts, reviews and manages construction 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 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. This is a 2 year, full time, contract position.
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