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In support of the capital program, the Pre-Design Manager (PDM) conducts programming and planning analysis and provides recommendations in regard to optimizing the use of space to faculty and staff. Services to include site analysis, existing building analysis, development of user program, development of preliminary construction cost estimate, development of project schedule, and conduct value engineering process all in conjunction with the alteration, upgrade, retrofit and construction of buildings, building systems, utility services and/or equipment.
In collaboration with VC area representatives such as academic deans and their assistants, the PDM assists with the space planning, budgeting, cost estimation and scheduling development in support of department faculty recruitment packages. This work includes advanced field observation of existing facilities, analysis of existing Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) reports, and in regards to faculty recruitment, three year advance planning of placement of potential candidates within existing space based on capacity of the facility to serve specific function of proposed discipline recruit for research, instructional research, and interdisciplinary study.
Specific tasks include evaluating existing buildings and sites, meeting with user groups to obtain specific project objectives, preparation of program definition, conceptual space planning and design, cost estimating, project schedule preparation, and preparation of Project Charters which memorialize constituents, parameters, and future decision points. Maintains historical cost data of space renovation projects delivered by the department and uses the data to develop and maintain the department's cost estimating guide.
Ensures smooth transition from pre-design phase into design and construction phase including project hand-off to PM upon project's budget and finance approval and remains liaison to Project Charter participants through substantial completion of construction.
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Planning, Engineering and/or a construction field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience and four (4) years of related analytical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven experience and working knowledge of current project and construction costs and experience with industry standard cost estimating systems. Financial skills and knowledge to prepare and manage project budgets.
Ability to provide direction and coordination to architects and professional design consultants; understanding of project budgeting, cost estimating, design process, bid preparation, project delivery, construction, inspection and building commissioning.
Strong skill to effectively negotiate. Skill at preparing plans and specifications for competitive bidding processes. Knowledge of proper Affirmative Action procedures for awarding project contacts.
Excellent ability to effectively compose, edit and proofread letters, memoranda, and summary reports with clear and concise expression, proper grammar, style, and punctuation.
Demonstrated ability to make formal and informal presentations to management and other campus groups.
Superb interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with Principles of Community with all levels of staff and outside vendors.
Proficient computer skills using MS Office Suite, email, and variety of web-based project management programs (such as eBuilder) and databases. Ability to learn new programs/applications with minimal direction, and exercise fast and accurate typing skills.
Ability to work independently with strong organizational skills to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines. Work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities utilizing problem solving skills and sound judgment.
Understanding of Uniform Building Codes, California Building Codes, International Code Council, fire codes, life/safety codes and regulations, as well as ability to follow University standards concerning space, access, utilities, fire, safety, etc.
Familiarity with ADA and Title 24 requirements.
DMV, DOJ/FBI background clearance required prior to hire.
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