Recognized as one of the top 10 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices, best people at the best place to work! Due to continued expansion, our team is looking to add a new Capital Project Manager. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!
Capital Program Management (CPM) is the primary service provider at the University of California, San Diego, charged with the implementation of a +/- $3.2 Billion Capital Program transforming the physical landscape of the campus with the integration of the Light Rail Transit and expanded infrastructure, housing, academic and research buildings, and mixed-use facilities to address future enrollment growth demands aimed at ensuring enhanced student experience, cultivating an inclusive and diverse community, expanding our research prowess and impact, improving the delivery of advanced healthcare and enrich our community.
Under general direction of the Program Manager this position is accountable to either the campus or health system to provide projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs. The Capital Project Manager organizes, plans, and controls the design and construction effort for individual projects.
This may involve selecting professional design staff; coordinating the activities of clients, design professionals (architect, engineers, etc.), contractors, inspectors, and others associated with the project; monitoring project progress, cost, and quality; resolving problems that arise in the project; working with state agency officials to ensure compliance and safety. Communicating with project stakeholders on campus/medical centers regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact. Completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications.
Advanced knowledge of building and construction, design, and construction contract administration including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
Proven ability and knowledge to provide technical advice on construction practices, methods and procedures, and to prepare drawings and specifications for major building projects.
Demonstrated working knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction practices.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard design and construction sequences and durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedule.
Ability to learn or working knowledge of California Building Code, Title-24 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Division of State Architect (DSA) and State Fire Marshal (SFM) code and policy requirements for hospital construction (Medical Center only).
Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component.
Advanced analytical, organizational and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills. Skill to effectively negotiate terms, conditions and costs related to design professional contracts and construction change orders.
Strong leadership and managerial skills necessary to simultaneously direct several large professional teams working on unique and technically difficult projects in a complex administrative environment.
Demonstrated financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, and preferably E Builder Project Management.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly effective negotiation skills and highly developed political acumen.
Strong ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget. Construction administration experience and skills to monitor contractor operations for conformance to contract documents and applicable codes, review and negotiate contractor claims, oversee work of inspectors and testing agencies, and actively assist contractor and design team in the resolution of technical and procedural problems.
Ability to promote, develop and maintain cooperative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including University Personnel and the public.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.