Assistant Project Manager

Malibu, CA
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type

Under the supervision of the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Director, assist in fulfilling design, construction, remodel, and campus planning requests for the DDC.


  • Support the project management team, completing assigned tasks and assisting project managers and management staff on selected design and construction projects. Duties include space planning, interior design, drafting design documents for interior renovations and remodels, outdoor improvement projects, furniture installations, and graphic displays or installations.
  • Assist in planning and oversight of furniture installations and project occupant move management.
  • Using AutoCAD and other computer graphics tools, produce concept sketches, schematic plans, construction documents, and furniture plans.
  • Provide design, graphics, and presentation support for University projects and presentations. Produce computer-generated renderings, photo-simulations, and three-dimensional images for communication of design concepts and alternatives.
  • Assist in research, evaluation, and selection of furniture, materials, and finishes.
  • Meet with project stakeholders to assist in development of scopes of work and feasibility analyses.
  • Keep current the Materials and Design Library including organizing product samples and literature.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the University's design palettes, including the Furniture, Fixtures, Finishes, and Equipment Standards and Guidelines.
  • Prepare product data and other materials for presentations and reports to stakeholders and committees such as the University Design Group.
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with internal and external project participants to ensure that all parties are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule with minimal impact to University operations.
  • Assist in the development of organization systems, departmental processes, and report templates.
  • Assist in the development of organization systems, departmental processes, and report templates. Develop, distribute, and organize written and verbal communications. Update schedules and project files.
  • Responsible for organization, control, and tracking of project documents including the management of project close out. Review vendor submittals and specifications for design and standards compliance.
  • Communicate and coordinate with contractors and other vendors as required.
  • Assist in collecting, organizing, evaluating, and disseminating project information.
  • Research and update archived as-built plans.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications
Required: Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or closely related field is required. At least three (3) years of experience in the building design and construction industry required. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Strong organizational skills, with an emphasis on managing multiple tasks required. Knowledge of design and construction project documentation and protocols is required. Professional demeanor is required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team is required. Proven capability to meet deadlines is required. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Word, and Excel required. Normal mobility and ability to move about on construction sites, and to lift and carry 30 pounds, including up and down stairs, is required. Must meet University requirements for automobile insurability under the University's insurance.

Preferred: More than four years of highly relevant experience preferred. Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, MS Access, MS Project, and Adobe Acrobat is preferred.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.

This is a restricted, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.

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