Project Specialist

Riverside, CA
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $43,100 - $74,600
Title: Project Specialist
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Architects & Engineers
Date Posted: 08/18/2016

Position Information: Provides overall project support to Project Managers (PM) in support of campus construction, infrastructure improvements, or building renovations during and throughout the various phases of the project. Responsible for analysis, review and timely routing of all material related to projects during planning, design, development, and construction. Makes recommendations to the PM regarding issues concerning short and long-term projects, projections and solutions regarding procedures and processes. Utilizes project management software, assists in the preparation of periodic reports to campus administration and team members, prepares or compiles Preliminary (P), Working Drawings (W), and Construction (C) submittals to University of California Office of the President (UCOP) as requested by PM's. Acts as a liaison on behalf of PM's between all entities associated with the project, i.e., architects, engineers, building committees, contractors and consultants. Ensures all required project documentation is complete and in compliance with applicable policies; collaborates with Contracts Team to ensure accuracy and thoroughness of project documentation in preparation for project close out.

Minimum Requirements: Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.

Knowledge of applicable University of California (UC) policies, procedures and the UC Facilities Manual and UCOP processes related to planning, design and construction for capital projects.

Knowledge of the construction industry, construction terminology, and processing of construction documents. Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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