Director, Project Management

Riverside, CA
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $73,500 - $144,900
Title: Director, Project Management
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Architects & Engineers
Date Posted: 05/01/2017

Position Information: The Director of Project Management manages the Architects and Engineers (A&E) Project Management team in the day-to-day activities associated with campus construction, renovation and retrofit projects. As a representative of A&E, manages the programming, design, and construction of new and remodeled major and minor capital projects, with an active project load of over $825 million. Under general direction of the Executive Director of Construction and Project Management of Architects and Engineers, this position is accountable to the campus to provide projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs. Manages and coordinates large and/or complex construction projects through all phases of design, permitting and construction. Provides leadership and oversight for campus project management function by managing staff project managers and inspectors. Operates with significant independence and minimal supervision as the principal project representative. Meets regularly to collaborate with senior management and campus leadership. Works cooperatively with business unit client representatives, other campus units such as Physical Plant, EHS, Computing and Communications and Capital Asset Strategies. Directs, organizes, plans, and controls the design and construction effort; selecting professional design staff; coordinating the activities of clients, design professionals (architects, 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 regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact; and completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications.

Minimum Requirements: Extensive analytical/problem-solving skills.
Working knowledge of and experience in planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, building design and construction.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with senior management, and lead and direct subordinates.
Ability and knowledge to provide technical advice on construction practices, methods and procedures, and to prepare drawings and specifications for major building projects.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
Working knowledge of current project and construction costs and experience with industry standard cost estimating systems. Financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.
Thorough knowledge of and experience in all organizational processes, protocols, and procedures. Advanced knowledge of functionally-specific computer applications.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and construction project management software.
Comprehensive project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Related experience and/or knowledge of U.C. Policy and Procedure related to facilities, planning, design and construction.

Related experience and/or knowledge of University of California Capital Building Programs.

Related experience with complex large -scale institutional residential projects.

Experience with ground up new construction preferred

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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