Senior Project Manager, Capital Programs

Los Angeles, California
May 15, 2017
Requisition 25920
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Project Managers are responsible for the coordination of architectural planning, and for the delivery of major capital improvement projects after architectural planning has been completed. The Senior Project Manager has primary responsibility for these major capital improvements; s/he is accountable for achieving the established project scope of work within budget and on time for single or multiple projects with an aggregate value of more than $50 million in project costs. Additional responsibilities include liaison with the campus community, building end-users, system-wide administration and regulatory agencies. During the planning, design and documentation phases, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for orchestrating the efforts of outside design professionals (architects and engineers) and various consultants in the development of architectural programs, master plans, preliminary plans, working drawings and specifications. During the bid-award and construction phases, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the efforts of prime construction contractors, construction managers, design professionals, and testing and inspection agencies in constructing the project.

The Senior Project Manager shall have the technical ability to manage other project types of equal complexity.  


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 25920.     AA/EEO


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Bachelor's degree, architectural or engineering registration (preferred), and demonstrated professional experience at a similar level of complexity, including responsibility for multiple, major construction projects.
  • Minimum of ten years' experience after graduation in progressively more responsible positions.
  • Extensive experience with large-scale ($20 million) multiphase projects or complex projects from concept through construction.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local codes pertaining to design and construction.
  • Working knowledge of construction principles and regulations.
  • Ability to read and comprehend legal and technical documents.
  • Ability to draft legal documents for review by counsel.
  • Ability to prepare program descriptions, agreements, budgets and schedules.
  • Skill in writing concise, logical and grammatically correct reports, skill in making effective oral presentations.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and diplomatic relations with widely diverse groups such as staff members, colleagues, clients, design professionals and other professional consultants, code enforcement agencies, contractors, and high-level officials, on a variety of complex technical issues and administrative tasks.
  • Computer skills specifically relating to management of project budgets and schedules.



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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