Director of Project Management

Riverside, CA
Aug 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$94,600 - $186,400

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. Serves as the Project Manager for high profile and/or complex projects key to the accomplishment of the mission of the institution. 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 Facilities, 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 other 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
Excellent organizational skills including skill in consistently and effectively meeting budget and time deadlines.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
Thorough 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, state and federal legislative processes.
Thorough financial, budgeting and cost management skills, including interacting with and synthesizing widely divergent viewpoints and interests.
Excellent skills to lead, direct and manage personnel including selection, training, evaluating and as required taking corrective action.

Preferred Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of the organization, including its vision, mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure and short and long range strategic capital projects plans.

Related experience and/or knowledge of UC Policy and Procedure related to facilities, planning, design and construction.

Related experience and/or knowledge of UC Capital Building Programs.

Related experience with complex large-scale institutional residential projects.

Experience with ground up new construction

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

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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