#99450 Sr. Life-Cycle Building Commissioning Program Mgr

La Jolla, CA
May 23, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Campus Sustainability & Life Cycle Building Commissioning Office is responsible for coordination of the campus sustainability program. The Office monitors and reports compliance with State, UC and UCSD sustainability goals and objectives, and acts as the primary sustainability program liaison between the campus and UCOP.

The Office manages and provides support to multiple campus sustainability programs such as: development and implementation of Green Building/LEED Initiatives, Carbon Neutrality, Zero Waste, Clean Energy, Alternative Transportation, Sustainable Food Initiatives, Water Conservation Initiatives and the “Total Building Commissioning” process for capital and major renovation projects to ensure that all facilities meet the project and University design requirements, with a focus on long-term operations, maintenance and life-cycle objectives.


Serve as UC San Diego’s Senior Life-Cycle Building Commissioning Program Manager. Responsible for development of policy recommendations and strategies regarding campus building commissioning strategies and processes. Uses advanced concepts to implement and coordinate total life-cycle building commissioning procedures either directly or through assigned personnel and/or contracted commissioning agents on a wide range of facility projects with complex building systems.

Applies extensive experience and knowledge in coordinating and managing all phases of the building commissioning process, from initial planning through design, construction, startup, project turnover and warranty phases for capital, facilities renovation, tenant improvement and deferred maintenance projects, focusing on improving life-cycle maintainability and operability. Ensures projects deliver operational systems that conform to the University’s expectations, including the detailed project program, University’s design standards, master specifications, approved A/E design and operating sequences, and the manufacturer’s installation and operating guidelines.

This position will supervise University commissioning team staff and serve as program/project manager for contracted commissioning agents. Coordinates budget development for Commissioning program and manages budgets for contracted commissioning services. Provides leadership and participates in campus-wide management of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) programs including WEB based data exchange of project information. Provides information on existing systems and conditions and coordinates with project managers and other university staff during the project planning, design, construction, turnover, and warranty phases.

Develops and/or oversees the development of commissioning plans and specifications, conducts on-site commissioning meetings, and develops installation verification and functional performance documentation and testing protocols. Manages commissioning process and documentation preparation to support Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for new and existing building projects. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Responsible for supervising the day-to-day unit activities. May oversee and participate in more complex design and construction projects. Provides direction according to established policies and management guidance.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area with five to ten (5 - 10) years experience working in building commissioning, construction or maintenance and operations of systems including electrical, mechanical, energy management/controls, renewable energy, fire protection, vertical conveyance, plumbing and enclosures; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced Degree preferred.

  • Comprehensive project management skills. Experience in all phases of coordinating, performing and/or scheduling building commissioning activities and processes. Advanced skill to multi-task and effectively prioritize large project work.

  • Strong working knowledge of U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards and credit requirements, including LEED V.4 (or subsequent versions) commissioning, enhanced commissioning and continuous/ongoing commissioning requirements.

  • Proven supervisory experience including but not limited to recommending hires, promotions, classifications, disciplinary, dismissal actions, and evaluating performance.

  • Experience managing contractors, project teams and skilled trades workers. Experience maintaining compliance to the agreed-upon project scope of work, schedule and budget.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and administering programs including budgeting, planning and supervision of facilities professionals, skilled trades employees and contracted personnel.

  • Advanced knowledge and skill regarding specialized research needs in building systems and advanced skill to effectively translate needs to professional architects and engineers.

  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering fundamentals with respect to building systems and components.

  • 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. International Building Code (IBC), applicable fire codes, and Life and Safety Standards.

  • Proven experience working within, following and enforcing standard safety regulations, policies, and procedures typical to the construction industry. Familiar with all ADA requirements.

  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, sketches and diagrams, technical, verbal or written instruction and guidance by trade practices, manufacturer or underwriter specifications.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with senior management, and lead and direct subordinates. Experience working with a diverse population and all levels of an organization. Superb problem-solving skills and sound judgement.

  • Proficient user of standard computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as MAXIMO, AutoCAD, BIM/Revit and Ebuilder Project Management tools.

  • Extensive experience analyzing, researching, compiling, organizing and extracting complex information or problems in an objective manner and deriving logical conclusions to provide a sound basis for establishing priorities, selecting appropriate courses of action for pursuit or recommendations to others.

  • Experience ensuring data integrity and logically analyzing complex information and data to develop clear and concise reports. Experience generating, and presenting work status and detailed reports.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written).

  • Experience working in a service-oriented environment with frequently changing priorities, using analytical, problem solving skills and sound judgment. Ability to effectively work with co-workers, customers, and contractors to accomplish work with a high level of quality and efficiency.


  • Active registration as a commissioning agent under one of the nationally recognized building certification agencies – ACG,AEE, ASHRAE, BCA, NEBB, or UW (Preferred).

  • Registration as Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training in the State of California. (Preferred)

  • Registration as U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate or Accredited Professional (Preferred).

  • DOJ/FBI background check and DMV clearances are required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid CA Driver License.

  • May be required to participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • This position is required to be on campus during emergency or major utility service interruptions.

  • May be assigned to work in or around morgues, gross anatomy and pathological laboratories where human and animal bodies or parts thereof may be exposed to view of worker.

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