#102068 Capital Program Manager

La Jolla, CA
Oct 06, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/09/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/18/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Capital Program Management (CPM) is the primary service provider at the University of California, San Diego, charged with the implementation of a +/- $3.2 Billion Capital Program transforming the physical landscape of the campus with the integration of the Light Rail Transit and expanded infrastructure, housing, academic and research buildings, and mixed-use facilities to address future enrollment growth demands aimed at ensuring enhanced student experience, cultivating an inclusive and diverse community, expanding our research prowess and impact, improving the delivery advanced healthcare and enrich our community.

Under general direction of their assigned Senior Director, this position is accountable to deliver projects within their assigned program (a suite of separate but related projects, managed by both in-house and consulting project managers) that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs.

The Program Manager is responsible to their assigned Senior Director and the Assistant Vice Chancellor - Capital Program Management for strategic management of architecture design and construction matters relating to the physical development of campus or health system properties within their assigned program, ensuring compliance with codes and other governmental requirements for public health and safety. The Program Manager is the intermediary resource for coordination of all architectural functions for both new construction and major and minor renovation projects.

In addition to program management responsibilities, the individual will organize, plan, and control the design and construction effort of individual projects. This may involve selecting professional design staff; coordinating the activities of clients, design professionals (architect, 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 on campus/medical centers regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact. Completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications. Provide guidance on use of web based capital project management and construction management software. Responsible for implementation of capital projects. Provide administrative oversight for teams of project managers with emphasis on daily operations and functions, ensuring that project progress and completion is within budget and time constraints.

  • Bachelor's Degree; and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning, or landscape architecture. Master's Degree preferred.

  • Proven working knowledge of Building Code, Title-24 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Division of State Architect (DSA) and State Fire Marshal (SFM) code.

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills necessary to simultaneously direct several large internal and external professional teams working on unique and technically difficult projects in a complex administrative environment.

  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge to provide technical advice on construction practices, methods and procedures, and to prepare drawings and specifications for major building projects.

  • Strong working knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction practices. Professional design experience to effectively direct and review the preparation of design and construction documents, review and approve contractor submittals, and to effectively resolve field problems during construction.

  • Proven working knowledge of standard design and construction sequences and durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedule. Sill to effectively negotiate terms, conditions and costs related to design professional contracts and construction change orders.

  • Proven familiarity with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claims procedures. Ability to draft modifications to standard agreements consistent with Regental Policy and in coordination with legal counsel.

  • Demonstrated financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.

  • 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.

  • Strong construction administration experience and skills to monitor contractor operations for conformance to contract documents and applicable codes, review and negotiate contractor claims, oversee work of inspectors and testing agencies, and actively assist contractor and design team in the resolution of technical and procedural problems.

  • Ability to effectively present project/program design and status issues to client groups. Ability to work effectively with user departments and be responsive to their needs.

  • Demonstrated superior written communication skills to prepare clear, concise and professional reports and correspondence.

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

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, and e-Builder Project Management (or current Project Management software system).

Preferred Qualifications
  • License to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.

  • Certificate to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.

  • LEED Accreditation.

  • Thorough knowledge of UC Green Building and Clean Energy Policy.

  • DOJ/FBI Live Scan background clearances required.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid CA driver's license.

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