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Assistant Project Manager (7077U) - 66160

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Project Manager (7077U) - 66160 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Capital Projects manages the design, construction, retrofitting, and restoration of campus buildings and their surroundings. Many skilled professionals work in Capital Projects as Project Managers who have backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, construction and administrative personnel, all of whom work to serve the campus community.

Position Summary

Manage the project closeout process, including but not limited to, coordinating punch list work, contractor ancillary work, commissioning, and closing out the contractual obligations. Assists Project Managers 3, 4 and 5 on large projects and with regular guidance, manages small and capital design and construction projects.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 03/27/2024.

    Manage the project closeout process, including but not limited to, coordinating punch list work, contractor ancillary work, and coordinating with the Campus Building Department to arrange final inspections, Temporary and Final Certificates of Occupancy. Close out the contractual obligations including filing for Substantial Completion, collecting contractor closeout deliverables, and submitting the project for closeout in the Unifier Project Management and Financial system.Manages small design and construction projects from developing the scope and budget, including bidding, contract award, change orders, payment applications, supervising construction and contractors, and project closeout. Report project status and results to clients and Capital Projects' management.Oversees and ensures all contractor's closeout documentation meets the contract requirements and are properly turned over to the department's closeout manager to submit to the appropriate entities, including warranties, as-built drawings, and Operations & Maintenance Manuals, and record drawings from the design team.Supports and assists senior project managers on large projects, from the planning and design phase, through the closeout process including but not limited to maintaining project documentation and logs, reviewing contract documents and change orders, reviewing project progress and assisting with inspection, drafting and reviewing project schedules, budgets, construction documents, estimates, etc.Interfaces and coordinates work with other units, i.e., Campus Building Department, Parking and Transportation, EH&S Fire Marshal, Facilities Services, UCPD and bIT.Takes initiative to make recommendations to modify construction and design contracts to incorporate needs of the project closeout.Performs organizational and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on organization committees representing the department or unit.

Required Qualifications
    Knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes.Skills to develop project scope and drawings.Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and project management software.Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills.Good organizational and analytical skills. Detail oriented to accurately proof contracts and other documents.Demonstrated ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget.Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid hourly and eligible for UC Benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $40.00 - $52.00.

How to Apply
    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information
    This is not a visa opportunity.This position is eligible for up to 40% remote work.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

Referral Source info

This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee". Then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.

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