UC San Diego, one of the world’s leading public research universities, located in beautiful La Jolla, California, is currently searching for a Program Manager in their Capital Program Management group. Under general direction of either the Senior Director of Project Management for the Campus or the Health System, 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 the Senior Director and the Associate Vice Chancellor, 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.
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.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, construction management, urban design, city planning, landscape or similar field.
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.
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.
Demonstrated skill to effectively negotiate terms, conditions and costs related to design professional contracts and construction change orders.
Proven 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.
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 working knowledge of standard design and construction sequences and duration necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedule.
Solid 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.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, and e-Builder Project Management preferred.
Excellent written, interpersonal, oral communication, and negotiation skills to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with faculty committees, campus and university administrators, campus departmental stakeholders, permitting agencies, budget and funding authorities, architectural and engineering consultants, contractors, and suppliers.
Ability to promote, develop and maintain cooperative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including University Personnel and the public.
Knowledge of UC Green Building and Clean Energy Policy.
Possession of a current Architectural/Engineering License.
Demonstrated working knowledge of California 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 and policy requirements for hospital construction.(Medical Center only).
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Must be able to obtain a California Driver License
Internal Number: 95906
About UC San Diego, Capital Program Management
Capital Program Management (CPM) is the primary service provider at the University of California, San Diego, charged with the implementation of a +/- $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 of advanced healthcare and enrich our community.
Responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of construction management and administration; project programming, planning and management; on-time and on-budget delivery of design and construction services which advance the mission, vision, and values of UC San Diego.
Capital Program Management is a comprehensive project management organization whose objectives are to complete all major capital projects for a multi-billion public research university program, on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of its clients. The office is comprised of multiple fun...ctional units which include project management, engineering services, contract administration, fiscal management, and supporting administrative services. CPM is responsible for bidding and award of contracts, construction and contract document management, and utilizing a variety of project delivery methods to ensure the implementation of comprehensive project schedules and budget management commencing with preliminary planning through completion of construction and occupancy.