This position is one of three Associate Director (AD) positions in the Special Projects group. The group is responsible for managing multiple projects with a total budget typically between $50,000 and $5 million.
Under general direction of the Director of Special Projects and in high level coordination with the Campus Architect, the Associate Director of Special Projects is responsible for the supervision and successful performance of a group of project managers to deliver complex capital projects with a high degree of quality within approved budget and schedule parameters. Provide a high level of leadership and mentoring to their direct reports to ensure that the management of capital projects are conducted in accordance with all established policies and procedures both internal and external to Design & Construction Management (DCM). Responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of specific capital improvement projects of the largest scale or highest complexity within the Special Projects group. Project Managers at this level manage budgets between $3 million to $15 million in aggregate, involving donor, enterprise and/or State funding, may have prominent architectural significance within the campus, require Chancellor approval, involve the direction of multiple high level design and engineering professionals of multiple disciplines, require original needs assessment and use programming, and involve high technology and/or complex engineering. The Associate Director of Special Projects has overall responsibility for the conduct of these projects from programming and design through project completion. Perform work with a high level of independence.
$73,800.00 - 155,900.00/Yr
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Full Time 100%
M-F, Schedule can Vary
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Work occasional evenings and weekends as required to meet operational needs. Occasional travel.
This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations and University policy. This position may, at times, require the individual to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards include but are not limited to: asbestos, PCB's radioactive materials, industrial and laboratory chemicals, fuels, solvents, infectious materials and wastes, biological hazards and other materials labeled hazardous.
Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License. Position will participate in the DMV Pull Notice System.
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Five years of experience managing complex renovation and capital projects, including responsibility for the leadership of project teams and the development and management of project budgets and schedules.
Written communication skills to prepare clear, concise, and professional reports and correspondence. Skills with spreadsheet computer software such as MS Excel. Knowledge of project scheduling software such as MS Project.
High level knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction fields and applicable building codes and regulations.
Financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.
Working knowledge of typical design and construction sequences and durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedules.
Construction administration experience 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.
Experience with design and construction contracts, contract law, and construction claims procedures.
Experience with a focus on laboratories and/or technical facilities; but wide range of project types such as classrooms, lecture halls, academic and administrative offices, student housing, food service facilities, recreational facilities, campus planning and infrastructure.
Experience supervising personnel including recruitment, training, work assignment, setting expectations, evaluating performance, and initiating reward or corrective action as required. -Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a science field.
Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, project management, and document management database programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Access) in a Windows environment.
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.
Experience managing complex architectural and engineering renovation and capital projects in a university campus environment.
Experience with current project and construction costs and with industry standard cost estimating systems.
Knowledge and experience with the policies, procedures and practices specific to capital project administration for the University of California and the Davis campus.
Experience with public contracting code. Experience drafting modifications to standard agreements consistent with regental policy and in coordination with legal counsel.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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