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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 8, 2021
Capital Projects manages the design, construction, retrofitting, and restoration of campus buildings and their surroundings. Many skilled professionals work in Capital Projects as architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, inspectors, construction specialists, contract administrators, accountants, and administrative personnel, all of whom work to serve the campus community.
The Capital Projects unit is seeking a Project Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will manage projects to create first class physical infrastructure that supports the University mission of teaching, research and service. The Project Manager will lead construction projects that carry substantial consequences of success or failure.
Hires architectural, engineering and consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions, design criteria, and preparing layouts and detail drawings; provides leadership expertise, direction and management of the engineers, architects and other consultants.
Manages the project program, including meeting with clients to help define both project scope and program.
Prepares and approves cost estimates, functional studies and establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with clients; establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules.
Reviews, manages and oversees construction activities, including contractor's schedule, RFIs, Submittals, Change Order Requests, and Punch List; specializes and focuses in monitoring construction milestones.
Acts as liaison among project participants and resolves problems or conflicts, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
Creates project in project management software application including updating and reporting of project status as required by organization, regulatory agencies and Capital Projects Management, including budget and schedule; may include monthly written analysis of project.
Determines delivery method and bids or negotiates construction contracts.
Develops criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes; ensures plans and specifications conform to all codes and regulations.
Ensures project is properly closed out and Operations & Maintenance Manuals and record drawings are turned over to Physical Plant Services.
Formally establishes project plan, including working with other units, departments, and the Office of the President (i.e., Academic and Space Planning, Budget Office and other Capital Strategies Units) to facilitate this effort and ensure funding transfers.
May oversee, manage, and / or direct other Project Managers and Analysts.
Performs organizational, departmental and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on committees representing department or unit.
Advanced knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component.
Advanced knowledge or can quickly learn of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans.
Advanced analytical, organizational and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly effective negotiation skills and highly developed political acumen.
Advanced 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.
Experience with lab construction and design.
Salary & Benefits
This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
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
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