The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providersstriving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Design & Construction Services role is to support the University's strategic plan through the design and construction of new and renovated facilities. We are committed to innovation, quality and value while being stewards of the University's valuable resources as we focus on the mission of UCI's brilliant future.
Functioning as a team lead, ensures that University design and construction policy effectively supports and advances the goals of its capital program, in conformance with campus standards, contract documents, and all applicable state and federal codes and regulations. Implements policies, procedures, (contract) documents and code implementation related to design and construction (including building code and safety regulations) and the related accountability framework to evaluate effectiveness. Counsels senior leaders, providing highly technical advice related to design and construction. Exercises experienced judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and may provide guidance to other functional managers, project leaders, and/or analysts. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Project Management, the Sr. Project Manager manages and directs the execution of capital construction projects and the associated life-cycle development for projects valued at up to $700M. Directs and coordinates the implementation of program, project and related management controls, documentation, reports, records and other established tools and processes with an emphasis on the management and control of program and project scope, cost and schedule. Exercises discretionary judgment to solve managerial and/or project related problems pertaining to the planning, design, and construction phases of projects (i.e., schedules, budgets, change orders and disputes). Supervises and monitors workload of assigned Project Managers, Associate Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers. Coordinates program and project management and execution activities with department staff, other UC Irvine departments (i.e., Capital Planning, Campus & Environmental Planning, Budget Office, etc.), user departments and local agencies. Coordinates with the Contracts team to acquire, manage and maintain strict accountability for design, construction, and project support services necessary to the accomplishment of program and project execution. Updates Director of Construction & Inspection on operational and procedural matters.
8+ years' experience in construction project management or related field.
BA/BS degree in Architecture or related/relevant degree which aligns with core business of Design/Build or 4+ years' experience working in Architectural, Engineering, Construction or Design professional industry.
Capable of understanding the University organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short- and long-range strategic building plans.
Advanced experience implementing policies related to design and construction.
Advanced team building and facilitation skills.
Possess working knowledge of design, contracts, design-build processes, change orders, cost estimating, budgets, bidding process, dispute resolution, arbitration, and scheduling.
Knowledge of Design-Build processes with the ability to promote its purposes and practices within the architectural and construction industry.
In-depth knowledge of planning, design and construction procedures, industry practices, and/or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
Ability to consistently use original and creative thinking skills to analyze a wide variety of policy ramifications and situational problems and to offer a range of options for resolution.
Options will extend beyond existing boundaries of established concept and practices and will offer insightful consideration of ramifications to team members and the university.
Demonstrated knowledge of the California Building Code.
Experience with similar responsibilities and a track record of proven results, in terms of quality construction, as well as solid budget and schedule adherence.
Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, In-depth understanding of contract documents related to the design and construction industry.
Highly effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills and well-developed political acumen.
Advanced analytical, organizational, and problem recognition/avoidance/ resolution skills.
MA/MS level degree which aligns with core business of Design/Build.
License to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture or engineering.
Completion of PM course through UCI or equivalent.
Previous experience using Revit, Bluebeam and AutoCADD.
Special Conditions Required:
DBIA certification (within one year of hire) and maintaining certification.
Must have a valid CA Driver's License and participate in DMV Pull-notice program.
May be required to work outside of regularly scheduled shift.
Must be able to wear PPE.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine 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.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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