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USCâs Capital Construction Development department is seeking a Capital Construction Project Manager to join its team!
The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of small to mid-sized construction projects for the university through all phases; creates project objectives, work scope, project execution and construction management and procedures.
The ideal candidate for the position of Capital Construction Project Manager has:
Seven (7) years of experienceÂ
A Bachelorâs degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field; however, combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in construction and/or planning
Working knowledge in all conventional aspects of the field and other related disciplines/processes
Demonstrated interpersonal skills
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Expertise in project administration with progressive leadership/management within a college or university environment
An architect or engineer license preferred
Serves as project manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of small to mid-sized construction projects. Creates project objectives and work scope. Creates and implements project execution and construction management plans and procedures, and communication and risk mitigation plans. Develops project reports required to keep all relevant parties informed on status of time and cost elements of project.
Overviews and coordinates planning, design, design phase estimating and monitoring of construction by the architect/engineers of project to ensure its delivery in accordance with construction contract and university requirements and standards. Collaborates with design and construction professionals from various disciplines to ensure successful integration of design and construction and development of drawings and specifications that ensure successful delivery of project within budget and on time.
Establishes schedule that meets clientâs needs. Monitors and controls schedule throughout project delivery cycle to ensure that project is delivered within clientsâ time expectations.
Collaborates with client and city officials to facilitate timely and effective participation in the project.
Oversees project team members, consultants and contractors allocated to project. Identifies potential problems and resolves all project issues in a time effective manner.
Has responsibility for establishing a quality management plan that meets university quality expectations for the project. Monitors and controls quality process throughout the project delivery cycle to ensure conformance with quality requirements.
Develops and manages project budgets and schedules in conformance with available funds and work scope that delivers agreed programmatic requirements. Reviews changes requested by project stakeholders and provides advice and recommendations to supervisor on budget, time, and scope implications. Monitors and controls costs throughout project delivery cycle to ensure project is delivered within clientsâ cost expectations. Authorizes expenditures and monitors account reconciliation and status to ensure compliance with university guidelines and policies. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required and requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Serves as construction project manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of small to mid-sized construction projects for the university through all phases. Creates project objectives, work scope, project execution and construction management and procedures.Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in construction and/or planning. Working knowledge of conventional aspects of the field and other related disciplines/processes. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.