UC San Diego
Principal Architect/Project Manager
Filing Deadline: Fri 4/28/2017
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Facilities Design & Construction manages the programming, design, and construction of new and remodeled major and minor capital projects on Campus and the Hillcrest and La Jolla Medical Centers, with an active project load of over $1.6 Billion. Under general direction of the Senior Director of Project Management for the Campus or Healthcare, this position is accountable to either the campus or medical centers to provide projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs. The Project Manager organizes, plans, and controls the design and construction effort. 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.
• California Architectural License preferred.
• College degree in Architecture and substantial directly relevant related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills necessary to simultaneously direct several large 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.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction practices. Familiarity with California and applicable building codes and regulations; and 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.
• Demonstrated 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 durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedule.
• Demonstrated superior written communication skills to prepare clear, concise and professional reports and correspondence.
• Demonstrated 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.
• Demonstrated 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.
• Ability to promote, develop and maintain cooperative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including University Personnel and the public.
• Superior 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.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, and Ebuilder Project Management.
• DOJ/FBI Live Scan background clearances required.
• Must possess a current Architectural License. California Architectural License preferred at time of hire, but required to be possessed by the end of the first year of employment, and maintained throughout term of employment.
• Must possess and maintain valid California Driver License
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html