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#88124 Project Manager 4 - Civil Engineer

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/2/2017


Under general direction of the Director of Engineering Services, the Project Manager/ Civil Engineer is accountable to the campus and health system to provide projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs.

The Project Manager/Civil Engineer 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 regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact. Completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications.

Provide professional engineering advice and assistance to the entire campus and health system, including the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Senior Director of Project Management, Senior, Senior Director of Construction Services, Director of Engineering Services, Project Managers, Planning, Parking, Facilities Management, and representatives of the Office of the President

Facilities Project Manager with advanced skills who is responsible for all aspects of the design and construction process for major and significant building projects, or highly specialized and critical components of these projects. Projects are often characterized by their complexity. Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and may oversee, manage, supervise, or provide guidance to other Facilities Project Managers and / or Analysts.


  • 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. Ability and knowledge to provide expert technical advice on construction practices, methods and procedures, and to prepare drawings and specifications for major building projects.

  • Ability to perform general plan checks to identify potential design and construction problems.

  • Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component. Ability and knowledge to plan, organize and supervise the preparation of plans and specifications for major and minor building projects.

  • Advanced knowledge 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. Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and ability to interface with all contacts.

  • Ability to effectively present project design and status issues to client groups.

  • Advanced ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget. Skill to effectively negotiate terms, conditions and costs related to design professional contracts and construction change orders.

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, Capital Project Management software, and Bluebeam.

  • Expert knowledge and experience with: underground utility systems; current geotechnical, surveying and mapping procedures; site development procedures including grading, storm drainage, streets and parking facilities.

  • Ability to perform field inspection of grading, paving, trenching and site utility construction.

  • Working knowledge of construction methods and materials relating to grading, paving, excavating, and site utility construction.

  • Knowledge of Storm Water Regulations and Mitigation Measures and all sensitive environmental controls related to construction.


~FBI/DOJ/DMV background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

~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

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$69,300.00 - $112,700.00 / Year
Torrey Pines Center South
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri