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#114439 Capital Project Manager

Filing Deadline: Wed 6/1/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Recognized as one of the top 10 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices, best people at the best place to work! Our team is looking to add an extremely creative individual as the next Capital Project Manager. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!

Priority will be given to candidates that apply on or before March 14, 2022.


Capital Program Management (CPM) is the primary service provider at the University of California, San Diego, charged with the implementation of a +/- $3.2 Billion Capital Program transforming the physical landscape of the campus with the integration of the Light Rail Transit and expanded infrastructure, housing, academic and research buildings, and mixed-use facilities to address future enrollment growth demands aimed at ensuring enhanced student experience, cultivating an inclusive and diverse community, expanding our research prowess and impact, improving the delivery of advanced healthcare and enrich our community.

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Under general direction of the Program Manager this position is accountable to either the campus or health system to provide projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs. The Capital Project Manager organizes, plans, and controls the design and construction effort for individual projects.

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. Will also be communicating with project stakeholders on campus/medical centers regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact. Other duties include completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications.


  • 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.

  • Proven 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 working knowledge of standard design and construction sequences and durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedule.

  • Working knowledge of California Building Code, Title-24 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Division of State Architect (DSA) and State Fire Marshal (SFM) code and policy requirements for hospital construction.(Medical Center only).

  • Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component.

  • Thorough knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans.

  • Strong skill to effectively negotiate terms, conditions and costs related to design professional contracts and construction change orders.

  • Proven 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.

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly effective negotiation skills and highly developed political acumen. Superior written communication skills to prepare clear, concise and professional reports and correspondence.

  • Advanced ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget. Proven 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.

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills necessary to simultaneously direct several large professional teams working on unique and technically difficult projects in a complex administrative environment.

  • 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.

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


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

Must possess and maintain valid California Driver's License.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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:

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