Job Description

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$146,700 - $169,450 / Yr
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#128835 Sr. Project Manager - Construction Projects Dept.

Extended Deadline: Mon 6/24/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/03/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general direction of the Director of Construction Projects Department, the Senior Project Manager (PM) is accountable to deliver capital and non-capital projects on schedule and within the established budget while managing the scope of the project to meet the most appropriate needs of the Client. The Project Manager simultaneously organizes, plans, and controls the design, construction, and fit-up for multiple projects across multiple timelines. Types of projects include renovations, new facilities, infrastructure, and site work; with the majority of projects in OSHPD 1 facilities. Specific tasks include evaluating existing building conditions, meeting with User groups to obtain specific project objectives, preparation of program definition, conceptual space planning and design, cost estimating, project schedules, and preparation of Project Charters for presentation and approval.

The Project Manager is the liaison between all stakeholders. They are responsible for coordinating the activities of the Clients, design professionals (architect, engineers, etc.), contractors, vendors, inspectors, regulatory and others individuals associated with the project. They will ensure the compliance of all state agency requirements, working closely with our internal and external officials for CDPH and OSHPD. The Project Manager will act independently, exercising sound judgement in their approaches, techniques, and methods to deliver projects. They will responsibly communicate with our Clients and Leadership on project status related to scope, schedule, cost, and quality.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, business, healthcare administration or related area; and five (5+) or more years of project management experience/or related experience, managing construction projects in an OSHPD 1, acute care hospital environment.

  • Experience and knowledge of building and construction, design, engineered systems, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.

  • Thorough working knowledge of design, building and construction, contract administration, and full understanding of industry practices. Experience of current project and construction costs and with industry-standard cost estimating. Must have financial skills to develop and manage project budgets.

  • Comprehension of California Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OHSPD), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Fire Marshal (SFM), and policy requirements for hospital construction.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse User groups and departments, and be responsive to their needs. Excellent communication skills that demonstrate you are an effective, courteous, and diplomatic professional and can interact with a highly diverse population.

  • Outstanding soft skills in problem recognition, avoidance, and issue resolution.

  • Familiarity with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claims procedures. Ability to draft agreements consistent with Regental Policy.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in construction management and/or supervision.
  • Architectural, engineering or general contractor's license.
  • Experience working in an academic medical center setting.
  • Familiarity with the UCOP Facilities Manual, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience with medical imaging, perioperative modalities as well as seismic upgrade projects.
  • Familiarity with California Public Contracting Code and Prevailing Wage requirements.
  • Estimating and construction administration experience.
  • Hospital experience/knowledge of hospital infrastructure.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $101,200 - $192,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $48.47 - $92.05

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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