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Construction Project Manager (7078U) 2573 - 2573
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2019
Title Construction Project Manager (7078U) 2573 - 2573
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Construction Project Manager (7078U) 2573 - 2573

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 19, 2019.

For full consideration, please submit your application by December 16, 2019.

Departmental Overview

Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, dining services, and child care services it also conducts conference services, operates campus restaurants, and manages faculty apartments. The RSSP Housing, Events & Facilities units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. This position reports to the Design & Projects Services group, performing, project planning and construction management for RSSP.


Involves managing the design, construction, facility coordination, and closeout of projects, Primarily on renovations, and including site work, infrastructure, finishes, furniture, and equipment collects, develops, and analyzes technical data to determine project requirements and preparation of information regarding specifications, materials, equipment, estimated costs, and completion times.

Assists in the prioritization of capital improvement, major maintenance, and space utilization programs for all RSSP facilities including residence halls, dining facilities, apartments, child care, staff offices, historic structures and commercial venues. Assists in the assessment of existing conditions and optimum project delivery across the complex and geographically dispersed RSSP facility portfolio that includes over 150 buildings and 3 million square feet of University space. Collaborates with outside agencies and Campus partners on shared projects and coordinates project processes from initiation to financial closure.
  • Coordinating with Campus and periodically independent of Campus hires consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions, design criteria, and may prepare layouts and detail drawings and manages the services of the architects, engineers, and other consultants.
  • Reviews cost estimates, establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with Program Manager and clients.
  • Ensures plans and specifications conform to the program.
  • Bids or negotiates contracts, reviews and manages construction activities, including contractor's schedule, RFIs, Submittals, Change Order Requests, and Punch List, and acts as liaison among project participants, resolving problems or conflicts.
  • Acts as RSSP liaison among project participants and resolves problems or conflicts, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
  • Ensures project is properly closed out contractually and financially, and Operations & Maintenance Manuals and record drawings are turned over to RSSP.
  • For RSSP maintenance projects may prepare plans, details, and/or specifications informally bid or negotiate project work and oversee construction activities.
  • Reviews and assesses building condition and stored materials as part of the RSSP capital improvement program and space planning.
  • Performs organizational, campus and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on campus committees representing department or unit.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Thorough working knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including full understanding of industry practices.
  • Thorough project management skills, including skill to manage complex projects.
  • Thorough skills in problem recognition/avoidance/resolution.
  • Thorough organizational and analytical skills including skill to provide high quality control.
  • Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills including high level political acumen.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification preferred in project management.
  • Architecture, engineering, interior design, construction, or project management training preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Annual Salary Range: $96,000.00 - $101,000.00

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required if driving a university vehicle.

Other Information

This is a 2 year, full-time contract posiiton, eligible for full university benefits.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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