Capital Construction Project Manager – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) – Capital Construction Development is seeking a Project Manager to join its team.

THE WORK YOU WILL DO

The Project Manager is responsible for serving as a construction project manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of small to mid-sized construction projects for the university through all phases. Creates project objectives, work scope, project execution and construction management plans and procedures.

The Project Manager:

  • Serves as project manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of small to mid-sized construction projects. Creates project objectives and work scope. Creates and implements project execution and construction management plans and procedures, and communication and risk mitigation plans. Develops project reports required to keep all relevant parties informed on status of time and cost elements of project.

  • Overviews and coordinates planning, design, design phase estimating and monitoring of construction by the architect/engineers of project to ensure its delivery in accordance with construction contract and university requirements and standards. Collaborates with design and construction professionals from various disciplines to ensure successful integration of design and construction and development of drawings and specifications that ensure successful delivery of project within budget and on time.

  • Establishes schedule that meets client’s needs. Monitors and controls schedule throughout project delivery cycle to ensure that project is delivered within client’s time expectations.

  • Collaborates with client and city officials to facilitate timely and effective participation in the project.

  • Oversees project team members, consultants and contractors allocated to project. Identifies potential problems and resolves all project issues in a time-effective manner.

  • Has responsibility for establishing a quality management plan that meets university quality expectations for the project. Monitors and controls quality process throughout the project delivery cycle to ensure conformance with quality requirements.

  • Develops and manages project budgets and schedules in conformance with available funds and work scope that delivers agreed programmatic requirements. Reviews changes requested by project stakeholders and provides advice and recommendations to supervisor on budget, time, and scope implications. Monitors and controls costs throughout project delivery cycle to ensure project is delivered within clients’ cost expectations. Authorizes expenditures and monitors account reconciliation and status to ensure compliance with university guidelines and policies. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required and requested.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

  • In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to “report to duty” in accordance with the university’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or the employee’s department’s emergency response and/or recovery plans.  Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required.  During or immediately following an emergency, the employee to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.

The work schedule for this position is 7.5 hours per day Monday – Friday anytime between 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM; however, work schedules may change at any time to accommodate business needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for the position of Project Manager meets the following preferred criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field.

  • Project administration with progressive leadership/management within a college or university environment.

  • Licensed architect or engineer preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  

Candidates for the position of Project Manager must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Combined experience/education as a substitute for minimum education

  • 7 years of directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in construction and/or planning.

  • Working knowledge of conventional aspects of the field and other related disciplines/processes. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

The annual base range for this position is $116,475.20 – $135,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) :

FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values integrity, excellence, well-being, open communication, accountability, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Come and join the FPM team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence. Apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 7 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related education and project management experience with increasing
leadership/management responsibility in construction and/or planning. Working knowledge of conventional aspects of the field and other related disciplines/processes. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

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