This position is being filled at either the MEP Project Manager (JobID: 62018) or Sr. MEP Project Manager (JobID: 62024). Applicants are encouraged to apply for the position level you are best qualified for, if in doubt please apply for both.
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The IRD for this job is: 12-14-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio of approximately $500 million, and employs nearly 300 full-time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.
The Senior MEP Project Manager operates independently as a project management professional in the planning, design, construction, and commissioning phases of medium-scale to large-scale Capital construction projects. The incumbent helps improve the design and performance of physical infrastructure and building engineering systems. Assigned projects may be new construction or alterations, including work inside buildings, site work, and exterior utilities. Project scopes may include architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and landscape. Project management assignments will typically be from project inception through completion. The Senior MEP Project Manager oversees the conceptual phase of engineering studies, defining initial scope and budget, setting design criteria, obtaining project approvals; the design phase of managing the A&E design consultants, coordinating stakeholder input, design reviews, compiling bid documents, budget reconciliation, value engineering, and obtaining final approvals; and the construction phase of soliciting bids, awarding contracts, schedule management, submittal review, project meetings, utility shutdown coordination, inspections, progress reports, payment review, change order negotiations, budget management, start-up, commissioning, and contract closeout, including warranty work. Projects are often characterized by their complexity and impact on campus operations. The incumbent exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and oversees, supervises, or provides guidance to other Facilities Project Managers as needed. Job emphasis is on delivering projects that meet the functional design requirements, are reliable, easily maintained, energy efficient, sustainable, have low visual impact, and have a long operating life. Turnover of fully functioning systems to campus operation personnel (Physical Plant Services) is a high priority.
Budgeted Salary: $115,000-$140,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: FAC PROJECT MGT SPEC 4 (000364)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
25% - Project Management
Bids or negotiates construction contracts, reviews and manages construction activities, including contractor's schedule, RFIs, Submittals, Change Order Requests, and Punch List; specializes and focuses in monitoring construction milestones and critical path activities.
20% - Design Development
Hires architectural, engineering, and consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions, and design criteria, and prepare layouts and detail drawings.
provides leadership expertise, direction, and management of the architects and engineers.
Prepares and approves cost estimates and functional studies and establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with clients
Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans, budgets, and schedules.
Develops criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating. requirements and building and safety codes; ensures plans and specifications conform to all building codes, University and the Office of the President requirements and regulations.
10% - Programming
Manages the project program, including meeting with clients to help define both project scope and program.
10% - Planning
Formally establishes project plan, including working with other units, departments, and the Office of the President (i.e., SMCP, Budget Office, and other Capital Project Units) to facilitate this effort and ensure funding transfers.
10% - Conflict Resolution
Acts as a liaison among project participants and resolves problems or conflicts, including recommending a range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
10% - Supervision
Oversees and directs other Project Managers and Analysts.
5% - Closeout
Ensures project is properly closed out and Operations and Maintenance Manuals and record drawings are turned over to Physical Plant Services.
Ensures training is provided for campus stakeholders.
5% - Reporting
Creates a project schedule and budget in project management software, including systematic reporting and updating of project status as required by the University, regulatory agencies, and the Office of the President, which may include monthly written reporting and KPIs.
5% - Organizational Activities
Performs organizational, departmental, and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on committees representing the department or PPDO.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Advanced working knowledge of building and construction practices, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including a full understanding of industry standards.
Ability to administer a construction project through all phases of construction including contract document assembly, budgetary estimating, obtaining approvals, bidding, addendums, contract award, submittals, scheduling, progress meetings, contract compliance, change order negotiations, commissioning, punch-list, contract closeout, and enforcement of warranty period.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to manage complex projects. Proven ability to manage contractors and consultants while maintaining compliance with the agreed-upon scope of work and budget. Minimum eight years of progressively responsible experience in construction project management.
Demonstrated technical familiarity with at least five building systems or project disciplines, including: Architectural, Civil, Building Envelope, Landscape, Hardscape, HVAC, Process/Hydronic Piping, BMS, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Fire Alarm, Electrical, Lighting, Elevators, Life Safety, Site Work, and Underground Utilities.
Proven analytical, organizational, and advanced problem solving abilities to resolve complex issues, frequently without precedent or structure.
Comprehensive written communication skills.
Comprehensive verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly developed political acumen. Proven ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and understandably to a non-technical audience.
Functions with a high level of autonomy and a minimum of supervision.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Office, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, and database systems (FAMIS, Tririga, Filemaker, or equivalent).
Significant work experience requiring team and consensus building, facilitation, and public speaking skills. Ability to prepare clear, concise, and professional reports and correspondence.
Ability to work effectively with project stakeholders and be responsive to their needs.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, or Construction Management.
Master's degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Construction Management.
Knowledge of the University, including its infrastructure and short and long-range strategic building plans.
Familiarity with Public Works contract law and statutes.
Minimum five years of experience leading and/or directly managing Project Managers, Architects, and Engineers to implement project management and construction of complex technical systems.
Experience with energy efficiency projects, including payback periods and cost-benefit analysis.
LEED AP or Green Associate
Project Management Professional (PMP)
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
Possession of a valid California Professional Engineering (PE) license upon employment, or ability to seek reciprocity and obtain a CA PE within 12 months of employment.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation
Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
Ability to ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.
Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.
Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
The selected candidate will be required to work a hybrid work schedule and must be able to work successfully from a home/remote office and fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The selected candidate will be subject to the annual financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974.
The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhere.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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