Director of Strategic Programs (FAC PROJECT MGR 2)

UC Davis

Sacramento, CA, USA Remote

Full time

US$93-237k (annually)


Apr 17

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The Director of Strategic Programs is responsible for the direct supervision of, and successful team performance by project teams, along with their staff and assigned Construction Management Consultants. They are responsible to program, design and build all levels of capital improvement infrastructure projects for UC Davis Health. They provide administrative oversight for teams of project managers to ensure compliance with program expectations related to scope, schedule and budget. The Director of Strategic Programs directs the overall management of capital projects as required. Additionally, they determine development needs for all staff within the project management groups, including external construction management support staff.

Salary: $92,700-$230,200 Annual + up to 10% target bonus

Apply by: April 29, 2022

This a 100% Career role, located in Sacramento, CA at UC Davis Health.

Required Qualifications

  • Senior experience in program management of design and construction for large, complicated building projects. A background in architecture, engineering, contract management, project planning, or as a builder is required.
  • Extensive 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 contractors and design teams in the resolution of technical and procedural problems. Experience with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claim procedures.
  • Extensive experience supervising personnel including recruitment, training, work assignment, setting expectations, evaluating performance and initiating reward or corrective action as required.
  • Extensive experience with the risk/reward structure of various types of design and construction contracts and how a contract’s structure supports the project’s goals.
  • Extensive experience as a project manager of institutional major capital projects with leadership responsibility for budgets, schedules and team coordination.
  • Extensive knowledge of typical design and construction sequences and durations necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedules.
  • Extensive 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.
  • Extensive knowledge of project types that align with this position including inpatient, outpatient health care facilities operations, administration, research, education and infrastructure projects.
  • Proven leadership skills that include work with complex organizations and large projects.
  • Clear communicator with a strong grasp of political and organizational dynamics.
  • Superior skills in the financial management of large-scale building projects.
  • Financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.
  • Leadership and managerial skills to direct several professional teams working on unique and technically difficult projects in a complex administrative environment.
  • Ability to delegate assignments and share decision-making with team members as appropriate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in relevant fields.
  • California licensed architect, professional engineer, civil, SE, mechanical, electrical, surveyor or ability to acquire within the first year of hire
  • Advanced degree in relevant fields
  • Knowledge and understanding of University and Campus Policies, procedures, practices and resources to direct project processes and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements including CA Title 24, HCAI and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Working knowledge of current project and construction costs and experience with industry-standard cost estimating systems.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction Techniques.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling, project management and document management database programs. Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and Windows operating environment.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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