Project Manager/ Senior Project Manager - Design and Construction

UCSF

San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Apr 17

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UCSF Real Estate is seeking to hire 6 Project Managers and/or Senior Project Managers to join the growing Campus Design and Construction Team.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor Project Management Programs and the Associate Director of Capital Projects, the Project Managers and Senior Project Managers are accountable for project management services to campus departments to ensure design and construction projects are on schedule, within budget, high-quality, cost-effective, and appropriate to client program needs. This involves all elements of project management from conceptualization through project closeout including initial scoping, budgeting, funding, procurement, staffing, managing, and closeout of large and small projects.

The Project Managers organize, staff, plan, and control the design and construction efforts on projects ranging from $5,000- $100,000,000. The Senior Project Manager organize, staff, plan, and control the design and construction efforts on projects ranging from $5,000- $250,000,000. This involves selecting professional design staff (architects and engineers), general contractors and subcontractors, coordinating the activities of clients, construction inspectors, and others associated with the projects; monitoring project progress, budget, cost and quality; resolving problems that arise in the projects; working with state agency officials to ensure compliance and safety. The Project Manager/Senior Project Managers have the first-line responsibility to communicate effectively with project stakeholders regarding program, budget, schedule, and construction impact.

The Project Manager/Senior Project Managers will be committed to value, collaboration, progress, process, and ethics. The Project Manager/Senior Project Managers will be inspired by the potential for improvement of systems; shall be able to work independently and to accept direction and guidance while working under the regulations of the State and UC. The Project Manager/Senior Project Managers will be politically and socially aware, visionary, patient, collaborative, empathetic, and fearless in pursuit of the University’s mission of Advancing Health Worldwide.

In addition to welcoming candidates with general Project Management experiences and skills, we are also seeking specialized expertise focusing on the following areas.

  • The Activation and Move Project Manager/Senior Project Manager will be primarily focused on the discovery, planning, coordinating, and completing the activation of Campus D&C projects. Activation is defined as the phase and process of every project that prepares the constructed space for full use by the occupants. This includes but is not limited to FF&E and equipment tagging and inventorying, move planning, customer communications and phasing, certification, licensing, coordination with building governance and assistance with change management as it relates to the newly constructed space and system use. This individual will help define standard activation processes for all project types and will coordinate the work of multiple external supply chain partners and internal UCSF stakeholders to achieve efficient, effective, timely and well-coordinated project activation that enables seamless customer transitions into newly built and remodeled space.
  • The FIN/Elevator Project Manager/Senior Project Manager will be primarily focused on campus infrastructure projects including but not limited to the elevator renewal program. The successful candidate will have experience successfully managing projects that involve replacement and expansion of existing mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, data, and vertical transportation systems in a campus environment.
  • The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager for MEPF Systems will be responsible for managing the infrastructure scope of one or more major capital projects as part of a larger team. The individual will help coordinate the design, target cost estimating, building and campus integration, and construction of MEPF and other infrastructure systems in major campus capital programs. This position will coordinate the input of campus stakeholders in facilities services, sustainability, EH&S, ITS, and other project team members to assure project objectives are achieved.

If you have these experiences or any others that are applicable to UCSF or related projects, please be sure to highlight them on your resume and cover letter.

Department Description

The organization of UCSF Real Estate is focused on the development, planning, delivery and management of physical space for UCSF. Key responsibilities include a unified approach to oversee the active UCSF growth planned on a multi-site campus and to manage the complex metropolitan environments affecting capital assets and projects and efforts to align municipal challenges with maximum effectiveness in support of the UCSF mission.

The department serves to provide the following services, which includes:

  • Building Permit Services: responsible for issuing, maintaining and tracking permits for all construction, alterations, additions, repairs, and demolitions, along with inspecting all building projects to assure compliance with the UC & California Building Standards Code.
  • Business Intelligence: provides integrated technological products and services in support of the UCSF Real Estate mission including Space Analytics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) and document management.
  • Campus Planning: responsible for all UCSF Campus and Medical Center Physical Planning, Space and Capital Planning. Provides professional planning services that guide the physical development of the campus and assists in strategic development and improvements of buildings and space to support UCSF's mission of research, teaching, health care, and public service. The department maintains the Long-Range Development Plan (LRDP) for UCSF campus sites, develops land use plans, site and new facility evaluation, and conducts environmental analysis to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Assess campus space needs and requirements, and annually updates the campus Capital Improvement Program that draws upon state, non-state, and campus discretionary resources to fund capital projects.
  • Design & Construction manages the execution of the UCSF capital plan and provides project management services to those embarking on capital construction and real estate renovation projects for UCSF projects. Planners, designers, administrators, contractors, inspectors, and others work together to meet the needs of UCSF clients.
  • Finance, Administrative and Operations Services provides financial, HR and administrative management and support services for all UCSF Real Estate functions
  • Real Estate Services: oversees UCSF’s real estate portfolio and structures and negotiates commercial real estate transactions for Campus and Medical Center real estate. This includes acquisition, disposition, development and provides asset management services for over one million square feet of leased office, laboratory, medical, clinic, and residential space.
  • UCSF Real Estate includes approximately 154 UCSF and contract personnel; operating/recharge budgets of more than $60M per year; current year capital project expenditures of $208M; and oversight and responsibility for a $9.7B long-range capital development plan.
  • Required Qualifications


  • For Project Manager ( Job Code and Payroll Title:007078 FAC PROJECT MGT SPEC 3)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning or in a related field and three to five years of experience in managing all phases of capital projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years in specialized training such as mechanical, electrical and/or construction management.
  • 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.
  • Broad skills and advanced technological knowledge in areas of architecture, construction, MEPF, Lean Construction and/or Project Delivery.
  • Experience leading multi-discipline project groups on small and medium complex projects or programs
  • Proven ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget.
  • Thorough skills in problem recognition / avoidance / resolution.
  • Thorough organizational and analytical skills including skill to provide high-quality control. Detail-oriented to accurately proof contracts and other documents.
  • Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including high-level political acumen.
  • For Senior Project Manager ( Job Code and Payroll Title: 000364 FAC PROJECT MGT SPEC 4)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Planning or in a related field and eight (8) years of experience in managing all phases of capital projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five (5) years in specialized training such as mechanical, electrical and/or construction management.
  • Advanced knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
  • Advanced technological knowledge in areas of construction, MEPF, Lean Construction and/or Project Delivery.
  • Experience leading multi-discipline project groups on large complex projects or programs
  • Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project components.
  • Advanced analytical, organizational, and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly effective negotiation skills and highly developed political acumen.
  • Advanced ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • For Project Manager ( Job Code and Payroll Title:007078 FAC PROJECT MGT SPEC 3)
  • Professional License in Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering
  • LEED Accreditation
  • Thorough knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure and short- and long-range strategic building plans.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with local, state, and federal building codes and regulations.
  • University, Research Laboratory /or Medical Center experience
  • Experience in lean business process improvement
  • Experience Using Primavera Unifier and P6 Scheduling Software
  • For Senior Project Manager ( Job Code and Payroll Title: 000364 FAC PROJECT MGT SPEC 4)
  • Professional License in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering
  • LEED Accreditation
  • Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short- and long-range strategic building plan
  • Experience Using Primavera Unifier and P6 Scheduling Software
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with local, state, and federal building codes and regulations.
  • University, Research Laboratory /or Medical Center experience
  • About UCSF
  • The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.


  • Pride Values


  • UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.


  • In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu


  • Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.


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