Associate Director – Design & Construction Services

Oakland, CA

Posted: 8/30/19
Deadline: 9/30/19
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Reference Number: 20180124

About This Organization

University of California  Office of the President

The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations, and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.

Job Duties

Under the general direction of the Director, Design and Construction, responsible for the development of policies, procedures, contract documents and related accountability and training framework for the $28 billion ten year capital program. The policy portfolio under this position extends to a wide range of project types (renovation, new construction and infrastructure), project sizes (from minor capital projects under $750k to major capital projects over $1 billion), and project delivery modes (design/bid/build, design/build, construction manager, cost plus, job order contracting and others). Provides capital program leadership requiring a high degree of knowledge in the overall field, recognized expertise in specific areas and problem-solving requiring analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent or structure. Communicates with Campus Architects, Project Managers/Directors and Contracts Administrators, providing expert advice on policies, best practices and interpretation of contracts and statutes related to design and construction. Successfully guides the collaborative development and approval of policies in a complex administrative environment. As assigned, provides strategic leadership of high profile system-wide programs and initiatives, such as the multi-billion dollar seismic safety program, that require formulation of strategies and administration of policies, processes and resources with a high degree of autonomy.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management or related field.

Expert knowledge and a minimum of 10 years of experience in capital project management, planning, design, procurement and construction related to institutional capital projects.

Expert understanding of contract documents related to the design and construction industry.

Expert analytical, organizational and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.

Highly developed written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills and well developed political acumen.

Highly developed team building and facilitation skills.

Proven success in solving complex business issues and producing highly successful outcomes with general leadership and direction. Insightful and creative skill in reasoning and logic, and in quantitative analysis. Outstanding and highly developed organizational and business analysis skills. Ability to master technical, strategic, and business information, and to effectively synthesize the information in written and verbal form that is understandable to both technical and non-technical audiences, both internal and external to the University. Demonstrated sensitivity to, and ability to identify, key issues critical to success and desired outcomes; ability to quickly research and collect pertinent information from related reports and knowledgeable persons, to integrate essential information, and to use that information to define and test options and alternatives; and the ability to develop recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action.

Demonstrated experience developing policies related to design and construction.

Expert knowledge of University organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans.

Expert knowledge of Public Contract code, Labor Code and other civil codes impacting design and construction.

Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred in capital planning or capital project management while employed by a public or private university.

Advanced degree in related field.


Commensurate with Experience

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