Capital Program Manager

University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA

Posted: 5/30/19
Deadline: 6/21/19
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Reference Number: 76091

About This Organization

The University of California, San Diego is a public research university located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, in the United States. The university occupies 2,141 acres near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately 1,152 acres.

Job Duties

UC San Diego
Capital Program Manager
Filing Deadline: Fri 6/21/2019
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Capital Program Management (CPM) is the primary service provider at the University of California, San Diego, charged with the implementation of a +/- $3.2 Billion Capital Program transforming the physical landscape of the campus with the integration of the Light Rail Transit and expanded infrastructure, housing, academic and research buildings, and mixed-use facilities to address future enrollment growth demands aimed at ensuring enhanced student experience, cultivating an inclusive and diverse community, expanding our research prowess and impact, improving the delivery of advanced healthcare and enrich our community.

Under general direction of their assigned Senior Director, this position is accountable to deliver projects within their assigned program (a suite of separate but related projects, managed by both in-house and consulting project managers) that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client’s needs.

The Program Manager is responsible to their assigned Senior Director and the Assistant Vice Chancellor – Capital Program Management for strategic management of architecture design and construction matters relating to the physical development of campus or health system properties within their assigned program, ensuring compliance with codes and other governmental requirements for public health and safety. The Program Manager is the intermediary resource for coordination of all architectural functions for both new construction and major and minor renovation projects.

In addition to program management responsibilities, the individual will organize, plan, and control the design and construction effort of individual projects. This may involve selecting professional design staff; coordinating the activities of clients, design professionals (architect, engineers, etc.), contractors, inspectors, and others associated with the project; monitoring project progress, cost, and quality; resolving problems that arise in the project; working with state agency officials to ensure compliance and safety. Communicating with project stakeholders on campus/medical centers regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact. Completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications.

Provide guidance on use of web based capital project management and construction management software.

Responsible for implementation of capital projects. Provide administrative oversight for teams of project managers with emphasis on daily operations and functions, ensuring that project progress and completion is within budget and time constraints.

• DOJ/FBI Live Scan and DMV background clearances required.
• Ability to possess and maintain valid California Driver License

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan.

For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit

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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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree and / or equivalent experience / training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning, or landscape architecture. Master’s degree preferred.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of Building Code, Title-24 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Division of State Architect (DSA) and State Fire Marshal (SFM) code and policy requirements for hospital construction.(Medical Center only).
• Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills necessary to simultaneously direct several large internal and external professional teams working on unique and technically difficult projects in a complex administrative environment.
• Demonstrated ability and knowledge to provide technical advice on construction practices, methods and procedures, and to prepare drawings and specifications for major building projects.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of architectural, engineering, and construction practices. 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.
• Financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.
• Demonstrated skill to effectively negotiate terms, conditions and costs related to design professional contracts and construction change orders.
• Demonstrated familiarity with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claims procedures. Ability to draft modifications to standard agreements consistent with Regental Policy and in coordination with legal counsel.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of standard design and construction sequences and duration necessary to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project schedule.
• Demonstrated superior written communication skills to prepare clear, concise and professional reports and correspondence.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of current project and construction costs and experience with industry standard cost estimating systems. Financial skills to prepare, monitor, and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests.
• Demonstrated 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 contractor and design team in the resolution of technical and procedural problems.
• Ability to promote, develop and maintain cooperative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds including University Personnel and the public.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, and e-Builder Project Management (or current Project Management software system).
• Ability to effectively present project/program design and status issues to client groups. Ability to work effectively with user departments and be responsive to their needs.

• License to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.
• Certificate to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture
• LEED Accreditation.
• Thorough knowledge of Sustainability, Green Building, and Clean Energy Policies.


Commensurate with Experience