August 15, 2016
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Principal Project Manager

University of California - Riverside - Riverside, CA

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  • Company
    University of California - Riverside University of California - Riverside
  • Location
    Riverside, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description



Full Time
8AM - 5PM
Commensurate with Experience


The Office of Architects and Engineers manages the programming, design, and construction of new and remodeled major and minor capital projects, with an active project load of over $1.1 billion. The Principal Project Manager is accountable to the campus to administer to high-dollar, complex, mission-critical projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, sustainable, cost effective, and appropriate to the client's needs. Develops and maintains programs and schedules involving external agencies, clients, consultants and contractors. The Principal Project Manager acts as lead for various projects on campus; organizes, plans, and controls the design and construction efforts. Selects professional design staff; coordinates the activities of clients, design professionals (architects, engineers, etc.), contractors, inspectors, and others associated with the project. Monitors the progress of multiple project, guiding other projects and project managers, acting as a resource, resolving problems that arise in the project, collaborating with key stakeholders; working with state agency officials to ensure compliance and safety; communicating with project stakeholders regarding program, budget, schedule and construction impact; and completing and warranting the project to department and University specifications.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.



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 Certification



Minimum of 10 years of related experience.

5 years major capital Project Management experience.


Within area of expertise, expert skill in advising and consulting with all levels of management and/or capital planning, budgeting and construction professionals.
Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills.
Expert skill in promoting, advancing and implementing programs within area of expertise.
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic plans.
Expert knowledge of design and construction, contract administration and state building codes, including expert understanding of industry practices or highly specialized and critical disciplines.
Expert knowledge in one or more complex, technical areas of construction, such as sustainability, mechanical engineering, landscape architecture, infrastructure or other specialty fields.
Expert project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects or highly specialized and critical components of projects with a significant impact on the organization.
Expert skill in building, maintaining and nurturing strong professional relationships to achieve short and long range program implementation goals.
Expert skill to apply specific technological solutions in the construction planning phase and skill in ensuring appropriate implementation and function during project construction and completion.
Expert analytical, organizational, project management and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Knowledge of Division of State Architect (DSA) and State Fire Marshal (SFM) code and policy requirements for higher educational construction.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Outlook calendar, and construction project management software.
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.
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.


Related experience and/or knowledge of University of California Capital Building Programs.

Related experience and/or knowledge of U.C. Policy and Procedure related to facilities, planning, design and construction.

Related experience with complex large -scale institutional residential projects.


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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