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Senior Project Manager (0364U) - 54847
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2023
Title Senior Project Manager (0364U) - 54847
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Facilities Operations
    Development/Institutional Advancement

Senior Project Manager (0364U) - 54847

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Residential and Student Service Programs is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP). RSSP provides and manages residential student housing, custodial and maintenance services, capital and minor capital projects, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and 970 family apartments, as well as child care services for students, faculty, and staff. RSSP also conducts a year-round conference program.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 7/2/2023.


  • Coordinates with Campus and periodically independent of Campus determining delivery method and bids or negotiates construction contracts; and reviews, manages and oversees construction activities, including contractor's schedule, RFIs, Submittals, Change Order Requests, and Punch List; specializes and focuses in monitoring construction milestones.
  • Acts as RSSP liaison among project participants and resolves problems or conflicts, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
  • Ensures project is properly closed out and Operations & Maintenance Manuals and record drawings are turned over to RSSP.
  • Develops criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating requirements and multiple building and safety codes (residential, commercial, child care, dining, etc.); ensures plans and specifications conform to all codes and regulations.
  • For RSSP maintenance projects may prepare plans, details, and/or specifications; informally bid or negotiate project work; and oversee construction activities.
  • Supervises and provides guidance to other RSSP project managers, project coordinators and analysts. Ensures that projects progress and complete per standards.
  • Emphasizes completing project data to develop into department metrics.
  • Manages the project program, including meeting with clients to help define both project scope and program.
  • Formally establishes campus project, including working with other units, departments, and the Office of the President to facilitate this effort and ensure funding transfers.
  • Coordinates with Campus and periodically independent of Campus hiring architectural, engineering and consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions, design criteria; prepares layouts and detail drawings; provides leadership expertise, direction and management of the engineers, architects and other consultants.
  • Prepares and approves cost estimates, functional studies and establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with clients; establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules.
  • Supervises the RSSP project workflow, including work orders assigned to Design & Projects from the computerized maintenance management system.
  • Manages and researches the RSSP building standards and library; and communicates them to groups within RSSP, Student Affairs, and Campus; as well as outside design professionals, vendors, and contractors.
  • Reviews building condition and stored materials as part of the RSSP capital improvement program and space planning.
  • Performs organizational, campus and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on campus committees representing department or unit.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component.
  • Advanced knowledge of and/or can quickly learn the campus, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short- and long-range strategic building plans.
  • 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 knowledge of architectural or engineering concepts.
  • Thorough knowledge of CAD.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Architecture, engineering, interior design, construction, or project management training.
  • Licensed architect or engineer.
  • Certification in interior design or project management.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $127,000.00 - $143,000.00.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Driving Required

  • A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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