California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
October 12, 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Associate Director for Capital Projects
Department: Facilities Planning (127800)
College/Division: Administration and Finance
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees. All rights associated with the appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees.
The Facilities Management and Development (FM&D) organization is a unit within the Administration and Finance division and is responsible for the management, operations, and development of facilities on the University campus. The Associate Director for Capital Projects works within the Facilities Planning and Capital Projects (FPCP) department of FM&D, which provides project planning, architectural design/coordination, construction and project management services, campus master planning, and space management for Cal Poly.
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Capital Projects, the Associate Director for Capital Projects is responsible for the overall leadership, operation, and day-to-day management of project management administration for capital outlay projects assigned to FMD. Duties include, but are not limited to: facilities capital planning and management; management of design professionals, consultants, and contractors; coaching/supervising a team(s) of project managers, technical and administrative support staff; directing activities; and managing operations and budgets.
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Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. Check our benefits website for additional information.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field and seven years, or twelve years without a Bachelor's Degree, of progressively responsible experience in the area of project management. Five years of extensive experience in the building design and construction industry may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
Possession of (or ability to obtain by date of hire) a valid California Driver's License.
This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Inspector certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training as well as the ability to wear respiratory protection. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.
Demonstrated experience with project management, construction administration, and/or construction management including a thorough knowledge of building materials, costing procedures, schedule implementation and review, and the sequential methods of modern construction and maintenance practices, as well as capital construction project procurement methods.
Demonstrated experience in effective leadership and team management with a proven ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors and technical consultants, specializing in building construction or renovation.
Thorough knowledge of and use of building codes, public contracting laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to building construction and maintenance
Knowledge of architecture, construction management, and engineering principles.
Knowledge of business and fiscal analysis, processes, and techniques related to project management in building, design, and construction including an ability to analyze data, make accurate projections and cost estimates using business mathematics and statistical analysis techniques.
Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn complex organizational and management structures and an ability to adapt to the dynamics of organizational, procedural, technological and policy change.
Ability to read and understand proposals, plans, blueprints, process drawings, contracts, purchase orders, schedules, and specifications for all phases of construction and building maintenance, and produce quality construction drawings and specifications. Negotiate contracts with design professionals and contractors.
Ability to draft and compose correspondence and standard reports including producing PowerPoint presentations and effective oral presentations to groups.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy while setting own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, scheduling software, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality including an ability to apply a high level of judgment and discretion on a consistent and continuing basis.
Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and apply University infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to use tact, diplomacy and professionalism to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Excellent communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing. Thorough mastery of English grammar, spelling and punctuation with a demonstrated ability to proofread and edit.
Demonstrated ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
Experience managing major and/or complex construction projects.
Experience with managing construction projects in a university setting.
Familiarity with CSU contract law and bidding policies, including the various construction project delivery methods used on CSU campuses; e.g., Design-Build, CM at-Risk, Job Order Contracting (JOC) and Task Order Service Agreements (TOSA), etc.
Professional Licensed Architect, Mechanical or Electrical Engineer.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Must be able to use both hands for simple or firm grasping and for fine manipulation.
Must be willing to work at heights (20 feet or higher) off scaffolding or ladders.
Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push and pull loads.
Must be able to receive off hours phone calls regarding campus problems needing immediate attention and coordinate response as needed.
May require the ability to wear respiratory protection, including a negative pressure respirator, and a Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Full-time MPP employees are required to disclose outside employment at time of hire or within 30 days of taking additional outside employment subsequent to time of hire.
This position classification has been defined as 'Exempt' and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.