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Associate Director, Design & Construction Services

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Associate Director, Design & Construction Services
Location: Oakland
Full Time
Job ID: 65050
At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.
The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.
Department Overview
Capital Programs provides systemwide leadership and campus support in the following areas: capital budget strategy, policy and recommendations to the regents and the state of California; capital project design and delivery strategies, policy, contract development, and training; design professional selections; building/safety code and regulatory issues; land use and site planning, long-range development plans, CEQA compliance and environmental documents; sustainability; and real estate transactions.
Position Summary
Involves assessing organizational and strategic issues and providing guidance for capital and non-capital projects; develops policies and guidelines to streamline processes and project delivery; collaborates with agencies, locations, and industry partners to implement cost-effective processes in compliance with law and policy; develops programs for sharing of best practices. Under the general direction of the Director, Design and Construction, 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. Responsible for the development and maintenance of contract documents and related accountability, training framework, implementation of code related to design and construction and project delivery modes (design/bid/build, design/build, construction manager, cost plus, job order contracting and others) for capital programs. Requires highly developed ability to consult with and advise location experts, directors and senior leaders, providing advice on best practices and interpretation of contracts and statutes related to design and construction. 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. Exercises expert judgment in analyzing existing processes, selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and may provide guidance to other functional managers, project leaders, and / or analysts. Demonstrated ability to create, maintain and oversee University design and construction policies and procedures that effectively support and advance the goals of its capital program, in conformance with all applicable state and federal codes and regulations. 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). 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.
Key Responsibilities
• 60% Provides guidance and leadership related to contracts, policy and legislation. As a recognized expert, provides primary high quality advice and consultation to all levels of management at all UC locations on design and construction policy, procedures, contracts and agreements. Communicates new policies and best practices to relevant University representatives. Participates as a leader in providing training and resources through the Capital Projects Institute (CPI). Creates, revises and interprets system wide contract and agreement templates in consultation with the Office of the General Counsel and, where appropriate, Risk Services, Procurement Services, and key location representatives. Oversee and manage the University's policy related to facility design and construction, including manuals and procedural guidelines (the University Facilities Manual). Maintain the standards through documenting revisions as initiated by changes in law, best practices and Regents' direction. Provides expert direction and guidance to the University on laws and regulations related to design, construction and building code and safety implementation for specific impacts to University programs. Serves as subject matter expert for UC-sponsored legislation.
• 15% Regularly leads and conducts complex and varied analyses of issues or concepts with broad impact on the University's Capital Program.
• 10% Represents the University to the external community by cultivating and maintaining beneficial working relationships with key industry partners and stakeholders as well as public regulatory bodies and entities.
• 5% Serves as liaison with external agencies for creation and approval of UC labor compliance program.
• 10% Analyzes, modifies and creates processes for documentation on design and construction policy, procedures, contracts and agreements.
Required Qualifications
• Min 8 years of experience in capital planning, capital project management, administration of professional services and construction contacts.
Skills and Abilities
Required Qualifications
• Expert knowledge of planning, design and construction procedures, industry practices, and / or highly developed expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.
• Expert understanding of contract documents related to the design and construction industry.
• Expert analytical, organizational and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills.
• Highly developed team building and facilitation skills.
• Highly developed written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills and well developed political acumen.
Preferred Qualifications
• 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.
• Understanding of a variety of construction delivery methods, including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Progressive Design-Build, CM at Risk and P3.
Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in architecture, civil engineering, construction management and/or equivalent experience/training.
Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree preferred.
Licenses and Certifications
Preferred Qualifications
• License to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement within the state of California. The person hired will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC's Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA at least two days per week, subject to change.
Job Title
Design And Construction Mgt Spec 5
Job Code
Salary Grade
Grade 26
$155,000 - $177,000
Full Salary Range:
$117,000 - $226,000
The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. 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, 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 full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
The first review date for this job is March 6, 2024. The position will be open until filled.
Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP
Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
The University of California, Office of the President, 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, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy
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